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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986229/analysis-of-survival-prognosis-for-children-with-symptomatic-optic-pathway-gliomas-who-received-surgery
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Yuhan Liu, Xiaolei Hao, Wei Liu, Chunde Li, Jian Gong, Zhenyu Ma, Yonji Tian
OBJECTIVE: The feasibility and prognosis of surgical treatment for children with OPGs is controversial. Therefore, this study attempted to evaluate the effects of surgery and discuss prognostic factors related to the survival of children with symptomatic OPGs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-five children diagnosed with OPGs underwent surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital from 2003 to 2016. In this retrospective study, their demographics, clinical characteristics, treatments, and survival outcomes were investigated and summarized...
October 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984541/isolated-optic-nerve-gliomas-a-multicenter-historical-cohort-study
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Ben Shofty, Liat Ben-Sira, Anat Kesler, George Jallo, Mari L Groves, Rajiv R Iyer, Alvaro Lassaletta, Uri Tabori, Eric Bouffet, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale, Pablo Hernáiz Driever, Shlomi Constantini
OBJECTIVE Isolated optic nerve gliomas (IONGs) constitute a rare subgroup of optic pathway gliomas (OPGs). Due to the rarity of this condition and the difficulty in differentiating IONGs from other types of OPGs in most clinical series, little is known about these tumors. Currently, due to lack of evidence, they are managed the same as any other OPG. METHODS The authors conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study aimed at determining the natural history of IONGs. Included were patients with clear-cut glioma of the optic nerve without posterior (chiasmatic/hypothalamic) involvement...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942513/loco-regional-extensions-of-central-nervous-system-germ-cell-tumors-a-retrospective-radiological-analysis-of-100-patients
#3
Loïc Duron, Flavie Sadones, Philippe Thiesse, Cécile Cellier, Claire Alapetite, François Doz, Didier Frappaz, Hervé J Brisse
PURPOSE: The current staging system of central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumors (GCT) includes a binary classification in "localized" or "metastatic" disease based on the absence or presence of leptomeningeal dissemination. Loco-regional tumor dissemination has been barely described whereas its accurate definition might be useful in terms of prognosis and treatment, especially for radiation therapy planning. Our purpose was therefore to describe MR patterns and prevalence of loco-regional extensions of these tumors...
September 23, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935272/genome-wide-association-study-evaluating-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-serous-ovarian-or-primary-peritoneal-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Kathleen N Moore, David Tritchler, Kenneth M Kaufman, Heather Lankes, Michael C J Quinn, Linda Van Le, Andrew Berchuck, Floor J Backes, Krishnansu S Tewari, Roger B Lee, Joshua P Kesterson, Robert M Wenham, Deborah K Armstrong, Thomas C Krivak, Michael A Bookman, Michael J Birrer
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with progression free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced stage serous EOC. METHODS: Patients enrolled in GOG-172 and 182 who provided specimens for translational research and consent were included. Germline DNA was evaluated with the Illumina's HumanOMNI1-Quad beadchips and scanned using Illumina's iScan optical imaging system. SNPs with allele frequency>0...
September 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912278/pituitary-macroadenoma-and-visual-impairment-postoperative-outcome-prediction-with-contrast-enhanced-fiesta
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S Hisanaga, S Kakeda, J Yamamoto, K Watanabe, J Moriya, T Nagata, Y Fujino, H Kondo, S Nishizawa, Y Korogi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Contrast-enhanced FIESTA can depict anterior optic pathways in patients with large suprasellar tumors. We assessed whether the degree of kink in the optic nerve at the optic canal orifice on contrast-enhanced FIESTA correlates with the postoperative improvement of visual impairment in patients with pituitary macroadenoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients with pituitary macroadenoma who underwent preoperative MR imaging and an operation were evaluated...
