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1. Chesnokova V, Melmed S: Pituitary tumour-transforming gene (PTTG) and pituitary senescence. Horm Res; 2009 Apr;71 Suppl 2:82-7
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  • [Title] Pituitary tumour-transforming gene (PTTG) and pituitary senescence.
  • Pituitary tumours account for 15% of intracranial neoplasms and are benign monoclonal neoplasms that may be clinically silent or secrete hormones, including prolactin, growth hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone or, rarely, thyroid-stimulating hormone or gonadotrophins.
  • We explored the role of disordered pituitary cell proliferation control in the pathogenesis of these invariably benign adenomas, studying the mechanisms underlying pituitary aneuploidy, premature proliferative arrest (senescence), markers of cell proliferation and tumorigenesis in single, double or triply mutant transgenic mice with mutations of Rb, Pttg and/or p21.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Cell Aging. Cell Cycle. Mutation. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Pituitary Neoplasms / metabolism

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.
  • (PMID = 19407503.001).
  • [ISSN] 1423-0046
  • [Journal-full-title] Hormone research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Horm. Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / Pituitary Hormones; 0 / Retinoblastoma Protein; 0 / Securin; 0 / pituitary tumor-transforming protein 1, human
  • [Number-of-references] 38
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2. Siniscalchi EN, Angileri FF, Mastellone P, Catalfamo L, Giusa M, Conti A, De Ponte FS, Tomasello F: Anterior skull base reconstruction with a galeal-pericranial flap. J Craniofac Surg; 2007 May;18(3):622-5
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  • Excision of neoplasm and trauma involving the anterior cranial base may often result in communication between the intracranial and extracranial compartments.
  • Ten underwent a combined maxillofacial-neurosurgical approach for the removal of a benign tumor involving the anterior skull base.
  • No patients developed postoperative brain contusions or subdural-epidural blood collections.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Craniocerebral Trauma / surgery. Craniotomy. Facial Injuries / surgery. Female. Fibrin Tissue Adhesive / therapeutic use. Follow-Up Studies. Graft Survival. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Postoperative Complications. Retrospective Studies. Skull Base Neoplasms / surgery. Subdural Effusion / surgery. Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17538328.001).
  • [ISSN] 1049-2275
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of craniofacial surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Craniofac Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Fibrin Tissue Adhesive; 0 / Tissue Adhesives
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3. Zhi L, Bing L, Yang L, Bo-ning L, Quan H: Cystic papillary meningioma with subarachnoid dissemination: a case report and review of the literature. Pathol Res Pract; 2009;205(8):582-7
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  • Meningiomas usually present as benign tumors corresponding to WHO grade I.
  • We report a case of cystic papillary meningioma in a young female occurring in the lateral ventricle with invasion of brain parenchyma and dissemination of subarachnoid space.
  • The tumor exhibits a marked peritumoral cyst, with contrast enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in accordance with type 2 of Zee's classification of cystic meningioma.
  • Histologically, the tumor displays a classical perivascular pseudopapillary pattern with focal necrosis and subarachnoid space dissemination.
  • Tumor cells are diffusely positive for epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) and vimentin, but lack immunoreactivity for cytokeratin (CK) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP).
  • MIB-1 labeling is high, accounting for 5% of tumor focally.
  • A diagnosis of primary intraventricular cystic papillary meningioma with subarachnoid space dissemination (WHO grade III) was made.
  • In addition, the biological behavior and the clinical outcome of this tumor are also discussed.
  • [MeSH-major] Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / pathology. Cysts / pathology. Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningioma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Mucin-1 / metabolism. Neoplasm Staging. Treatment Outcome. Vimentin / metabolism. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 19307065.001).
  • [ISSN] 1618-0631
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology, research and practice
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Res. Pract.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Mucin-1; 0 / Vimentin
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4. Finger PT, Kurli M, Reddy S, Tena LB, Pavlick AC: Whole body PET/CT for initial staging of choroidal melanoma. Br J Ophthalmol; 2005 Oct;89(10):1270-4
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  • PET/CT scans were used as a screening tool at the time of their initial diagnosis.
  • Brain involvement was also present in one patient.
  • In seven patients (13.4%) PET/CT imaging detected benign lesions in the bone, lung, lymph nodes, colon, and rectum.
  • [MeSH-major] Choroid Neoplasms / pathology. Melanoma / secondary
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Bone Neoplasms / radiography. Bone Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging. Bone Neoplasms / secondary. Female. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18. Humans. Liver Neoplasms / radiography. Liver Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging. Liver Neoplasms / secondary. Lymphatic Metastasis. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging. Positron-Emission Tomography / methods. Radiopharmaceuticals. Spinal Neoplasms / radiography. Spinal Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging. Spinal Neoplasms / secondary. Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods

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  • (PMID = 16170114.001).
  • [ISSN] 0007-1161
  • [Journal-full-title] The British journal of ophthalmology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br J Ophthalmol
  • [Language] eng
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5. Lönnrot K, Terho M, Kähärä V, Haapasalo H, Helén P: Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma: novel aspects in clinical presentation and genetics. Surg Neurol; 2007 Sep;68(3):304-8; discussion 308
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  • BACKGROUND: Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma is a rare tumor occurring mainly in infants and young children.
  • Both radiological and histopathological appearances may resemble malignancy, although its clinical course is mainly benign.
  • METHODS: Altogether, 5 cases of DIG have been operated on in our hospital since the first diagnosis of DIG in Finland in 1993.
  • In 4 cases, there was a histopathologically verified single cystic tumor.
  • There were no recurrences in any of the patients after tumor resection.
  • For the first time, we describe EGFR and MYCN amplifications in tumors which are, respectively, of their mixed glial and neuronal origin.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / etiology. Ganglioglioma / diagnosis. Ganglioglioma / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Child. Child, Preschool. Epilepsy / etiology. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Male. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Nerve Tissue Proteins / metabolism. Oncogenes / physiology. Retrospective Studies. Treatment Outcome


6. Alaminos M, Dávalos V, Ropero S, Setién F, Paz MF, Herranz M, Fraga MF, Mora J, Cheung NK, Gerald WL, Esteller M: EMP3, a myelin-related gene located in the critical 19q13.3 region, is epigenetically silenced and exhibits features of a candidate tumor suppressor in glioma and neuroblastoma. Cancer Res; 2005 Apr 1;65(7):2565-71
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  • [Title] EMP3, a myelin-related gene located in the critical 19q13.3 region, is epigenetically silenced and exhibits features of a candidate tumor suppressor in glioma and neuroblastoma.
  • The presence of common genomic deletions in the 19q13 chromosomal region in neuroblastomas and gliomas strongly suggests the presence of a putative tumor suppressor gene for these neoplasms in this region that, despite much effort, has not yet been identified.
  • In an attempt to address this issue, we compared the expression profile of 89 neuroblastoma tumors with that of benign ganglioneuromas by microarray analysis.
  • Probe sets (637 of 62,839) were significantly down-regulated in neuroblastoma tumors, including, most importantly, a gene located at 19q13.3: the epithelial membrane protein 3 (EMP3), a myelin-related gene involved in cell proliferation and cell-cell interactions.
  • Furthermore, the reintroduction of EMP3 into neuroblastoma cell lines displaying methylation-dependent silencing of EMP3 induces tumor suppressor-like features, such as reduced colony formation density and tumor growth in nude mouse xenograft models.
  • Screening a large collection of human primary neuroblastomas (n = 116) and gliomas (n = 41), we observed that EMP3 CpG island hypermethylation was present in 24% and 39% of these tumor types, respectively.
  • Thus, EMP3 is a good candidate for being the long-sought tumor suppressor gene located at 19q13 in gliomas and neuroblastomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 19 / genetics. Gene Silencing. Genes, Tumor Suppressor. Glioma / genetics. Membrane Glycoproteins / genetics. Neuroblastoma / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Animals. CpG Islands / genetics. DNA Methylation. Down-Regulation. Female. Ganglioneuroma / genetics. Ganglioneuroma / metabolism. Ganglioneuroma / pathology. Gene Expression Profiling. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic / genetics. Humans. Medulloblastoma / genetics. Medulloblastoma / metabolism. Medulloblastoma / pathology. Mice. Mice, Nude. Neoplasm Staging. Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis. Prognosis


7. Rowe J, Grainger A, Walton L, Silcocks P, Radatz M, Kemeny A: Risk of malignancy after gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery. Neurosurgery; 2007 Jan;60(1):60-5; discussion 65-6
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  • OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of radiosurgery to cause malignant transformation in benign tumors or to induce new malignancies.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / mortality. Neoplasm Seeding. Radiosurgery

