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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105067/similarities-and-differences-in-neuroplasticity-mechanisms-between-brain-gliomas-and-nonlesional-epilepsy
#1
Pierre Bourdillon, Caroline Apra, Marc Guénot, Hugues Duffau
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the conceptual and practical implications of a hodotopic approach in neurosurgery, and to compare the similarities and the differences in neuroplasticity mechanisms between low-grade gliomas and nonlesional epilepsy. METHODS: We review the recent data about the hodotopic organization of the brain connectome, alongside the organization of epileptic networks, and analyze how these two structures interact, suggesting therapeutic prospects. Then we focus on the mechanisms of neuroplasticity involved in glioma natural course and after glioma surgery...
November 3, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076421/seizures-and-anticonvulsants-in-brain-tumours-frequency-mechanisms-and-anti-epileptic-management
#2
Charles Vecht, Louis Royer-Perron, Caroline Houillier, Gilles Huberfeld
In cancer, epilepsy can be the manifestation of a primary brain tumour, metastatic disease, vascular or surgical complications, opportunistic infection or secondary to anti-tumour therapy. Seizures are frequently the first symptom of a brain tumour. The epilepsy is related to elevated extracellular glutamate stimulating NMDA- and AMPA-receptors and to the formation of D-2HG which resembles glutamate in IDH1 mutated gliomas. Epilepsy as presenting sign is associated with a longer survival in low- and high- grade gliomas, particularly with the IDH1 mutation...
October 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045978/-clinicopathologic-features-of-infant-dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
H Wang, J T Ye, H X Yao, D Li, Y Dong
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) has traditionally been viewed as rare benign tumors that present with seizure widely considered curable with surgery alone. Most DNTs occur in childhood and young adults. However, rare reported cases occur in infants. This paper reported an infant case of DNT and its diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, molecular features and prognosis based on the review of current literatures. The age onset of this patient was only 11 months old. The clinical manifestations were partial seizures and the imaging data untypical; CT and MRI were all supportive of astrocytoma...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016869/clinical-characteristics-associated-with-postoperative-seizure-control-in-adult-low-grade-gliomas-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Xia Shan, Xing Fan, Xing Liu, Zheng Zhao, Yinyan Wang, Tao Jiang
Background: Epilepsy is the most common symptom in patients with supratentorial low-grade gliomas (LGGs), which adversely affects the patient's quality of life. Poor seizure control with antiepileptic therapy is an indication for surgery in these patients. Recent studies have sought to identify predictors of postoperative seizure control after surgical resection of LGG; gross-total resection was shown to be a significant predictor in this respect. However, the prognostic value of other factors is not clear...
July 17, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984519/surgical-management-of-incidentally-discovered-diffusely-infiltrating-low-grade-glioma
#5
Michael Opoku-Darko, Stefan T Lang, James Artindale, J Gregory Cairncross, Robert J Sevick, John J P Kelly
OBJECTIVE Occasionally, diffusely infiltrating low-grade gliomas (LGGs) are identified as incidental findings in patients who have no signs or symptoms that can be ascribed to the tumors. The diagnosis of incidental, asymptomatic LGGs has become more frequent due to the vast increase in access to medical imaging technology. While management of these lesions remains controversial, early surgery has been suggested to improve outcome. The authors set out to identify and review the characteristics and surgical outcomes of patients who underwent surgical intervention for incidental LGG...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963932/foxo4-expression-is-associated-with-the-occurrence-and-outcome-of-seizures-an-rna-sequencing-analysis-of-low-grade-gliomas
#6
Yongheng Wang, Kai Tang, Jianhua Zhao, Li Liu, Ji Feng
PURPOSE: Epileptic seizures account for most of the initial symptoms in patients with low-grade gliomas (LGGs). Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms of tumor-associated seizures remain unclear. This study investigated the genetic changes associated with the occurrence and outcome of seizures in patients with LGGs. METHODS: The clinical characteristics and gene profile data of 86 patients with LGGs were collected from the Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas database. Gene expression was analyzed based on whole-genome RNA sequencing...
September 21, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927746/-proposal-of-screening-for-diffuse-low-grade-gliomas-in-the-population-from-20-to-40years
#7
Emmanuel Mandonnet, Luc Taillandier, Hugues Duffau
Diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) are cerebral tumors occurring in young adults, with an inescapable progression to higher grade of malignancy, resulting in functional impairment and death. DLGG evolve in several phases: an asymptomatic period despite a slow radiological growth; a period in which inaugural symptoms occur, usually epilepsy with possible mild cognitive disorders; then a phase with malignant transformation generating disabling neurological deficits; and ultimately the terminal stage. Early maximal surgical resection significantly increases overall survival while preserving quality of life...