September 14, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842232/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-i-a-multicenter-international-experience
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Jonathan Roth, Roee Ber, Jeffrey H Wisoff, Eveline T Hidalgo, David D Limbrick, Daniel S Berger, Ulrich W Thomale, Matthias Schulz, Giuseppe Cinalli, Claudia Santoro, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Hydrocephalus in patients with neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is usually obstructive, and may arise secondary to tumoral or non-tumoral causes. The treatment of hydrocephalus in these patients is often challenging due to combined pathologies and unique anatomical changes. The use of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) as treatment has rarely been described in this group. In this study we aimed to characterize the indications, considerations and outcome of ETV in patients with NF1 gathered in a multicenter international cohort...
August 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841121/elaborate-mapping-of-the-posterior-visual-pathway-in-awake-craniotomy
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Tal Shahar, Akiva Korn, Gal Barkay, Tali Biron, Amir Hadanny, Tomer Gazit, Erez Nossek, Margaret Ekstein, Anat Kesler, Zvi Ram
OBJECTIVE Resection of intraaxial tumors adjacent to the optic radiation (OR) may be associated with postoperative visual field (VF) deficits. Intraoperative navigation using MRI-based tractography and electrophysiological monitoring of the visual pathways may allow maximal resection while preserving visual function. In this study, the authors evaluated the value of visual pathway mapping in a series of patients undergoing awake craniotomy for tumor resection. METHODS A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data was conducted in 18 patients who underwent an awake craniotomy for resection of intraaxial tumors involving or adjacent to the OR...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838694/synthesis-and-electronic-properties-of-ester-substituted-1-4-dicyanodibenzodioxins-and-evaluation-of-anti-proliferative-activity-of-all-isomeric-1-2-2-3-and-1-4-dicyanodibenzodioxins-against-hela-cell-line
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Subhadeep Banerjee, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Joseph R D Fernandes, Arnab Banerjee, Apeksha Ashok Phadte, Akanksha Vinod Savardekar, Keisham Sarjit Singh
1,4-Dicyanodibenzodioxins bearing carboxy methyl ester groups were synthesized using our established one-step SNAr coupling reaction between ortho- and meta-ester substituted catechols and perfluorinated terephthalonitrile. These are the first examples of 1,4-dicyanodibenzodioxins substituted at both the benzene moieties. Optical spectra were similar to the earlier examples reported, with a marginal blue shift for the ester dibenzodioxins. Theoretical analysis of the molecular orbitals reveals modest destabilization of the frontier molecular orbitals of one carboxy methyl ester isomer over the other and overall higher HOMO-LUMO gap for both isomers when compared to the earlier published 1,4-dicyanodibenzodioxins...
September 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735134/intraventricular-meningioma-resection-with-postoperative-ischemia-of-the-lateral-geniculate-nucleus
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Saman Sizdahkhani, Stephen T Magill, Michael W McDermott
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular meningiomas comprise 0.5%-3% of intracranial meningiomas. They often cause obstructive hydrocephalus and commonly are treated with surgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery. OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical approaches and resection techniques needed to approach intraventricular tumors while highlighting the eloquent anatomy and blood supply surrounding the ventricular system to avoid neurological injury. METHODS: Two cases of left atrial intraventricular meningiomas that were complicated by postoperative lateral geniculate nucleus ischemia and resultant temporary contralateral quadrantanopia are described...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731055/choroidal-excavation-in-choroidal-osteoma-complicated-by-choroidal-neovascularization
#10
L Pierro, A Marchese, M Gagliardi, U Introini, M Battaglia Parodi, G Casalino, F Bandello