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  • (PMID = 17228253.001).
  • [ISSN] 1524-4040
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurosurgery
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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8. Kohler C, Radpour R, Barekati Z, Asadollahi R, Bitzer J, Wight E, Bürki N, Diesch C, Holzgreve W, Zhong XY: Levels of plasma circulating cell free nuclear and mitochondrial DNA as potential biomarkers for breast tumors. Mol Cancer; 2009;8:105
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  • [Title] Levels of plasma circulating cell free nuclear and mitochondrial DNA as potential biomarkers for breast tumors.
  • METHODS: Using multiplex real-time PCR we investigated the levels of ccf nDNA and mtDNA in plasma samples from patients with malignant and benign breast tumors, and from healthy controls.
  • RESULTS: While the levels of ccf nDNA in the cancer group were significantly higher in comparison with the benign tumor group (P < 0.001) and the healthy control group (P < 0.001), the level of ccf mtDNA was found to be significantly lower in the two tumor-groups (benign: P < 0.001; malignant: P = 0.022).
  • The level of ccf nDNA was also associated with tumor-size (<2 cm vs. >2 cm<5 cm; 2250 vs. 6658; Mann-Whitney-U-Test: P = 0.034).
  • Using ROC curve analysis, we were able to distinguish between the breast cancer cases and the healthy controls using ccf nDNA as marker (cut-off: 1866 GE/ml; sensitivity: 81%; specificity: 69%; P < 0.001) and between the tumor group and the healthy controls using ccf mtDNA as marker (cut-off: 463282 GE/ml; sensitivity: 53%; specificity: 87%; P < 0.001).
  • CONCLUSION: Our data suggests that nuclear and mitochondrial ccf DNA have potential as biomarkers in breast tumor management.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Breast Neoplasms / blood. Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis. Cell Nucleus / genetics. DNA, Mitochondrial / blood
  • [MeSH-minor] Case-Control Studies. Cell-Free System. Cohort Studies. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Health. Humans. Lymph Nodes / pathology. Neoplasm Metastasis. ROC Curve. Receptor, ErbB-2 / metabolism. Receptors, Estrogen / metabolism. Receptors, Progesterone / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 19922604.001).
  • [ISSN] 1476-4598
  • [Journal-full-title] Molecular cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mol. Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / DNA, Mitochondrial; 0 / Receptors, Estrogen; 0 / Receptors, Progesterone; EC 2.7.10.1 / ERBB2 protein, human; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, ErbB-2
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2780981
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9. Nakamura M, Ishii K, Watanabe K, Tsuji T, Matsumoto M, Toyama Y, Chiba K: Long-term surgical outcomes for myxopapillary ependymomas of the cauda equina. Spine (Phila Pa 1976); 2009 Oct 1;34(21):E756-60
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  • Because of the rarity of this tumor, there is no consensus on its optimal treatment options and prognosis.
  • The effects of surgical margins at surgery and postoperative radiotherapy on tumor recurrence and prognosis were investigated.
  • RESULTS: In 15 patients, total resection achieved (6 cases of en bloc resection without postoperative radiation, and in 9 cases piecemeal resection) was followed by whole brain and spinal cord radiation or local irradiation.
  • Fourteen of these patients survived without tumor recurrence.
  • In 1 case of total resection without radiotherapy, the tumor capsule was violated intraoperatively and local recurrence occurred 2 years after surgery.
  • In 4 patients, the tumors were removed subtotally.
  • Of these, 2 patients who received radiation (24 Gy) only to the whole brain and spinal cord developed recurrence, and 2 who received whole brain and spinal cord radiation (24 Gy) supplemented with local radiation (46 Gy) developed no recurrence.
  • Although this tumor is histologically benign, CSF dissemination can occur once tumor capsule is violated, before or during surgery.
  • Therefore, early diagnosis is essential, and a therapeutic strategy including radiotherapy, on the assumption that this tumor is malignant, should be established.
  • [MeSH-major] Cauda Equina. Ependymoma / surgery. Neurosurgical Procedures. Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Female. Humans. Incidence. Longitudinal Studies. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / epidemiology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / prevention & control. Prognosis. Radiotherapy, Adjuvant / methods. Retrospective Studies. Treatment Outcome. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 19934795.001).
  • [ISSN] 1528-1159
  • [Journal-full-title] Spine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Spine
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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10. Stavrinou P, Magras I, Stavrinou LC, Zaraboukas T, Polyzoidis KS, Selviaridis P: Primary extracerebral meningeal glioblastoma: clinical and pathological analysis. Cent Eur Neurosurg; 2010 Feb;71(1):46-9
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  • Primary meningeal gliomas are uncommon tumors in the subarachnoid space, their primary characteristic being the absence of any obvious connection to the brain parenchyma.
  • Rarely, they are quite malignant and assume a bulky, well circumscribed appearance rendering the differential diagnosis from other CNS neoplasms difficult.
  • At surgery, the outer layer of the dura mater was intact and there was a clear brain-tumor interface without obvious pial disruption.
  • Histological examination showed a biphasic pattern consisting of benign connective tissue intermingled with bundles of what seemed to be a glioblastoma.
  • The tumor was identified as a primary meningeal glioblastoma.
  • This time, the pathological findings of the tumor were those of a typical glioblastoma multiforme.
  • We discuss the origin of the initial neoplasm and also the differential diagnosis that needs to include meningioma, aggressive glioblastoma infiltrating the dura and a recently recognized bimorphic CNS tumor: the desmoplastic glioblastoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Glioblastoma / pathology. Glioblastoma / surgery. Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Dura Mater / pathology. Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein / metabolism. Humans. Ki-67 Antigen / metabolism. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local

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  • [Copyright] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart * New York.
  • (PMID = 20175027.001).
  • [ISSN] 1868-4912
  • [Journal-full-title] Central European neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cent Eur Neurosurg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein; 0 / Ki-67 Antigen
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11. Benesch M, Windelberg M, Sauseng W, Witt V, Fleischhack G, Lackner H, Gadner H, Bode U, Urban C: Compassionate use of bevacizumab (Avastin) in children and young adults with refractory or recurrent solid tumors. Ann Oncol; 2008 Apr;19(4):807-13
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  • [Title] Compassionate use of bevacizumab (Avastin) in children and young adults with refractory or recurrent solid tumors.
  • PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients (male: n = 8; female: n = 7; median age, 14.6 years) received bevacizumab for recurrent or progressive solid tumors (carcinoma: n = 3; neuroblastoma: n = 2; astrocytoma grade III: n = 2; rhabdomyosarcoma: n = 2; nephroblastoma: n = 2; benign vascular tumors: n = 2; synovial sarcoma: n = 1; and malignant hemangiopericytoma: n = 1) on a compassionate basis.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Bevacizumab seems to have a good acute safety profile and some antitumor activity in heavily pretreated children and young adults with recurrent solid tumors.

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  • (PMID = 18056650.001).
  • [ISSN] 1569-8041
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Oncol.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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12. Simis A, Pires de Aguiar PH, Leite CC, Santana PA Jr, Rosemberg S, Teixeira MJ: Peritumoral brain edema in benign meningiomas: correlation with clinical, radiologic, and surgical factors and possible role on recurrence. Surg Neurol; 2008 Nov;70(5):471-7; discussion 477
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  • [Title] Peritumoral brain edema in benign meningiomas: correlation with clinical, radiologic, and surgical factors and possible role on recurrence.
  • METHODS: Sixty-one patients with benign meningiomas were chosen for surgical treatment by the Group of Brain Tumors and Metastasis of the Department of Neurosurgery.
  • Tumors located in the cavernous sinus, tuberculum sellae, foramen magnum, ventricles, and petroclival region were excluded.
  • CONCLUSION: Peritumoral brain edema may be related to the invading potential of meningiomas and may play a role in the recurrence potential of the tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Edema / complications. Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery. Meningioma / pathology. Meningioma / surgery. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / etiology

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  • (PMID = 18586307.001).
  • [ISSN] 0090-3019
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgical neurology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg Neurol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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13. Arai A, Sasayama T, Tamaki M, Sakagami Y, Enoki E, Ohbayashi C, Kohmura E: Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor of the fourth ventricle--case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo); 2010;50(3):224-8
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  • [Title] Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor of the fourth ventricle--case report.
  • Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor (RGNT) of the fourth ventricle is a rare tumor included as a novel glioneuronal neoplasm in the 2007 World Health Organization classification of brain tumors.
  • The tumor was gross totally resected.
  • RGNT of the fourth ventricle should be considered in the differential diagnosis of infratentorial lesions in young adults.
  • The prognosis is benign, but relatively aggressive behaviors such as tumor growth, recurrence, and acute deterioration due to intratumoral hemorrhaging can occur.
  • [MeSH-major] Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / pathology. Fourth Ventricle / pathology. Infratentorial Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial / pathology. Teratoma / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20339273.001).
  • [ISSN] 1349-8029
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurologia medico-chirurgica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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14. Liu J, Zheng S, Yu JK, Yu XB, Liu WG, Zhang JM, Hu X: [Establishment of diagnostic model of cerebrospinal protein fingerprint pattern for glioma and its clinical application]. Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban; 2005 Mar;34(2):141-7
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  • METHODS: Seventy-five samples of cerebrospinal fluid from patients with gliomas, benign brain tumors and mild brain traumas were collected.
  • A total of 50 samples from gliomas and non-brain-tumors were divided into training sets (33 cases including 17 gliomas and 16 non-brain-tumors) and testing sets (17 cases including 5 gliomas and 12 non-brain-tumors).
  • The cerebrospinal proteins bound to H4 chip were detected by SELDI-TOF MS, the profiles of cerebrospinal protein were gained and then analyzed with artificial neural network algorithm (ANN); and the diagnostic model of cerebrospinal protein profiles for differentiating gliomas from non-brain-tumors was established.
  • Forty-seven of cerebrospinal samples of gliomas and benign brain tumors were divided into training sets (31 cases including 13 gliomas and 18 benign brain tumors) and testing sets (16 cases including 9 gliomas and 7 benign brain tumors), the diagnostic model of cerebrospinal protein profiles for differentiating gliomas from benign brain tumors was established based on the same method.
  • RESULT: The diagnostic model of cerebrospinal protein profiles for differentiating gliomas from non-brain-tumors was established and was challenged with the test set randomly, the sensitivity and specificity were 100% and 91.7%, respectively.
  • The cerebrospinal protein profiling model for differentiating gliomas from benign brain tumors was also developed and was challenged with the test set randomly, the sensitivity and specificity were 88.9%, and 100%, respectively.
  • CONCLUSION: The technology of SELDI-TOF MS which combined with analysis tools of bioinformatics is a novel effective method for screening and identifying tumor biomarkers of gliomas and it may provide a new approach for the clinical diagnosis of glioma.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / cerebrospinal fluid. Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins / genetics. Glioma / cerebrospinal fluid. Peptide Mapping / standards
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Algorithms. Biomarkers, Tumor. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Male. Meningioma / cerebrospinal fluid. Meningioma / diagnosis. Middle Aged. Neural Networks (Computer). Sensitivity and Specificity. Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization

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  • (PMID = 15812888.001).
  • [ISSN] 1008-9292
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhejiang da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical sciences
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins
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15. Zakrzewski K, Biernat W, Liberski PP, Polis L, Nowoslawska E: Pilocytic astrocytoma as a predominant component of a recurrent complex type DNT. Folia Neuropathol; 2009;47(3):284-8
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  • Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNT) is a benign lesion of the cerebral hemispheres usually presenting minimal biological activity after surgical excision.
  • We report an unusual case of a 7-year-old girl with a temporal lobe DNT, which recurred four years after subtotal resection of the tumour.
  • In the recurrent lesion we identified pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) as a predominant component of the tumour.
  • Clinical presentation of the primary tumour consisted of partial simple seizures, while the recurrent tumour manifested with headache and vomiting.
  • We conclude that patients with incompletely removed DNT may suffer local recurrence of that tumour.
  • In rare cases development of a secondary, histologically different neoplasm may also occur.


