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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401031/sella-turcica-measurements-on-lateral-cephalograms-of-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Reinhard E Friedrich, Johanna Baumann, Anna Suling, Hannah T Scheuer, Hanna A Scheuer
The aim of this study was to measure line segments and areas of sella turcica on lateral cephalograms with respect to the clinical diagnosis of facial phenotype of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Special attention was given to correlate the measured values with certain tumour types that are typical for this disease. Material and methods: Lateral cephalograms of 194 individuals were investigated. Patients with NF1 were further divided according to the detection and topography of facial plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) taking into account the distribution pattern of the trigeminal nerve...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346666/disseminated-peripheral-neuroblastoma-in-a-rhodesian-ridgeback-dog
#2
R W Cook, L A Abraham, C I McCowan
CASE REPORT: A 4-year-old neutered male Rhodesian Ridgeback dog with right-sided Horner's syndrome, bilateral laryngeal paralysis, neck pain and bilateral hindlimb ataxia was euthanased following deterioration of its neurological status. Necropsy examination revealed an off-white retropharyngeal neoplastic mass (100 × 30 × 30 mm) attached to the base of the skull on the right side and macroscopic nodular metastases in the spleen and three vertebral bodies (C6, C7 and T6), including a nodule attached to the dura at C7...
April 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324181/trigeminocardiac-reflex-during-endoscopic-juvenile-nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-surgery-an-appraisal
#3
Shilpee Bhatia Sharma, Trichy Narayanan Janakiram, Hina Baxi, Balamurugan Chinnasamy
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a locally aggressive benign tumour which has propensity to erode the skull base. The tumour spreads along the pathways of least resistance and is in close proximity to the extracranial part of trigeminal nerve. Advancements in expanded approaches for endoscopic excision of tumours in infratemporal fossa and pterygopalatine fossa increase the vulnerability for the trigeminocardiac reflex. The manipulation of nerve and its branches during tumour dissection can lead to sensory stimulation and thus inciting the reflex...
March 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318880/highly-conformal-craniospinal-radiotherapy-techniques-can-underdose-the-cranial-clinical-target-volume-if-leptomeningeal-extension-through-skull-base-exit-foramina-is-not-contoured
#4
D J Noble, T Ajithkumar, J Lambert, I Gleeson, M V Williams, S J Jefferies
AIMS: Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) remains a crucial treatment for patients with medulloblastoma. There is uncertainty about how to manage meningeal surfaces and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that follows cranial nerves exiting skull base foramina. The purpose of this study was to assess plan quality and dose coverage of posterior cranial fossa foramina with both photon and proton therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed the radiotherapy plans of seven patients treated with CSI for medulloblastoma and primitive neuro-ectodermal tumours and three with ependymoma (total n = 10)...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314689/dna-methylation-based-classification-and-grading-system-for-meningioma-a-multicentre-retrospective-analysis
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Felix Sahm, Daniel Schrimpf, Damian Stichel, David T W Jones, Thomas Hielscher, Sebastian Schefzyk, Konstantin Okonechnikov, Christian Koelsche, David E Reuss, David Capper, Dominik Sturm, Hans-Georg Wirsching, Anna Sophie Berghoff, Peter Baumgarten, Annekathrin Kratz, Kristin Huang, Annika K Wefers, Volker Hovestadt, Martin Sill, Hayley P Ellis, Kathreena M Kurian, Ali Fuat Okuducu, Christine Jungk, Katharina Drueschler, Matthias Schick, Melanie Bewerunge-Hudler, Christian Mawrin, Marcel Seiz-Rosenhagen, Ralf Ketter, Matthias Simon, Manfred Westphal, Katrin Lamszus, Albert Becker, Arend Koch, Jens Schittenhelm, Elisabeth J Rushing, V Peter Collins, Stefanie Brehmer, Lukas Chavez, Michael Platten, Daniel Hänggi, Andreas Unterberg, Werner Paulus, Wolfgang Wick, Stefan M Pfister, Michel Mittelbronn, Matthias Preusser, Christel Herold-Mende, Michael Weller, Andreas von Deimling
BACKGROUND: The WHO classification of brain tumours describes 15 subtypes of meningioma. Nine of these subtypes are allotted to WHO grade I, and three each to grade II and grade III. Grading is based solely on histology, with an absence of molecular markers. Although the existing classification and grading approach is of prognostic value, it harbours shortcomings such as ill-defined parameters for subtypes and grading criteria prone to arbitrary judgment. In this study, we aimed for a comprehensive characterisation of the entire molecular genetic landscape of meningioma to identify biologically and clinically relevant subgroups...
