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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128947/t2-based-mr-imaging-gradient-echo-or-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-midline-and-off-midline-intracranial-germ-cell-tumors-a-pilot-study
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Giovanni Morana, Cesar Augusto Alves, Domenico Tortora, Jonathan L Finlay, Mariasavina Severino, Paolo Nozza, Marcello Ravegnani, Marco Pavanello, Claudia Milanaccio, Mohamad Maghnie, Andrea Rossi, Maria Luisa Garrè
PURPOSE: The role of T2*-based MR imaging in intracranial germ cell tumors (GCTs) has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) or T2* gradient echo (GRE) features of germinomas and non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs) in midline and off-midline locations. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all consecutive pediatric patients referred to our institution between 2005 and 2016, for newly diagnosed, treatment-naïve intracranial GCT, who underwent MRI, including T2*-based MR imaging (T2* GRE sequences or SWI)...
November 11, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121256/malignant-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-in-postpubertal-individuals-with-androgen-insensitivity-prevalence-pathology-and-relevance-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-based-susceptibility-profiling
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M Cools, K P Wolffenbuttel, R Hersmus, B B Mendonca, J Kaprová, S L S Drop, H Stoop, A J M Gillis, J W Oosterhuis, E M F Costa, S Domenice, M Y Nishi, L Wunsch, C A Quigley, G T'Sjoen, L H J Looijenga
STUDY QUESTION: What is the prevalence of malignant testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) and its precursors, (pre-) germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS), in late teenagers and adults who have androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) and the impact of an individual's genetic susceptibility to development of TGCT? SUMMARY ANSWER: No GCNIS or TGCT was diagnosed, but pre-GCNIS was identified in 14 and 10% of complete and partial AIS patients, respectively, and was associated with a higher genetic susceptibility score (GSS), with special attention for KITLG (rs995030) and ATFZIP (rs2900333)...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117360/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-the-incidence-of-pediatric-extracranial-embryonal-tumors
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Paola Friedrich, Elena Itriago, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Karina Ribeiro
Background: Few studies have comparatively assessed differences in the incidence of childhood cancer by race and ethnicity that could inform etiologic research. We aimed to identify disparities in the incidence of pediatric extracranial embryonal tumors by race and ethnicity in the United States using a population-based cancer registry. Methods: Cases of extracranial embryonal tumors among children age 0 to 19 years diagnosed between 2000 and 2010 were retrieved from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program 18 (n = 8188)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079783/nanog-driven-cell-reprogramming-and-self-renewal-maintenance-in-ptch1-granule-cell-precursors-after-radiation-injury
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Barbara Tanno, Simona Leonardi, Gabriele Babini, Paola Giardullo, Ilaria De Stefano, Emanuela Pasquali, Anna Saran, Mariateresa Mancuso
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common pediatric brain tumor, comprising four distinct molecular variants, one of which characterized by activation of the Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) pathway, driving 25-30% of sporadic MB. SHH-dependent MBs arise from granule cell precursors (GCPs), are fatal in 40-70% of cases and radioresistance strongly contributes to poor prognosis and tumor recurrence. Patched1 heterozygous (Ptch1 (+/-)) mice, carrying a germ-line heterozygous inactivating mutation in the Ptch1 gene, the Shh receptor and negative regulator of the pathway, are uniquely susceptible to MB development after radiation damage in neonatal cerebellum...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067503/clinical-features-radiologic-findings-and-treatment-of-pediatric-germ-cell-tumors-involving-the-basal-ganglia-and-thalamus-a-retrospective-series-of-15-cases-at-a-single-center
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Mengmeng Wang, Peizhi Zhou, Shizhen Zhang, Xueyou Liu, Liang Lv, Zeming Wang, Feng Ye, Yan Ju, Shu Jiang
PURPOSE: Pediatric germ cell tumors (GCTs) involving the basal ganglia and thalamus are relatively rare neoplasms which have not been extensively described. We here summarize the clinical and radiological features of a series of such tumors and discuss optimal treatment strategies based upon our experience. METHODS: A total of 15 pediatric patients with basal ganglionic and thalamic GCTs were treated between 2011 and 2016 at West China Hospital. Epidemiological characteristics, clinical features, imaging findings, and treatment strategies were reviewed retrospectively...
