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J-M Lavoie, F Lacroix-Poisson, L N Hoang, D C Wilson, M J Seckl, A V Tinker
•Gliomatosis peritonei (GP) is a rare benign complication of ovarian teratomas that does not impact overall survival.•GP exhibits high 18-F FDG uptake unlike other non-malignant forms of mature teratoma.•The specific characteristics of GP on functional imaging may be used to follow it with active surveillance in select cases.
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
Kate T Carroll, Brian Hirshman, Mir Amaan Ali, Ali A Alattar, Michael G Brandel, Bryson Lochte, Tyler Lanman, Bob Carter, Clark C Chen
OBJECTIVE: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (1999-2010) to analyze the clinical practice patterns and overall survival in patients with "gliomatosis cerebri" (GC), or glioma involving three or more lobes of the cerebrum. METHODS: We identified 111 patients (age ≥18) with clinically or microscopically diagnosed GC in the SEER database. Analyses were performed to determine clinical practice patterns for these patients and whether these practices were associated with survival...
March 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Michael C Burger, Iris C Mildenberger, Marlies Wagner, Michel Mittelbronn, Joachim P Steinbach, Oliver Bähr
Bevacizumab has been shown to improve progression-free survival and neurologic function, but failed to improve overall survival in newly diagnosed glioblastoma and at first recurrence. Nonetheless, bevacizumab is widely used in patients with recurrent glioma. However, its use in patients with gliomas showing a gliomatosis cerebri growth pattern is contentious. Due to the marked diffuse and infiltrative growth with less angiogenic tumor growth, it may appear questionable whether bevacizumab can have a therapeutic effect in those patients...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Sébastien Lepreux, Sharmilla Sagnier, Jean-Thomas Perez, François Léger, Igor Sibon, Anne Vital
Primary diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis (PDLG) is characterized by diffuse infiltration of the leptomeningeal space by neoplastic glial cells without evidence of intra-parenchymatous primary tumor. We report a case of PDLG in a 68-year-old man, who died 1 month after onset of symptoms. The diagnosis was made on autopsy data. We discuss the particularities of this entity, which is not registered in the WHO classification of tumors of the central nervous system (2016). In case of an unexplained inflammatory meningeal process and in the presence of atypical cells in the cerebrospinal fluid, PDLG needs to be considered...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
A Montes, A Fernández, V Camacho, C de Quintana, O Gallego, J Craven-Bartle, D López, J Molet, B Gómez-Ansón, I Carrió
AIM: To study the usefulness of (18)F-fluorocholine (FCH) in detecting the recurrence of primary brain tumours. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on brain PET/CT with FCH for compassionate use in 21 patients with suspected recurrence of a primary brain tumour. The distribution by pathology was: three grade ii astrocytomas, three grade iii astrocytomas, one grade ii oligodendroglioma, three grade iii oligodendrogliomas, one grade iii oligoastrocytoma, four glioblastoma multiform, one gliomatosis cerebri, and five meningiomas...
February 16, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
Daniel R Rissi, Andrew D Miller
Case series summary This study aimed to evaluate the pathologic and diagnostic features of 13 cases of feline glioma diagnosed at two veterinary diagnostic institutions over 16 years. A retrospective search was conducted using the laboratory information system. Selected cases were reviewed, tumors were classified according to the 2007 World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System, and tissue sections were submitted to an immunohistochemistry panel for further characterization...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Kazuhiko Sugiyama
Gliomatosis cerebri is a rare subtype of glioma involving more than three lobes of the central nervous system. Currently, diagnosis of gliomatosis cerebri can be confirmed pathologically, surgically, or with magnetic resonance imaging that shows high-signal areas expanding to the cerebral hemisphere, brain stem, cerebellum, and spinal cord. Although this disease has great clinical importance, it has recently been removed from the revised WHO classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System (2016) owing to divergence between its morphological features and molecular profiles...
January 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Daniel R Rissi, Renee Barber, Annabelle Burnum, Andrew D Miller
Spinal cord glioma is uncommonly reported in dogs. We describe the clinicopathologic and diagnostic features of 7 cases of canine spinal cord glioma and briefly review the veterinary literature on this topic. The median age at presentation was 7.2 y. Six females and 1 male were affected and 4 dogs were brachycephalic. The clinical course lasted from 3 d to 12 wk, and clinical signs were progressive and associated with multiple suspected neuroanatomic locations in the spinal cord. Magnetic resonance imaging of 6 cases revealed T2-weighted hyperintense lesions with variable contrast enhancement in the spinal cord...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Moran Artzi, Gilad Liberman, Nachum Vaisman, Felix Bokstein, Faina Vitinshtein, Orna Aizenstein, Dafna Ben Bashat
Normal brain cells depend on glucose metabolism, yet they have the flexibility to switch to the usage of ketone bodies during caloric restriction. In contrast, tumor cells lack genomic and metabolic flexibility and are largely dependent on glucose. Ketogenic-diet (KD) was suggested as a therapeutic option for malignant brain cancer. This study aimed to detect metabolic brain changes in patients with malignant brain gliomas on KD using proton magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). Fifty MR scans were performed longitudinally in nine patients: four patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GB) treated with KD in addition to bevacizumab; one patient with gliomatosis-cerebri treated with KD only; and four patients with recurrent GB who did not receive KD...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Ehtasham Ahmad, Mohamed Mohamed, Apostolos Vrettos
We present the case of a 43-year-old lady who presented with headaches, visual impairment, and seizures, progressing rapidly over the course of a few weeks. Extensive workup excluded an inflammatory or infectious cause. Imaging studies revealed diffuse thickening of the leptomeninges and serial CSF analysis showed raised opening pressures and increased protein levels. A diagnostic biopsy of the lower thoracic dura confirmed the diagnosis of primary diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis (PDGL). She was managed supportively for her symptoms and unfortunately she passed away a few weeks later...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Nir Shimony, Ben Shofty, Zvi Ram, Rachel Grossman