16. Amoli FA, Mehrabani PM, Tari AS: Aggressive orbital optic nerve meningioma with benign microscopic features: a case report. Orbit; 2007 Dec;26(4):271-4
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  • [Title] Aggressive orbital optic nerve meningioma with benign microscopic features: a case report.
  • Primary optic nerve meningiomas occur at lower ages than meningiomas arising from the coverings of the brain and spinal cord.
  • The patient had a history of orbital meningioma from 10 years ago and several surgical resections due to tumor recurrence during these 10 years.
  • Fine-needle aspiration cytology of the mass confirmed tumor recurrence.
  • The patient first received radiotherapy due to the inoperable mass, and the tumor was resected 1.5 month later.
  • The interesting aspect of this case was the aggressive behavior of the tumor with intraocular invasion, despite its benign histopathological features, which led to wide exenteration of the eye together with resection of the upper and lower lids.
  • [MeSH-major] Meningioma / pathology. Optic Nerve Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Combined Modality Therapy. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local

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  • (PMID = 18097966.001).
  • [ISSN] 0167-6830
  • [Journal-full-title] Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Orbit
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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17. Majores M, von Lehe M, Fassunke J, Schramm J, Becker AJ, Simon M: Tumor recurrence and malignant progression of gangliogliomas. Cancer; 2008 Dec 15;113(12):3355-63
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  • [Title] Tumor recurrence and malignant progression of gangliogliomas.
  • BACKGROUND: Most gangliogliomas (GGs) are benign tumors, but tumor recurrence and malignant progression are observed in some patients.
  • METHODS: The authors analyzed their experience with 4 recurrent/progressive GGs (World Health Organization [WHO] grade I), 21 tumors with atypical features (WHO grade II), and 5 tumors with anaplastic histologic features (WHO grade III).
  • RESULTS: The 5-year survival rates were only 79% for patients who had tumors with atypical features and 53% for patients who had WHO grade III tumors.
  • Secondary glioblastomas were diagnosed in 5 of 11 patients (45%) who underwent surgery for tumor recurrence.
  • Patients who had extratemporal tumors had a significantly shorter PFS (P = .01) but not OS.
  • Neuropathologic examination revealed the presence of a gemistocytic cell component (PFS, P = .025), a lack of protein droplets (OS, P = .04; PFS, P = .05), and focal tumor cell-associated CD34 immunolabeling (OS, P = .03) as significant predictors of an adverse clinical course.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Ganglioglioma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Child. Child, Preschool. Disease Progression. Epilepsy / epidemiology. Female. Humans. Infant. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Survival Analysis

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  • (PMID = 18988291.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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18. Kousar A, Hosein MM, Ahmed Z, Minhas K: Rapid sarcomatous transformation of an ameloblastic fibroma of the mandible: case report and literature review. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod; 2009 Sep;108(3):e80-5
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  • Ameloblastic fibrosarcoma (AFS) is a rare malignant odontogenic tumour regarded as the malignant counterpart of ameloblastic fibroma.
  • It is characterized by a benign epithelial component within a malignant fibrous stroma.
  • AFS is a locally aggressive neoplasm with extremely low potential for metastasis.
  • Initially histopathologically diagnosed as a benign lesion, it rapidly recurred with apparent transformation into a high-grade sarcoma over a period of 6 months.
  • [MeSH-major] Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology. Mandibular Neoplasms / pathology. Odontogenic Tumors / pathology. Sarcoma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Brain Neoplasms / secondary. Fatal Outcome. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Lung Neoplasms / secondary. Masseter Muscle / pathology. Muscle Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Radiography, Panoramic. Skull Neoplasms / pathology. Sphenoid Bone / pathology. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 19716496.001).
  • [ISSN] 1528-395X
  • [Journal-full-title] Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 21
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19. Monaco E 3rd, Kondziolka D, Mongia S, Niranjan A, Flickinger JC, Lunsford LD: Management of brain metastases from ovarian and endometrial carcinoma with stereotactic radiosurgery. Cancer; 2008 Nov 1;113(9):2610-4
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  • [Title] Management of brain metastases from ovarian and endometrial carcinoma with stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • BACKGROUND: Metastases to the brain from ovarian and endometrial carcinoma are uncommon and to the authors' knowledge consensus regarding optimal management is lacking.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has proven useful for the treatment of many benign and malignant brain tumors.
  • METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with brain metastases underwent gamma-knife SRS.
  • Eighteen patients also received whole-brain radiotherapy.
  • A total of 68 tumors were treated with gamma-knife SRS.
  • The median survival was 7 months after the initial diagnosis of brain metastasis and 5 months after SRS.
  • The 1-year survival rate after radiosurgery was 15% and that from the diagnosis of brain metastases was 22%.
  • On final imaging, all tumors were controlled without further growth.
  • CONCLUSIONS: SRS is an acceptable choice for the treatment of brain metastases resulting from ovarian and endometrial carcinoma, and provides local tumor control with limited morbidity.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Cranial Irradiation. Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology. Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology. Radiosurgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Disease-Free Survival. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging. Survival Rate

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  • (PMID = 18780313.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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20. Kumar R, Alavi A: Clinical applications of fluorodeoxyglucose--positron emission tomography in the management of malignant melanoma. Curr Opin Oncol; 2005 Mar;17(2):154-9
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  • The prognosis is linked directly to the initial stage at the time of diagnosis.
  • Early diagnosis and accurate disease staging is important for appropriate treatment planning.
  • Despite the overall superiority of FDG-PET in the detection of melanoma metastases, it has limitations in detection of early-stage disease (stage I-II), small lung nodules, and brain metastases.
  • False-positive FDG-PET results are due to postsurgical inflammation, other inflammatory lesions, and some benign tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Fluorodeoxyglucose F18. Melanoma / radionuclide imaging. Positron-Emission Tomography. Radiopharmaceuticals. Skin Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging
  • [MeSH-minor] Humans. Neoplasm Staging

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  • (PMID = 15725921.001).
  • [ISSN] 1040-8746
  • [Journal-full-title] Current opinion in oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Curr Opin Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Radiopharmaceuticals; 0Z5B2CJX4D / Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • [Number-of-references] 37
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21. Wadasadawala T, Trivedi S, Gupta T, Epari S, Jalali R: The diagnostic dilemma of primary central nervous system melanoma. J Clin Neurosci; 2010 Aug;17(8):1014-1017
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  • Melanomas are malignant neoplasms of melanocytes developing predominantly in the skin, but occasionally arising from eyes, mucous membranes, and the central nervous system (CNS).
  • The CNS can be affected by a spectrum of melanocytic lesions ranging from diffuse neurocutaneous melanosis, to a focal and benign neoplasm (melanocytoma), and to an overtly malignant tumor (melanoma).
  • Primary CNS melanoma cannot be reliably distinguished from metastatic melanoma on neuroimaging and histopathological characteristics alone: its diagnosis is established only after exclusion of secondary metastatic disease from a cutaneous, mucosal or retinal primary.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Cerebellopontine Angle / pathology. Melanoma / pathology. Parietal Lobe / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20627582.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-2653
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Clin Neurosci
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Scotland
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22. Sheridan T, Herawi M, Epstein JI, Illei PB: The role of P501S and PSA in the diagnosis of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Am J Surg Pathol; 2007 Sep;31(9):1351-5
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  • [Title] The role of P501S and PSA in the diagnosis of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
  • It is expressed in both benign and neoplastic prostate tissues, but not in any other normal or malignant tissue examined to date.
  • The tissue microarray contains 78 cases of metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma, 20 cases of primary prostatic adenocarcinoma, and 20 cases of benign prostate tissue from the peripheral zone as well as samples of benign brain, pancreas, kidney, thyroid, testis, skeletal muscle, and fibroconnective tissue.
  • RESULTS: Similar staining (intensity and extent) was identified for both markers in the majority of metastatic tumors (11 distant sites, 42 pelvic lymph nodes), in all 20 primary tumors and in all benign prostate and nonprostate tissues.
  • The P501S stain had perinuclear cytoplasmic (Golgi) distribution even in poorly differentiated tumors and metastases.
  • None of the tumors were negative for both markers.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Membrane Proteins / analysis. Neoplasms, Unknown Primary / diagnosis. Prostate-Specific Antigen / analysis. Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Cell Differentiation. Golgi Apparatus / chemistry. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Lymph Nodes / chemistry. Lymph Nodes / immunology. Male. Neoplasm Staging. Predictive Value of Tests. Reproducibility of Results. Sensitivity and Specificity. Tissue Array Analysis

