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Adiposity and meningioma

Tobias Niedermaier, Gundula Behrens, Daniela Schmid, Inga Schlecht, Beate Fischer, Michael F Leitzmann
OBJECTIVE: Whether adiposity and lack of physical activity affect the risk for developing meningioma and glioma is poorly understood. Our objective was to characterize these associations in detail. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of adiposity and physical activity in relation to meningioma and glioma using cohort and case-control studies published through February 2015. We followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
October 13, 2015: Neurology
Weiqiang Tang, Yan Hei, Lihua Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features, histopathologic classification and frequencies of various types of recurrent orbital space-occupying lesions. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out in 253 consecutive patients with recurrent orbital space-occupying lesions treated by surgical excision in the Institute of Orbital Diseases, the General Hospital of the Armed Police Force from January 2009 to December 2010. RESULTS: The patients included 123 males and 130 females aged 2 to 78 years (mean, 36...
August 2013: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
Joni K Doherty, Fred H Linthicum
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February 2013: Otology & Neurotology
Vasily A Cherekaev, Denis A Golbin, Alexander I Belov
BACKGROUND: Problem of closure of skull base defects after removal of craniobasal lesions, especially, craniofacial, is one of the most challenging in neurosurgery. Persistent skull base defect produces extremely high risk of cerebrospinal fluid leaks and consecutive infectious complications. Local pedicled grafts are the preferred material for plasty. In this study, the authors present original technique of using a pedicled buccal fat pad (BFP) graft. Anatomy and functions of BFP are discussed in details as well as surgical technique illustrated by 2 case reports...
January 2012: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Ahmed Nageeb M Taha, Rami Almefty, Svetlana Pravdenkova, Ossama Al-Mefty
BACKGROUND: The use of an autologous free fat graft is a widely applied technique to obliterate dead space and reinforce dural closure during skull base reconstructions. The associated complications and outcomes of this practice have not been studied. Dissemination of fat in the subarachnoid space resulting in lipoid meningitis has been reported after translabyrinthine approaches, and leakage of liquefied fat is seldom reported in the literature. This study aims to evaluate the morbidity associated with the usage of autologous fat graft in reconstruction of skull base defects based on an extensive experience...
May 2011: World Neurosurgery
Klaus Weber, Robert H Garman, Paul-Georg Germann, Jerry F Hardisty, Georg Krinke, Peter Millar, Ingrid D Pardo
Neoplasms of the nervous system, whether spontaneous or induced, are infrequent in laboratory rodents and very rare in other laboratory animal species. The morphology of neural tumors depends on the intrinsic functions and properties of the cell type, the interactions between the neoplasm and surrounding normal tissue, and regressive changes. The incidence of neural neoplasms varies with sex, location, and age of tumor onset. Although the onset of spontaneous tumor development cannot be established in routine oncogenicity studies, calculations using the time of diagnosis (day of death) have revealed significant differences in tumor biology among different rat strains...
January 2011: Toxicologic Pathology
Hilary L Somerset, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, David Rubinstein, R E Breeze
Intracranial chondromas are uncommon benign lesions usually attached to dura and located over the convexity of the skull. Osteochondromas are even rarer and additionally contain a benign bony component. Both lesions are reportedly difficult to distinguish from meningiomas on pre-operative neuroimaging studies, although few detailed pathologic-neuroimaging correlation studies have appeared in the literature, particularly for intracranial osteochondromas. A 33-year-old woman with a 4-year history of headaches presented with recent onset of left-sided muscle spasms and weakness...
July 2010: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Irit Hochberg, Ze'ev Hochberg
Following extensive suprasellar operations for excision of hypothalamic tumors, some patients develop morbid obesity, the so-called hypothalamic obesity (HyOb). HyOb complicates disorders related to the hypothalamus, including those that cause structural damage to the hypothalamus, pituitary macroadenoma with suprasellar extension, glioma, meningioma, teratoma, germ cell tumors, radiotherapy, Prader-Willi syndrome, and mutations in leptin, leptin receptor, POMC, MC4R and CART genes. It is conceivable that a subgroup of patients with 'simple obesity' also have HyOb...
