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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903178/worldwide-variance-in-the-potential-utilization-of-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Travis Hamilton, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE The role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has expanded worldwide during the past 3 decades. The authors sought to evaluate whether experienced users vary in their estimate of its potential use. METHODS Sixty-six current Gamma Knife users from 24 countries responded to an electronic survey. They estimated the potential role of GKRS for benign and malignant tumors, vascular malformations, and functional disorders. These estimates were compared with published disease epidemiological statistics and the 2014 use reports provided by the Leksell Gamma Knife Society (16,750 cases)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903121/craniopharyngioma-adherence-a-comprehensive-topographical-categorization-and-outcome-related-risk-stratification-model-based-on-the-methodical-examination-of-500-tumors
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Ruth Prieto, José María Pascual, Maria Rosdolsky, Inés Castro-Dufourny, Rodrigo Carrasco, Sewan Strauss, Laura Barrios
OBJECTIVE Craniopharyngioma (CP) adherence strongly influences the potential for achieving a radical and safe surgical treatment. However, this factor remains poorly addressed in the scientific literature. This study provides a rational, comprehensive description of CP adherence that can be used for the prediction of surgical risks associated with the removal of these challenging lesions. METHODS This study retrospectively analyzes the evidence provided in pathological, neuroradiological, and surgical CP reports concerning 3 components of the CP attachment: 1) the intracranial structures attached to the tumor; 2) the morphology of the adhesion; and 3) the adhesion strength...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903019/osteochondroma-presenting-as-a-calcified-mass-in-the-sellar-region-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kazuya Sekiguchi, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Sho Arai, Senshu Nonaka, Takamoto Suzuki, Hisato Ishii, Hiroshi Izumi, Yukimasa Yasumoto
Objective Osteochondroma (OC) is the most common benign bone neoplasm. It infrequently occurs in the cranial cavity as a calcified lesion and very rarely presents in the sellar region. The present study summarizes the knowledge about OCs of the sellar region. Methods We searched the literature search for the clinical appearance of OCs and other calcified pathologies occurring in the sellar region. Results A total of 21 English-language articles published from 1961 to 2015 documented cases of calcified lesions in the sellar region including cerebral aneurysm, chondroid chordoma, chondroma, craniopharyngioma, OC, odontome, osteoma, pituitary adenoma, pituitary stone, Rathke cleft cyst, retinoblastoma, schwannoma, and xanthogranuloma...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902467/autocrine-il-6-mediates-pituitary-tumor-senescence
#4
Melanie Sapochnik, Mariana R Haedo, Mariana Fuertes, Pablo Ajler, Guillermo Carrizo, Andrés Cervio, Gustavo Sevlever, Günter K Stalla, Eduardo Arzt
Cellular senescence is a stable proliferative arrest state. Pituitary adenomas are frequent and mostly benign, but the mechanism for this remains unknown. IL-6 is involved in pituitary tumor progression and is produced by the tumoral cells. In a cell autonomous fashion, IL-6 participates in oncogene-induced senescence in transduced human melanocytes. Here we prove that autocrine IL-6 participates in pituitary tumor senescence. Endogenous IL-6 inhibition in somatotroph MtT/S shRNA stable clones results in decreased SA-β-gal activity and p16INK4a but increased pRb, proliferation and invasion...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901326/tuberculuma-sellae-meningiomas-a-systematic-review-of-transcranial-approaches-in-the-endoscopic-era
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Mazda Turel, Georgios Tsermoulas, Abdulmounem Yasssin-Kassab, Deven Reddy, Hugo Andrade-Barazarte, Lior Gonen, Gelareh Zadeh, Fred Gentili
INTRODUCTION: With the advent of skull base endoscopy, tuberculum sellae meningiomas (TSMs) are currently operated both from the traditional transcranial (TC) route as well as the extended endonasal endoscopic trasnssphenoidal approach (EETS). The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of TSMs excised via the TC route in the modern era when the EETS excision is gaining popularity. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a systematic review in the medical literature following the PRISMA guidelines...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900635/somatostatin-and-dopamine-receptor-regulation-of-pituitary-somatotroph-adenomas
#6
REVIEW
Anat Ben-Shlomo, Ning-Ai Liu, Shlomo Melmed
Somatostatin and dopamine receptors are expressed in normal and tumoral somatotroph cells. Upon receptor stimulation, somatostatin and the somatostatin receptor ligands octreotide, lanreotide, and pasireotide, and to a lesser extent, dopamine and the dopamine analogs bromocriptine and cabergoline, suppress growth hormone (GH) secretion from a GH-secreting pituitary somatotroph adenoma. Somatostatin and dopamine receptors are Gαi-protein coupled that inhibit adenylate cyclase activity and cAMP production and reduce intracellular calcium concentration and calcium flux oscillations...