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  • (PMID = 17721190.001).
  • [ISSN] 0147-5185
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P50 CA58236
  • [Publication-type] Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Membrane Proteins; 0 / prostein; EC 3.4.21.77 / Prostate-Specific Antigen
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23. Saito R, Kumabe T, Watanabe M, Jokura H, Shibuya M, Nakazato Y, Tominaga T: Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma of intracranial origin. J Neurosurg; 2008 Apr;108(4):798-802
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  • The low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma is a rare sarcoma of the deep soft tissue that is characterized as an indolent but metastasizing soft-tissue neoplasm with a deceptively benign histological appearance.
  • A high rate of local recurrence and eventual metastasis has been demonstrated for this tumor in deep soft tissue.
  • The tumor is still under control without any evidence of extracranial metastasis.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / therapy. Sarcoma / diagnosis. Sarcoma / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Combined Modality Therapy. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / prevention & control. Radiosurgery. Radiotherapy, Adjuvant. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 18377261.001).
  • [ISSN] 0022-3085
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurosurg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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24. Soudack M, Guralnik L, Ben-Nun A, Berkowitz D, Postovsky S, Vlodavsky E, Engel A: Imaging features of posterior mediastinal chordoma in a child. Pediatr Radiol; 2007 May;37(5):492-7
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  • Evaluation by CT revealed a low-density posterior mediastinal mass initially diagnosed as benign tumor.
  • We present our suggestions for preoperative evaluation of posterior mediastinal tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Chordoma / diagnosis. Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Mediastinum / diagnostic imaging. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Child, Preschool. Cough / etiology. Diagnosis, Differential. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Respiratory Sounds. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17345078.001).
  • [ISSN] 0301-0449
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric radiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Radiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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25. Murakami M, Imahori Y, Kimura S, Tatsuzawa K, Ohwada K, Inoue Y, Sasajima H, Mineura K: Positron emission tomography elucidates transport system and tumor proliferation in meningiomas. Oncol Rep; 2005 Oct;14(4):853-9
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  • [Title] Positron emission tomography elucidates transport system and tumor proliferation in meningiomas.
  • To test the in vivo transport system and tumor proliferation of meningiomas, in comparison with gliomas, 25 patients with meningiomas and 8 gliomas underwent quantitative kinetic analysis of ([18F])fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) - positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and immunohistochemical study.
  • Surgical specimens were evaluated by means of three different methods: i) immunoreactivity to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), representing the permeability of tumor vessels;.
  • K1 was higher in meningiomas than in gliomas and was higher in atypical than in benign meningiomas. k3 was correlated with MIB-1 LI in meningiomas, but not in gliomas.
  • Immunohistochemically, meningiomas were less reactive to VEGF or Glut-1 than gliomas but atypical meningiomas stained more intensely than benign meningiomas.
  • The vascular surface area was significantly larger in meningiomas than in gliomas and atypical meningiomas had high values for both permeability and surface area than benign meningiomas.
  • High values for K1 and k3 indicate the aggressive proliferation of meningiomas and, in atypical meningiomas, the synergistic interaction of the high permeability and the large surface area yielded conditions conducive to glucose metabolism and tumor proliferation.
  • Evaluation of K1 and k3 facilitates to predict the tumor aggressiveness and to optimize the surgical management.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Meningioma / pathology. Neoplasms / pathology. Positron-Emission Tomography / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Biological Transport. Cell Proliferation. Female. Glioma / pathology. Glucose Transporter Type 1 / metabolism. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Kinetics. Male. Middle Aged. Models, Statistical. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Permeability. Time Factors. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / metabolism. von Willebrand Factor / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 16142342.001).
  • [ISSN] 1021-335X
  • [Journal-full-title] Oncology reports
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Oncol. Rep.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Glucose Transporter Type 1; 0 / Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; 0 / von Willebrand Factor
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26. Hebb AL, Moore CS, Bhan V, Campbell T, Fisk JD, Robertson HA, Thorne M, Lacasse E, Holcik M, Gillard J, Crocker SJ, Robertson GS: Expression of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein family in multiple sclerosis reveals a potential immunomodulatory role during autoimmune mediated demyelination. Mult Scler; 2008 Jun;14(5):577-94
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  • The role of the inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) family of anti-apoptotic proteins such as X-linked IAP (XIAP), human inhibitor of apoptosis-1 (HIAP-1), human inhibitor of apoptosis-2 (HIAP-2), neuronal apoptosis inhibitory protein (NAIP) and Survivin in relapsing-remitting, secondary-progressive, primary-progressive or benign forms of MS is unclear.
  • We report here that expression of the IAP family of genes in peripheral blood samples and brain tissues from MS cases support a role for differential regulation of these potent anti-apoptotic proteins in the pathology of MS.
  • In post-mortem MS brain tissue, XIAP and HIAP-1 in myelin lesions were co-localized with microglia and T cells, respectively.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Autoimmunity / genetics. Autoimmunity / immunology. Blotting, Western. Brain / pathology. Brain / physiology. Demyelinating Diseases / genetics. Demyelinating Diseases / immunology. Demyelinating Diseases / pathology. Female. Gene Expression / immunology. Gene Expression Profiling. Humans. Immunologic Factors / genetics. Immunologic Factors / immunology. Male. Microglia / immunology. Microtubule-Associated Proteins / genetics. Microtubule-Associated Proteins / immunology. Microtubule-Associated Proteins / metabolism. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Proteins / genetics. Neoplasm Proteins / immunology. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Neuronal Apoptosis-Inhibitory Protein / genetics. Neuronal Apoptosis-Inhibitory Protein / immunology. Neuronal Apoptosis-Inhibitory Protein / metabolism. T-Lymphocytes / immunology. T-Lymphocytes / metabolism. Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases. X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein / genetics. X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein / immunology. X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 18566024.001).
  • [ISSN] 1352-4585
  • [Journal-full-title] Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mult. Scler.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / BIRC2 protein, human; 0 / BIRC3 protein, human; 0 / BIRC5 protein, human; 0 / Immunologic Factors; 0 / Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins; 0 / Microtubule-Associated Proteins; 0 / NAIP protein, human; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / Neuronal Apoptosis-Inhibitory Protein; 0 / X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein; 0 / XIAP protein, human; EC 6.3.2.19 / Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases
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27. Keshavarzi S, Meltzer H, Ben-Haim S, Newman CB, Lawson JD, Levy ML, Murphy K: Initial clinical experience with frameless optically guided stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy in pediatric patients. Childs Nerv Syst; 2009 Jul;25(7):837-44
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  • OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to report our initial experience treating pediatric patients with central nervous system tumors using a frameless, optically guided linear accelerator.
  • RESULTS: Nine patients, ages ranging from 12 to 19 years old (median age 15 years old), with a variety of tumors have been treated.
  • CONCLUSION: Frameless stereotactic optically guided radiosurgery and radiotherapy provides a feasible and accurate tool to treat a number of benign and malignant tumors in children with minimal treatment-related morbidity.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / radiotherapy. Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Radiosurgery / methods. Radiotherapy / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Astrocytoma / pathology. Astrocytoma / radiotherapy. Astrocytoma / surgery. Child. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Medulloblastoma / radiotherapy. Medulloblastoma / surgery. Neoplasm Metastasis / radiotherapy. Pineal Gland / pathology. Pineal Gland / surgery. Pinealoma / radiotherapy. Pinealoma / surgery. Pituitary Neoplasms / radiotherapy. Pituitary Neoplasms / surgery. Prolactinoma / radiotherapy. Prolactinoma / surgery. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19326128.001).
  • [ISSN] 1433-0350
  • [Journal-full-title] Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Childs Nerv Syst
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2691523
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28. Shen R, Pan S, Qi S, Lin X, Cheng S: Epigenetic repression of microRNA-129-2 leads to overexpression of SOX4 in gastric cancer. Biochem Biophys Res Commun; 2010 Apr 16;394(4):1047-52
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  • High levels of SOX4 expression have been found in a variety of human cancers, such as lung, brain and breast cancers.
  • The SOX4 expression was detected using immunohistochemical staining and semi-quantitative RT-PCR, and our results showed that SOX4 was up-regulated in gastric cancer compared to benign gastric tissues.
  • [MeSH-major] Epigenesis, Genetic. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic. MicroRNAs / metabolism. SOXC Transcription Factors / genetics. Stomach Neoplasms / genetics. Stomach Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Apoptosis / genetics. DNA Methylation. Down-Regulation. Gene Expression Profiling. Humans. Neoplasm Metastasis. Prognosis. Up-Regulation

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  • (PMID = 20331975.001).
  • [ISSN] 1090-2104
  • [Journal-full-title] Biochemical and biophysical research communications
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / MicroRNAs; 0 / Mirn129 microRNA, human; 0 / SOX4 protein, human; 0 / SOXC Transcription Factors
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29. Prabhu SS, Bruner JM: Large oculomotor schwannoma presenting as a parasellar mass: A case report and literature review. Surg Neurol Int; 2010;1:15
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  • The common site of tumor occurrence in this nerve is the segment within the interpeduncular cistern and the cavernous sinus.
  • The radiological features of the mass were more consistent with a medial sphenoid wing meningioma causing brain stem compression.
  • Complete resection of the tumor was achieved via a left pterional approach.
  • CONCLUSION: The management of these large benign tumors with brain stem compression includes surgical resection.
  • Intraoperative anatomical preservation of the third nerve was impossible given its course in the tumor.

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30. Kuriakose MA, Trivedi NP, Kekatpure V: Anterior skull base surgery. Indian J Surg Oncol; 2010 Apr;1(2):133-45
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  • The basic principle of anterior skull base surgery is to provide adequate exposure to enable three dimensional resection of skull base tumors.
  • Negative surgical margins, which is within the control of surgeon, is the principle prognostic factor in anterior skull base tumors.
  • Open skull base approaches is the standard of care for malignant anterior skull base tumors.
  • Benign lesions may be resected by alternate minimally invasive approaches.
  • Advances in anterior skull base surgery, in particular the facial translocation approaches allows wide exposure of the tumors with minimal retraction of the brain.
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  • This review described various surgical approaches and pertaining anatomy and pathology of anterior skull base tumors.

