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malignant rhabdoid tumor

Istvan Bodi, Anastasios Giamouriadis, Naomi Sibtain, Ross Laxton, Andrew King, Francesco Vergani
Background: Primary CNS malignant rhabdoid tumors are very rare in adults and much less is known about their biological behavior than in children. Recently, two adult cases of SMARCB1 (also known as INI1)-deficient tumor with rhabdoid cells have been described, suggesting an emerging group of primary meningeal SMARCB1-deficient tumors. We have recently encountered a case of INI1-deficient tumor with similar histology and immunophenotype to the above cases, but with a superficial cerebral, yet apparent intra-axial origin...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Michael Schwake, Andrei Nemes, Jana Dondrop, Juliane Schroeteler, Stephanie Schipmann, Volker Senner, Walter Stummer, Christian Ewelt
BACKGROUND: Light irradiation (635 nm) of cells containing protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) after 5- aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) pretreatment causes cell death via different pathways including apoptosis and necrosis, as previously demonstrated for malignant glioma cells. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate whether various malignant pediatric brain tumors, which have been shown to accumulate PPIX, would also be susceptible to photodynamic therapy (PDT). METHODS: Medulloblastoma (DAOY, UW228), pNET (PFSK-1), and rhabdoid tumor (BT16) cell lines were incubated with 5-ALA in variable concentrations for 4 h...
March 12, 2018: Neurosurgery
Robert Y Shih, Kelly K Koeller
Embryonal tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) are highly malignant undifferentiated or poorly differentiated tumors of neuroepithelial origin and have been defined as a category in the World Health Organization (WHO) classification since the first edition of the "Blue Book" in 1979. This category has evolved over time to reflect our ever-improving understanding of tumor biology and behavior. With the most recent update in 2016, many previous histologic diagnoses incorporate molecular parameters for the first time (genetically defined entities)...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Karolina Nemes, Michael C Frühwald
Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor (MRT) is a rare and highly aggressive malignancy primarily affecting infants and young children. The most common anatomic locations are the central nervous system (AT/RT), the kidneys (RTK) and other soft tissues (eMRT). The genetic origin of this disease is linked to mutations in SMARCB1, a gene encoding a core subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex. Areas covered: Conventional multimodal treatment may offer a significant survival benefit to certain patients. It remains to be determined, however, which patients will prove resistant to chemotherapy and need novel therapeutic approaches...
March 12, 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
Santhosh A Upadhyaya, Rose B McGee, Breelyn A Wilky, Alberto Broniscer
Malignant progression of a benign or low-grade tumor in individuals with germline alteration of SMARCB1 gene is not well characterized. In a family in which two carrier children had germline SMARCB1 mutations and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, we report malignant progression of a nerve sheath tumor over a 7-year period in an affected adult family member. Prompt identification of the germline SMARCB1 alteration and the resultant rhabdoid tumor predisposition syndrome can help guide genetic counseling and surveillance in affected family members...
March 7, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Virginia E Duncan, Jason A Wicker, David R Kelly, Rong Li
Malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRT; atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor [ATRT] in the central nervous system) are aggressive tumors in infants and children which can overlap with other sarcomas, such as synovial sarcoma (SS). The gold standard for SS diagnosis is characterization of the t(X;18) chromosomal translocation. However, stratification of cases for molecular analysis is not always straightforward or feasible. Recent literature suggests transducer-like enhancer of split 1 (TLE1) protein expression may distinguish SS from certain histologic mimics; however, this has not been investigated in MRT and ATRT...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Joshua Casaos, Sakibul Huq, Tarik Lott, Raphael Felder, John Choi, Noah Gorelick, Michael Peters, Yuanxuan Xia, Russell Maxwell, Tianna Zhao, Chenchen Ji, Thomas Simon, Julie Sesen, Sarah J Scotland, Richard E Kast, Jeffrey Rubens, Eric Raabe, Charles G Eberhart, Eric M Jackson, Henry Brem, Betty Tyler, Nicolas Skuli
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) are highly aggressive, malignant tumors and are the most common malignant brain tumor in children under 6 months of age. Currently, there is no standard treatment for AT/RT. Recent studies have reported potential anti-tumoral properties of ribavirin, a guanosine analog and anti-viral molecule approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of hepatitis C. We previously demonstrated that ribavirin inhibited glioma cell growth in vitro and in vivo . Based on these results and the fact that no pre-clinical model of ribavirin in AT/RT exists, we decided to investigate the effect of ribavirin on several human AT/RT cell lines (BT12, BT16, and BT37) both in vitro and in vivo ...
