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chordoid meningioma

Nishanth Sadashiva, Rajalakshmi Poyuran, Anita Mahadevan, Dhananjaya I Bhat, Sampath Somanna, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
Chordoid meningioma is a rare variant of meningioma, with a higher incidence in the young and a supposed association with Castleman's syndrome. They have an aggressive clinical course, and are assigned as WHO grade II meningiomas. To the best of our knowledge, 284 chordoid meningiomas have been reported in the literature. This series reporting 33 cases is the third largest series in published literature from a single Institution. We reviewed Clinico-pathological characteristics of 33 patients diagnosed with chordoid meningioma between 2001 and 2015 in our institution...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Isabel Tulloch, Husam Georges, Rahul Phadke, Carl Hardwidge
We describe the unique case of a patient being diagnosed with a thoracic extradural chordoid meningioma following her presentation with mild lower limb pyramidal weakness and a T8 sensory level. This is the first report of an extradural chordoid meningioma being identified in the thoracic spine. The tumour was successfully resected through a posterior thoracic laminectomy approach. Post-operatively, her neurological deficit resolved and to date she has not experienced a radiological recurrence. In this report, we review the literature and discuss this unusual tumour's characteristics and prognostic significance...
January 22, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Harsha Sugur, Arun H Shastry, Nishant Sadashiva, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Vani Santosh, Sampath Somanna
INTRODUCTION: Chordoid meningiomas (CMs) are a rare subgroup of tumors, accounting for approximately 0.5% of all meningiomas. These tumors correspond to World Health Organization (WHO) Grade II lesions and behave aggressively, with an increased likelihood of recurrence. There are only two studies that have described the genetic alterations in CMs. While a majority of meningiomas are known to have deletion at many chromosomal loci such as 22q, 18p, 14q, and 1p, which are found to be associated with initiation, progression, and malignancy of these tumors, these have not yet been studied in CMs...
January 2018: Neurology India
T F E Barth, A von Witzleben, P Möller, S Scheil-Bertram
Benign notochordal tumors (BNCT) and chordomas are primary bone tumors of the spine with a predominant localization in the sacrum and clival region followed by the vertebral bodies. Besides the most common variant (NOS [not otherwise specified] with hepatoid or renal carcinoma cell-like differentiation) chordomas with chondroid, and polymorphic to anaplastic morphology are described. An unfavorable variant are pediatric chordomas with a loss of INI-1. BNCT and chordomas are characterized by the following immunohistological profile: vimentin+, cytokeratin+/-, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA)+/-, S100 protein+/-, brachyury+...
December 13, 2017: Der Pathologe
Ivan Presta, Elia Guadagno, Anna Di Vito, Natalia Malara, Chiara Mignogna, Domenico Maisano, Annalidia Donato, Gabriella Cardillo, Maria Laura Del Basso De Caro, Giuseppe Donato
Chordoid meningioma (CM) is a rare subtype of meningioma, which represents only 0.5% of all meningiomas. It is classified as Grade II according to the World Health Organization classification because of its tendency to relapse. Pathological and clinical characteristics have been studied in order to forecast the future evolution of the lesions. However, information about infiltration of macrophagic elements and mast cells is very scarce. The authors analyzed the immunohistochemical patterns of three cases and a relapse of CM, in order to verify whether infiltrating macrophages are in a polarized state and what would be the proportion between such elements and mastocytes...
December 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Nader Zakhari, Carlos Torres, Mauricio Castillo, Thanh B Nguyen
Given the high incidence of intracranial meningiomas encountered in clinical practice, it is not uncommon to find rare subtypes of meningioma, with unusual imaging findings. These commonly represent a diagnostic challenge. In this article, we review the imaging appearance of typical meningioma on conventional and advanced imaging as well as the key imaging features of multiple uncommon subtypes: cystic, microcystic, lipomatous, chordoid, angiomatous, intraosseous, extracranial, atypical/malignant, and tumor-to-tumor metastasis (also known as collision tumors)...
