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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923226/intraoperative-tumoral-bleeding-of-hypervascular-medulloblastoma-after-ventricular-drainage-a-case-report
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Han-Seung Ryu, Tae-Young Jung, Moon-Soo Han, Seul-Ki Kim, Kyung-Hwa Lee
We report a rare case of intraoperative tumoral bleeding of a hypervascular medulloblastoma. A 12-year-old girl presented with dizziness and nausea. Brain magnetic resonance (MR) images revealed an approximately 4.2-cm enhanced mass on the cerebellar vermis associated with mild perilesional edema and increased cerebral blood volume. Angiography showed tumoral staining and developed occipital and circular dural sinuses in the venous phase. A suboccipital craniotomy was performed. To relieve the intracranial pressure, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was drained via a lateral ventricular catheter in the occipital horn...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895770/classical-intracranial-chondrosarcoma-a-case-report
#2
Jingyang Chi, Mingchao Zhang, Jianmin Kang
Intracranial chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant cartilage-forming tumor, with only a small number of cases in the posterior cranial fossa reported previously. The present study reports the case of a 40-year-old male patient who was admitted to Tianjin Huanhu Hospital with a progressive headache and dizziness that had lasted for 2 years. Physical and neurological examinations were normal. Radiography of the skull identified an opaque lesion in the left frontal region of the brain. Cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion with calcification and homogenous contrast enhancement in the left frontal region...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889018/posterior-fossa-tumors
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REVIEW
Lara A Brandão, Tina Young Poussaint
Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of death from solid tumors in childhood. The most common posterior fossa tumors in children are medulloblastoma, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma, ependymoma, and brainstem glioma. Location, and imaging findings on computed tomography (CT) and conventional MR (cMR) imaging may provide important clues to the most likely diagnosis. Moreover, information obtained from advanced MR imaging techniques increase diagnostic confidence and help distinguish between different histologic tumor types...
February 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885877/surgical-outcomes-of-middle-fossa-approach-in-intracanalicular-vestibular-schwannoma
#4
Woo Seok Kang, Shin Ae Kim, Chan Joo Yang, Sung Hoon Nam, Jong Woo Chung
CONCLUSION: Middle fossa approach (MFA) shows a hearing preservation rate of 86% and facial nerve function was preserved with HB grade I or II in 93%. MFA is a good treatment option for intra-canalicular vestibular schwannomas when surgical excision is needed. BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes of vestibular schwannoma have progressively improved with the advancement of microsurgical instruments. MFA is known to have better chances to preserve hearing, while it has limited access to the posterior fossa, limitation of tumor size, and higher risk of post-operative facial nerve weakness...
November 25, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881822/lowered-h3k27me3-and-dna-hypomethylation-define-poorly-prognostic-pediatric-posterior-fossa-ependymomas
#5
Jill Bayliss, Piali Mukherjee, Chao Lu, Siddhant U Jain, Chan Chung, Daniel Martinez, Benjamin Sabari, Ashley S Margol, Pooja Panwalkar, Abhijit Parolia, Melike Pekmezci, Richard C McEachin, Marcin Cieslik, Benita Tamrazi, Benjamin A Garcia, Gaspare La Rocca, Mariarita Santi, Peter W Lewis, Cynthia Hawkins, Ari Melnick, C David Allis, Craig B Thompson, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Alexander R Judkins, Sriram Venneti
Childhood posterior fossa (PF) ependymomas cause substantial morbidity and mortality. These tumors lack recurrent genetic mutations, but a subset of these ependymomas exhibits CpG island (CpGi) hypermethylation [PF group A (PFA)], implicating epigenetic alterations in their pathogenesis. Further, histological grade does not reliably predict prognosis, highlighting the importance of developing more robust prognostic markers. We discovered global H3K27me3 reduction in a subset of these tumors (PF-ve ependymomas) analogous to H3K27M mutant gliomas...
November 23, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872228/child-neurology-diencephalic-syndrome-like-presentation-of-a-cervicomedullary-brainstem-tumor
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Melanie Conway, Resham Ejaz, Elizabeth Kouzmitcheva, Deena Savlov, James T Rutka, Mahendranath Moharir
Diencephalic syndrome is a rare clinical entity, traditionally encompassing severe failure to thrive, nystagmus, and hyperkinesis, secondary to an intracranial neoplasm that is classically located in the hypothalamic region and its vicinity. However, the presenting features can be variable, often resulting in delayed diagnosis, which may worsen prognosis. This case report describes the atypical presentation of a posterior fossa tumor with features reminiscent of diencephalic syndrome that have not previously been reported in the literature...
