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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815312/trilateral-retinoblastoma-a-systematic-review-of-211-cases
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REVIEW
Ryuya Yamanaka, Azusa Hayano, Yasuo Takashima
We conducted a systematic review of 72 studies to characterize trilateral retinoblastomas. Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to estimate survival, and statistical significance was assessed by using a log-rank test. We analyzed 211 cases of trilateral retinoblastomas. The average age of onset of retinoblastoma was 0.79 ± 1.38 years, and the average latency period between the onset of retinoblastomas and trilateral retinoblastomas was 1.49 ± 1.76 years. The brain tumors were found before the retinoblastoma diagnosis in 6 cases (3...
August 16, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807344/pituicytoma-review-of-commonalities-and-distinguishing-features-among-ttf-1-positive-tumors-of-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Siba El Hussein, Cristina Vincentelli
Pituicytoma is a rare low-grade glial neoplasm that originates in the distribution of the neurohypophysis, including the posterior pituitary lobe and infundibular stalk. The tumor cells resemble pituicytes, which are specialized glial cells of the neurohypophysis. Pituicytoma can be misdiagnosed pre-operatively as a pituitary adenoma due to overlapping clinical and neuroimaging features between these two entities. Pituicytoma can also mimic other neoplasms of the sellar and parasellar regions microscopically - meningioma, schwannoma and pilocytic astrocytoma - and shares immunohistochemical expression of TTF-1 with spindle cell oncocytoma and granular cell tumor of the sellar region, suggesting a common histogenesis...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766057/overview-of-the-2017-who-classification-of-pituitary-tumors
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REVIEW
Ozgur Mete, M Beatriz Lopes
This review focuses on discussing the main changes on the upcoming fourth edition of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Pituitary Gland emphasizing histopathological and molecular genetics aspects of pituitary neuroendocrine (i.e., pituitary adenomas) and some of the non-neuroendocrine tumors involving the pituitary gland. Instead of a formal review, we introduced the highlights of the new WHO classification by answering select questions relevant to practising pathologists. The revised classification of pituitary adenomas, in addition to hormone immunohistochemistry, recognizes the role of other immunohistochemical markers including but not limited to pituitary transcription factors...
August 1, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754639/bevacizumab-for-radiation-associated-visual-decline-among-aggressive-residual-recurrent-suprasellar-tumors-more-than-a-mere-anti-neoplastic-effect
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Pinaki Dutta, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Narendra Kumar, Prakamya Gupta, Chirag Ahuja, K K Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are recently being implicated in animal and clinical models of radiation-induced optic nerve-retinal and brain necrosis. Though there are isolated case reports of anti-VEGF therapy (Bevacizumab) as a treatment modality in the management of radiation induced brain necrosis, there is paucity of data defining its role in radiation induced optic nerve damage. PATIENTS AND METHOD: patients with sellar suprasellar tumor who received intensity modulated or Gamma Knife radiotherapy and developed radiation induced optic neuritis refractory to three weeks of glucocorticoid therapy who were given bevacizumab 5mg/Kg intra venously as initial dose followed by 10mg/Kg subsequent doses...
July 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745610/clinically-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-pathogenic-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-aspects
#5
Moises Mercado, Virgilio Melgar, Latife Salame, Dalia Cuenca
Clinically non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are among the most common tumors in the sellar region. These lesions do not cause a hormonal hypersecretion syndrome, and are therefore found incidentally (particularly microadenomas) or diagnosed based on compressive symptoms such as headache and visual field defects, as well as clinical signs of pituitary hormone deficiencies. Immunohistochemically, more than 45% of these adenomas stain for gonadotropins or their subunits and are therefore called gonadotropinomas, while 30% of them show no immunostaining for any hormone and are known as null cell adenomas...
August 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738798/efficacy-of-sellar-opening-in-the-pituitary-adenoma-resection-of-transsphenoidal-surgery-influences-the-degree-of-tumor-resection
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Shousen Wang, Yong Qin, Deyong Xiao, Liangfeng Wei
BACKGROUND: Endonasal transsphenoidal microsurgery is often adopted in the resection of pituitary adenoma, and has showed satisfactory treatment and minor injuries. It is important to accurately localize sellar floor and properly incise the bone and dura matter. METHODS: Fifty-one patients with pituitary adenoma undergoing endonasal transsphenoidal microsurgery were included in the present study. To identify the scope of sellar floor opening, CT scan of the paranasal sinus and MRI scan of the pituitary gland were performed for each subject...