November 29, 2016: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900232/vanishing-pituitary-macroadenoma-a-case-report
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Emily P Sieg, Hayk Stepanyan, Russell Payne, Tao Ouyang, Brad E Zacharia
Pituitary macroadenomas are the most common suprasellar lesions in adults and are typically managed surgically through transsphenoidal resection when symptomatic. Due to their close proximity to the optic chiasm, pituitary macroadenomas often present with signs of bitemporal hemianopsia. Alternatively, these tumors can cause mass effect, thus presenting with signs of elevated intracranial pressure or can present with signs and symptoms of endocrine dysfunction. Here, we discuss a 55-year-old male diagnosed with a non-functioning pituitary macroadenoma (NFPA) based on cranial imaging, ophthalmologic exam, and endocrine evaluation...
October 20, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900021/inhibition-of-pttg1-expression-by-microrna-suppresses-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-of-malignant-glioma-cells
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Xing Su, Jianguo Chen, Lanchun Ni, Wei Shi, Jinlong Shi, Xiaojiang Liu, Yu Zhang, Peipei Gong, Hui Zhu, Qingfeng Huang
The present study aimed to investigate the role of pituitary tumor-transforming gene 1 (PTTG1) in the proliferation, invasion and apoptosis of human malignant glioma U251 cells. Firstly, 2 microRNAs (miRNAs) targeting PTTG1 messenger (m)RNA were ligated into a pcDNA6.2-GW/EmGFP-miR expression vector. The recombinant plasmids, miRNA-1 and miRNA-2 (miR-2), were transfected into U251 cells using the liposome method. PTTG1 mRNA and protein levels were evaluated using quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900014/pituicytoma-a-report-of-three-cases-and-literature-review
#9
Xiaoyu Yang, Xiaoliang Liu, Wensen Li, Dawei Chen
Pituicytoma is a rare tumor of the sellar and suprasellar regions, arising from the pituicytes, which are specialized glial cells in the neurohypophysis and infundibulum. Due to its rarity, ambiguity persists over the diagnosis, management and prognosis of pituicytoma. The current study presents a case series of three patients, each with a histopathological diagnosis of pituicytoma. A summary of the clinical manifestations, radiological characteristics, histopathological features, treatment strategies and prognoses are presented...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899081/endoscopic-endonasal-pituitary-adenomas-surgery-the-surgical-experience-of-178-consecutive-patients-and-learning-curve-of-two-neurosurgeons
#10
Xuefei Shou, Ming Shen, Qilin Zhang, Yichao Zhang, Wenqiang He, Zengyi Ma, Yao Zhao, Shiqi Li, Yongfei Wang
BACKGROUND: We aim to study surgical technique and analyze the related factors affecting tumor total removal and postoperative endocrinological remission for endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenomas surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 178 endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenomas surgery from March 2011 to May 2014. Endonasal approach included the routine transnasal-sphenoidal approach, transnasal- maxillary sinus approach in four cases and transnasal-clivus approach in one case...
