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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914156/-intratechal-chemotherapy-treatment-through-an-ommaya-reservoir-catheter-for-meningeal-carcinomatosis-a-single-centre-experience
#1
José Pedro Lavrador, Nuno Simas, Edson Oliveira, Manuel Herculano Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Meningeal carcinomatosis is defined as tumour cells infiltration of leptomeninges and subarachnoid space. It is normally related with poor survival (2 - 5 months). The best multidisciplinary treatment for this condition is a matter of discussion. Patient's condition and the natural history of the disease should be considered in the decision making process. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of patients submitted to Ommaya Reservoir placement due to systemic solid tumour meningeal carcinomatosis between 2006 and 2014...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913504/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
#2
Tracy T Batchelor
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is an extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) confined to the brain, leptomeninges, eyes, or spinal cord. The majority of PCNSL cases occur in the immunocompetent host, the focus of this review. The prognosis of PCNSL is inferior to that of other NHL subtypes including other organ-specific subtypes of extranodal NHL. The 5- and 10-year survival proportions for PCNSL are 29.3% and 21.6%, respectively. The diagnosis and management of PCNSL differs from that of other primary brain cancers and NHL in other parts of the body...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893883/use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-visualize-leptomeningeal-inflammation-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-review
#3
Jonathan Zurawski, Hans Lassmann, Rohit Bakshi
Importance: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system traditionally characterized by an initial relapsing-remitting clinical course and focal inflammatory lesions that have a predilection for the periventricular white matter. Recently, however, histopathologic and imaging studies have illustrated a more complex pathologic substrate involving cortical demyelination, gray matter atrophy, and meningeal inflammation. Neuroimaging advances have facilitated improved detection of cortical pathology, but our understanding of the pathogenesis of cortical disease remains incomplete...
November 28, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891270/primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-gliomatosis-radiological-pathological-features
#4
Ehtasham Ahmad, Mohamed Mohamed, Apostolos Vrettos
We present the case of a 43-year-old lady who presented with headaches, visual impairment, and seizures, progressing rapidly over the course of a few weeks. Extensive workup excluded an inflammatory or infectious cause. Imaging studies revealed diffuse thickening of the leptomeninges and serial CSF analysis showed raised opening pressures and increased protein levels. A diagnostic biopsy of the lower thoracic dura confirmed the diagnosis of primary diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis (PDGL). She was managed supportively for her symptoms and unfortunately she passed away a few weeks later...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890077/t-lymphocyte-immunophenotypes-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-dogs-with-visceral-leishmaniasis
#5
Fernanda G Grano, José Eduardo Dos S Silva, Guilherme D Melo, Juliana Perosso, Valéria M F Lima, Gisele F Machado
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease causing several clinical manifestations in dogs, including neurological disorders. Nevertheless, there are few studies related to the evaluation of the brain alterations during VL. Evidences of the involvement of cerebral barriers in infected dogs was reported, including the presence of brain inflammatory infiltrate, with a predominance of CD3+ T cells. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the immunophenotypes of T lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), as well as in peripheral blood, and to correlate with brain alterations in dogs with VL...
December 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887956/-childhood-s-ophthalmologic-involvement-in-sturge-weber-krabbe-syndrome
#6
M Wirth, M-C Bazard, E Schmitt, M Rouabah, J-M Hascoët
Ophthalmologic involvement in Sturge-Weber-Krabbe syndrome (SWKS) is present in 30-70% of cases and needs to be reviewed because of its impact on visual development. We report a case of a newborn for whom SSWK with ophthalmologic involvement was suspected. She had a right segmental plane angioma associated with right congenital glaucoma and suspected right pial angioma. Ophthalmic involvement in SWKS may be nonocular: iatrogenic by treatment-associated complications and central by leptomeningeal damage. Ophthalmologic involvement can occur throughout childhood and is mainly represented by glaucoma and diffuse choroidal hemangioma and then conjunctival hemangioma, retinal detachment, and iris heterochromia...
November 22, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884058/efficiency-of-silencing-rna-for-removal-of-transthyretin-v30m-in-a-ttr-leptomeningeal-animal-model
#7
Paula Gonçalves, Helena Martins, Susete Costelha, Luis F Maia, Maria Joao Saraiva
Some TTR mutants target the central nervous system (CNS). Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) with leptomeningeal involvement has been described in 9% of transthyretin (TTR) mutations and in valine for methionine at position 30 (V30M) patients. These individuals present dementia, ataxia, brain hemorrhages and focal neurological episodes (FNEs). FNEs occurred also in V30M FAP patients with longer disease duration, who have undergone liver transplant to remove the source of plasma mutant TTR as a form of treatment...