July 24, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719461/serotonin-atrx-and-daxx-expression-in-pituitary-adenomas-markers-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-sellar-region
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Olivera Casar-Borota, Johan Botling, Dan Granberg, Jerker Stigare, Johan Wikström, Henning Bünsow Boldt, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Fredrik Pontén, Jacqueline Trouillas
Differential diagnosis based on morphology and immunohistochemistry between a clinically nonfunctioning pituitary neuroendocrine tumor (NET)/pituitary adenoma and a primary or secondary NET of nonpituitary origin in the sellar region may be difficult. Serotonin, a frequently expressed marker in the NETs, has not been systematically evaluated in pituitary NETs. Although mutations in ATRX or DAXX have been reported in a significant proportion of pancreatic NETs, the mutational status of ATRX and DAXX and their possible pathogenetic role in pituitary NETs are unknown...
September 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684370/a-primary-pigmented-choroid-plexus-papilloma-located-within-the-sella-turcica-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Xuan Gong, Chao Liu, Longbo Zhang, Zhenyan Li, Christopher M Bartley, Zhixiong Liu
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare benign tumors, and the pigmented subtype is observed even more rarely. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 43-year-old woman with complaints of headache and progressive left monocular visual deterioration, whose initial plain computed tomography CT scan showed an ovate high-density tumor located within the insellar region. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a homogeneously contrast-enhancing tumor extending from the sella turcica to the suprasellar cistern...
July 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673886/newly-diagnosed-sellar-tumors-in-cancer-patients-a-diagnostic-challenge-and-management-dilemma
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Carlos R Goulart, Smita Upadhyay, Leo F S Ditzel Filho, Andre Beer-Furlan, Ricardo L Carrau, Luciano M Prevedello, Daniel M Prevedello
OBJECTIVE: The use of PET CT for staging in cancer patients and the widespread use of MRI led to an increased incidence of incidental sellar mass detection. The imaging findings can be suggestive of a benign pituitary tumor but metastasis can never be completely ruled out with non-invasive work-up. Appropriate diagnosis of these sellar masses is critical as the treatment paradigm might change in the presence of a pituitary metastasis. Moreover, definitive tissue diagnosis might prevent unnecessary radiotherapy to the skull base or even the need for systemic treatment when benign pituitary disease is confirmed...
June 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668473/multiple-recurrences-require-long-term-follow-up-in-patients-diagnosed-with-spindle-cell-oncocytoma-of-the-sella-turcica
#10
Branavan Manoranjan, Alex Koziarz, Michelle M Kameda-Smith, John P Provias
Spindle cell oncocytoma (SCO) of the sella turcica is characterized as a WHO grade I non-endocrine neoplasm of the sella turcica. Histologically, these tumors contain spindled and variably oncocytic cellular processes. Although SCOs lack immunoreactivity for neuroendocrine markers and pituitary hormones, they are clinically indistinguishable from non-functioning pituitary adenomas. In contrast to the initially described benign clinical course, several reports have subsequently illustrated cases with multiple recurrences with or without histological features of anaplasia in the form of nuclear pleomorphism, frequent mitoses, high Ki-67 index, and/or necrosis...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667391/-tumors-of-the-sellar-region
#11
REVIEW
J M Lieb, F J Ahlhelm
METHODICAL ISSUE: The anatomy of the sellar region is complex and tumors of the sellar region are very variable because they arise from the many different tissue types in the sellar region, ranging from benign to life-threatening. Despite this variety, approximately 80% of sellar region tumors are due to the 5 most common lesions: adenomas, meningiomas, aneurysms, astrocytomas and craniopharyngiomas. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: In addition to clinical and laboratory results, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) results including the exact anatomical position and the proliferation pattern of the lesion are decisive for the diagnosis...