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  • (PMID = 22930628.001).
  • [ISSN] 0975-7651
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Surg Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3421004
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Anterior skull base surgery / Craniofacial resection / Skull base reconstruction / Skull base surgery
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31. Utsuki S, Oka H, Sato Y, Kawano N, Tsuchiya B, Kobayashi I, Fujii K: Invasive meningioma is associated with a low expression of E-cadherin and beta-catenin. Clin Neuropathol; 2005 Jan-Feb;24(1):8-12
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  • Invasive meningioma shows benign histological features (WHO grade 1) and the brain expansion at the tumor-brain interface, and recurs more frequently than common meningiomas.
  • To determine the mechanism of brain expansion, we studied the relationship between invasive meningioma and cell adhesion molecules.
  • All tumors were negative for N-CH.
  • In invasive meningiomas, the expansive part of the tumor showed a lower rate (4/12 tumors) of E-CH and beta-catenin positivity, while the central part showed a higher rate (10/12 tumors).
  • [MeSH-major] Cadherins / metabolism. Cytoskeletal Proteins / metabolism. Meningeal Neoplasms / metabolism. Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningioma / metabolism. Meningioma / pathology. Trans-Activators / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Humans. Immunologic Techniques. Ki-67 Antigen / metabolism. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Staining and Labeling. beta Catenin

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  • (PMID = 15696778.001).
  • [ISSN] 0722-5091
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical neuropathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Neuropathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / CTNNB1 protein, human; 0 / Cadherins; 0 / Cytoskeletal Proteins; 0 / Ki-67 Antigen; 0 / Trans-Activators; 0 / beta Catenin
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32. Simon SL, Moonis G, Judkins AR, Scobie J, Burnett MG, Riina HA, Judy KD: Intracranial capillary hemangioma: case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol; 2005 Aug;64(2):154-9
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  • BACKGROUND: Capillary hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions that commonly present at birth or in early infancy on the face, scalp, back, or chest.
  • The patient underwent a resection of her tumor, which was diagnosed as a capillary hemangioma by histopathologic examination.
  • The patient required 2 further resections after the lesion exhibited a rapid regrowth from residual tumor in the left transverse sinus.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Hemangioma, Capillary / surgery. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery. Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / surgery


33. Buschmann U, Gers B, Hildebrandt G: Uncommon case of a cystic papillary meningioma in an adolescent. Childs Nerv Syst; 2005 Apr;21(4):322-6
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  • After a two-stage gross total resection combined with fractionated radiotherapy of a small residual tumour in the infratemporal fossa, the clinical course was stable for at least 4 years.
  • Then a new infratentorial cystic papillary meningioma with a histological change in tumour malignancy was recognised within only 1 year.
  • DISCUSSION: Besides the rare histology of a cystic papillary meningioma in an adolescent, the case is remarkable due to the considerable extent of the tumour and the irregular course with rapid regrowth and change into malignancy after an initially stable and benign course.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / complications. Meningeal Neoplasms / complications. Meningioma / complications
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Combined Modality Therapy. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Neoplasm Staging / methods

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34. Temprano T, Fernández-de León R, Rial JC, Fernández JM, Mateos V: [Cystic bulbar hemangioblastoma]. Rev Neurol; 2008 Aug 1-15;47(3):134-6
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  • [Transliterated title] Hemangioblastoma quístico de bulbo raquídeo.
  • INTRODUCTION: Hemangioblastomas are neoplasm of vascular type having benign characteristics.
  • They represent between 2-3% of brain tumors and 7-12% of neoformative processes in the posterior fossa.
  • Brain tumor was diagnosed by neuroimage techniques.
  • The histological study confirmed the hemangioblastoma diagnosis.
  • The bulbar localization is infrequent (which represents less percentage than 5% of cerebral hemangioblastomas) likewise the clinical manifestation though hiccups.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Stem Neoplasms / diagnosis. Hemangioblastoma / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 18654967.001).
  • [ISSN] 1576-6578
  • [Journal-full-title] Revista de neurologia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Rev Neurol
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Spain
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35. Xu Q, Yuan X, Tunici P, Liu G, Fan X, Xu M, Hu J, Hwang JY, Farkas DL, Black KL, Yu JS: Isolation of tumour stem-like cells from benign tumours. Br J Cancer; 2009 Jul 21;101(2):303-11
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  • [Title] Isolation of tumour stem-like cells from benign tumours.
  • We set out to test whether tumour stem-like cells can be identified from benign tumours.
  • METHODS: Tumour sphere cultures were derived from hormone-positive and -negative pituitary adenomas.
  • Characterisation of tumour stem-like cells in vitro was performed using self-renewal assays, stem cell-associated marker expression analysis, differentiation, and stimulated hormone production assays.
  • The tumour-initiating capability of these tumour stem-like cells was tested in serial brain tumour transplantation experiments using SCID mice.
  • RESULTS: In this study, we isolated sphere-forming, self-renewable, and multipotent stem-like cells from pituitary adenomas, which are benign tumours.
  • Finally, we demonstrated that PASCs are pituitary tumour-initiating cells in serial transplantation animal experiments.
  • CONCLUSION: This study for the first time indicates that stem-like cells are present in benign tumours.
  • The conclusions from this study may have applications to understanding pituitary tumour biology and therapies, as well as implications for the notion of tumour-initiating cells in general.

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  • (PMID = 19568241.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-1827
  • [Journal-full-title] British journal of cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br. J. Cancer
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS048959-04; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / R01 NS048959; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS048959; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / R01 NS048959-04; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / R56 NS048959; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / R21 NS048879-02; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS048879-02; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / R21 NS048879; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS048879
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Hypothalamic Hormones; 0 / Pituitary Hormones
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36. Gokce M: Analysis of isolated cranial nerve manifestations in patients with cancer. J Clin Neurosci; 2005 Nov;12(8):882-5
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  • In a prospective study over a 16 month period, 20 of 242 patients presented with isolated CN manifestations, and were assessed for the following: primary site; CN symptoms and signs; length of time between primary diagnosis and neurological involvement; and survival following the neurological diagnosis.
  • They included meningeal carcinomatosis (10/16), brain stem metastases (3/16), primary brain astrocytomas (1/16), and metastases out of the central nervous system (2/16).
  • Although most of the isolated CN manifestations were due to systemic metastasis, in particular to the meninges, up to 20% were related to benign conditions.
  • [MeSH-major] Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology. Neoplasms / complications
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Meningeal Neoplasms / secondary. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Metastasis / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16326269.001).
  • [ISSN] 0967-5868
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Clin Neurosci
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Scotland
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37. Galanov AV, Konovalov AN, Kornienko VN, Il'ialov SR, Kostiuchenko VV, Pronin IN, Mariashev SA, Iakovlev SB, Lubnin AIu, Serova NK, Nikonova NG: [First experience with a Gamma-knife unit used for radiosurgical treatment for intracranial space-occupying lesions]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko; 2007 Jan-Mar;(1):3-10
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  • Three hundred and six patients with various intracranial diseases (137 with malignant tumors, 136 with benign tumors, and 33 patients with vascular diseases) underwent radiosurgery on a Gamma-Knife unit for over 1.5 years, from May 2005 to October 2006.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Diseases / surgery. Radiosurgery / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / radiotherapy. Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Child. Child, Preschool. Equipment Design. Eye Diseases / surgery. Female. Humans. Male. Meningioma / radiotherapy. Meningioma / surgery. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Metastasis. Neuroma, Acoustic / radiotherapy. Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery

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  • (PMID = 17526246.001).
  • [ISSN] 0042-8817
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhurnal voprosy neĭrokhirurgii imeni N. N. Burdenko
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko
  • [Language] rus
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Russia (Federation)
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38. Santelli L, Ramondo G, Della Puppa A, Ermani M, Scienza R, d'Avella D, Manara R: Diffusion-weighted imaging does not predict histological grading in meningiomas. Acta Neurochir (Wien); 2010 Aug;152(8):1315-9; discussion 1319
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  • PURPOSE: This study aims to verify the reliability of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements to differentiate benign from atypical/malignant meningiomas and among different sub-types.
  • DWI signal intensity of tumors was classified as hypo-, iso- or hyper-intense to grey matter.
  • RESULTS: Meningiomas were histologically graded as malignant (1%), atypical (21.5%) and benign (77.5%).
  • Meningothelial, transitional and fibrous were the most frequent benign sub-types (44, 16 and 10 cases, respectively).
  • [MeSH-major] Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningioma / pathology. Neoplasm Invasiveness / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Brain / pathology. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Male. Meninges / pathology. Middle Aged. Observer Variation. Predictive Value of Tests. Prognosis. Reproducibility of Results. Severity of Illness Index