PurposeTo describe multimodal imaging features of choroidal osteoma (CO) complicated by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and focal choroidal excavation (FCE).MethodsPatients presenting with CO and CNV between January and October 2016 were considered for this study. Diagnosis of CO was confirmed by ultrasound examination. All patients underwent multimodal imaging including optical coherence tomography (OCT), swept-source OCT angiography (DRI OCT Triton, Topcon, Inc., Tokyo, Japan) and fluorescein angiography (Spectralis HRA+OCT; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680735/pilocytic-astrocytoma-a-rare-presentation-as-intraventricular-tumor
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Sidra Sattar, Naveed Z Akhunzada, Gohar Javed, Zeeshan Uddin, Yasir A Khan
BACKGROUND: Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is the most prevalent central nervous system (CNS) tumor in pediatric population and accounts for an approximate of 5-6% of all gliomas. This neoplasm can occur at all levels of the neuraxis, with majority (67%) arising in the cerebellum and optic pathway. PAs are World Health Organization Grade I tumors and are the most benign of all astrocytomas characterized by an excellent prognosis. Other differentials include subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA), ependymoma, meningioma, and low-grade gliomas such as pilocytic or diffuse astrocytoma; calcification is more commonly regarded as a feature of benign or slow-growing tumors...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640700/cns-tumors-in-neurofibromatosis
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REVIEW
Jian Campian, David H Gutmann
Neurofibromatosis (NF) encompasses a group of distinct genetic disorders in which affected children and adults are prone to the development of benign and malignant tumors of the nervous system. The purpose of this review is to discuss the spectrum of CNS tumors arising in individuals with NF type 1 (NF1) and NF type 2 (NF2), their pathogenic etiologies, and the rational treatment options for people with these neoplasms. This article is a review of preclinical and clinical data focused on the treatment of the most common CNS tumors encountered in children and adults with NF1 and NF2...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633655/inhibition-of-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-decreases-cellular-migration-and-angiogenesis-in-in-vitro-models-of-retinoblastoma
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Anderson H Webb, Bradley T Gao, Zachary K Goldsmith, Andrew S Irvine, Nabil Saleh, Ryan P Lee, Justin B Lendermon, Rajini Bheemreddy, Qiuhua Zhang, Rachel C Brennan, Dianna Johnson, Jena J Steinle, Matthew W Wilson, Vanessa M Morales-Tirado
BACKGROUND: Retinoblastoma (Rb) is the most common primary intraocular tumor in children. Local treatment of the intraocular disease is usually effective if diagnosed early; however advanced Rb can metastasize through routes that involve invasion of the choroid, sclera and optic nerve or more broadly via the ocular vasculature. Metastatic Rb patients have very high mortality rates. While current therapy for Rb is directed toward blocking tumor cell division and tumor growth, there are no specific treatments targeted to block Rb metastasis...
June 20, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631895/growth-hormone-excess-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-and-optic-glioma
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Paola Cambiaso, Stefania Galassi, Melania Palmiero, Angela Mastronuzzi, Francesca Del Bufalo, Rossella Capolino, Antonella Cacchione, Paola S Buonuomo, Michaela V Gonfiantini, Andrea Bartuli, Marco Cappa, Marina Macchiaiolo
In children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and optic pathways glioma (OPG), growth hormone (GH) excess has been rarely reported and mainly associated to central precocious puberty. The aim of our study is to evaluate the prevalence of GH excess, the association with central precocious puberty, the relation with tumor site and the evolution over time in a large cohort of children with NF1 and OPG. Sixty-four NF1 children with OPG were evaluated. Patients with stature and/or height velocity >2 SD for age were studied for GH secretion...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620004/cancer-and-central-nervous-system-tumor-surveillance-in-pediatric-neurofibromatosis-1
#15
REVIEW
D Gareth R Evans, Hector Salvador, Vivian Y Chang, Ayelet Erez, Stephan D Voss, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Hamish S Scott, Sharon E Plon, Uri Tabori
Although the neurofibromatoses consist of at least three autosomal dominantly inherited disorders, neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis, NF1 represents a multisystem pleiotropic condition very different from the other two. NF1 is a genetic syndrome first manifesting in childhood; affecting multiple organs, childhood development, and neurocognitive status; and presenting the clinician with often complex management decisions that require a multidisciplinary approach. Molecular genetic testing (see article for detailed discussion) is recommended to confirm NF1, particularly in children fulfilling only pigmentary features of the diagnostic criteria...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609459/het0016-decreases-lung-metastasis-from-breast-cancer-in-immune-competent-mouse-model