June 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
Anna S Berghoff, Philip Kresl, Michal Bienkowski, Christian Koelsche, Ursula Rajky, Johannes A Hainfellner, Matthias Preusser
INTRODUCTION: NAB2-STAT6 gene fusion is a molecular characteristic of solitary fibrous tumors (SFT) and hemangiopericytoma, underscoring their definition as one diagnostic entity. NAB2-STAT6 fusion is associated with nuclear relocation of STAT6 protein that can be detected by immunohistochemistry. We evaluated the diagnostic value of STAT6 expression in meningeal tumors. METHODS: 77 meningeal tumors (17/77 (22.0%) SFT/hemangiopericytoma, 11/77 meningothelial meningioma, 10/77 atypical meningioma 8/77 chordoid meningioma, 9/77 fibroblastic meningioma, 10/77 transitional meningioma, 3/77 rhabdoid meningioma and 9/77 anaplastic meningioma) were included...
March 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
Hirotaka Fudaba, Tatsuya Abe, Masaki Morishige, Yasutomo Momii, Kenji Kashima, Akira Yamada, Hirofumi Nagatomi, Atsushi Natsume, Junko Hirato, Yoichi Nakazato, Minoru Fujiki
A 46-year-old woman presented with headache and right hemiparesis. MRI demonstrated a mass in the left middle fossa. Total resection was performed. A histological examination of the tumor specimen showed several characteristic morphological features. A chordoid meningioma showing an epithelial-like palisade arrangement was observed. An anaplastic short spindle cell tumor exhibiting a fascicular pattern was considered to be a rhabdomyosarcoma. After conventional radiotherapy, the tumor was well controlled without any neurological deficit for 20 months...
December 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
José A Jiménez-Heffernan, Andrés Urquía-Renke, Carmen Bárcena, Javier Fraga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Yosef Laviv, Victoria Ohla, Ekkehard M Kasper
Meningiomas are some of the most frequently encountered adult intracranial tumors. Dramatic flare ups in size may occasionally be observed during pregnancy, leading to complicated clinical scenarios, with profound effects and substantial risks for both the mother's and the fetus's well-being. Despite the fact that such changes have largely been attributed to progesterone-based mechanisms, recent studies have put this theory into question or defied it. In order to assess these particular tumors carefully and to try and clarify the pathophysiology of such pregnancy-related meningioma growth, an in-depth review of the pertinent literature was undertaken...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Review
Lain Hermes Gonzalez-Quarante, Fernando Ruiz-Juretschke, Begoña Iza-Vallejo, Esteban Scola-Pliego, Daniel Poletti, Emma Sola Vendrell
BACKGROUND: Meningiomas without dural attachment (MWODA) located in the posterior fossa are an unfrequent entity. They are usually located in the fourth ventricle, and their occurrence outside of this anatomic structure is an even more uncommon finding. Chordoid meningiomas are a rare subtype of meningioma, and they have been reported to account for 0.5%-1% of all meningiomas. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the unusual case of a 36-year-old female patient, with unremarkable past medical history, who presented at our institution complaining of acute binocular diplopia...
July 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yang Yang, Da Li, Xiao-Yu Cao, Shu-Yu Hao, Liang Wang, Zhen Wu, Jun-Ting Zhang
OBJECTIVE: As one subtype of meningiomas, chordoid meningiomas (CMs) are rarely described. In this study, the authors aimed to analyze the incidence, clinical features, treatment, and prognostic factors of CMs. METHODS: Among 9873 cases of meningioma surgically treated between 2003 and 2013 at Beijing Tiantan Hospital, cases of CM were chosen for analysis and were reviewed retrospectively. To ascertain which factors were related with progression-free survival (PFS), statistical analysis was performed...
September 2016: World Neurosurgery
Junmei Wang, Zhaoxia Liu, Jiang Du, Yun Cui, Jingyi Fang, Li Xu, Guilin Li
Pituicytoma is rare and difficult to diagnose. This study explored the clinicopathological features, immunophenotype and differential diagnosis of pituicytoma. We compared 11 cases of pituicytoma and 26 cases of sellar glioma (16 pilocytic astrocytomas, four diffuse astrocytomas, three pilomyxoid astrocytomas, and three third ventricle chordoid gliomas). The 11 pituicytoma cases involved six men and five women (age: 33-65 years). Three of the 11 patients experienced recurrence due to a residual tumor, and one patient underwent three surgeries during a 6-month period...