November 30, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896569/anti-pituitary-antibodies-against-corticotrophs-in-igg4-related-hypophysitis
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Naoko Iwata, Shintaro Iwama, Yoshihisa Sugimura, Yoshinori Yasuda, Kohtaro Nakashima, Seiji Takeuchi, Daisuke Hagiwara, Yoshihiro Ito, Hidetaka Suga, Motomitsu Goto, Ryoichi Banno, Patrizio Caturegli, Teruhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Oshida, Hiroshi Arima
PURPOSE: IgG4-related disease is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells into multiple organs, including the pituitary gland. Autoimmunity is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of IgG4-related disease. The diagnosis of IgG4-related hypophysitis (IgG4-RH) is difficult because its clinical features, such as pituitary swelling and hypopituitarism, are similar to those of other pituitary diseases, including lymphocytic hypophysitis and sellar/suprasellar tumors...
November 28, 2016: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896549/embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-a-patient-with-a-heterozygous-frameshift-variant-in-the-dicer1-gene-and-additional-manifestations-of-the-dicer1-syndrome
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Julia Fremerey, Stefan Balzer, Triantafyllia Brozou, Joerg Schaper, Arndt Borkhardt, Michaela Kuhlen
Germline mutations in the DICER1 gene are associated with an inherited cancer predisposition syndrome also known as the DICER1-syndrome, which is implicated in a broad range of tumors including pleuropulmonary blastoma, ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors, ciliary body medulloepithelioma (CBME), pituitary blastoma, embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (eRMS), anaplastic renal sarcoma as well as ocular, sinonasal tumors ovarian sex-cord tumors, thyroid neoplasia and cystic nephroma. This study describes a novel, heterozygous frameshift DICER1 mutation in a patient, who is affected by different tumors of the DICER1-syndrome, including eRMS, CBME and suspected pleuropulmonary blastoma type I...
November 28, 2016: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894339/the-identification-of-human-pituitary-adenoma-initiating-cells
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Branavan Manoranjan, Sujeivan Mahendram, Saleh A Almenawer, Chitra Venugopal, Nicole McFarlane, Robin Hallett, Thusyanth Vijayakumar, Almunder Algird, Naresh K Murty, Doron D Sommer, John P Provias, Kesava Reddy, Sheila K Singh
Classified as benign central nervous system (CNS) tumors, pituitary adenomas account for 10% of diagnosed intracranial neoplasms. Although surgery is often curative, patients with invasive macroadenomas continue to experience significant morbidity and are prone to tumor recurrence. Given the identification of human brain tumor-initiating cells (TICs) that initiate and maintain tumor growth while promoting disease progression and relapse in multiple CNS tumors, we investigated whether TICs also drive the growth of human pituitary adenomas...
November 28, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894193/currently-used-and-investigational-drugs-for-cushing%C3%A2-s-disease
#14
Denis Ciato, Aizhar G Mumbach, Marcelo Paez-Pereda, Günter K Stalla
Cushing's disease (CD) is caused by a corticotroph adenoma of the pituitary gland that secretes excess adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) causing increased morbidity and mortality. Surgery is the treatment of choice, but is not always successful. Alternatives include radiotherapy, adrenal surgery, and pharmaceutical therapy. The latter is increasingly gaining momentum due to the recent development of compounds that reduce hypercortisolaemia or its symptoms, acting through different mechanisms. Areas covered: In this article, the authors provide a complete overview of the treatment options for Cushing´s disease, including adrenal-directed, tumor-targeted, and peripheral therapies that are currently used or in development, and discuss their potential advantages and limitations...