2010: Endocrine Development
Kenny Yu, James Van Dellen, Philip Idaewor, Federico Roncaroli
OBJECTIVE: We describe an intraosseous angiolipoma of the cranium and discuss the outcome. Angiolipomas are benign tumors that consist of mature adipose tissue and abnormal vessels. They occur predominantly in the subcutaneous tissue of the trunk and upper limbs. Only 4 examples of intraosseous angiolipomas have been reported in the literature, all of which involved the mandible and ribs. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 39-year-old man presented with a right parietal swelling...
January 2009: Neurosurgery
Hiroshi Kashimura, Hiroshi Arai, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Takaaki Beppu, Akira Kurose, Akira Ogawa
A 55-year-old man presented with a rare lipomatous meningioma associated with acute subdural hematoma manifesting as sudden onset of severe headache, but no neurological deficit. No evidence of trauma or underlying predisposition to hemorrhage was seen. Fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery magnetic resonance imaging showed a thin hyperintense area in the right temporal convexity, and an extra-axial mass appearing as mixed hypointensity and hyperintensity. Two weeks later, right temporal craniotomy was performed and the tumor was totally resected with the attached dura...
October 2008: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
M A Reina, P Pulido, J Castedo, M C Villanueva, A López, J A De Andrés, R G Sola
Epidural fat is a reservoir of lipophilic substances that cushions the pulsatile movements of the dural sac, protects nerve structures, and facilitates the movement of the dural sac over the periosteum of the spinal canal during flexion and extension. Excessive epidural fat can compress the underlying structures, however, and affect the placement of catheters and the distribution of injected solutions. This review discusses changes in epidural fat related to various diseases and events: lipomatosis, epidural lymphoma, arachnoid cysts, epidural hematoma, meningiomas, angiolipomas, spondylolysis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and liposarcoma...
March 2007: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Taoufiq Harmouch, Magali Colombat, Aida El Amri, Antoine Feydy, Michel Kalamarides, Aimée Redondo, Claude Degott
Lipomatous meningiomas are rarely encountered and are included in the World Health Organization's (WHO) group of metaplastic meningiomas. We report two cases of these tumors. The presenting symptoms were headaches in one case and seizure in the other. Radiologically, these tumors were extra-axial and unique. One tumor displayed fat accumulation, while the other had the appearance of a conventional meningioma. Microscopically, these tumors corresponded to meningothelial and transitional meningiomas containing a variable proportion of adipose tissue composed of mature adipocytes or lipoblasts...
October 2005: Annales de Pathologie
E Matyja, E Naganska, M Zabek, J Jagielski
Meningiomas exhibit a broad spectrum of differentiation potency corresponding to different histological subtypes. The separate secretory or lipomatous transformation of meningothelial cells is uncommonly encountered in meningiomas classified into distinct secretory or lipomatous variants. The coexistence of these two different histological subtypes is extremely rare. We report an exceptional case of secretory meningioma associated with extensive lipomatous component in a 58-year-old woman. CT scan and MRI of the brain showed a well-defined tumor mass in the right temporal lobe with areas of adipose tissue and extensive surrounding brain edema...
November 2005: Clinical Neuropathology
M Oettel, A K Mukhopadhyay
'Classical' genomic progesterone receptors appear relatively late in phylogenesis, i.e. it is only in birds and mammals that they are detectable. In the different species, they mediate manifold effects regarding the differentiation of target organ functions, mainly in the reproductive system. Surprisingly, we know little about the physiology, endocrinology, and pharmacology of progesterone and progestins in male gender or men respectively, despite the fact that, as to progesterone secretion and serum progesterone levels, there are no great quantitative differences between men and women (at least outside the luteal phase)...
