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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741227/posterior-fossa-pilomyxoid-astrocytoma-with-spontaneous-hemorrhage-in-pediatric-patients
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Jintao He, Xiang Li, Wanchun Zhu, Chunde Li, Jian Gong
OBJECT: The tumor described in this report was unique because of its involvement with a posterior fossa spontaneous hemorrhage in a pediatric patient; such a case has never been previously described in cases of pilomyxoid astrocytomas and also rarely found in those of pilocytic astrocytomas. METHODS: This report studied a rare case of posterior fossa pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) with critical and dangerous spontaneous hemorrhage. A 7-year-old girl appeared at the outpatient clinic with sudden headache and vomiting...
July 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739517/novel-use-of-the-leksell-gamma-frame-for-stereotactic-biopsy-of-posterior-fossa-lesions-technical-note
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Shiro Horisawa, Hiroshi Nakano, Takakzu Kawamata, Takaomi Taira
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic transcerebellar biopsies of brainstem tumors have often been reported. The Leksell frame or Cosman-Roberts-Wells frame is often used in transcerebellar approaches. However, to access lesions via the cerebellum, these frames should be secured as inferiorly on the cranium as possible, which can require exaggerated neck flexion and limit the flexible trajectory to the target. To overcome these disadvantages, we have devised a new way to use the Leksell frame for transcerebellar approaches...
July 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733933/immunohistochemical-analysis-of-h3k27me3-demonstrates-global-reduction-in-group-a-childhood-posterior-fossa-ependymoma-and-is-a-powerful-predictor-of-outcome
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Pooja Panwalkar, Jonathan Clark, Vijay Ramaswamy, Debra Hawes, Fusheng Yang, Christopher Dunham, Stephen Yip, Juliette Hukin, Yilun Sun, Matthew J Schipper, Lukas Chavez, Ashley Margol, Melike Pekmezci, Chan Chung, Adam Banda, Jill M Bayliss, Sarah J Curry, Mariarita Santi, Fausto J Rodriguez, Matija Snuderl, Matthias A Karajannis, Amanda M Saratsis, Craig M Horbinski, Anne-Sophie Carret, Beverly Wilson, Donna Johnston, Lucie Lafay-Cousin, Shayna Zelcer, David Eisenstat, Marianna Silva, Katrin Scheinemann, Nada Jabado, P Daniel McNeely, Marcel Kool, Stefan M Pfister, Michael D Taylor, Cynthia Hawkins, Andrey Korshunov, Alexander R Judkins, Sriram Venneti
Posterior fossa ependymomas (EPN_PF) in children comprise two morphologically identical, but biologically distinct tumor entities. Group-A (EPN_PFA) tumors have a poor prognosis and require intensive therapy. In contrast, group-B tumors (EPN_PFB) exhibit excellent prognosis and the current consensus opinion recommends future clinical trials to test the possibility of treatment de-escalation in these patients. Therefore, distinguishing these two tumor subtypes is critical. EPN_PFA and EPN_PFB can be distinguished based on DNA methylation signatures, but these assays are not routinely available...
July 21, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731919/a-case-presentation-rare-occurrence-of-an-adolescent-male-presenting-with-an-atrt-and-simultaneous-low-grade-glioneuronal-tumor
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Matthew Cascio, Marie Rivera-Zengotita, John Fort
Atypical rhabdoid/teratoid tumor (ATRT) is an uncommon and highly malignant tumor of the central nervous system. The majority of ATRT tumors occur in infancy and young children located in the posterior fossa. The ideal treatment for cure remains controversial and prognosis is typically unfavorable. We present a case of an atypical presentation of ATRT, presenting in adolescence with an additional low-grade glioneuronal tumor discovered at diagnosis.
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713626/recurrent-hemorrhage-in-hemangioblastoma-involving-the-posterior-fossa-case-report
#5
Eric Marvin, Asad S Akhter, Jeroen R Coppens
BACKGROUND: Hemangioblastomas (HGBs) are the most common primary intra-axial posterior fossa tumor in adults. Although spontaneous hemorrhage of these tumors is exceedingly rare, despite their vascular nature, we describe a case of recurrent hemorrhage with associated tonsillar herniation, and demonstrate that a surgical approach can provide a suitable outcome. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54-year-old female with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome presented with acute loss of consciousness and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was 4...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676975/a-comprehensive-review-of-the-foramina-of-luschka-history-anatomy-embryology-and-surgery
#6
REVIEW
Jaspreet Johal, Phillip Barrett Paulk, Peter C Oakes, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to comprehensively review the foramina of Luschka in regard to their discovery, embryology, anatomy, and surgical relevance. METHODS: This subject review of the foramina of Luschka was composed after conducting a thorough review of the available literature on this topic using PubMed and other primary sources. RESULTS: The foramina of Luschka are paired apertures located in the lateral recesses of the fourth ventricle, within the posterior cranial fossa...