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Thaiz F Borin, Adarsh Shankar, Kartik Angara, Mohammad H Rashid, Meenu Jain, Asm Iskander, Roxan Ara, Iryna Lebedyeva, Hasan Korkaya, Bhagelu R Achyut, Ali S Arbab
Distant metastasis is the primary cause of death in the majority of the cancer types. Recently, much importance has been given to tumor microenvironment (TME) in the development of invasive malignant tumors, as well as the metastasis potential. The ability of tumor cells to modulate TME and to escape immune-mediated attack by releasing immunosuppressive cytokines has become a hallmark of breast cancer. Our study shows the effect of IV formulation of HET0016 (HPßCD-HET0016) a selective inhibitor of 20-HETE synthesis, administered intravenously in immune-competent in vivo mouse model of murine breast cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578363/etiology-of-optic-atrophy-a-prospective-observational-study-from-saudi-arabia
#17
Joyce N Mbekeani, Maaly Abdel Fattah, David M Poulsen, Selwa Al Hazzaa, M Anas Dababo, Abdelmoneim Eldali, Manzoor Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Optic atrophy (OA) represents permanent retinal ganglion cell loss warranting study to establish etiology. OBJECTIVES: To describe neurogenic causes of OA. DESIGN: Prospective, observational. SETTING: Tertiary care center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included consecutive patients of all ages with OA caused by lesions affecting the visual pathways who were referred over a 9-month period (November 2013 to July 2014)...
May 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577031/natural-history-of-optic-pathway-gliomas-in-a-cohort-of-unselected-patients-affected-by-neurofibromatosis-1
#18
Eva Trevisson, Matteo Cassina, Enrico Opocher, Virginia Vicenzi, Marta Lucchetta, Raffaele Parrozzani, Giacomo Miglionico, Rodica Mardari, Elisabetta Viscardi, Edoardo Midena, Maurizio Clementi
Optic pathway glioma (OPG) represents the most common central nervous system tumor in children with Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1). Although overall survival is usually good, no clear prognostic factors have been identified so far. We assessed the natural history of OPG in a cohort of unselected patients affected by NF1. We retrospectively evaluated 414 consecutive patients affected by NF1 and referred to our NF1 clinic before age 6. Average follow-up was 11.9 years: 52 out of 414 patients had OPG with a total cumulative incidence of 15...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541267/choroidal-melanoma-sector-melanocytosis-and-retinal-pigment-epithelial-microdetachments-in-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
#19
Charlotte L Marous, Molly R Marous, R Joel Welch, Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome (BHDS) is a rare autosomal dominant condition that can predispose patients to numerous cutaneous fibrofolliculomas and other cutaneous lesions, pulmonary cysts with spontaneous pneumothorax, and multifocal renal tumors and cancer. The genetic mutations responsible for BHDS are related to tumor suppression and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Previous reports of the ocular findings in BHDS include eyelid fibrofolliculomas, "flecked chorioretinopathy," and one report of choroidal melanoma...
May 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536486/emerging-indications-for-fractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#20
Emory McTyre, Corbin A Helis, Michael Farris, Lisa Wilkins, Darrell Sloan, William H Hinson, J Daniel Bourland, William A Dezarn, Michael T Munley, Kounosuke Watabe, Fei Xing, Adrian W Laxton, Stephen B Tatter, Michael D Chan
BACKGROUND: Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) allows for the treatment of intracranial tumors with a high degree of dose conformality and precision. There are, however, certain situations wherein the dose conformality of GKRS is desired, but single session treatment is contraindicated. In these situations, a traditional pin-based GKRS head frame cannot be used, as it precludes fractionated treatment. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience in treating patients with fractionated GKRS using a relocatable, noninvasive immobilization system...
February 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
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