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  • (PMID = 20428902.001).
  • [ISSN] 0942-0940
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta neurochirurgica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Neurochir (Wien)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Austria
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39. Subramanian S, Thayanithy V, West RB, Lee CH, Beck AH, Zhu S, Downs-Kelly E, Montgomery K, Goldblum JR, Hogendoorn PC, Corless CL, Oliveira AM, Dry SM, Nielsen TO, Rubin BP, Fletcher JA, Fletcher CD, van de Rijn M: Genome-wide transcriptome analyses reveal p53 inactivation mediated loss of miR-34a expression in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours. J Pathol; 2010 Jan;220(1):58-70
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  • The malignant transformation of the benign neurofibroma to MPNST is incompletely understood at the molecular level.
  • We have determined the gene expression signature for benign and malignant PNSTs and found that the major trend in malignant transformation from neurofibroma to MPNST consists of the loss of expression of a large number of genes, rather than widespread increase in gene expression.
  • Relatively few genes are expressed at higher levels in MPNSTs and these include genes involved in cell proliferation and genes implicated in tumour metastasis.
  • Subsequent microRNA profiling of benign and malignant PNSTs indicated a relative down-regulation of miR-34a in most MPNSTs compared to neurofibromas.
  • [MeSH-major] Genes, p53. MicroRNAs / metabolism. Nerve Sheath Neoplasms / genetics. RNA, Neoplasm / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Apoptosis / genetics. Cell Adhesion / genetics. Cell Proliferation. Cluster Analysis. Down-Regulation. Female. Gene Expression Profiling / methods. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic. Gene Silencing. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Proteins / genetics. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Neurofibroma. Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis / methods. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / genetics. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / metabolism. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods. Signal Transduction / genetics. Tumor Cells, Cultured. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / metabolism


40. Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Cummings TJ, Hulette CM, Morgenlander JC, Corboy JR: Adult cases of leukoencephalopathy, cerebral calcifications, and cysts: expanding the spectrum of the disorder. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol; 2009 Apr;68(4):432-9
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  • [Title] Adult cases of leukoencephalopathy, cerebral calcifications, and cysts: expanding the spectrum of the disorder.
  • Leukoencephalopathy with cerebral calcifications and cysts (LCC) was first reported in children who developed cognitive decline and variable extrapyramidal, cerebellar, and pyramidal signs, with or without seizures.
  • Leukoencephalopathy with cerebral calcifications and cysts is characterized by progressive formation of brain cysts that can generate a mass effect simulating a neoplasm.
  • Case 2 is a 55-year-old woman who was found by chance to have LCC; one and a half years later, her course remains benign.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain / pathology. Calcinosis / complications. Cysts / complications. Dementia, Vascular / complications

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  • (PMID = 19287308.001).
  • [ISSN] 0022-3069
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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41. Happle C, Wetzke M, Hermann EJ, Krauss JK, Hartmann H, Lücke T: ['Cases against KiSS': a diagnostic algorithm for children with torticollis]. Klin Padiatr; 2009 Dec;221(7):430-5
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  • We present two infants with brain tumours who developed torticollis and further neurological findings such as ataxia and reflex differences.
  • In both cases, symptoms caused by the tumour were interpreted as "KiSS-syndrome", and appropriate diagnostics and therapy were delayed for months.
  • Whereas most cases are benign, there is a long list of serious differential diagnoses for torticollis in infants.
  • [MeSH-major] Algorithms. Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnosis. Cervical Vertebrae. Ganglioglioma / diagnosis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neoplasms, Second Primary / diagnosis. Spinal Diseases / diagnosis. Torticollis / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Child, Preschool. Diagnostic Errors. Gait Disorders, Neurologic / etiology. Humans. Infant. Male. Microsurgery. Neoplasm, Residual / diagnosis. Neurologic Examination. Postoperative Complications / diagnosis. Reoperation. Syndrome

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  • (PMID = 20013566.001).
  • [ISSN] 1439-3824
  • [Journal-full-title] Klinische Pädiatrie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Klin Padiatr
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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42. Navarrete Isidoro O, Abad Fernández A, López Vime R, Jara Chinarro B, Juretschke Moragues MA: [Pulmonary metastasis of Basal cell carcinoma of the skin]. Arch Bronconeumol; 2005 Mar;41(3):169-71
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  • [Transliterated title] Metástasis pulmonares de un carcinoma basocelular cutáneo.
  • Basal cell carcinoma of the skin is a common neoplasm usually considered benign.
  • Rarely, distant metastases can involve organs such as the brain, lung, and bone.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Basal Cell / secondary. Lung Neoplasms / secondary. Skin Neoplasms

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  • (PMID = 15766469.001).
  • [ISSN] 0300-2896
  • [Journal-full-title] Archivos de bronconeumología
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Bronconeumol.
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Spain
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43. Widdel L, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Kindt G: Tumor-to-tumor metastasis from hematopoietic neoplasms to meningiomas: report of two patients with significant cerebral edema. World Neurosurg; 2010 Jul;74(1):165-71
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  • [Title] Tumor-to-tumor metastasis from hematopoietic neoplasms to meningiomas: report of two patients with significant cerebral edema.
  • BACKGROUND: Tumor-to-tumor metastasis is a rare, but well-reported, curiosity in which one type of primary neoplasm metastasizes to another primary tumor type within the same person.
  • OBJECTIVE: To report two examples of benign meningiomas in which metastatic tumor deposits from the patient's hematopoietic neoplasm to the meningioma caused significant peritumoral edema, necessitating semiemergent surgical resection.
  • RESULTS: One patient had multiple myeloma associated with extensive necrosis within his otherwise benign convexity meningioma; first diagnosis of his IgG, kappa-restricted plasma cell dyscrasia was made from this tumor-to-tumor meningioma specimen.
  • The second patient carried a diagnosis of marginal zone lymphoma but then presented 5 years later with symptoms referable to a large dural-based mass with significant surrounding edema, prompting surgical removal.
  • Dural marginal zone lymphoma was identified within epidural, intradural, and subdural spaces, in the same location as an underlying benign meningioma.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Although rare, neurosurgeons should be aware of the entity of tumor-to-tumor metastasis as, in large series, meningiomas are the third most frequent recipient tumor type and pituitary adenomas, the fifth most frequent, probably reflecting their rich vascularity.
  • In examples where the donor tumor type is a hematopoietic neoplasm, significant edema can be produced by the tumor-to-tumor metastasis.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Edema / etiology. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / diagnosis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Meningeal Neoplasms / secondary. Meningioma / diagnosis. Multiple Myeloma / diagnosis. Multiple Myeloma / secondary. Neoplasms, Second Primary / diagnosis. Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • [MeSH-minor] Brain / pathology. Brain / surgery. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Male. Meninges / pathology. Meninges / surgery. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 21300009.001).
  • [ISSN] 1878-8769
  • [Journal-full-title] World neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World Neurosurg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
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44. Harada M, Ishihara Y, Itoh K, Yamanaka R: Kinesin superfamily protein-derived peptides with the ability to induce glioma-reactive cytotoxic T lymphocytes in human leukocyte antigen-A24+ glioma patients. Oncol Rep; 2007 Mar;17(3):629-36
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  • In this study, we searched for new target candidates in specific immunotherapy for malignant glioma by utilizing cDNA microarray technology to compare gene expressions in malignant glioma tissues to those in benign glioma and a panel of normal tissues.
  • [MeSH-major] Antigens, Neoplasm / isolation & purification. Brain Neoplasms / immunology. Glioma / immunology. HLA-A Antigens / immunology. Kinesin / immunology. T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic / immunology
  • [MeSH-minor] Cancer Vaccines. Cell Line, Tumor. Gene Expression. Gene Expression Profiling. HLA-A24 Antigen. Humans. Immunoglobulin G / blood. Immunoglobulin G / immunology. Immunotherapy / methods. Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis. Peptides / immunology. RNA, Messenger / analysis. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction

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  • [ISSN] 1021-335X
  • [Journal-full-title] Oncology reports
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Oncol. Rep.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, Neoplasm; 0 / Cancer Vaccines; 0 / HLA-A Antigens; 0 / HLA-A24 Antigen; 0 / Immunoglobulin G; 0 / Peptides; 0 / RNA, Messenger; EC 3.6.1.- / Kinesin
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45. Cheong JH, Kim JM, Bak KH, Kim CH, Oh YH, Park DW: Bilateral vidian nerve schwannomas associated with facial palsy. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg; 2006 May;104(5):835-9
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  • Intracranial schwannomas are relatively common benign tumors arising from Schwann cells.
  • [MeSH-major] Bell Palsy / etiology. Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / surgery. Facial Nerve Diseases / surgery. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / surgery. Neurilemmoma / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Facial Nerve / pathology. Facial Nerve / surgery. Female. Humans. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neoplasm, Residual / diagnosis. Postoperative Complications / diagnosis. Sphenoid Bone / surgery. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • [CommentIn] J Neurosurg. 2007 Jan;106(1):202; author reply 202-3 [17236512.001]
  • (PMID = 16703893.001).
  • [ISSN] 0022-3085
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurosurg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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46. Chou CH, Lieu AS, Wu CH, Chang LK, Loh JK, Lin RC, Chen WJ, Liao HD, Fu WS, Chang CS, Lin CC, Hsu CM, Chio CC, Howng SL, Hong YR: Differential expression of hedgehog signaling components and Snail/E-cadherin in human brain tumors. Oncol Rep; 2010 Nov;24(5):1225-32
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  • [Title] Differential expression of hedgehog signaling components and Snail/E-cadherin in human brain tumors.
  • However, the role of Hh signaling components and Snail/E-cadherin in brain tumors is not yet fully understood.
  • We analyzed the expression of Hh signaling components and Snail/E-cadherin in 69 brain tumors by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).
  • The data showed that overexpression of Smo (35/69), Ptch (50/69), Gli1 (56/69), Gli2 (29/69) and N-myc (39/69) might contribute to brain tumorigenesis.
  • Our results also indicated that Snail and E-cadherin showed opposing expression in malignant tumors (high grade astrocytoma and metastasis).
  • Snail and E-cadherin showed less correlation in benign brain tumors.
  • Taken together, our results demonstrate that Hh signaling components, the expression and mutations of Snail and the expression of E-cadherin may play an important role in human brain tumorigenesis.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Cadherins / genetics. Hedgehog Proteins / genetics. Transcription Factors / genetics