July 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665390/-surgical-treatment-of-acoustic-neuromas-vestibular-schwannomas
#7
V N Shimanskiy, S V Tanyashin, K V Shevchenko, D A Odamanov
Clinical guidelines are topical systematically developed provisions designed to help the doctor make a decision about a treatment approach in certain clinical situations; they provide information on conducting diagnostic and screening tests, the amount of medical and surgical care, and other aspects of clinical practice. Vestibular schwannomas account for 8% of all intracranial lesions, up to 30% of posterior cranial fossa tumors, and 85% of cerebellopontine angle tumors. The incidence rate of acoustic neuromas is approximately 1 case per 100000 population per year...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647663/management-of-residual-tumor-after-limited-subtotal-resection-of-large-vestibular-schwannomas-lessons-learned-and-a-rationale-for-specialized-care
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William R Copeland, Matthew L Carlson, Brian A Neff, Colin L W Driscoll, Michael J Link
BACKGROUND: In an era where subtotal resection (STR) is increasingly utilized, we have encountered a growing number of patients referred to our institution with limited resection of large vestibular schwannomas (VS), at times associated with grave complications. OBJECTIVE: We highlight lessons learned in the management of large VS and provide a rationale for specialized care. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of over 2,000 patients with VS evaluated at our institution between 2000 and 2016 was reviewed...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646252/childhood-brain-tumors-a-systematic-review-of-the-structural-neuroimaging-literature
#9
REVIEW
Alyssa S Ailion, Kyle Hortman, Tricia Z King
Due to medical advances, a large portion of children survive brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, it is important to identify the neuroanatomical and neurocognitive outcomes associated with survivorship. This review summarizes the specific regional structural neuroimaging findings, the broad structural findings, as well as the corresponding neurocognitive domains affected in brain tumor populations. Across studies, damage is commonly reported near the cerebellum, brain stem, and subcortical regions, as well as the frontal lobes...
June 23, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644064/frequent-vomiting-attacks-in-a-patient-with-lhermitte-duclos-disease-a-rare-pathophysiology-of-cerebellar-lesions
#10
Chika Somagawa, Tomonori Ono, Ryoko Honda, Hiroshi Baba, Takeshi Hiu, Ryujiro Ushijima, Keisuke Toda, Kei Sato, Masahiro Ito, Keisuke Tsutsumi
Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD) is a neurological disease caused by a hamartomatous lesion in the cerebellum. Clinically, LDD is commonly associated with progressive space-occupying lesion effects in the posterior fossa, increasing intracranial pressure, occlusive hydrocephalus, and focal neurological deficits of adjacent structures. The authors report the case of a 10-year-old boy with LDD who had been suffering from vomiting attacks (VAs). These VAs had been brief in duration but extremely frequent, and they had been resistant to antiemetic drugs since the early postnatal period...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617804/integrating-tenascin-c-protein-expression-and-1q25-copy-number-status-in-pediatric-intracranial-ependymoma-prognostication-a-new-model-for-risk-stratification
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Felipe Andreiuolo, Gwénaël Le Teuff, Mohamed Amine Bayar, John-Paul Kilday, Torsten Pietsch, André O von Bueren, Hendrik Witt, Andrey Korshunov, Piergiorgio Modena, Stefan M Pfister, Mélanie Pagès, David Castel, Felice Giangaspero, Leila Chimelli, Pascale Varlet, Stefan Rutkowski, Didier Frappaz, Maura Massimino, Richard Grundy, Jacques Grill
PURPOSE: Despite multimodal therapy, prognosis of pediatric intracranial ependymomas remains poor with a 5-year survival rate below 70% and frequent late deaths. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This multicentric European study evaluated putative prognostic biomarkers. Tenascin-C (TNC) immunohistochemical expression and copy number status of 1q25 were retained for a pooled analysis of 5 independent cohorts. The prognostic value of TNC and 1q25 on the overall survival (OS) was assessed using a Cox model adjusted to age at diagnosis, tumor location, WHO grade, extent of resection, radiotherapy and stratified by cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601978/recurrent-or-symptomatic-residual-posterior-fossa-hemangioblastomas-how-are-they-different-from-their-primary-counterparts
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Shruti Gupta, Lily Pal, Jayesh C Sardhara, Awadhesh K Jaiswal, Arun Srivastava, Anant Mehrotra, Kuntal Kanti Das, Sanjay Behari
BACKGROUND: Posterior fossa hemangioblastomas are WHO grade I benign lesions with a surprisingly high recurrence rate. This study determines the factors responsible for recurrence and the clinico-radiological and histopathological differences between primary (group A; n = 60) and recurrent/symptomatic residual (group B; n = 24) tumors. METHODS: Radiologically, tumors were differentiated into cystic, cystic with a mural nodule, solid-cystic/microcystic and solid...