January 30, 2018: Oncotarget
Dane H Slentz, Sunil Bellur, M Reza Taheri, M Isabel Almira-Suarez, Jonathan H Sherman, Tamer N Mansour
An elderly female with progressive proptosis was found to have an aggressive retrobulbar solid orbital mass. The mass was distinct from the optic nerve sheath and intracranial meninges, and produced concave erosion of the sphenoid wing. Operative findings demonstrated an orbital mass adherent to the dura of the superior orbital fissure. The mass did not demonstrate meningeal violation, infiltrate the superior orbital fissure, or display intracranial spread. The dura remained intact after gross total resection...
February 27, 2018: Orbit
Francesco D'Amico, Alessandra Bertacco, Maurizio Cesari, Claudia Mescoli, Giorgio Caturegli, Gabriel Gondolesi, Umberto Cillo
BACKGROUND: Malignant extrarenal rhabdoid tumor of the gastrointestinal tract is rarely reported in the literature. It is characterized by poor prognosis and aggressive metastatic features. A literature review evidenced only 19 cases, with poor outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a colonic "pure" malignant extrarenal rhabdoid tumor with metastatic nodes in a 65-year-old Caucasian man. He was treated surgically with no recurrence, no adjuvant chemotherapy, and with 4-year survival without disease at the time of the submission of this article...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Adomas Bunevicius, Algimantas Matukevicius, Vytenis Deltuva, Inga Gudinaviciene, Darius Pranys, Arimantas Tamsauskas
OBJECTIVE: In vitro fertilization (IVF) is increasingly used for treatment of infertile couples worldwide. The association between IVF and cancer risk in offsprings is conflicting. We present a case of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) in a girl conceived by IVF and present results of systematic review of literature of primary intracranial neoplasms diagnosed in children conceived by IVF. METHODS: A systematic review of literature was conducted on April 12, 2017 to identify previously published reports of intracranial brain tumors in patients conceived after IVF...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Emilia M Pinto, Dima Hamideh, Armita Bahrami, Brent A Orr, Tong Lin, Stanley Pounds, Gerard P Zambetti, Alberto S Pappo, Amar Gajjar, Sameer Agnihotri, Alberto Broniscer
Multifocal synchronous or metachronous atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRTs) and non-central nervous system malignant rhabdoid tumors (extra-CNS MRTs) are rare cancers. We reviewed the clinical and radiologic characteristics of affected patients seen at our institution. Genotyping and analysis of copy number abnormalities (CNAs) in SMARCB1 were performed in germline and tumor samples. Tumor samples underwent genome-wide DNA methylation and CNA analysis. The median age at diagnosis of 21 patients was 0.6 years...
February 10, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
Naoki Nitta, Suzuko Moritani, Tadateru Fukami, Yayoi Yoshimura, Hisao Hirai, Kazuhiko Nozaki
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid glioblastoma, a high-grade, diffuse astrocytic tumor variant, comprises closely packed epithelioid cells and rhabdoid cells. This rare tumor usually develops in the cerebral cortex and diencephalon; however, in one woman, it was located intraventricularly. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 47-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because the patient had a right intraventricular mass that had rapidly increased in size. Upon discovery of the tumor three years earlier by the referring hospital, the mass was small, calcified and attached to the periventricular parenchyma; until 1 year before, it grew slowly, as observed in periodic, magnetic resonance imaging scans...
February 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Karolina Nemes, Nathalie Clément, Denis Kachanov, Susanne Bens, Martin Hasselblatt, Beate Timmermann, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Joachim Gerss, Reiner Siebert, Rhoikos Furtwängler, Franck Bourdeaut, Michael Christoph Frühwald
BACKGROUND: Congenital rhabdoid tumors are rare and highly aggressive malignancies. In general, patients are considered to be incurable and are often treated using an exclusive, primarily palliative approach. METHODS: A prospective and retrospective collection of 42 patients from the European Rhabdoid Registry (EU-RHAB), France and Moscow (2006-2016) diagnosed within the first 28 days of life was evaluated. Genetic and clinical reference evaluation included SMARCB1 and/or SMARCA4 (fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification, and sequencing) mutation analysis and immunohistochemistry...
February 8, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Abbas Agaimy, William D Foulkes
The SWItch Sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) complex is a highly conserved multi-subunit complex of proteins encoded by numerous genes mapped to different chromosomal regions. The complex regulates the process of chromatin remodelling and hence plays a central role in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression, cell proliferation and differentiation. During the last three decades, the SWI/SNF complex has been increasingly recognized as a central molecular event driving the initiation and/or progression of several benign and malignant neoplasms of different anatomic origin and having diverse histomorphological appearance...
