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Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Ikuno Nishibuchi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Manish Kolakshyapati, Shumpei Onishi, Taiichi Saito, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Masao Kobayashi, Kaoru Kurisu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence of cystic malacia in long-term survivors of pediatric brain tumors treated with high-dose cranial irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2015, we treated 41 pediatric patients (26 males, 15 females; age ranging from 3.3 to 15.7 years, median 9-year-old) of pediatric brain tumors [17 medulloblastomas, 7 primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), 3 pineoblastomas, 6 non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCT), 8 gliomas (including 4 ependymomas, 1 anaplastic astrocytoma, 1 oligodendroglioma, 1 pilocytic astrocytoma, 1 astroblastoma)] with high-dose craniospinal irradiation...
April 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Vinayak Narayan, Amey R Savardekar, Anita Mahadevan, Arimappamagan Arivazhagan, Lingegowda Appaji
Desmoplastic infantile gliomas are rare, benign tumors of the early infancy period. Two histological subtypes - desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma (DIA) and desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma - have been described. The characteristic features of DIAs are lobar location, glial histology, and excellent prognosis after complete surgical excision. DIAs usually present as solitary, cortical-surfacing, solid-cystic neoplasms; however, atypical, aggressive, and multifocal variants of DIA have been reported in the literature...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Filippo Gagliardi, Michele Bailo, Alfio Spina, Carmine A Donofrio, Nicola Boari, Alberto Franzin, Arianna Fava, Antonella Del Vecchio, Angelo Bolognesi, Pietro Mortini
OBJECT: Surgery represents first-line therapy for low-grade gliomas (LGGs), in some cases followed by radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy. Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has gained more relevance in the management of these tumors. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of GKRS for the treatment of LGGs. METHODS: Forty-two treatments, performed between 2001 and 2014 on 39 patients harboring LGGs, were included. Forty-eight percent of patients underwent previous surgery, while 20...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
L Cima, S Beccari, C Ghimenton, G Pinna, A Beltramello, M Chilosi, M Brunelli, A Eccher
Signet-ring cell ependymoma is a rare variant of ependymoma with only seven cases described in literature. Biological behavior and prognosis of this entity are not well-known until now. We present a case of a 49-year-old female with a history of headache and gait instability. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an upper cervical tumor with cystic component and mural nodule. The patient underwent surgery. Microscopically some cells displayed an eccentric nucleus compressed to the periphery by vacuolated cytoplasm...
March 2016: Pathologica
Piero Andrea Oppido
Neuroendoscopy is now considered to be a minimally invasive surgical approach for expanding lesions bulging into the ventricle, and it is also considered to be a relevant tool for performing biopsy procedures, fenestration of cystic walls, or for performing tumor removal in selected cases. Furthermore, the use of neuroimaging and the accurate follow-up of brain tumor patients have allowed the documentation of tumoral and pseudotumoral cystic areas that cause the obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Hardeep Singh Mudhar, Murtuza Nuruddin, Soma Roy
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical, radiological and histopathological features of a highly unusual primary orbital glioma. PROCEDURES: A 6-year-old female presented with right-sided proptosis that revealed a well-defined intraconal mass on CT imaging with intact orbital bony walls. During the removal of the lesion, it dissected away freely from the muscles and was separated from the optic nerve and globe. There was no communication with the brain. RESULTS: Histology showed histological features highly favouring a pilocytic astrocytoma enveloped by meninges...
October 2016: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
E Matyja, W Grajkowska, K Stępień, E Naganska
Pilocytic astrocytomas (PAs) are the most frequent primary astroglial tumours affecting children and adolescents. They occur sporadically or in association with a genetically determined syndrome - neurofibromatosis type 1. Classic PA usually manifests as a well-circumscribed, often cystic, slowly growing tumour, which corresponds to WHO grade I. The majority of pilocytic tumours arise along the neuraxis, predominantly in the cerebellum. They are associated with favourable long-term outcome or spontaneous regression, even after incomplete resection...