August 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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/28590989/-it-s-not-a-tumor-a-rare-case-of-symptomatic-cerebellar-developmental-venous-anomaly
#14
Julie A Augenstein, Teresa Chapman, Michael J McNeil, Mark D Lo
Cerebral developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) are benign anatomical variants of the venous system and are commonly described as an incidental finding without clinical significance. Neurologic symptoms or abnormal examination findings are rare and usually attributed to hemorrhagic complications related to coexisting cavernous malformations. There have been limited case reports of symptomatic, uncomplicated DVAs described in the literature. The following case describes a previously healthy child who presented to the emergency department with an acute onset of altered mental status, headache, and focal neurologic examination abnormalities...
June 6, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550357/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-differentiation-of-pediatric-posterior-fossa-tumors
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Soubhi Zitouni, Gonca Koc, Selim Doganay, Sibel Saracoglu, Kazim Z Gumus, Saliha Ciraci, Abdulhakim Coskun, Ekrem Unal, Huseyin Per, Ali Kurtsoy, Olgun Kontas
PURPOSE: To investigate the contribution of preoperative apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in the differential diagnosis of pediatric posterior fossa tumors. METHODS: Forty-two pediatric patients (mean age 7.76 ± 4.58 years) with intra-axial tumors in the infra-tentorial region underwent magnetic resonance imaging. ADC measurement was performed using regions of interest, obtained from the solid component of the mass lesions. ADC ratios were calculated by dividing the ADC values from the mass lesions by the ADC values from normal cerebellar parenchyma...
May 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547518/life-threatening-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-the-cerebellum-treated-by-posterior-fossa-decompression
#16
Yousef Abusabha, Athanasios K Petridis, Bastian Kraus, Marcel A Kamp, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Kerim Beseoglu
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-neuroradiological syndrome associated with various clinical conditions, such as headache, encephalopathy, and seizures. It is reversible if a prompt diagnosis is made and treatment undertaken. We report a 52-year-old male with hypertensive crisis. Progressing somnolence and an unresponsive left pupil occurred. MRI revealed an intra-axial hyperintensity of the cerebellum and brainstem and occlusive hydrocephalus suggestive of encephalitis or a tumor...
July 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545192/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-of-brain-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-eleven-patients-and-review-of-literature
#17
Nasir Ud Din, Abrar Barakzai, Aisha Memon, Sheema Hasan, Zubair Ahmad
Background: Atypical teratoid/ rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare aggressive embryonal central nervous system (CNS) tumor of infancy and early childhood. Majority of the cases arise in the posterior fossa, and remaining in the cerebrum. Aims: To analyze the clinicopathologic features of AT/RT on a cohort of cases. Materials and methods: All reported cases of AT/RT at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) from 2007 to 2016 were reviewed for clinical and pathological features...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541627/sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-with-indocyanine-green-in-vaginal-cancer
#18
In Ok Lee, Jung Yun Lee, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim, Young Tae Kim, Eun Ji Nam
OBJECTIVE: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping is being adapted to gynecologic cancer. Higher SLN mapping rates were reported with indocyanine green (ICG) compared to other dyes. The aim of this film is to share our experience of SLN mapping with ICG in vaginal cancer. METHODS: A 40 year-old woman was diagnosed with squamous cell vaginal cancer. About 1.5 cm-sized tumor was located on the posterior vaginal fornix. Preoperatively she was assumed to be stage I vaginal cancer...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541579/tailored-extended-bifrontal-craniotomy-for-anterior-skull-base-tumors-anatomic-description-of-a-modified-surgical-technique-and-case-series
#19
Michael M Safaee, Michael W McDermott, Arnau Benet, Philip V Theodosopoulos
BACKGROUND: Open transcranial approaches to the anterior skull base remain an integral component of current skull base practice. Evolution of these and other techniques has resulted in revisions of standard, tried-and-true methods in attempts to improve patient outcomes and cosmesis, while still providing the best combination of surgical exposure and ergonomics. OBJECTIVE: To describe a modified approach for midline tumors of the anterior skull base. METHODS: We describe the anatomy and techniques of a modified extended bifrontal craniotomy for anterior skull base tumors...
May 24, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527009/the-simpson-grading-in-meningioma-surgery-does-the-tumor-location-influence-the-prognostic-value
#20
Kira Marie Voß, Dorothee Cäcilia Spille, Cristina Sauerland, Eric Suero Molina, Caroline Brokinkel, Werner Paulus, Walter Stummer, Markus Holling, Astrid Jeibmann, Benjamin Brokinkel
In meningiomas, location-specific differences of the prognostic value of the Simpson classification are sparsely investigated but can influence strategy of surgery. We therefore compared the prognostic value of the Simpson classification in different tumor locations. Progression was compared with Simpson grade in 826 meningioma patients (median age 58 years, female:male ratio 2.4) in location-specific uni- and multivariate analyses. Simpson grade strongly correlated with tumor location (p < .001). Within a median follow-up of 50 months, recurrence was observed in 107 of 803 patients (13%)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
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