January 31, 2018: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Ophelie Arnaud, François Le Loarer, Franck Tirode
To activate or repress specific genes, chromatin is constantly modified by chromatin-remodeling complexes. Among these complexes, the SWItch/Sucrose Non-Fermenting (SWI/SNF) complex, also referred to as BRG1-Associated Factor (BAF) complex, moves the nucleosome along chromatin using energy provided by ATP hydrolysis. In mammalian organisms, the SWI/SNF complex is composed of 10-15 subunits, depending on cell type, and a defect in one of these subunits can have dramatic consequences. In this review we will focus on the alterations identified in the SWI/SNF (BAF) complex subunits that lead to cancerous pathologies...
January 24, 2018: Cancer Letters
James M Shiflett, Betty L Herrington, David A Joyner, Ali G Saad
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) are highly aggressive malignant primitive neoplasms that commonly occur in children younger than 2 years of age. The prognosis is generally dismal with a median survival time of <1 year. The majority of AT/RT occur in the posterior fossa and less frequently the supratentorium. Primary pediatric spinal AT/RT are exceedingly rare and only 15 cases have been reported to date. Here we report a very unusual case of primary spinal AT/RT extensively involving the spinal cord from T11 down to the cauda equina...
January 16, 2018: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Yumei Li, Chunmei Zhang, Danfeng Cai, Congde Chen, Dongmei Mu
Rhabdoid tumors, which tend to occur prior to the age of 2 years, are one of the most aggressive malignancies and have a poor prognosis due to the frequency of metastasis. Silibinin, a natural extract, has been approved as a potential tumor suppressor in various studies, however, whether or not it also exerts its antitumor capacity in rhabdoid tumors, particularly with regards to tumor migration and invasion, is unclear. The rhabdoid tumor G401 cell line was used in the present in vitro study. An MTT assay was used to assess the cytotoxicity of silibinin on G401 cells, cell migration was studied using a wound healing assay and a Transwell migration assay, and cell invasion was determined using a Transwell invasion assay...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Simone Treiger Sredni, Anders W Bailey, Amreena Suri, Rintaro Hashizume, Xingyao He, Nundia Louis, Tufan Gokirmak, David R Piper, Daniel M Watterson, Tadanori Tomita
Rhabdoid tumors (RT) are highly aggressive and vastly unresponsive embryonal tumors. They are the most common malignant CNS tumors in infants below 6 months of age. Medulloblastomas (MB) are embryonal tumors that arise in the cerebellum and are the most frequent pediatric malignant brain tumors. Despite the advances in recent years, especially for the most favorable molecular subtypes of MB, the prognosis of patients with embryonal tumors remains modest with treatment related toxicity dreadfully high. Therefore, new targeted therapies are needed...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Ran Tomomasa, Satoshi Nakata, Sumihito Nobusawa, Keishi Horiguchi, Nozomi Matsumura, Hayato Ikota, Junko Hirato, Yuhei Yoshimoto, Hideaki Yokoo
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) are rare malignant neoplasms that mainly affect infants and young children, and are typically located in the cerebellar hemispheres. These tumors are histologically characterized by varying proportions of rhabdoid cells, and nuclear INI1 immunonegativity. Here, we report a case of a 15-year-old male with primary diffuse leptomeningeal AT/RT. The patient had symptoms similar to those of meningitis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed leptomeningeal thickening. Cytological examination using cerebrospinal fluid was repeatedly performed and revealed rhabdoid cells with loss of INI1 reactivity, and shortly after, the diagnosis of AT/RT was confirmed by tissue biopsy...
January 12, 2018: Human Pathology
Pascal D Johann, Susanne Bens, Florian Oyen, Rabea Wagener, Caterina Giannini, Arie Perry, Jack M Raisanen, Gerald F Reis, Sumihito Nobusawa, Kazunori Arita, Jörg Felsberg, Guido Reifenberger, Abbas Agaimy, Rolf Buslei, David Capper, Stefan M Pfister, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Reiner Siebert, Michael C Frühwald, Werner Paulus, Marcel Kool, Martin Hasselblatt
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is a highly malignant brain tumor predominantly encountered in infants. Mutations of the SMARCB1 gene are the characteristic genetic lesion. A small group of ATRT stands out clinically, because these tumors are located in the sellar region of adults. To investigate if sellar region ATRT in adults represents a molecular distinct entity, we characterized molecular alterations in 7 sellar region ATRTs in adults as compared with 150 pediatric ATRTs and 47 pituitary adenomas using SMARCB1 sequencing, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification and fluorescence in situ hybridization as well as DNA methylation profiling...
April 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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