December 2016: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879307/unusual-cause-of-profound-weight-loss-in-a-young-woman
#8
Ashu Rastogi, Pavan Uppula, Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee, Anil Bhansali
A 27-year-old woman presented with anorexia, weight loss and psychiatric symptoms for the past 4 years. She did not have history of headache, visual disturbances or symptoms of raised intracranial pressure. She was sarcopenic with body mass index of 10.16 kg/m(2)Her systemic examination was normal except for temporal hemianopia suggesting a sellar/suprasellar lesion. Hormonal evaluation revealed pan-hypopituitarism with central diabetes insipidus. Subsequent neuroimaging revealed sellar-suprasellar mass lesion with intense contrast enhancement and leptomeningeal metastases...
November 22, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867930/a-case-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-located-at-brain-stem-in-a-child
#9
Jinho Kim, Young Zoon Kim
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is an extranodal Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that is confined to the brain, eyes, and/or leptomeninges without evidence of a systemic primary tumor. Although the tumor can affect all age groups, it is rare in childhood; thus, its incidence and prognosis in children have not been well defined and the best treatment strategy remains unclear. A nine-year old presented at our department with complaints of diplopia, dizziness, dysarthria, and right side hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance image suggested a diffuse brain stem glioma with infiltration into the right cerebellar peduncle...
October 2016: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865543/patterns-of-care-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-pineal-parenchymal-tumor-of-intermediate-differentiation-an-individual-patient-data-analysis
#10
Supriya Mallick, Rony Benson, G K Rath
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Pineal parenchymal tumor constitutes less than 1% of all CNS tumors. Pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation is a rare tumor arising from the pineal parenchyma lying between the spectrum of Pineocytoma and Pineoblastoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed PubMed search with the following MesH terms: "pineal parenchymal tumor, pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation, pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation AND treatment, and pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation AND survival" to find all possible publications pertaining to PPTID...
November 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861828/postural-headaches-due-to-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-through-subarachnoid-pleural-fistula-a-case-report
#11
Sheng-Feng Lin, Hsing-Yu Weng
BACKGROUND: Postural headaches are commonly associated with spontaneous intracranial hypotension and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage from the spine. A subarachnoid-pleural fistula (SPF) is a very rare and serious type of CSF fistula that has mostly been reported following traumatic causes. CASE REPORT: Here, the case of a 36-year-old woman who suffered from postural headaches after chiropractic manipulation of her neck was reported. Brain and spinal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed brain sagging, a C7-T1 dural defect, and overt CSF leakage...
November 10, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859985/leptomeningeal-dissemination-and-vertebral-bone-involvement-in-a-child-with-pilocytic-astrocytoma
#12
Metin Demirkaya, Betül Sevinir, Salih Güler, Candan Demiröz, Özgür Taskapilioglu, Selcuk Yilmazlar, Figen Palabiyik, Sahsine Tolunay
In low-grade glioma, metastasis is rarely seen. Few cases of leptomeningeal dissemination have been reported in children. Vertebral bone metastasis has not been reported so far. Herein is described the case of a pediatric patient with the diagnosis of pilocytic astrocytoma, and leptomeningeal dissemination detected at the time of diagnosis, who then received radiotherapy and chemotherapy upon development of vertebral bone metastasis during treatment.
November 13, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859886/collateral-blood-flow-in-different-cerebrovascular-hierarchy-provides-endogenous-protection-in-cerebral-ischemia
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Chuanming Luo, Fengyin Liang, Huixia Ren, Xiaoli Yao, Qiang Liu, Mingyue Li, Dajiang Qin, Ti-Fei Yuan, Zhong Pei, Huanxing Su
Collateral blood flow as vascular adaptions to focal cerebral ischemia is well recognized. However, few studies directly investigate the dynamics of collateral vessel recruitment in vivo and little is known about the effect of collateral blood flow in different cerebrovascular hierarchy on the neuropathology after focal ischemic stroke. Here, we report that collateral blood flow is critically involved in blood vessel compensations following regional ischemia. We occluded a pial arteriole using femtosecond laser ablating under the intact thinned skull and documented the changes of collateral flow around the surface communication network and between the surface communication network and subsurface microcirculation network using in vivo two photon microscopy imaging...
