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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421396/-11-c-methionine-pet-ct-findings-in-benign-brain-disease
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REVIEW
Reiko Nakajima, Ken Kimura, Koichiro Abe, Shuji Sakai
(11)C-methionine (MET) is one of the most commonly used positron emission tomography (PET) tracers for evaluation of malignant brain tumor, with MET-PET being a sensitive technique for visualization of primary and recurrent malignant brain tumors. However, previous reports have demonstrated MET uptake in lesions associated with benign brain diseases. These diseases usually show an increase in MET uptake similar to that of malignant tumors. This pitfall in MET-PET image interpretation is important not only for nuclear medicine professionals, but also for radiologists...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389503/the-purine-receptor-p2x7r-regulates-release-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-human-craniopharyngioma
#2
Jing Nie, Guanglong Huang, Shengze Deng, Yun Bao, Yawei Liu, Zhanpeng Feng, Chaohu Wang, Ming Chen, Songtao Qi, Jun Pan
Craniopharyngiomas (CPs) are usually benign, non-metastasizing embryonic malformations originating from the sellar area. They are, however, locally invasive and generate adherent interfaces with the surrounding brain parenchyma. Previous studies have shown the tumor microenvironment is characterized by a local abundance of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), infiltration of leukocytes, and elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines that are thought to be responsible, at least in part, for the local invasion. Here we examine whether ATP, via the P2X7R, participates in the regulation of cytokine expression in CPs...
April 7, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376591/-pathologic-changes-of-spontaneous-tumors-in-sprague-dawley-and-wistar-rats
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Y N He, S C Zhang, H M Zhang
Objective: To investigate the spontaneous neoplastic lesions and their incidences in Sprague-Dawley (SD) and Wistar rats, and to accumulate background data for carcinogenicity studies. Methods: One hundred and eighty SD rats and 240 Wistar rats (4-week old) , half in each sex, were used in this study. The rats were housed routinely under specific pathogen-free environment and euthanized after 104 weeks. Histopathological examination was undertaken for all animals including deaths and scheduled euthanasia. The types and incidences of spontaneous tumors were gathered statistically...
April 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350475/occupational-radiation-exposure-and-deaths-from-malignant-intracranial-neoplasms-of-the-brain-and-cns-in-u-s-radiologic-technologists-1983-2012
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Cari M Kitahara, Martha S Linet, Stephen Balter, Donald L Miller, Preetha Rajaraman, Elizabeth K Cahoon, Raquel Velazquez-Kronen, Steven L Simon, Mark P Little, Michele M Doody, Bruce H Alexander, Dale L Preston
OBJECTIVE: Childhood exposure to acute, high-dose radiation has consistently been associated with risk of benign and malignant intracranial tumors of the brain and CNS, but data on risks of adulthood exposure to protracted, low-to-moderate doses of radiation are limited. In a large cohort of radiologic technologists, we quantified the association between protracted, low-to-moderate doses of radiation and malignant intracranial tumor mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population included 83,655 female and 26,642 male U...
March 28, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340256/sleep-disturbance-of-adults-with-a-brain-tumor-and-their-family-caregivers-a-systematic-review
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Megan Soohwa Jeon, Haryana M Dhillon, Meera R Agar
The high incidence and psychophysiological morbidities of sleep disturbance in cancer have been increasingly recognized. Yet, more detailed understanding of sleep disturbance and options for management have been neglected areas in both clinical care and research. Brain tumor patients have been particularly overlooked. A systematic search of the literature from 1990 to 2015 was performed to review sleep disturbance in adults with primary or secondary brain tumor and their family caregivers. Fifty eligible studies were identified, of which 12 focused on sleep, 37 reported sleep items within a health-related quality of life measure and 1 reported caregivers' sleep...