October 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674208/younger-age-at-surgery-and-lesser-seizure-frequency-as-prognostic-factors-for-favorable-seizure-related-outcome-after-glioma-resection-in-adults
#8
Zhe-Ren Tan, Xiao-Yan Long, Zhi-Quan Yang, Jun Huang, Qing-Yuan Hu, Hao-Dong Yang, Guo-Liang Li
The identification of variables predictive of good seizure control following surgical tumor resection in adult glioma patients with tumor-related epilepsy would greatly benefit treatment decisions. Therefore, we analyzed the clinical data of adult patients with tumor-related epilepsy who underwent tumor resection at our institute between November 2011 and August 2013. Patients were divided into seizure-free (Engel Ia) and unfavorable outcome groups (Engel Ib-IV), and potential prognostic factors were analyzed...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599984/prevention-and-management-of-postoperative-seizures-in-neuro-oncology
#9
F Chassoux, E Landre
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy related to brain tumors is often difficult to treat and may impact the quality of life. We performed a review of current recommendations for the prevention of postoperative seizures and optimizing the anti-epileptic treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Based on studies performed since 2000 we conducted the review by (1) analyzing the incidence of tumoral epilepsy and mechanisms of epileptogenicity; (2) describing the current medical and surgical strategy according to oncologic treatments; (3) discussing the management of postoperative seizures; (4) considering the drug withdrawal after oncologic therapy...
June 6, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516343/therapeutic-dormancy-to-delay-postsurgical-glioma-recurrence-the-past-present-and-promise-of-focal-hypothermia
#10
REVIEW
Didier Wion
Surgery precedes both radiotherapy and chemotherapy as the first-line therapy for glioma. However, despite multimodal treatment, most glioma patients die from local recurrence in the resection margin. Glioma surgery is inherently lesional, and the response of brain tissue to surgery includes hemostasis, angiogenesis, reactive gliosis and inflammation. Unfortunately, these processes are also associated with tumorigenic side-effects. An increasing amount of evidence indicates that the response to a surgery-related brain injury is hijacked by residual glioma cells and participates in the local regeneration of tumor tissues at the resection margin...
July 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440867/the-epileptology-of-koolen-de-vries-syndrome-electro-clinico-radiologic-findings-in-31-patients
#11
Kenneth A Myers, Simone A Mandelstam, Georgia Ramantani, Elisabeth J Rushing, Bert B de Vries, David A Koolen, Ingrid E Scheffer
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to describe the spectrum of epilepsy phenotypes in Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS), a genetic syndrome involving dysmorphic features, intellectual disability, hypotonia, and congenital malformations, that occurs secondary to 17q21.31 microdeletions and heterozygous mutations in KANSL1. METHODS: We were invited to attend a large gathering of individuals with KdVS and their families. While there, we recruited individuals with KdVS and seizures, and performed thorough phenotyping...
June 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387627/surgery-guided-with-intraoperative-electrocorticography-in-patients-with-low-grade-glioma-and-refractory-seizures
#12
Pei-Sen Yao, Shu-Fa Zheng, Feng Wang, De-Zhi Kang, Yuan-Xiang Lin
OBJECTIVE Using intraoperative electrocorticography (ECoG) to identify epileptogenic areas and improve postoperative seizure control in patients with low-grade gliomas (LGGs) remains inconclusive. In this study the authors retrospectively report on a surgery strategy that is based on intraoperative ECoG monitoring. METHODS A total of 108 patients with LGGs presenting at the onset of refractory seizures were included. Patients were divided into 2 groups. In Group I, all patients underwent gross-total resection (GTR) combined with resection of epilepsy areas guided by intraoperative ECoG, while patients in Group II underwent only GTR...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098941/posterior-cortex-epilepsy-surgery-in-childhood-and-adolescence-predictors-of-long-term-seizure-outcome
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Georgia Ramantani, Angeliki Stathi, Armin Brandt, Karl Strobl, Susanne Schubert-Bast, Gert Wiegand, Rudolf Korinthenberg, Vera van Velthoven, Josef Zentner, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Thomas Bast
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the long-term seizure outcome of children and adolescents who were undergoing epilepsy surgery in the parietooccipital cortex and determine their predictive factors. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 50 consecutive patients aged 11.1 (mean) ± 5.1 (standard deviation) years at surgery. All patients but one had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-visible lesion. Resections were parietal in 40%, occipital in 32%, and parietooccipital in 28% cases; 24% patients additionally underwent a resection of the posterior border of the temporal lobe...
March 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041673/epilepsy-related-brain-tumors
#14
REVIEW
Özdem Ertürk Çetin, Cihan İşler, Mustafa Uzan, Çiğdem Özkara
Seizures are among the most common presentations of brain tumors. Several tumor types can cause seizures in varying rates; neuroglial tumors and the gliomas are the most common ones. Brain tumors are the second most common cause of focal intractable epilepsy in epilepsy surgery series, with the highest frequency being dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors and gangliogliomas. Seizure management is an important part of the treatment of patients with brain tumors. This review discusses clinical features and management of seizures in patients with brain tumors, including, neuroglial tumors, gliomas, meningioma and metastases; with the help of recent literature data...