October 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037532/prediction-of-respiratory-collapse-among-pediatric-patients-with-mediastinal-tumors-during-induction-of-general-anesthesia
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Yunosuke Kawaguchi, Takeshi Saito, Tetsuya Mitsunaga, Keita Terui, Mitsuyuki Nakata, Gen Matsuura, Katsunori Kouchi, Hideo Yoshida
PURPOSE: Fatality resulting from respiratory collapse (RC) during general anesthesia (GA) induction in children with mediastinal tumors has been reported. We explored potentially useful parameters for predicting the risk of RC based on objective imaging results. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 31 patients (median age: 4years; range: 4months-15years) with mediastinal tumors treated between 2000 and 2015. Comparing those with RC under GA induction to those without (RC group vs...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036598/global-dna-methylation-analysis-reveals-mir-214-3p-contributes-to-cisplatin-resistance-in-pediatric-intracranial-nongerminomatous-malignant-germ-cell-tumors
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Tsung-Han Hsieh, Yun-Ru Liu, Ting-Yu Chang, Muh-Lii Liang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Hsei-Wei Wang, Yun Yen, Tai-Tong Wong
Background: Pediatric central nervous system germ cell tumors (CNSGCTs) are rare and heterogeneous neoplasms, and they can be divided into germinomas and nongerminomatous GCTs (NGGCTs). NGGCTs are further subdivided into mature teratomas and nongerminomatous malignant GCTs (NGMGCTs). Clinical outcomes suggest that NGMGCTs have poor prognosis and survival, and that they require more extensive radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. However, the mechanisms underlying this difference are still unclear...
October 3, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032518/synchronous-solitary-calvarial-yolk-sac-tumor-metastasis-as-the-initial-presentation-of-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumor
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Kirti Gupta, Madhivanan Karthigeyan, Ayushman Satapathy, Pravin Salunke
INTRODUCTION: In children, malignant tumors presenting as a calvarial mass that too as initial manifestation are unusual. Also, brain metastases per se are rare in pediatric solid tumors with an incidence of just 1.5%. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a child with calvarial metastasis which was the presenting symptom of an otherwise asymptomatic large malignant mediastinal germ cell tumor (GCT). The lesion was dural-based involving both calvaria as well as the underlying brain parenchyma...
October 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993225/treatment-approach-and-prognosis-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-non-epithelial-malignant-ovarian-tumors-a-retrospective-prognosis-analysis
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Peili Liang, Xin Zhang, Zhenfeng Zhang, Guocai Xu, Xingsu Yu, Sijin Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Lijuan Bian, Bingzhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Non-epithelial malignant ovarian tumors are rare in the pediatric and adolescent population. AIM: To observe the spectrum of pathology, presentation, outcome, and risk factors for survival of pediatric non-epithelial malignant ovarian tumors in a Chinese pediatric population. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 171 girls (median age at presentation of 14 years) diagnosed with primary malignant ovarian tumors between 1990 and 2014 at the Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital and Cancer Center of Sun Yat-sen University...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946146/third-ventricle-germ-cell-tumor-originating-from-the-infundibulum-with-rapidly-expansive-enlargement
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Yuichiro Yoneoka, Junichi Yoshimura, Masakazu Sano, Masayasu Okada, Akiyoshi Kakita, Yukihiko Fujii
We present a pediatric case of a rapidly expanding third ventricle germ cell tumor (GCT). A 14-year-old boy suffered from gradual-onset central diabetes insipidus (DI) and received desmopressin treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed nonspecific findings of the pituitary-hypothalamic axis. Nine months after the initial DI diagnosis, he developed progressively worsening headache. MRI demonstrated a third ventricle tumor causing noncommunicating hydrocephalus, although an MRI 16 weeks before admission did not show the lesion...
September 26, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938687/mediastinal-lesions-across-the-age-spectrum-a-clinicopathological-comparison-between-pediatric-and-adult-patients
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Tingting Liu, Lika'a Fasih Y Al-Kzayer, Xiao Xie, Hua Fan, Shamil Naji Sarsam, Yozo Nakazawa, Lei Chen
The objective of this study was to identify the differences in histopathological distribution and clinical features of mediastinal lesions (MLs) across the age spectrum in Chinese series of patients and to compare with the available literature. A total of 409 cases of MLs, including 137 pediatric and 272 adult patients from a single institution, was reviewed and categorized into groups according to age. Among the 409 cases, the age showed a bimodal distribution with an increased incidence of MLs among (< 10 year) and (60-< 70 year) age groups...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919321/clinicopathological-pattern-and-outcome-of-pediatric-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-south-egypt-cancer-institute-experience
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Amany Ali, Heba Sayed, Mohamed Salem, Mohamed Hamdy, Amro Farok
BACKGROUND: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs) are rare and represent 1-1.5% of all cancers in children and adolescents. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinicopathological pattern at presentation and management and outcome of MOGCTs in children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study included all girls diagnosed with MOGCTs between January 2005 and January 2015 in Pediatric and Surgical Oncology Departments at South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906275/vv-ecmo-assisted-high-risk-endobronchial-stenting-as-rescue-for-asphyxiating-mediastinal-mass
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Brandon T Nokes, Laszlo Vaszar, Jama Jahanyar, Karen L Swanson