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  • (PMID = 20878114.001).
  • [ISSN] 1791-2431
  • [Journal-full-title] Oncology reports
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Oncol. Rep.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Cadherins; 0 / Hedgehog Proteins; 0 / Transcription Factors; 0 / snail family transcription factors
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47. McCarthy BJ, Kruchko C, Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States: Consensus conference on cancer registration of brain and central nervous system tumors. Neuro Oncol; 2005 Apr;7(2):196-201
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  • [Title] Consensus conference on cancer registration of brain and central nervous system tumors.
  • The passage of Public Law 107-260, the Benign Brain Tumor Cancer Registries Amendment Act, in October 2002 has made the collection of all primary brain tumors a reality.
  • However, at the first Consensus Conference on Brain Tumor Definition for Registration in 2002, and during the development of training materials for benign brain tumor collection, several issues were identified that were tabled for future discussion.
  • These and other issues were addressed at the subsequent 2003 Consensus Conference on Cancer Registration of Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors, at which the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States facilitated a discussion among epidemiologists, neurosurgeons, and neuropathologists.
  • (1) amend the histology coding scheme for cysts and tumor-like lesions that currently have a code in the third edition of the International Classification of Disease for Oncology (ICDO), (2) collect data on all instances of specific cysts and tumor-like lesions that are located in brain and other CNS sites but currently lack ICDO codes, (3) establish a new ICDO topography site for skull base tumors for the brain and CNS, and (4) collect data on genetic syndromes in patients diagnosed with brain or CNS tumors.
  • Because classification of primary intracranial and other CNS tumors is dynamic, and the registration and coding of these tumors will need to be periodically reviewed.
  • [MeSH-major] Central Nervous System Neoplasms / classification. Central Nervous System Neoplasms / pathology. Registries

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  • (PMID = 15831238.001).
  • [ISSN] 1522-8517
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuro-oncology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Consensus Development Conference; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 13
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1871892
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48. Fabi A, Nuzzo C, Vidiri A, Ciccarese M, Felici A, Cattani F, Cognetti F: Bone and lung metastases from intracranial meningioma. Anticancer Res; 2006 Sep-Oct;26(5B):3835-7
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  • Fifteen percent of intracranial tumors are represented by meningiomas.
  • Meningioma is usually a benign neoplasm; malignant histology is rare and represents about 2-10% with a 43% incidence of metastasis.
  • [MeSH-major] Bone Neoplasms / secondary. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Lung Neoplasms / secondary. Meningioma / pathology


49. McCarthy BJ, Schellinger KA, Propp JM, Kruchko C, Malmer B: A case for the worldwide collection of primary benign brain tumors. Neuroepidemiology; 2009;33(3):268-75
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  • [Title] A case for the worldwide collection of primary benign brain tumors.
  • BACKGROUND: Incidence data on malignant tumors are reported by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, with 189,485 new malignant brain tumors globally in 2002.
  • However, collection and reporting of benign brain tumors are not universal.
  • The objective here is to encourage the collection of primary benign brain tumors worldwide.
  • METHODS: Worldwide numbers of primary benign brain tumors were estimated through published articles and cancer registry reports presenting directly or indirectly reported benign incidence rates or frequencies for regions or countries.
  • RESULTS: An estimated 186,678 benign brain tumors were diagnosed worldwide in 2002.
  • The estimated numbers of benign brain tumors were higher in females than males (105,918 vs. 80,759).
  • Since many countries do not report primary benign brain tumors, the incidence rate estimates vary significantly by region.
  • CONCLUSIONS: This is the first survey to assess worldwide numbers of benign brain tumors.
  • However, the estimated number of benign brain tumors approximately equals, and could exceed, the number of malignant brain tumors globally.
  • Registration of primary benign brain histologies in different geographical areas and ethnicities could provide clues to the underlying causes of these tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / epidemiology. Global Health


50. He Q, Zhang P, Zou L, Li H, Wang X, Zhou S, Fornander T, Skog S: Concentration of thymidine kinase 1 in serum (S-TK1) is a more sensitive proliferation marker in human solid tumors than its activity. Oncol Rep; 2005 Oct;14(4):1013-9
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  • [Title] Concentration of thymidine kinase 1 in serum (S-TK1) is a more sensitive proliferation marker in human solid tumors than its activity.
  • Activity of thymidine kinase 1 in serum (STK) is a useful marker for leukaemia and lymphoma, but not for solid tumors.
  • We investigate thymidine kinase 1 concentration in serum (S-TK1) as a potential tumor marker.
  • S-TK1 concentration and STK activity levels were determined in 9 human malignant diseases (breast, gastric, rectal, colorectal, lung, brain cancer, hepatoma, lymphoma, leukaemia) and in benign and non-cancerous diseases, representing 850 preoperative cases.
  • S-TK1 concentrations and STK activity levels in preoperative malignant patients were significantly higher than in healthy individuals, in patients with benign tumors and in those with non-cancerous diseases.
  • Significant correlations between concentration and activity level were only found in healthy individuals, in patients with benign tumors, and in some patients with malignancies, i.e. leukaemia, and breast and gastric cancers.
  • We conclude that S-TK1 concentration is a more sensitive tumor marker in solid malignancies than is STK activity.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor. Neoplasms / blood. Neoplasms / diagnosis. Thymidine Kinase / blood
  • [MeSH-minor] Breast Neoplasms / pathology. Cell Line, Tumor. Cell Proliferation. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Female. Humans. Male. Neoplasm Staging. Radioimmunoassay / methods. Stomach Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16142366.001).
  • [ISSN] 1021-335X
  • [Journal-full-title] Oncology reports
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Oncol. Rep.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; EC 2.7.1.21 / Thymidine Kinase; EC 2.7.1.21 / thymidine kinase 1
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51. De Marinis L, Fusco A, Bianchi A, Aimaretti G, Ambrosio MR, Scaroni C, Cannavo S, Di Somma C, Mantero F, degli Uberti EC, Giordano G, Ghigo E: Hypopituitarism findings in patients with primary brain tumors 1 year after neurosurgical treatment: preliminary report. J Endocrinol Invest; 2006 Jun;29(6):516-22
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  • [Title] Hypopituitarism findings in patients with primary brain tumors 1 year after neurosurgical treatment: preliminary report.
  • It may occur after neurosurgical treatment of brain tumors arising near sella turcica.
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate pituitary function in particular GH deficiency (GHD) in patients submitted to neurosurgery for benign tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) not involving hypothalamic-pituitary region.
  • We observed 37 patients with benign brain tumors [13 males, 24 females, age: 54.6+/-13.9 yr; body mass index (BMI): 25.1+/-4.0 kg/m2] performing a basic evaluation of the pituitary function and a dynamic test of the GH/IGF-I axis [GHRH (1 microg/kg iv)+arginine (0.5 g/kg iv) test] for 3 and 12 months after the neurosurgical treatment.
  • This data suggests that hypopituitarism of various degree may develop in patients who are submitted to neurosurgery for primary brain tumors, even far from hypothalamic-pituitary region.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Hypopituitarism / etiology. Postoperative Complications

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52. Hourani R, Horská A, Albayram S, Brant LJ, Melhem E, Cohen KJ, Burger PC, Weingart JD, Carson B, Wharam MD, Barker PB: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging to differentiate between nonneoplastic lesions and brain tumors in children. J Magn Reson Imaging; 2006 Feb;23(2):99-107
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  • [Title] Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging to differentiate between nonneoplastic lesions and brain tumors in children.
  • PURPOSE: To investigate whether in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) can differentiate between 1) tumors and nonneoplastic brain lesions, and 2) high- and low-grade tumors in children.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two children (20 males and 12 females, mean age = 10 +/- 5 years) with primary brain lesions were evaluated retrospectively.
  • Nineteen patients had a neuropathologically confirmed brain tumor, and 13 patients had a benign lesion.
  • RESULTS: Considering all possible combinations of metabolite ratios, the best discriminant function to differentiate between nonneoplastic lesions and brain tumors was found to include only the ratio of Cho/Cr (Wilks' lambda, P = 0.012; 78.1% of original grouped cases correctly classified).
  • The best discriminant function to differentiate between high- and low-grade tumors included the ratios of NAA/Cr and Cho(norm) (Wilks' lambda, P = 0.001; 89.5% of original grouped cases correctly classified).
  • Cr levels in low-grade tumors were slightly lower than or comparable to control regions and ranged from 53% to 165% of the control values in high-grade tumors.
  • CONCLUSION: Proton MRSI may have a promising role in differentiating pediatric brain lesions, and an important diagnostic value, particularly for inoperable or inaccessible lesions.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Germinoma / diagnosis. Glioma / diagnosis. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Biopsy, Needle. Child. Child, Preschool. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Neoplasm Staging. Retrospective Studies. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 16374884.001).
  • [ISSN] 1053-1807
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Magn Reson Imaging
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS042851; United States / NCRR NIH HHS / RR / P41RR15241
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] United States
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53. Yu R, Melmed S: Pathogenesis of pituitary tumors. Prog Brain Res; 2010;182:207-27
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  • [Title] Pathogenesis of pituitary tumors.
  • Pituitary tumors are common and mostly benign neoplasia which cause excess or deficiency of pituitary hormones and compressive damage to adjacent organs.
  • PTTG (pituitary tumor-transforming gene) and HMGA2], tumor suppressor gene inactivation (e.g.
  • MEN1 and PRKAR1A), epigenetic changes (e.g. methylation) and humoral factors (e.g. ectopic production of stimulating hormones) are all possible pituitary tumor initiators; the micro-environment of pituitary tumors including steroid milieu, angiogenesis and abnormal cell adhesion further promote tumor growth.
  • Senescence, a cellular defence mechanism against malignant transformation, may explain the benign nature of at least some pituitary tumors.
  • We suggest that future research on pituitary tumor pathogenesis should incorporate systems approaches, and address regulatory mechanisms for pituitary cell proliferation, development of new animal models of pituitary tumor and isolation of functional human pituitary tumor cell lines.
  • [MeSH-major] Pituitary Neoplasms / genetics. Pituitary Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic. HMGA2 Protein / genetics. HMGA2 Protein / metabolism. Humans. Neoplasm Proteins / genetics. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Securin