2016: Folia Neuropathologica
Hong-Jiang Li, Hong-Xiu Han, Dong-Fu Feng
Reports describing a rapid increase in the cystic volume of anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) in a short time frame are rare. The present study reports the case of a 68-year-old male who was admitted to the No. 9 People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine (Shanghai, China), with a small cystic brain lesion and positive immunological testing for cysticercosis. Head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a cystic lesion, 6 mm in diameter, in the left frontal lobe. Neurocysticercosis was suspected and the patient was treated with a clinical trial of albendazole and steroids...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
María Pascual-Gallego, Pedro Alonso-Lera, Ana Arribi, Juan A Barcia, Javier Marco
Nocardial brain abscesses are uncommon and rarely occur in patients without predisposing factors. They may be mistaken for gliomas or necrotic metastases, and surgical intervention may be required to make the diagnosis. We report the first case of Nocardia farcinica cerebellar abscess in a patient without immunosuppression. He presented to us with headache and instability beginning a week before. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cystic lesion located at the right cerebellar hemisphere, hypointense in T1 and hyperintense in T2, with a fine wall that enhanced after injection of gadolinium...
October 2016: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Soren Moller, Ian Law, Per Munck Af Rosenschold, Junia Costa, Hans Skovgaard Poulsen, Svend Aage Engelholm, Silke Engelholm
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Positron emission tomography (PET) provides quantitative metabolic information and potential biomarkers of treatment outcome. We aimed to determine the prognostic value of early (18)F-fluoroethyl-tyrosine ((18)F-FET) PET scans acquired during re-irradiation for recurrent high-grade glioma (HGG). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A phase I clinical trial of re-irradiation of HGG was carried out. MRI and (18)F-FET PET were used for target delineation and follow-up...
October 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Shuyu Hao, Jie Feng, Deric M Park, Zhixian Gao
BACKGROUND: Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited systemic condition with a predominant feature of cyst formation in both kidneys. An association with intracranial glioma has not been described previously in ADPKD. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report 2 cases of glioma in patients with ADPKD. One patient had a cystic lesion with contrast enhancement in the right temporal lobe as revealed by magnetic resonance imaging and an aneurysm in left sylvian fissure confirmed by computed tomography angiography...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
Sarah T Garber, Laith Khoury, Diana Bell, Donald F Schomer, Filip Janku, Ian E McCutcheon
BACKGROUND: Intracranial spread of an adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the parotid gland is rare, and metastatic ACC to the splenium of the corpus callosum mimicking butterfly glioblastoma (GBM) has not been reported previously. We report a rare case of metastasis to the splenium of the corpus callosum from ACC of the parotid gland. CASE DESCRIPTION: The tumor occupied the splenium and mimicked the presentation of a butterfly glioma. The patient had undergone parotidectomy 5 years before presentation with this intracranial lesion...
November 2016: World Neurosurgery
Rani Bansal, Mamta Gupta, Vinay Bharat, Neha Sood, Moneet Agarwal
Neurocysticercosis is an important parasitic disease of the central nervous system and constitutes a public health challenge for most of the developing world. Radiological findings may be quite variable. A 50 year old man presented with recent onset generalized tonic-clonic seizures. CT scan revealed a lobulated cystic lesion in the right fronto-temporal lobe compressing the lateral and third ventricle and upper brainstem. Clinico-radiological diagnosis of right fronto-temporal space occupying lesion with possibility of cystic glioma was made...
June 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Kator Chaha, Dominic Chinda, Mustapha Abubakar Waziri, Emmanuel Raphael Abah
This study was conducted to highlight the diagnostic and management challenges of orbital apex lesions. It is a retrospective report of a 14-year-old female who presented with no perception of light vision in her left eye following a 1-year history of left unilateral axial proptosis. Her computed tomography scan revealed a mass surrounding the optic nerve which was reported to be an optic nerve glioma. She had lateral orbitotomy and a cystic mass was dissected and excised. Systemic steroids and antibiotics were administered...