November 15, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857459/primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-oligodendrogliomatosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Amarnath Chellathurai, Jay S Vaidya, Gopinathan Kathirvelu, Periakaruppan Alagappan
Primary leptomeningeal oligodendrogliomatosis (PLO) is a rare low-grade intracranial and spinal canal subarachnoid neoplasm without an obvious primary neoplasm in the brain or spinal cord parenchyma. We present here the serial progression of radiological findings of this rare disease in a 2-year-old male child whose clinical status deteriorated over a period of 4 months with the main complaint of partial seizures. During this period, the MR findings progressed from mild hydrocephalus with minimal leptomeningeal enhancement to leptomeningeal multiple cystic lesions in the entire neuraxis including the spine...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856113/clinical-outcome-predicted-by-collaterals-depends-on-technical-success-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#15
Alexandra S Gersing, Benedikt J Schwaiger, Justus F Kleine, Johannes Kaesmacher, Silke Wunderlich, Benjamin Friedrich, Sascha Prothmann, Claus Zimmer, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to analyze the effects of technical outcome of mechanical thrombectomy (MTE) on the associations between collateral status, assessed with pretreatment computed tomography angiography (CTA), and neurological and functional outcome, as well as associations between collaterals and metabolic risk factors (arterial hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, overweight). METHODS: Prospectively collected data of 115 patients with CTA-proven isolated middle cerebral artery occlusion treated successfully with MTE (Thrombosis in Cerebral Infarction [TICI] scale 2b or 3) were assessed retrospectively...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854097/optimizing-the-delivery-of-antineoplastic-therapies-to-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Jarushka Naidoo, Hardik Panday, Sadhana Jackson, Stuart A Grossman
Despite significant advances in the treatment of systemic cancers, progress in the treatment of primary brain tumors has been quite modest. In addition, an increasing proportion of patients with systemic cancers are presenting with brain-only metastases. These observations highlight the critical role that the blood-brain barrier plays in preventing antineoplastic therapies from reaching the central nervous system in therapeutic concentrations. This review describes the anatomy of the blood-brain barrier and currently available methods to quantify the entry of therapeutic compounds into the brain...
November 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847759/analysis-of-the-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-of-decompressive-craniectomy-between-young-and-elderly-patients-for-acute-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction
#17
Byung Rhae Yoo, Chan Jong Yoo, Myeong Jin Kim, Woo-Kyung Kim, Dae Han Choi
OBJECTIVE: We compared the effect of decompressive craniectomy between patients < 65 and ≥ 65 years age and investigated prognostics factors that may help predict favorable outcome in acute stroke patients undergoing decompressive surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 52 patients diagnosed with acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory infarction that underwent decompressive craniectomy were retrospectively reviewed. The outcome of all patients were evaluated by assessing the Glasgow coma scale, Glasgow outcome scale (GOS), and Modified Rankin scale (mRS) six months after the onset of the disease...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847569/retrospective-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-profiles-in-228-patients-with-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-differences-according-to-the-sampling-site-symptoms-and-systemic-factors
#18
Youngbo Shim, Ho-Shin Gwak, Sohee Kim, Jungnam Joo, Sang-Hoon Shin, Heon Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Elevated cell counts and protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) result from disease activity in patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC). Previous studies evaluated the use of CSF profiles to monitor a treatment response or predict prognosis. CSF profiles vary, however, according to the sampling site and the patient's systemic condition. We compared lumbar and ventricular CSF profiles collected before intraventricular chemotherapy for LMC and evaluated the association of these profiles with patients' systemic factors and LMC disease activity...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846613/guidelines-for-diagnosis-prevention-and-management-of-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patients-by-the-spanish-lymphoma-group-geltamo
#19
Francisco-Javier Peñalver, Juan-Manuel Sancho, Adolfo de la Fuente, Maria-Teresa Olave, Alejandro Martin, Carlos Panizo, Elena Pérez, Antonio Salar, Alberto Orfao
: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients have a 5% overall risk of central nervous system events (relapse or progression), which account for high morbidity and frequently fatal outcomes(1) and shortened overall survival of <6 months.(2) Early diagnosis of central nervous system events is critical for successful treatment and improved prognosis. Identification of patients at risk of central nervous system disease is critical to accurately identify candidates for central nervous system- prophylaxis vs...
October 20, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834741/impaired-collateral-flow-compensation-during-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-in-the-type-2-diabetic-mice
#20
Yasuo Nishijima, Yosuke Akamatsu, Shih Yen Yang, Chih Cheng Lee, Utku Baran, Shaozhen Song, Ruikang K Wang, Teiji Tominaga, Jialing Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The presence of collaterals is associated with a reduced risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack in patients with steno-occlusive carotid artery disease. Although metabolic syndrome negatively impacts collateral status, it is unclear whether and to what extent type 2 diabetes mellitus affects cerebral collateral flow regulation during hypoperfusion. METHODS: We examined the spatial and temporal changes of the leptomeningeal collateral flow and the flow dynamics of the penetrating arterioles in the distal middle cerebral artery and anterior cerebral artery branches over 2 weeks after unilateral common carotid artery occlusion (CCAO) using optical coherent tomography in db/+ and db/db mice...
December 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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