November 29, 2016: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893422/pttg1-regulated-by-mir-146-3p-promotes-bladder-cancer-migration-invasion-metastasis-and-growth
#15
Wei Xiang, Xinchao Wu, Chao Huang, Miao Wang, Xian Zhao, Gang Luo, Yawei Li, Guosong Jiang, Xingyuan Xiao, Fuqing Zeng
Pituitary tumor-transforming gene 1 (PTTG1) is identified as an oncogene, and overexpresses in many tumors. However, the role of PTTG1 in bladder cancer (BC) hasn't yet been characterized well. In this study, we showed the expression of PTTG1 mRNA and protein were both significantly increased in BC tissues and cells. The PTTG1 protein levels were positive correlated with increased tumor size, tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stage, lymphatic invasion and distant metastasis of BC. PTTG1 knockdown dramatically suppressed the migration, invasion, metastasis and growth, and induced senescence and cell-cycle arrest at G0/G1 phase of BC cells...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892895/prothymosin-alpha-and-ki-67-expression-in-pituitary-adenomas
#16
Iga Wierzbicka-Tutka, Grzegorz Sokołowski, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Dariusz Adamek, Edyta Radwańska, Filip Gołkowski
INTRODUCTION: Prothymosin alpha (PTMA), a nuclear oncoprotein involved in cell cycle regulation, is used as a prognostic marker in many cancers. The histopathology of pituitary carcinomas and locally invasive adenomas is indistinguishable from that of benign tumors. A new marker is needed to differentiate these lesions. We evaluated PTMA in pituitary adenomas to determine its usefulness as a prognostic factor of tumor proliferation. MATERIAL/METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a group of 27 patients, including 15 females (56%) and 12 males (44%) with a mean age of 58...
November 7, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885957/visual-pathway-impairment-by-pituitary-adenomas-quantitative-diagnostics-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#17
Ylva Lilja, Oscar Gustafsson, Maria Ljungberg, Göran Starck, Bertil Lindblom, Thomas Skoglund, Henrik Bergquist, Karl-Erik Jakobsson, Daniel Nilsson
OBJECTIVE Despite ample experience in surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas, little is known about objective indices that may reveal risk of visual impairment caused by tumor growth that leads to compression of the anterior visual pathways. This study aimed to explore diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) as a means for objective assessment of injury to the anterior visual pathways caused by pituitary adenomas. METHODS Twenty-three patients with pituitary adenomas, scheduled for transsphenoidal tumor resection, and 20 healthy control subjects were included in the study...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879325/cushing-syndrome-in-a-child-due-to-pro-opiomelanocortin-pomc-secretion-from-a-yolk-sac-tumor
#18
Evelien Gevers, Suzanne Meredith, Pratik Shah, John Torpiano, Catherine Peters, Neil Sebire, Olga Slater, Anne White, Mehul Datani
CONTEXT: Pituitary microadenomas and adrenal tumours are the most common causes for endogenous Cushing syndrome (CS) in children. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a two-year old girl with Cushing syndrome due to ectopic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) production from an abdominal yolk sac tumor. Cortisol concentrations were elevated but adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) concentrations were equivocal. The use of antibodies specifically detecting ACTH precursors revealed that plasma ACTH precursors were elevated...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876186/randomized-trial-for-superiority-of-high-field-strength-intra-operative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-resection-in-pituitary-surgery
#19
Vivek Tandon, Amol Raheja, Ashish Suri, P Sarat Chandra, Shashank S Kale, Rajinder Kumar, Ajay Garg, Mani Kalaivani, Ravindra M Pandey, Bhawani S Sharma
Till date there are no randomized trials to suggest the superiority of intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (IOMRI) guided trans-sphenoidal pituitary resection over two dimensional fluoroscopic (2D-F) guided resections. We conducted this trial to establish the superiority of IOMRI in pituitary surgery. Primary objective was to compare extent of tumor resection between the two study arms. It was a prospective, randomized, outcome assessor and statistician blinded, two arm (A: IOMRI, n=25 and B: 2D-F, n=25), parallel group clinical trial...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876137/cathepsin-k-the-association-between-cathepsin-k-expression-and-sphenoid-sinus-invasion-of-pituitary-adenomas
#20
Hongyan Liu, Guoqi Wang, Weijun Gu, Yiming Mu
Pituitary adenomas with sphenoid sinus or clivus invasion are not uncommon, but the pathogenesis responsible for this phenomenon remains unclear. Cathepsin K, expressed predominantly in osteoclasts, can degrade type I collagen and plays an essential role in bone resorption. Recent studies reported the expression of Cathepsin K in various malignant tumors, such as bone, breast, lung and prostate cancers, and its expression is further increased in bone metastasis or invasive subpopulations. In addition, cathepsin K inhibitors (CatKi) were demonstrated to effectively prevent or reduce osteolytic lesions in breast cancers with bone metastasis...
December 2016: Medical Hypotheses
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