May 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
Namath S Hussain, Marc D Moisi, Bart Keogh, Brendan J McCullough, Steven Rostad, David Newell, Ryder Gwinn, Gregory Foltz, Marc Mayberg, Brian Aguedan, Valerie Good, Sarah J Fouke
OBJECTIVE Microcystic meningioma (MM) is a meningioma variant with a multicystic appearance that may mimic intrinsic primary brain tumors and other nonmeningiomatous tumor types. Dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI techniques provide imaging parameters that can differentiate these tumors according to hemodynamic and permeability characteristics with the potential to aid in preoperative identification of tumor type. METHODS The medical data of 18 patients with a histopathological diagnosis of MM were identified through a retrospective review of procedures performed between 2008 and 2012; DSC imaging data were available for 12 patients and DCE imaging data for 6...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
Hussam Abou Al-Shaar, Amol Raheja, Cheryl A Palmer, Meic H Schmidt, William T Couldwell
BACKGROUND: The co-occurrence of cerebral gliomas and cavernous angiomas is rarely encountered in clinical practice. All reported cases with such association have occurred within the brain with none involving the spinal cord. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors report the case of a hypothalamic-optochiasmatic pilocytic astrocytoma coexisting with right occipital and sacral spinal cavernomas. This 30-year-old man had an 8-year history of chronic lower back pain. Spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated an 8...
June 2016: World Neurosurgery
Peng Zhang, Xingchao Wang, Nan Ji, Jian Xie, Jinsong Han, Xiaohui Ren, Guidong Song, Ruofei Wu, Liwei Zhang, Zhixian Gao
BACKGROUND: Unilateral adult thalamic gliomas are rarely reported. In this study, the authors aimed to analyze the clinical, radiological, and pathological features of adult primary unilateral thalamus gliomas (UTGs). METHODS: Clinical data of 33 UTGs in adults who underwent surgical treatment between 2005 and 2014 at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital were collected and retrospectively studied. Follow-up evaluation was performed. RESULTS: This study included 21 males and 12 females with a mean age of 43...
March 10, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
M Suo-Palosaari, H Rantala, S Lehtinen, T Kumpulainen, N Salokorpi
BACKGROUND: We describe a unique case of expansive diffuse brainstem lesion diagnosed prenatally by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with long-term survival. Findings of fetal and postpartum MRI were highly consistent with the characteristics of diffuse brainstem glioma. METHODS: Diagnosis was based on the features of MRI, and histopathology was not confirmed by biopsy. Although the prognosis of diffuse brainstem tumor is usually poor, this child was asymptomatic at birth and the neurological condition is still normal at 4 years of age without any treatment...
June 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Marco Gessi, Elke Hattingen, Evelyn Dörner, Tobias Goschzik, Verena Dreschmann, Andreas Waha, Torsten Pietsch
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNTs) are one of the most common epilepsy-associated low-grade glioneuronal tumors of the central nervous system. Although most DNTs occur in the cerebral cortex, DNT-like tumors with unusual intraventricular or periventricular localizations have been reported. Most of them involve the septum pellucidum and the foramen of Monro. In this study, we have described the neuroradiologic, histopathologic, and molecular features of 7 cases (4 female and 3 male; patient age range, 3 to 34 y; mean age, 16...
June 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Qingtang Lin, Yueshan Piao, Feng Ling, Geng Xu
Fahr's disease is a rare entity characterized by abnormal calcification in the bilateral basal ganglion regions and cerebellum. Concurrence of Fahr's disease with brain tumor is associated with an even lower incidence; the present study describes the fifth such case, in which a 32-year-old female presented with a 1-month history of headache and unsteady walking. Pathology and imaging studies resulted in a diagnosis of low-grade astrocytoma with calcified deposition. The patient recovered uneventfully. Following a review of the literature, several similarities among the reported cases were revealed...
November 2015: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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