June 30, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667039/sellar-and-suprasellar-anaplastic-hemangiopericytoma-in-a-34-year-old-man
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Bradley Gibson, Chiara Mancini, John Parker, Michael Applebaum, Houda Alatassi
Central nervous system hemangiopericytomas are rare, representing <1% of all primary central nervous system tumors. Hemangiopericytomas of the sellar region are exceptionally rare. Here we present a case of a sellar/suprasellar anaplastic hemangiopericytoma.The patient is a 34 year old man with a history of a resected pituitary tumor, diagnosed as a pituitary adenoma per the patient, who presented with bitemporal hemianopsia. Radiology revealed a 3.7 cm enhancing sellar/suprasellar mass with local mass effect, consistent with a pituitary adenoma...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665393/-radiotherapy-and-radiosurgery-in-treatment-of-craniopharyngiomas
#13
A N Savateev, Yu Yu Trunin, N A Mazerkina
Craniopharyngiomas are benign epithelial tumors having a dysembryogenetic origin, which are usually located in the sellar/parasellar and/or third ventricle regions. Gross total resection is the modern standard of treatment for these tumors because of a low recurrence rate. However, this surgery in some patients with craniopharyngioma often leads to the development or worsening of diencephalic disorders poorly responding to treatment. Perhaps, in these cases, subtotal or partial tumor resection or implantation of an Ommaya reservoir into the tumor cyst followed by stereotactic radiotherapy/radiosurgery may provide better functional outcomes and higher life quality in patients, with tumor growth control being reasonable (according to the published data, the mean 10-year disease-free survival is 66...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660992/all-that-glitters-on-pet-is-not-cancer-18f-deoxy-glucose-avidity-versus-tumor-biology-pituitary-incidentaloma-in-a-survivor-of-two-previous-unrelated-malignancies
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Dragana Miljić, Emilija Manojlović-Gačić, Milica Skender-Gazibara, Toplica Milojević, Vojislav Bogosavljević, Nebojša Kozarević, Nebojša Petrović, Marko Stojanović, Sandra Pekić, Mirjana Doknić, Milan Petakov, Vera Popović
INTRODUCTION: 18F-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) is routinely used in the detection of malignant disease based on the property of malignant cells to fuel their growth and replication by increased glucose uptake. Malignant lesions are rare in the sellar region, while pituitary adenomas are the most common pathology. These are benign neoplasms with insidious onset and low proliferation activity, and therefore are only exceptionally detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644102/letter-to-the-editor-da-vinci-robot-assisted-transoral-surgery-for-sellar-tumors
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Hani J Marcus, David Choi, Neil L Dorward
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June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631277/spindle-cell-oncocytoma-of-adenohypophysis-review-of-literature-and-report-of-another-recurrent-case
#16
Akash Sali, Sridhar Epari, Chandralekha Tampi, Atul Goel
Spindle cell oncocytoma (SCO) of adenohypophysis was first described in 2002 by Roncaroli et al. as a new entity in the tumors originating from adenohypophysis. It was subsequently recognized as a distinct entity in the 2007 WHO classification of CNS tumors and retained in the current updated classification. In contrast to that suggested by the original authors, this tumor does have a potential for recurrence as first described by Kloub et al. and later with many such case reports. This tumor can be confused with other sellar tumors like pituicytomas and pituitary adenoma, both radiologically and histopathologically...
June 19, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598276/risk-factors-associated-with-postoperative-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-after-endoscopic-endonasal-skull-base-surgery
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Shannon Fraser, Paul A Gardner, Maria Koutourousiou, Mark Kubik, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Carl H Snyderman, Eric W Wang
OBJECTIVE The aim in this paper was to determine risk factors for the development of a postoperative CSF leak after an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) for resection of skull base tumors. METHODS A retrospective review of patients who underwent EEA for the resection of intradural pathology between January 1997 and June 2012 was performed. Basic demographic data were collected, along with patient body mass index (BMI), tumor pathology, reconstruction technique, lumbar drainage, and outcomes. RESULTS Of the 615 patients studied, 103 developed a postoperative CSF leak (16...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590300/18f-fdopa-pet-imaging-in-prolactinoma
#18
Merwan Ginet, Thomas Cuny, Emmanuelle Schmitt, Pierre-Yves Marie, Antoine Verger
Pituitary macroadenoma constitutes a frequently misdiagnosed benign tumor. We report herein a case where such macroadenoma, a prolactinoma, was incidentally discovered in a 63-year-old man who had been referred to F-FDG PET and F-FDOPA PET imaging for a pharmacoresistant epilepsy. An increased uptake was documented for both radiotracers within the sellar region, although with a much higher contrast for F-FDOPA than for F-FDG. This case presents an increased uptake documented within a prolactinoma owing to the high contrast and image quality provided by F-FDOPA PET...
August 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588668/fluid-fluid-level-on-magnetic-resonance-images-may-predict-the-occurrence-of-pituitary-adenomas-in-cystic-sellar-suprasellar-masses
#19
Deyong Xiao, Shousen Wang, Lin Zhao, Qun Zhong, Yinxing Huang, Chenyu Ding
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the value of identifying fluid-fluid level via preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) images in differentiating pituitary adenomas from craniopharyngioma, Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC), and other cystic sellar-suprasellar lesions. The data of 293 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for sellar-suprasellar lesions between July 2010 and December 2012 was retrospectively reviewed, and a total of 133 cystic cases were included in the present study. MR images and pathological features of all subjects were examined...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560021/-coexisting-pituitary-adenoma-and-suprasellar-meningioma-a-coincidence-or-causation-effect-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Abbas Amirjamshidi, Seyed Abolghasem Mortazavi, Mohamad Shirani, Saeed Saeedinia, Hamed Hanif
Coexistence of pituitary adenoma (PA) and another type of brain tumor is a very rare clinical scenario. Even though such a presentation can be an incidental event but a thorough review of the literature will be made to elucidate the possible mechanisms and treatment options in similar cases. Two cases of concomitant sellar and suprasellar/diaphragmatic tumors are reported. A 37-year-old lady with prolactinoma and a suprasellar diaphragmatic meningioma and a 42-year-old acromegalic man with suprasellar/diaphragmatic meningioma and a PA...
May 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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