March 15, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325019/frameless-stereotactic-radiosurgery-fsrs-end-to-end-test-with-ebt-xd-gafchromic-film
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Yulin Song, Ceferino Obcemea, Boris Mueller, Borys Mychalczak
Frame-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been widely used to treat functional disorders, vascular lesions, and primary benign and malignant tumors. Recently, SRS is being increasingly used to treat solitary brain metastases. However, due to its highly invasive nature, frame-based SRS is being gradually replaced by frameless SRS (fSRS). fSRS aims at improving patient comfort and achieving stable patient immobilization with non-invasive means and accurate target localization with image guidance technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323122/exome-analysis-of-the-evolutionary-path-of-hepatocellular-adenoma-carcinoma-transition-vascular-invasion-and-brain-dissemination
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Sílvia Vilarinho, Zeynep Erson-Omay, Kisha Mitchell-Richards, Charles Cha, Carol Nelson-Williams, Akdes Serin Harmancı, Katsuhito Yasuno, Murat Günel, Tamar H Taddei
Hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) is a rare benign liver tumor, predominantly seen in young women. Its major complications are malignant transformation, spontaneous hemorrhage, and rupture. We describe a case of a young female with no underlying liver disease who presented with acute abdominal pain and was found to have a 17 cm heterogeneous mass in the left lobe of the liver. She underwent left hepatectomy and pathology revealed a 14 cm moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) arising in a shell of a HCA...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321787/a-mathematical-theory-of-shape-and-neuro-fuzzy-methodology-based-diagnostic-analysis-a-comparative-study-on-early-detection-and-treatment-planning-of-brain-cancer
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Subrata Kar, D Dutta Majumder
BACKGROUND: Investigation of brain cancer can detect the abnormal growth of tissue in the brain using computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance (MR) images of patients. The proposed method classifies brain cancer on shape-based feature extraction as either benign or malignant. The authors used input variables such as shape distance (SD) and shape similarity measure (SSM) in fuzzy tools, and used fuzzy rules to evaluate the risk status as an output variable. We presented a classifier neural network system (NNS), namely Levenberg-Marquardt (LM), which is a feed-forward back-propagation learning algorithm used to train the NN for the status of brain cancer, if any, and which achieved satisfactory performance with 100% accuracy...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315020/novel-biomarkers-for-non-functioning-invasive-pituitary-adenomas-were-identified-by-using-analysis-of-micrornas-expression-profile
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Silin Wu, Ye Gu, Yuying Huang, Tyh-Chai Wong, Hailin Ding, Tengfei Liu, Yu Zhang, Xiaobiao Zhang
The microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in multiple pathological processes among various types of tumors. However, the functions of miRNAs in benign brain tumors are largely unexplored. In order to explore the pathogenesis of the invasiveness in non-functional pituitary adenoma (NFPA), the miRNAs expression profile was analyzed between invasive and non-invasive non-functional pituitary adenoma by miRNAs microarray. Six most significant differentially expressed miRNAs were identified including four upregulated miRNAs hsa-miR-181b-5p, hsa-miR-181d, hsa-miR-191-3p, and hsa-miR-598 and two downregulated miRNAs hsa-miR-3676-5p and hsa-miR-383...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302901/treatment-of-renal-angiomyolipoma-and-other-hamartomas-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#10
REVIEW
Joshua A Samuels
Tuberous sclerosis complex is an autosomal dominant genetic disease characterized by growth of benign tumors (hamartomas) in multiple organs, especially the kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and skin. Tuberous sclerosis complex is usually caused by a mutation in either the tuberous sclerosis complex 1 or tuberous sclerosis complex 2 gene, resulting in constitutive activation of mammalian target of rapamycin signaling. Currently, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors are recommended in adult patients with tuberous sclerosis complex for the treatment of asymptomatic, growing renal angiomyolipoma that are >3 cm in diameter and pediatric or adult patients with brain lesions (subependymal giant cell astrocytoma) that either are growing or are not amenable to surgical resection...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298028/intracranial-intraaxial-cerebral-tufted-angioma-case-report
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Randy S D'Amico, George Zanazzi, Gunnar Hargus, Timothy Dyster, Shirley Chan, Angela Lignelli-Dipple, Tony J C Wang, Phyllis L Faust, Guy M McKhann
Tufted angioma (TA) is a rare, slow-growing, vascular lesion that commonly presents as a solitary macule, papule, or nodule arising in the soft tissues of the torso, extremities, and head and neck in children and young adults. Adult-onset cases have been infrequently reported. While typically benign, TAs may be locally aggressive. Complete physical examination and hematological workup are recommended in patients with TA to exclude the presence of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP). The authors describe the case of a 69-year-old man with a contrast-enhancing frontal lobe lesion, with surrounding vasogenic edema, which was treated by gross-total resection...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291513/astrocytic-tumor-with-large-cells-and-worrisome-features-in-two-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-drastically-different-diagnoses-and-prognoses
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Thomas Roux, Isabelle An-Gourfinkel, Anne Bertrand, Franck Bielle
INTRODUCTION: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disease, characterized by the development of benign tumors in several organs. During infancy, 6 - 20% of patients develop brain tumors called subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA). CASE REPORTS: Here we present two patients with TSC, who displayed acute intracranial tumors requiring surgery. Although both tumors shared similar histological aspects with large astrocytic cells and worrisome features, immunohistochemical and genetic analysis successfully distinguished an opposite diagnosis for the two patients...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290209/plasma-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-women-with-pelvic-pain-a-potential-biomarker-for-endometriosis
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Ana L Rocha, Erica L Vieira, Márcia C Ferreira, Laura M Maia, Antonio L Teixeira, Fernando M Reis
AIM: To test whether plasma BDNF levels are useful to predict the presence of endometriosis in women with pelvic pain. PATIENTS & METHODS: Prospective cross-sectional study including 67 consecutive women aged 24-49 years, scheduled for laparoscopy due to chronic pelvic pain. Preoperative plasma samples were assayed for BDNF using a commercial enzyme immunoassay. RESULTS: Women with ovarian endometrioma had higher preoperative plasma BDNF (1063 ± 157 pg/ml) compared with women with other benign ovarian tumors (537 ± 131 pg/ml, F = 2...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288092/effect-of-mir-106b-on-invasiveness-of-pituitary-adenoma-via-pten-pi3k-akt
#14
Zhiming Zheng, Yongchao Zhang, Zhen Zhang, Yihang Yang, Tao Song
BACKGROUND Pituitary adenomas are mostly benign tumors, although certain cases have invasiveness, which might be related with high expression of miR-106b. The PTEN-PI3K/AKT signal pathway is known to be related with cell migration and invasion. Among these, PTEN is the target gene for miR-106b. Whether miR-106b affects invasiveness of pituitary adenoma via PTEN-PI3K/AKT is unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS Both invasive and non-invasive pituitary adenoma tissue samples were collected from our Neurosurgery Department, in parallel with brain tissues after head contusion surgery...