BACKGROUND: Gliomatosis cerebri is a rare diffusely infiltrating malignant glial neoplasm. Presenting symptoms include seizures, neurologic deficits, and frequently symptoms related to increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Surgical intervention, including brain biopsy, may induce worsening of these neurologic symptoms. We reviewed our database to identify prognostic and risk factors for perioperative deterioration specifically associated with elevated ICP. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2014, 78 patients were treated for gliomatosis cerebri...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
Simona Stolnicu, Emoke Szekely, Calin Molnar, Claudiu V Molnar, Iulia Barsan, Valeria D'Alfonso, Cosmin Moldovan, Gang Zheng, Brigitte M Ronnett, Robert A Soslow
Extragonadal teratomas are rare, and localization in the endometrium and cervix is exceptional, with fewer than 10 case reports documented so far in the English literature. We report here the case of a 46-year-old patient who presented with simultaneous immature teratoma in the endometrium and mature teratomas in the ovary in association with gliomatosis peritonei but with no evidence of gestational origin; she subsequently developed multiple solid mature teratomas in the cervix and parauterine tissue. No other similar cases have been previously reported to our knowledge...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Ian F Pollack, Regina I Jakacki, Lisa H Butterfield, Ronald L Hamilton, Ashok Panigrahy, Daniel P Normolle, Angela K Connelly, Sharon Dibridge, Gary Mason, Theresa L Whiteside, Hideho Okada
Recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGGs) of childhood have an exceedingly poor prognosis with current therapies. Accordingly, new treatment approaches are needed. We initiated a pilot trial of vaccinations with peptide epitopes derived from glioma-associated antigens (GAAs) overexpressed in these tumors in HLA-A2+ children with recurrent HGG that had progressed after prior treatments. Peptide epitopes for three GAAs (EphA2, IL13Rα2, survivin), emulsified in Montanide-ISA-51, were administered subcutaneously adjacent to intramuscular injections of poly-ICLC every 3 weeks for 8 courses, followed by booster vaccines every 6 weeks...
December 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Jiawei Wang, Jingjing Xu, Minming Zhang, Baizhou Li
Gliomatosis peritonei (GP) is characterized by the presence of benign, mature neuroglial implants throughout the peritoneum and is typically accompanied by mature or immature ovarian teratomas. GP is a condition that has only been described relatively recently, with ~100 cases reported in the English literature. The majority of reported cases have focused on the pathology and clinical treatment of the disease; radiological findings are distinct, but the discussion of this is scarce in the literature. The current study presents two cases of GP with bilateral ovarian teratomas and provides a review of the relevant literature, with particular emphasis on the radiological differential diagnosis...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Radia Ksayer, Jeremy B Nguyeni, Enrique Palacios, James Vu, Mandy Weidenhaft, Harold Neitzschman
A 71 year-old female with a past medical history significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and strokes, presented initially to the stroke service with a sudden onset of right facial droop, right-sided weakness, dysarthria, and seizures that had gotten progressively worse for six weeks.
July 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
Dan Wang, Cong-Wei Jia, Rui-E Feng, Hong-Hui Shi, Juan Sun
BACKGROUND: Gliomatosis peritonei (GP) is a rare condition characterized by mature glial tissue implants widespread in the peritoneum. The GP is often associated with ovarian teratoma. However, little is known about the characteristics and prognosis of GP. The purpose of this study was to describe the features, treatment, and prognosis of GP. Additionally, we review previously reported cases of GP, summarizing the presently known data. METHODS: From January 2000 to January 2016, cases of ovarian teratoma and GP treated at Peking Union Medical College Hospital were reviewed...
July 29, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
Jeffrey P Greenfield, Alicia Castañeda Heredia, Emilie George, Mark W Kieran, Andres Morales La Madrid
Gliomatosis cerebri (GC) is a universally fatal extensive and diffuse infiltration of brain parenchyma by a glial tumor. Many aspects of this phenomenon remain unknown. The First International Gliomatosis cerebri Group Meeting had the following goals: refine the clinical and radiologic diagnostic criteria for GC, suggest appropriate diagnostic procedures, standardize tissue manipulation for histologic and molecular characterization, and prioritize relevant preclinical projects. Also, general treatment recommendations were outlined for the pediatric population...
July 28, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Nisha Marwah, Ashima Batra, Sumiti Gupta, Savita Rani Singhal, Rajeev Sen
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June 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Jie Qu, Liangqiao Zhang, Zhihua Chen, Guohua Mao, Ziyun Gao, Xianliang Lai, Xingen Zhu, Jianming Zhu
CONTEXT: Glioblastoma is a malignant brain tumor originating in the central nervous system. Successfully therapy of this disease required the efficient delivery of therapeutic agents to the tumor cells and tissues. Delivery of anticancer drugs using novel nanocarriers is promising in glioma treatment. OBJECTIVE: Polymeric nanoparticles (PNPs), solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs), and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) were constructed for the delivery of temozolomide (TMZ)...
November 2016: Drug Delivery
A R Fraser, B Bacci, M A le Chevoir, S N Long
Novel therapies, including molecular targeted therapies, are being developed for the treatment of human gliomas. To use such therapies for canine gliomas, more complete characterization of molecular targets is required. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is one such therapeutic target used in human glioma trials, and the Ki-67 labeling index (LI) is a marker of proliferation and a prognostic indicator. The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to evaluate the expression of EGFR and Ki-67 in canine gliomas and to determine if immunopositivity is associated with tumor type and histologic grade...
May 6, 2016: Veterinary Pathology
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