November 22, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857878/magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessment-of-vascular-contact-of-the-facial-nerve-in-the-asymptomatic-patient
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Nicholas L Deep, Geoffrey P Fletcher, Kent D Nelson, Ameet C Patel, David M Barrs, Bernard R Bendok, Joseph M Hoxworth
Objective The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of facial nerve vascular contact on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients without hemifacial spasm (HFS). Study Design Our radiology database was queried to identify consecutive adult patients without a history of HFS, intracranial tumor, brain radiation therapy, intracranial surgery, traumatic brain injury, or trigeminal nerve vascular compression. One hundred high-resolution MRIs of the posterior fossa were independently reviewed by two neuroradiologists for facial nerve vascular contact (200 sides)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857799/a-rare-case-of-infantile-cerebellar-pilocytic-astrocytoma-and-thrombocytopenia-presenting-with-intratumoral-hemorrhage
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Shashank R Ramdurg, Jaybrata Maitra
Incidence of gliomas presenting with hemorrhage is around 3.7-7.2%. Low-grade gliomas account for <1% tumor with hemorrhage. Infants presenting with cerebellar pilocytic astrocytomas (PAs) and hemorrhage with thrombocytopenia have not been reported. We report an interesting case of a 9-month-old infant who presented to the emergency department in a drowsy state with recurrent vomiting. Laboratory investigations showed anemia, thrombocytopenia, and coagulopathy. Radiological evaluation showed a large PA with bleed...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846874/treatment-implications-of-posterior-fossa-ependymoma-subgroups
#9
Vijay Ramaswamy, Michael D Taylor
Posterior fossa ependymoma comprises two distinct molecular entities, ependymoma_posterior fossa A (EPN_PFA) and ependymoma_posterior fossa B (EPN_PFB), with differentiable gene expression profiles. As yet, the response of the two entities to treatment is unclear. To determine the relationship between the two molecular subgroups of posterior fossa ependymoma and treatment, we studied a cohort of 820 patients with molecularly profiled, clinically annotated posterior fossa ependymomas. We found that the strongest predictor of poor outcome in patients with posterior fossa ependymoma across the entire age spectrum was molecular subgroup EPN_PFA, which was recently reported in the paper entitled "Therapeutic impact of cytoreductive surgery and irradiation of posterior fossa ependymoma in the molecular era: a retrospective multicohort analysis" in the Journal of Clinical Oncology...
November 15, 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830331/posterior-fossa-syndrome-with-delayed-mr-evidence-of-unilateral-superior-cerebellar-peduncle-scp-damage
#10
Kevin Carr, Pegah Ghamasaee, Achint Singh, Izabela Tarasiewicz
Posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) is a well-known sequela of midline posterior fossa tumor resection. Patients typically exhibit transient behavioral, motor, and oculomotor disturbances that resolve within a few weeks to several months after surgery. The underlying pathophysiology of PFS is not completely understood, but contemporary literature has implicated injury to the dentate nucleus and/or exiting dentatothalamocortical fiber bundles as a causative factor. The authors present a case of a young male who developed a delayed variant of PFS typified by motor deficits and demonstrated diffusion restriction in the ipsilateral superior cerebellar peduncle...
November 9, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825904/ruptured-massa-intermedia-secondary-to-hydrocephalus-a-case-report
#11
Ahmed El Damaty, Soenke Langner, Henry W S Schroeder
BACKGROUND: We would like to report a case of ruptured massa intermedia (MI) as a sequela of hydrocephalus. CASE DESCRIPTION: A single case report describing the sequelae of tumor bed hematoma after a posterior fossa hemangioblastoma resection where the patient bled three days after surgery resulting in secondary hydrocephalus and subsequently dilatation of the third ventricle which resulted in rupture of the MI. The patient was managed on emergency basis with an external ventricular drain then endoscopically with a third ventriculostomy and clot extraction...
November 4, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804946/-parosteal-osseous-lipoma-of-the-temporal-bone-concurrent-with-involvement-of-the-parotid-salivary-gland
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O V Dolzhansky, E M Pal'tseva, D V Bulanov, D N Fedorov
The paper describes a case of parosteal lipoma of the temporal bone, by simultaneously involving the parotid salivary gland. Computed tomography performed in a 48-year-old man showed that in the area of the posterior edge of the glenoid fossa of the right temporal bone there was a massive (1.5×1.7×0.9-cm) exostosis extending down from the skull base. The exostosis was surrounded by a 3.5×3.6×5.3 soft tissue mass that was located in the projection of the right parotid salivary gland with a capsule and minor calcifications...
2016: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801403/-a-technique-of-tachocomb-application-in-dura-mater-reconstruction-in-surgery-for-posterior-cranial-fossa-tumors
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V N Shimansky, V K Poshataev, D A Odamanov, K V Shevchenko
INTRODUCTION: Liquorrhea is a condition characterized by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage from the cranial cavity due to injury to the integrity of the dura mater (DM) and bone structures of the skull base. Surgery for posterior cranial fossa (PCF) lesions distinguishes wound CSF leakage when CSF leaks from a surgical wound as well as basal CSF leakage (nasal liquorrhea and, less often, otoliquorrhea). The main cause of basal CSF leakage is injury (including surgical injury) resulting in a defect in the DM and bone structures (cells of the mastoid process in the case of a suboccipital retrosigmoid approach)...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787875/posterior-fossa-syndrome-review-of-the-behavioral-and-emotional-aspects-in-pediatric-cancer-patients
#14
REVIEW
Jane C Lanier, Annah N Abrams
Medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood, occurs in the posterior fossa, the part of the intracranial cavity that contains the brainstem and the cerebellum. The cerebellum is involved in many complex aspects of human behavior and function, and when it is disrupted or insulted, this can lead to significant sequelae in children with posterior fossa tumors. A constellation of impairing and distressing symptoms, including mutism, ataxia/hypotonia, and emotional lability, develops in approximately 25% of children after the surgical resection of posterior fossa tumors...