October 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
Liang Wu, Tao Yang, Jingyi Fang, Junting Zhang, Yulun Xu
As an uncommon subtype of meningioma, chordoid meningioma (CM) of the spinal canal is extremely rare. There have been only two reported cases of intraspinal CM in the literature, and this lesion has not been previously reported in the pediatric age group. To the best of our knowledge, the present study reports the first case of spinal chordoid meningioma in a pediatric patient. A 12-year-old female presented with a 3-month history of progressive numbness and weakness in the right-side limbs, and intermittent pain in the neck and right shoulder...
December 2015: Oncology Letters
Mónica B Mezmezian, Mónica B Carassai, Valeria Dopazo, María L Deforel, María Á Puzzo
INTRODUCTION: Immunostaining of progesterone receptors (PRs) has been described as a prognostic factor related to recurrences in meningiomas. However, its expression in other primary intracranial tumors has been poorly studied. In this paper, we compare the pattern of expression of the receptor in meningiomas with that of nonmeningothelial intracranial tumors to evaluate its value in the diagnosis of the former. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 42 nonmeningothelial intracranial tumors (21 glioblastomas, 4 anaplastic oligodendrogliomas, 4 oligodendrogliomas, 1 pilomyxoid astrocytoma, 3 ependymomas, 8 schwannomas, 1 chordoid chordoma) and 32 meningiomas (1 rhabdoid, 1 papillary, 5 atypical, 7 with histologic features of more aggressive behavior, 1 microcyst, 8 meningothelial, 7 transitional, 2 fibroblastic) were studied for PR by immunohistochemistry...
July 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Winward Choy, Leonel Ampie, Jonathan B Lamano, Kartik Kesavabhotla, Qinwen Mao, Andrew T Parsa, Orin Bloch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 22, 2015: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Fouzia Siraj, Mariya K Ansari, K C Sharma, Avninder Singh
Chordoid meningioma (CM), classified as Grade II/atypical meningioma according to the World Health Organization classification, is a rare subtype, which represents only 0.5% of all meningiomas. Morphologically, it can mimic other chondroid and myxoid tumors within the brain and its vicinity thus posing a diagnostic challenge. Accurate diagnosis, therefore, assumes importance as these tumors have an aggressive clinical course and propensity to recur compared to classical meningiomas. Furthermore, the prognosis and treatment strategies vary when compared to tumors with morphological overlap...
July 2015: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Winward Choy, Leonel Ampie, Jonathan B Lamano, Kartik Kesavabhotla, Qinwen Mao, Andrew T Parsa, Orin Bloch
Management of chordoid meningiomas (CMs) is complicated by high rates of recurrence, particularly following subtotal resection. Optimal management is not established given the paucity of published experience. To identify prognostic factors for recurrence following resection, the authors conducted the largest systematic review of CMs to date. A comprehensive search on MEDLINE (OVID and Pubmed), Scopus, Embase, and Web of Science utilizing the search terms "chordoid" AND "meningioma" was performed to identify all reports of pathologically confirmed intracranial CMs...
January 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
S Zouaoui, A Darlix, V Rigau, H Mathieu-Daudé, F Bauchet, F Bessaoud, P Fabbro-Peray, B Trétarre, D Figarella-Branger, L Taillandier, H Loiseau, L Bauchet
PURPOSE: This work describes the clinical epidemiology and pathology for patients undergoing surgery for newly diagnosed meningiomas in France between 2006 and 2010. METHODS: The methodology is based on a multidisciplinary national network previously established by the French Brain Tumor DataBase (FBTDB) (in French: Recensement national histologique des tumeurs primitives du système nerveux central [RnhTPSNC]), and the active participation of the scientific societies involved in neuro-oncology in France...
June 11, 2015: Neuro-Chirurgie
Daniele Bongetta, Andrea Risso, Patrizia Morbini, Giorgio Butti, Paolo Gaetani
Chordoid glioma (CG) is a rare central nervous system neoplasm (WHO grade II) of uncertain origin whose typical localization is in the anterior part of the third ventricle. Its clinical, radiological, and histological features may vary and furthermore mimic other kind of benign lesions usually associated with a better outcome. We report a case of a 43-year-old female who underwent gross total removal of a lesion of the third ventricle causing hydrocephalus. The imaging studies and the intraoperative examination led at first to a hypothesis of meningioma...
2015: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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