January 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861323/stereotactic-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas
#15
REVIEW
Ian Lee, Steven Kalkanis, Constantinos G Hadjipanayis
BACKGROUND: The value of maximal safe cytoreductive surgery in recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGGs) is gaining wider acceptance. However, patients may harbor recurrent tumors that may be difficult to access with open surgery. Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is emerging as a technique for treating a variety of brain pathologies, including primary and metastatic tumors, radiation necrosis, and epilepsy. OBJECTIVE: To review the role of LITT in the treatment of recurrent HGGs, for which current treatments have limited efficacy, and to discuss the possible role of LITT in the disruption of the blood-brain barrier to increase delivery of chemotherapy locoregionally...
December 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659834/epilepsy-surgery-for-pediatric-low-grade-gliomas-of-the-cerebral-hemispheres-neurosurgical-considerations-and-outcomes
#16
REVIEW
Matthew T Brown, Frederick A Boop
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric low-grade tumors are found in roughly 1-3 % of patients with childhood epilepsy; seizures associated with these tumors are often medically refractory and often present a significant morbidity, greater than the presence of the tumor itself. DISCUSSION: The unique morbidity of the seizures often requires an epilepsy surgical approach over a standard oncologic resection to achieve a reduction in morbidity for the child. Multiple quality-of-life studies have shown that unless a patient is seizure-free, they remain disabled throughout their life; the best way to achieve this in our patient population is with a multidisciplinary team approach with treatment goals focusing primarily on the epilepsy...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659822/an-integrative-molecular-and-genomic-analysis-of-pediatric-hemispheric-low-grade-gliomas-an-update
#17
REVIEW
Alvaro Lassaletta, Michal Zapotocky, Eric Bouffet, Cynthia Hawkins, Uri Tabori
Hemispheric low-grade gliomas account for the second most common location in pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGGs) after the cerebellum. The pathological spectrum includes gangliogliomas, dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNETs), diffuse astrocytomas, pilocytic astrocytomas, and pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas (PXAs), among others. Clinically, hemispheric PLGGs represent a well-recognized cause of intractable epilepsy in children and adolescents. With an excellent long-term outcome, surgery remains the cornerstone and patients with gross total resection typically do not need any further therapies...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651472/seizure-control-as-a-new-metric-in-assessing-efficacy-of-tumor-treatment-in-low-grade-glioma-trials
#18
REVIEW
Edward K Avila, Marc Chamberlain, David Schiff, Jaap C Reijneveld, Terri S Armstrong, Roberta Ruda, Patrick Y Wen, Michael Weller, Johan A F Koekkoek, Sandeep Mittal, Yoshiki Arakawa, Ali Choucair, Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, David R MacDonald, Ryo Nishikawa, Aashit Shah, Charles J Vecht, Paula Warren, Martin J van den Bent, Lisa M DeAngelis
Patients with low-grade glioma frequently have brain tumor-related epilepsy, which is more common than in patients with high-grade glioma. Treatment for tumor-associated epilepsy usually comprises a combination of surgery, anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Response to tumor-directed treatment is measured primarily by overall survival and progression-free survival. However, seizure frequency has been observed to respond to tumor-directed treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy...
January 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27453057/cortico-cortical-evoked-hemodynamic-responses-in-human-language-systems-using-intraoperative-near-infrared-spectroscopy-during-direct-cortical-stimulation
#19
Keisuke Sato, Masafumi Fukuda, Yosuke Sato, Tetsuya Hiraishi, Tetsuro Takao, Yukihiko Fujii
BACKGROUND: Understanding of cortico-cortical activity in eloquent areas intraoperatively is crucial for neurosurgical procedures. Here, we used intraoperative near-infrared spectroscopy (iNIRS) during direct cortical stimulation as a robust tool to better understand the cortico-cortical connectivity in language systems. METHODS: We applied iNIRS to 3 patients who underwent epilepsy surgery due to lesions (cavernous angioma, epidermoid cyst, and low-grade glioma) located in language areas...
September 6, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450764/intraoperative-fluorescein-staining-for-benign-brain-tumors
#20
Krasimir Minkin, Emanuil Naydenov, Kaloyan Gabrovski, Petia Dimova, Marin Penkov, Rositsa Tanova, Sevdelin Nachev, Kiril Romanski
OBJECTIVE: Successful use of high-dose fluorescein-sodium (20mg/kg) with a standard light microscope for resection of high-grade gliomas, meningiomas, hemangioblastoma and metastases was reported. The principle of brain tumor staining by fluorescein-sodium (Fl-Na) consists in the accumulation of fluorescein in brain tumors with impaired blood-brain barrier. The aim of our study was to investigate for the first time the usefulness of high-dose fluorescein in patients operated on for benign neuroepithelial brain tumors (grade I WHO tumors) with contrast enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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