October 27, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785688/dti-fiber-tractography-of-cerebro-cerebellar-pathways-and-clinical-evaluation-of-ataxia-in-childhood-posterior-fossa-tumor-survivors
#15
Myung Eun Oh, Pablo Hernáiz Driever, Rajiv K Khajuria, Stefan Mark Rueckriegel, Elisabeth Koustenis, Harald Bruhn, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale
Pediatric posterior fossa (PF) tumor survivors experience long-term motor deficits. Specific cerebrocerebellar connections may be involved in incidence and severity of motor dysfunction. We examined the relationship between long-term ataxia as well as fine motor function and alteration of differential cerebellar efferent and afferent pathways using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography. DTI-based tractography was performed in 19 patients (10 pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) and 9 medulloblastoma patients (MB)) and 20 healthy peers...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760993/long-term-surgical-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-of-atypical-and-malignant-meningiomas
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Yu-Chi Wang, Chi-Cheng Chuang, Kuo-Chen Wei, Cheng-Nen Chang, Shih-Tseng Lee, Chieh-Tsai Wu, Yung-Hsin Hsu, Tzu-Kan Lin, Peng-Wei Hsu, Yin-Cheng Huang, Chen-Kan Tseng, Chun-Chieh Wang, Yao-Liang Chen, Pin-Yuan Chen
Atypical and malignant meningiomas are rare. Our aim was to examine the treatment outcomes following surgical resection, and analyze associations between clinical characteristics and overall survival (OS) or relapse free survival (RFS). 102 patients with atypical or malignant meningiomas underwent microsurgical resection between June 2001 and November 2009 were analyzed retrospectively. We compared demographics, clinical characteristics, treatment, and complications. The five-year and ten-year overall survival rates were 93...
October 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757491/-tumors-of-the-posterior-cranial-fossa
#17
P Papanagiotou, M Politi
Various types of brain tumor can occur in the region of the posterior fossa. Brain metastases in adults are the most common malignancies at this localization. Ependymomas, medulloblastomas and pilocytic astrocytomas occur mostly in children and only rarely in adults. Other tumors that occur in the posterior fossa are meningiomas, schwannomas, hemangioblastomas, brain stem gliomas and epidermoid tumors. Due to the fact that the various tumors of the posterior fossa have different treatment approaches and prognoses, an accurate and specific diagnosis is mandatory...
October 18, 2016: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744466/posterior-fossa-ruptured-dermoid-cyst-presenting-with-hydrocephalus
#18
Abrar A Wani, Uday S Raswan, Nayil K Malik, Altaf U Ramzan
Dermoid cysts are rare, benign lesions of embryological origin that represent 0.1-0.7% of all intracranial tumors. They are mainly located in the supra tentorial space, especially in the parasellar region. Their location in the posterior fossa remains uncommon. Rupture of intracranial dermoid cysts is a rare phenomenon. We present a case of dermoid cyst, which had ruptured into ventricular system. Computed Tomography and MRI revealed fat in the fourth ventricle, prepontine cistern, and cerebellomedullary cistern...
October 2016: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741416/utility-of-superiorly-based-masseter-muscle-flap-for-postablative-retromaxillary-reconstruction
#19
Chandrashekhar R Bande, Akshay Mishra, M K Gupta, Manu Goel, Mayur J Gawande
PURPOSE: Resections in the posterior component of the oral cavity usually lead to severe functional compromise and lower quality of life for patients. Notable advances in reconstruction of the posterior part of the mouth and of the oropharynx have occurred in recent decades. The anatomic and physiologic rehabilitation of the defect to a reasonable outcome with low morbidity and mortality remains the founding basis of any surgical reconstruction, which also holds true for oral oropharyngeal and retromaxillary reconstructions...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720200/facial-nerve-schwannomas-review-of-80-cases-over-25-years-at-mayo-clinic
#20
Matthew L Carlson, Nicholas L Deep, Neil S Patel, Larry B Lundy, Nicole M Tombers, Christine M Lohse, Michael J Link, Colin L Driscoll
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the long-term clinical behavior, treatment, and outcomes of sporadic facial nerve schwannoma (FNS) in a large cohort of patients managed in the post-magnetic resonance imaging era. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review at a single tertiary health care system (January 1, 1990, through December 31, 2015), evaluating 80 consecutive patients with sporadic FNS. RESULTS: Ninety-eight patients with FNS were identified; 10 with incomplete data and 8 with neurofibromatosis type 2 were excluded...
October 5, 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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