The use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) has traditionally been limited to a narrow set of clinical circumstances, such as acute hypoxic respiratory failure, submassive pulmonary embolism, and cardiopulmonary collapse. Within the pediatric population, there have been cases of VV-ECMO in the context of extrinsic airway compression by a mediastinal mass, typically in the setting of either a lymphoma or germ cell tumors. However, the use of VV-ECMO for adults with extrinsic airway compression is comparatively limited...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900333/ruptured-malignant-ovarian-tumor-in-an-adolescent-girl-a-rare-case-report
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Kanika Chopra, Swati Agrawal, Kiran Aggarwal, Ratna Biswas
Germ cell tumors which arise mainly in pediatric and adolescent age group, account for 30% of all ovarian tumors, but constitute only 5% of all malignant ovarian tumors. The presentation is usually insidious with the patient presenting with abdominal swelling and dull aching pain. We report a rare case of a malignant germ cell tumor in a 12-year-old girl who presented with acute abdomen due to spontaneous rupture of tumor resulting in hemoperitoneum. The patient was taken up for emergency laparotomy and left salpingo-opherectomy with omentectomy and drainage of hemoperitoneum was done...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844590/surgical-approaches-anaesthetic-management-and-outcome-in-pediatric-superior-mediastinal-tumors
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Gehad Ahmed, Mohammed M Hegazy, Tarek Raafat, Hanafy Hafez, Sayed Fadel, Maged Elshafiey
BACKGROUND: Pediatric superior mediastinal tumors are a heterogeneous group of tumors with marked variation in pathology and extension. We reviewed our experience with different surgical approaches to tumors originating from or extending to superior mediastinum in pediatrics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medical records of all patients who had undergone resection for superior mediastinal tumors in Children's Cancer Hospital - Egypt, between January 2008 to December 2015, were reviewed for demographic data, clinico-pathological features, radiologic findings, operative techniques and outcome...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783147/marrow-ablative-chemotherapy-followed-by-tandem-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-pediatric-patients-with-malignant-brain-tumors
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J A Guerra, G Dhall, A Marachelian, E Castillo, J Malvar, K Wong, R Sposto, J L Finlay
To improve survival in young children with malignant brain tumors, irradiation-avoiding or -minimizing marrow-ablative chemotherapy (HDCx) with autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AuHCT) has been investigated. We evaluated the outcome of 44 children with malignant brain tumors treated with HDCx and tandem AuHCT at Children's Hospital Los Angeles between June 1999 and July 2012. Forty-four children with malignant brain tumors were studied. Twenty-one had medulloblastoma/primitive neuro-ectodermal tumor, eight atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (ATRT), five high-grade glioma, four malignant germ cell tumor, three ependymoma and three choroid plexus carcinoma...
November 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715257/association-between-testicular-microlithiasis-and-testicular-neoplasia-large-multicenter-study-in-a-pediatric-population
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Andrew T Trout, Jeanne Chow, Erin R McNamara, Kassa Darge, Raul Ramirez Grueso, Marthe Munden, Sarah M Rothan, Oscar M Navarro, Marta Tijerín Bueno, Kevin E Bove, Kudakwashe R Chikwava, Amer Heider, M John Hicks, Gino R Somers, Bin Zhang, Jonathan R Dillman
Purpose To retrospectively define the strength of association between testicular microlithiasis and testicular neoplasia in a large geographically diverse pediatric population. Materials and Methods Retrospective review of scrotal ultrasonographic (US) examination reports and pathology specimens obtained between January 2000 and May 2014 at six academic pediatric hospitals in North America was performed. Reported cases were reviewed to confirm microlithiasis. Radiology and pathology data bases were searched for pathology-proven testicular tumors (benign or malignant germ cell or stromal tumors)...
November 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685300/hepatoduodenal-ligament-teratoma-with-immature-elements
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Ana C De Roo, Sabina Siddiqui, George B Mychaliska
Pediatric germ cell tumors comprise 1-3% of all malignant pediatric tumors and are found in variable locations. We present the case of a term 3.7 kg neonate who was found to have a giant liver mass at birth, later determined to be an immature teratoma arising from the hepatoduodenal ligament. This case report and images add to the limited literature a very rare presentation of a teratoma.
July 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664453/the-clinical-impact-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-extracranial-pediatric-germ-cell-tumors
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Adam Hart, Reza Vali, Eman Marie, Furqan Shaikh, Amer Shammas
BACKGROUND: Extracranial germ cell tumors are an uncommon pediatric malignancy with limited information on the clinical impact of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the literature. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical impact on management of (18)F-FDG PET/CT with diagnostic computed tomography (CT) in pediatric extracranial germ cell tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The list of (18)F-FDG PET/CT performed for extracranial germ cell tumor between May 2007 and November 2015 was obtained from the nuclear medicine database...
October 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658171/gonadal-germ-cell-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-review-of-a-10-year-single-center-experience
#20
Xiaokun Lin, Dazhou Wu, Na Zheng, Qiongzhang Xia, Yijiang Han
BACKGROUND: The true incidence of gonadal germ cell tumors (GCTs) in children is unknown. Few studies have been published concerning about pediatric gonadal GCTs. The aim of this study is to review and analyze clinical data on the diagnosis and management of gonadal GCTs in children. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2015, 127 pediatric patients (<14 years old) with gonadal GCTs admitted to our institute were reviewed. Clinical features, imaging and laboratory studies, surgical approaches, as well as pathological diagnoses were recorded...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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