September 2004: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Antonio Leone, Alessandro Maria Costantini, Raffaela Brigida, Onorina Monica Antoniol, Raffaele Antonelli-Incalzi, Lorenzo Bonomo
Werner syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by clinical signs of premature aging, short stature, scleroderma-like skin changes, endocrine abnormalities, cataracts, and an increased incidence of malignancies. We report on a 48-year-old woman with Werner syndrome associated with intracranial meningiomas who had extensive musculoskeletal manifestations including osteoporosis of the extremities, extensive tendinopathy about the ankles, osteomyelitis of the phalanges of the first left toe, abundant soft-tissue calcification, and two dense ossified soft-tissue masses, with cortical bone and trabeculae arising from the posterosuperior aspect of the calcanei and extending into Kager fat pads...
January 2005: Skeletal Radiology
M Wahab, F Al-Azzawi
Meningiomas are slow-growing benign brain tumors. The etiology of meningioma is largely unknown, and exposure to high-dose ionizing radiation and coexistence with certain rare genetic conditions explain only a small fraction of the incidence of the disease. The evidence that implicates gender-specific hormones in the pathogenesis of meningioma emanates from data showing increased growth of meningiomas during pregnancy and change in size during menses. Observational data have identified the menopause and oophorectomy as conferring protection against the risk of developing meningiomas, while adiposity is positively associated with the disease...
December 2003: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
T Withers, A Klevansky, S R Weinstein
We present a case of histologically confirmed lipomeningioma, the first to our knowledge reported in Australia. A 61-year-old man presented with seizures and confusion, and was found to have a non-enhancing left extra axial temporo-parietal lesion on CT and MRI scan. On MRI, the mass lesion showed hyper-intensity on the T1 weighted images, hypo-intensity on fat suppressed T2 weighted images and no enhancement with intravenous gadolinium, indicating a mass consisting predominantly of fatty tissue. A subsequent CT also showed the mass lesion to be hypodense with Hounsfield units indicating fatty tissue...
November 2003: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Sandy S Wu, William W M Lo, Donald L Tschirhart, William H Slattery, Joseph N Carberry, Derald E Brackmann
CONTEXT: Lipochoristomas (lipomatous choristomas) are rare tumors of the acoustic nerve (cranial nerve VIII/vestibulocochlear nerve) within the internal acoustic canal and sometimes the cerebellopontine angle, and are histogenetically believed to be congenital malformations. Their clinically indolent behavior has recently prompted a more conservative management protocol in a quest for maximal nerve/hearing preservation. This approach contrasts sharply with that for the common internal acoustic canal/cerebellopontine angle tumors, the neuroepithelial neoplasms (acoustic schwannomas and meningiomas), which behave more aggressively and have more prominent clinical manifestations...
November 2003: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
J Fernando Val-Bernal, José de sa Dehesa, M Francisca Garijo, Daniel Val
We report a cutaneous lipomatous neurofibroma on the skin of the left-side parietal area of approximately 9 months' duration in a 67-year-old woman. The regular distribution of adipose tissue throughout the lesion suggested that fat was an integral part of the tumor, not a metaplastic or degenerative process. To our knowledge, this type of lesion has not been documented. The main differential diagnosis embraces neurocristic cutaneous hamartoma, lipoma and its variants, cutaneous meningioma, and neural nevus with fat replacement...
June 2002: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Y Sadahira, K Sugihara, T Manabe
We report a case of malignant meningioma that occurred in the abdominal operation scar of a 71-year-old woman. This tumor was a 13 x 8 cm gray-tan soft tumor, consisting of multiple nodules. Histologically, tumor cells proliferated in the subcutaneous tissue, displaying mostly a storiform pattern and a focal whorl formation with high mitotic figures. The immunohistochemical positivity for epithelial membrane antigen and negativity for CD34 enabled us to differentiate this tumor from a dermatofibroma protuberance or hemangiopericytoma...
March 2001: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
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