March 14, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292204/a-national-survey-of-the-management-of-patients-with-incidental-meningioma-in-the-united-kingdom
#6
Mujtaba H Mohammad, Emmanuel Chavredakis, Rasheed Zakaria, Andrew Brodbelt, Michael D Jenkinson
BACKGROUND: Incidental meningiomas are increasingly being diagnosed due to widespread use of brain imaging. Treatment options include surveillance, surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, but the natural history of these tumours is not fully understood and there are no accepted management guidelines to aid clinical decision-making. The aim of this study was to assess current practice in the United Kingdom and identify areas of variation for further study. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to all members of the Society of British Neurosurgeons (SBNS)...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274016/epignathus-leading-to-fatal-airway-obstruction-in-a-neonate
#7
Shruti Sudhir Jadhav, Charusheela Sujit Korday, Sushma Malik, Vivek Kishor Shah, Shilpa Kapil Lad
Teratomas are benign tumours containing cells from ectodermal, mesodermal and endodermal layers with an incidence of about 1 in every 4,000 births. Their commonest site is sacro-coccygeal region, followed by anterior mediastinum. The incidence of teratomas localised to the head and neck region is around 2-9% of all cases. Epignathus is a rare congenital oropharyngeal teratoma originating from the base of the skull. Here we present a rare case of oropharyngeal teratoma in a neonate who was referred to our institute with an ill-defined oral mass protruding through a cleft in the hard palate...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252583/-the-experience-with-the-surgical-treatment-of-glomus-tumours
#8
V M Svistushkin, E A Shevchik, I T Muhamedov, D M Pshonkina
INTRODUCTION: glomus tumours of the temporal bones rank second after neurinomas of the VII-th pair of cranial nerves among the pathological conditions that are likely to cause hearing mpairment. Being extensively vascularized locally invasive neoplasms, glomus tumours constitute a serious challenge for the surgeon because of their localization in the vicinity of the vitally important vascular and neural structures of the lateral skull base. AIM: To characterize some peculiar features of the surgical interventions and postoperative management of the patients presenting with different types of glomus tumours...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247233/update-from-the-4th-edition-of-the-world-health-organization-classification-of-head-and-neck-tumours-tumors-of-the-nasal-cavity-paranasal-sinuses-and-skull-base
#9
Edward B Stelow, Justin A Bishop
The sinonasal tract remains an epicenter of a diverse array of neoplasia. This paper discusses changes to the WHO classification system of tumors involving this area. In particular, seromucinous hamartoma, NUT carcinoma, biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma, HPV-related carcinoma with adenoid cystic features, SMARCB1-deficient carcinoma, and renal cell-like adenocarcinoma are discussed.
March 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242157/-cervical-paraspinal-chordoma-a-condition-we-should-know-a-case-report
#10
Juan Mesa-Quesada, Elisa Roldán-Romero, Jesús A Lozano-Sánchez, Macarena Centeno-Haro, Rosa M Ortega-Salas, Francisco Bravo-Rodríguez
Chordoma is a rare, slow-growing tumour arising from remnants of the notochord. It is most often located in the base of the skull and the sacrococcygeal region, being located in the cervical region in only 6% of cases. A rare case is presented of a left para-spinal chordoma, of which less than 10 cases have been reported in literature. It was located at C2-C4 level in a young male with no personal history of interest. Radiographic findings suggested that this was a slow-growing tumour, of cystic dominance, which eroded the bone structures and encompassed the left vertebral artery...
February 24, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242156/-relevance-of-simpson-s-grading-system-for-resections-in-who-grade-i-meningiomas
#11
Alvaro Otero, María Dolores Tabernero, María Cristina Muñoz, Pablo Sousa, David Miranda, Daniel Pascual, Jesús María Gonçalves, Laura Ruiz
OBJECT: The aim of this study is to assess if the recurrence rates and recurrence/progression-free survivals (RFS) are different after Simpson's grades I, II, III and IV resections in World Health Organization (WHO) grade I meningiomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on the data of patients who underwent surgical treatment of WHO grade I meningiomas located in convexity, falx/parasagittal, and skull base (anterior/media/posterior) between June 1991 and December 2011...
February 24, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108101/development-of-a-high-resolution-voxelised-head-phantom-for-medical-physics-applications
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V Giacometti, S Guatelli, M Bazalova-Carter, A B Rosenfeld, R W Schulte
Computational anthropomorphic phantoms have become an important investigation tool for medical imaging and dosimetry for radiotherapy and radiation protection. The development of computational phantoms with realistic anatomical features contribute significantly to the development of novel methods in medical physics. For many applications, it is desirable that such computational phantoms have a real-world physical counterpart in order to verify the obtained results. In this work, we report the development of a voxelised phantom, the HIGH_RES_HEAD, modelling a paediatric head based on the commercial phantom 715-HN (CIRS)...
January 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923275/nasoethmoid-schwannoma-with-intracranial-extension-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Christopher S Hong, I Jonathan Pomeraniec, Robert M Starke, Mark E Shaffrey
Nasoethmoid schwannomas with significant intracranial extension are rare tumours that typically present with visual and olfactory deficits. We describe a nasoethmoid schwannoma in a patient who was completely asymptomatic. Despite impressive intracranial involvement, nasoethmoid schwannomas may present asymptomatically and should be considered in the differential of contrast-enhancing anterior skull base lesions.