March 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255650/diffuse-low-grade-glioma-a-review-on-the-new-molecular-classification-natural-history-and-current-management-strategies
#15
REVIEW
P D Delgado-López, E M Corrales-García, J Martino, E Lastra-Aras, M T Dueñas-Polo
The management of diffuse supratentorial WHO grade II glioma remains a challenge because of the infiltrative nature of the tumor, which precludes curative therapy after total or even supratotal resection. When possible, functional-guided resection is the preferred initial treatment. Total and subtotal resections correlate with increased overall survival. High-risk patients (age >40, partial resection), especially IDH-mutated and 1p19q-codeleted oligodendroglial lesions, benefit from surgery plus adjuvant chemoradiation...
March 2, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215462/lymph-node-metastasis-of-presacral-ependymoblastoma-in-a-young-child
#16
Malak Abedalthagafi, Sadeq W Aldandan, Mohamed Alrayis, Atif A Ahmed
Ependymoblastoma presenting outside the brain is rare in children. The overwhelming majority of presacral ependymal tumors are of the benign myxpapillary type. We present a case of ependymoblastoma in the presacral region of a four-year old child. The patient presented with a presacral mass and ipsilateral inguinal lymph node metastasis. Both masses revealed histologic and immunophenotypic features of ependymoblastoma associated with myxoid areas and high Ki-67 proliferation index. The masses were excised and the patient remained well for a year after diagnosis with no other therapy...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203179/malignant-phyllodes-tumor-presenting-in-bone-brain-lungs-and-lymph-nodes
#17
Eric D Johnson, Evin Gulbahce, Joseph McNally, Saundra S Buys
INTRODUCTION: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are rare fibroepithelial tumors of the breast which are classified as benign, borderline, or malignant. Malignant PTs account for <1% of malignant breast tumors, and borderline tumors have potential to progress to malignant tumors. Metastatic recurrences are most commonly documented in bone and lungs. We report an extremely rare presentation of recurrent malignant PTs involving the brain, lung, lymph nodes, and bone. CASE: A 66-year-old female presented with a large breast mass...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192888/computed-tomography-morphologic-features-of-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-with-brain-bone-metastasis
#18
Ki-Eun Hwang, Su-Jin Oh, Chul Park, Se-Jeong Jeon, Jeong-Mi Lee, Byong-Ki Cha, Kwon-Ha Yoon, Eun-Taik Jeong, Hak-Ryul Kim
Background/Aims: Brain and bone metastases are common in patients with lung cancer. The development of metastasis is associated with poor survival in lung cancer patients. Although tumor morphologic features on radiographs are routinely assessed for differentiation between benign and malignant lung nodules, they are not used to predict metastasis. We assessed morphologic features of pulmonary adenocarcinomas with brain/bone metastasis on computed tomography (CT) to identify related factors for metastasis...
February 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192116/prrt2-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-glioma-cells-by-modulating-unfolded-protein-response-pathway
#19
Guanghui Bi, Jingfeng Yan, Shuzhen Sun, Xinhua Qu
Accumulating studies reported mutations in the gene encoding the proline-rich transmembrane protein 2 (PRRT2) to be causative for several paroxysmal neurological disorders, including paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD), PKD combined with infantile seizures (ICCA), and benign familial infantile seizures (BFIS). However, the impact of PRRT2 in tumorigenesis is not known. Based on a large-scale data analysis, we found that PRRT2 was down-regulated in glioma tumor tissues compared with normal brain tissue. Dysregulation of PRRT2 was not induced by mutation, copy number variation and epigenetic modification, but modulated by microRNA-30a-5p...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191811/metastatic-ameloblastoma-to-brain-a-rare-entity
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Arif Sarmast, Khursheed Nayil-M, Rumana Makhdoomi, Azhar Butto, Altaf Ramzan
Ameloblastoma is a rare odontogenic tumor of the jaw. It is a benign neoplasm but local recurrence is common. Metastasis from this tumor is all the more rare. The commonest site for metastasis is lung. Brain is a very uncommon site of involvement. Overall prognosis is good. We hereby discuss ameloblastoma of lower jaw in a young adult which had metastasized to brain. Patient was operated for the metastatic lesion of brain and is doing well on follow-up.
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
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