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879303/smooth-muscle-tumour-of-uncertain-malignant-potential-smtump-in-the-nasal-cavity-an-incidental-finding
#14
Dipak Ranjan Nayak, Asheesh Dora Ghanpur, Apoorva N Reddy, Swati Sharma
Sino-nasal smooth muscle tumours of uncertain malignant potential (SMTUMP) are very rare neoplasms of mesenchymal origin with features in between a benign leiomyoma and a leiomyosarcoma. We report a rare case of SMTUMP in a 44-year-old woman, who presented with vague symptoms of pharyngitis. Nasal endoscopy revealed a smooth mass in left nasal cavity. Contrast-enhanced CT and MRI scans showed features likely to be inverted papilloma or olfactory neuroblastoma or meningioma. Excision was planned and intraoperatively, frozen section revealed a probable spindle cell lesion...
November 22, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822356/efficacy-of-pazopanib-and-sunitinib-in-advanced-axial-chordoma-a-single-reference-centre-case-series
#15
Astrid Lipplaa, Sander Dijkstra, Hans Gelderblom
BACKGROUND: Chordomas are rare malignant tumours of the axial skeleton and skull base supposed to arise from cellular remnants of the notochord. These tumours have the potential to metastasize (30-40 %), usually in the later course of the disease. However, the greatest morbidity is usually a result of loco-regional recurrence with infiltration and destruction of surrounding bone and soft tissue. Patients with unresectable or metastatic chordoma are faced with a poor prognosis since cytotoxic chemotherapy or other systemic therapies have not proven their efficacy yet...
2016: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814782/spanish-consensus-for-the-management-of-sinonasal-tumors
#16
Fernando López, Juan José Grau, José Antonio Medina, Isam Alobid
Sinonasal tumors are rare neoplasms with distinctive clinical, aetiological and pathological features. The diagnosis and treatment of these tumours is challenging because of their low incidence, histological diversity and production of non-specific symptoms in the early stages. They have a variable prognosis depending on their histology, origin and staging. Their location, close to neurocritical structures, which are of special relevance to surgery and postoperative treatment, makes their treatment difficult and complex, leading to high morbidity and mortality...
November 1, 2016: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761273/unusual-case-of-a-proptosed-eye-isolated-right-maxillary-neurofibroma
#17
Darren Yap, Hannah Fox, Julia Addams-Williams
Neurofibroma is a slow growing benign tumour of the peripheral nerve sheath which is frequently associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (Prakash et al., 2014). Isolated solitary occurrence of neurofibroma in the maxillary sinus is rare with only 29 reported cases in the literature. We present a rare case of a 70-year-old gentleman who was referred to ENT with a right maxillary sinus neurofibroma with extension into the right inferior orbit. He has significant proptosis, ptosis, and limitation in abduction of the right eye...
2016: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752212/perineural-spread-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-face-an-overlooked-facet-of-information-on-imaging
#18
Venkatraman Bhat, Jenna Devere, Athira Ramakrishanan, Moni A Kuriakose
A case of malignant cutaneous lesion of the face diagnosed initially as sebaceous carcinoma, subsequently proven to be squamous cell carcinoma is presented. Patient was initially evaluated at an outside institution by computed tomography, which indicated extension of lesion to the maxillary sinus. Patient underwent local resection. Further imaging by magnetic resonance imaging was done for recurrent tumour. Examination revealed extensive, large volume, perineural extension of the disease via infraorbital nerve to the cavernous sinus...
September 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720372/how-to-perform-3d-reconstruction-of-skull-base-tumours
#19
N-X Bonne, F Dubrulle, M Risoud, C Vincent
The surgical management of skull base lesions is difficult due to the complex anatomy of the region and the intimate relations between the lesion and adjacent nerves and vessels. Minimally invasive approaches are increasingly used in skull base surgery to ensure an optimal functional prognosis. Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) reconstruction facilitates surgical planning by visualizing the anatomical relations of the lesions in all planes (arteries, veins, nerves, inner ear) and simulation of the surgical approach in the operating position...
October 5, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637164/re-evaluating-simpson-grade-i-ii-and-iii-resections-in-neurosurgical-treatment-of-world-health-organization-grade-i-meningiomas
#20
Alvaro Otero-Rodriguez, Maria Dolores Tabernero, Maria Cristina Munoz-Martin, Pablo Sousa, Alberto Orfao, Daniel Pascual-Argente, Maria Gonzalez-Tablas, Laura Ruiz-Martin
BACKGROUND: Since 1957, the Simpson grading system has been considered a predictive system for meningioma recurrence. However, since then, surgical equipment and neurosurgical technique have developed extensively, so this grading system should be re-evaluated. This study aims to assess if the recurrence rate and recurrence-free survival (RFS) are different after Simpson grade I, II, and III resections in World Health Organization (WHO) grade I meningiomas. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of patients who underwent surgical treatment of WHO grade I meningiomas located in the convexity (group 1), falx/parasagittal (group 2), skull base, and tentorium (group 3) between June 1991 and December 2011...
December 2016: World Neurosurgery
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