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  • (PMID = 20541667.001).
  • [ISSN] 1875-7855
  • [Journal-full-title] Progress in brain research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Prog. Brain Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / HMGA2 Protein; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / Securin; 0 / pituitary tumor-transforming protein 1, human
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54. Marton E, Feletti A, Orvieto E, Longatti P: Malignant progression in pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma: personal experience and review of the literature. J Neurol Sci; 2007 Jan 31;252(2):144-53
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  • Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare primary low-grade astrocytic tumor, recently classified as a neuroglial tumor.
  • It generally occurs in children and young adults and shows benign behaviour (WHO II), although an anaplastic variant and malignant potential have been described.
  • Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas with malignant transformation have been reported in three out of eight patients operated on for this type of tumor in our department in the last 15 years.
  • The three patients were two adult women and a child, the primary tumors were located in the cortex of the right temporal lobe, and treatment consisted of complete surgical resection.
  • Two died from tumor progression and one from brain edema after intracerebral haemorrhage.
  • Accordingly, these tumors demand close long-term clinical and radiological follow-up.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Glioblastoma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Cell Transformation, Neoplastic. Child. Disease Progression. Fatal Outcome. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Tomography, X-Ray Computed


55. Hohenstein C, Herdtle S: Unexpected death from a colloid cyst. Int J Emerg Med; 2010;3(1):65-6
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  • BACKGROUND: Colloid cysts are usually benign brain tumors, which rarely cause acute neurological deterioration with sudden death due to an acute increase of intracranial pressure.
  • CONCLUSION: Subtle distinctions between symptoms due to intracranial hypertension, which typically cause headache and vomiting, and true gastroenteritis are discussed as well as the pathophysiology of neurogenic pulmonary edema and the origin of cerebral-triggered cardiac dysrhythmias.

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  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
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  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Cardiopulmonary complication / Colloid cyst / Unexpected death
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56. Mentzel HJ, Seidel J, Fitzek C, Eichhorn A, Vogt S, Reichenbach JR, Zintl F, Kaiser WA: Pediatric brain MRI in neurofibromatosis type I. Eur Radiol; 2005 Apr;15(4):814-22
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  • [Title] Pediatric brain MRI in neurofibromatosis type I.
  • In addition to multiple peripheral neurofibromas, NF I predisposed to CNS tumors including optic glioma, astrocytoma and plexiform neurofibroma.
  • The purpose of this pictorial review is to illustrate characteristic brain MR imaging lesions in children with NF I and to give some recommendations about diagnostic imaging procedures in children suffering from NF I.
  • Typical findings in brain MRI are hyperintense lesion on T2-weighted images, so-called unknown bright objects, which may be useful as an additional imaging criterion for NF I.
  • Contrast administration is necessary in MR studies to maximize tumor detection and characterization, to add confidence to the diagnosis of benign probable myelin vacuolization, and to document stability of neoplasm on follow-up examinations.
  • The frequency of follow-up in children with known brain tumors will vary with the tumor grade, biological activity and treatment.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neurofibromatosis 1 / pathology


57. Jesneck JL, Mukherjee S, Yurkovetsky Z, Clyde M, Marks JR, Lokshin AE, Lo JY: Do serum biomarkers really measure breast cancer? BMC Cancer; 2009 May 28;9:164
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  • The classifiers distinguished normal tissue from benign lesions similarly at AUC = 0.80 +/- 0.05.
  • However, the serum proteins of benign and malignant lesions were indistinguishable (AUC = 0.55 +/- 0.06).
  • The classification tasks of normal vs. cancer and normal vs. benign selected the same top feature: MIF, which suggests that the biomarkers indicated inflammatory response rather than cancer.

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  • (PMID = 19476629.001).
  • [ISSN] 1471-2407
  • [Journal-full-title] BMC cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] BMC Cancer
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA 84955; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA-112437-01
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2696469
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58. Glen A, Gan CS, Hamdy FC, Eaton CL, Cross SS, Catto JW, Wright PC, Rehman I: iTRAQ-facilitated proteomic analysis of human prostate cancer cells identifies proteins associated with progression. J Proteome Res; 2008 Mar;7(3):897-907
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  • Differential expression of brain creatine kinase (CKBB), soluble catechol-O-methyltransferase (S-COMT), tumor rejection antigen (gp96), and glucose regulated protein, 78 kDa (grp78), was confirmed by Western blotting or independent 2D-PAGE analysis.
  • The clinical relevance of gp96 was assessed by immunohistochemistry using prostate tissues from benign ( n = 95), malignant ( n = 66), and metastatic cases ( n = 3).
  • Benign epithelium showed absent/weak gp96 expression in the basal cells, in contrast to the moderate/strong expression seen in malignant epithelium.
  • Furthermore, there was a statistically significant difference in the intensity of gp96 expression between benign and malignant cases ( p < 0.0005, Mann-Whitney U).
  • [MeSH-major] Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Prostatic Neoplasms / metabolism. Proteomics
  • [MeSH-minor] Cell Line, Tumor. Chromatography, Liquid. Disease Progression. Electrophoresis, Gel, Two-Dimensional. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Reproducibility of Results. Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization / methods


59. Nohara H, Furuya K, Kawahara N, Iijima A, Yako K, Shibahara J, Kirino T: Lymphoplasmacyte-rich meningioma with atypical invasive nature. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo); 2007 Jan;47(1):32-5
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  • The tumor was subtotally removed.
  • Histological examination showed the tumor had invaded the normal brain tissue despite its benign grade in the World Health Organization classification.
  • The Ki-67 staining index using MIB-1 monoclonal antibody was relatively high. (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography revealed high uptake in the tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningioma / pathology. Plasma Cells
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Humans. Male. Neoplasm Invasiveness

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  • (PMID = 17245013.001).
  • [ISSN] 0470-8105
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurologia medico-chirurgica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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60. Schmidt GP, Baur-Melnyk A, Herzog P, Schmid R, Tiling R, Schmidt M, Reiser MF, Schoenberg SO: High-resolution whole-body magnetic resonance image tumor staging with the use of parallel imaging versus dual-modality positron emission tomography-computed tomography: experience on a 32-channel system. Invest Radiol; 2005 Dec;40(12):743-53
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  • [Title] High-resolution whole-body magnetic resonance image tumor staging with the use of parallel imaging versus dual-modality positron emission tomography-computed tomography: experience on a 32-channel system.
  • OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the accuracy in staging of various malignant tumors with whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) using parallel imaging (PAT) and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT).
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, 41 patients withoncologic diseases underwent [F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose PET-CT for tumor staging and WB-MRI on a 32-channel-scanner with the use of PAT.
  • Coronal T1w and STIR sequences at 5 body levels, axial HASTE imaging of the lung, and contrast-enhanced T1w sequences of the liver, brain, and abdomen were performed.
  • RESULTS: Three primary and 4 recurrent tumors were detected; one recurrent tumor was missed with WB-MRI.
  • Sixty benign and 60 malignant lymph nodes were detected with a sensitivity of 98% and specificity of 83% for PET-CT and 80%/75% for WB-MRI, respectively.
  • One hundred ninety-one malignant and 77 benign distant lesions were detected with a sensitivity/specificity of 82% for PET-CT and 96%/82% for WB-MRI.
  • CONCLUSION: WB-MRI and PET-CT are reliable imaging modalities for tumor staging.
  • [MeSH-major] Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Neoplasms / diagnosis. Positron-Emission Tomography / methods. Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods. Whole Body Imaging / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Female. Humans. Image Enhancement / methods. Lymphatic Metastasis. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging. Reproducibility of Results. Sensitivity and Specificity. Subtraction Technique

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  • (PMID = 16304476.001).
  • [ISSN] 0020-9996
  • [Journal-full-title] Investigative radiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Invest Radiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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61. Chen Y, Zhang H, Xu A, Li N, Liu J, Liu C, Lv D, Wu S, Huang L, Yang S, He D, Xiao X: Elevation of serum l-lactate dehydrogenase B correlated with the clinical stage of lung cancer. Lung Cancer; 2006 Oct;54(1):95-102
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  • To identify potential biomarkers related with lung cancer metastasis, conditional media (CM) proteins collected from a primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell line NCI-H226 and its brain metastatic subline H226Br were analyzed by one-dimensional electrophoresis (1-D PAGE) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS).
  • Twelve biomarkers were identified, of which l-lactate dehydrogenase B (LDHB) chain was significantly up-regulated in the CM of H226Br cell and was further validated in 105 lung cancer, 93 non-lung cancer, 41 benign lung disease, as well as 65 healthy individuals sera using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
  • At the cutoff point 0.260 (OD value) on the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, LDHB could comparatively discriminate lung cancer from benign lung disease and healthy control groups with sensitivity 81%, specificity 70% and total accuracy 76%.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / enzymology. L-Lactate Dehydrogenase / blood. Lung Neoplasms / enzymology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Analysis of Variance. Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Female. Humans. Isoenzymes / blood. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging. ROC Curve. Sensitivity and Specificity. Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization. Tumor Cells, Cultured

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  • (PMID = 16890323.001).
  • [ISSN] 0169-5002
  • [Journal-full-title] Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Lung Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Isoenzymes; EC 1.1.1.27 / L-Lactate Dehydrogenase; EC 1.1.1.27.- / lactate dehydrogenase 1
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62. Ali Y, Rahme R, Moussa R, Abadjian G, Menassa-Moussa L, Samaha E: Multifocal meningeal melanocytoma: a new pathological entity or the result of leptomeningeal seeding? J Neurosurg; 2009 Sep;111(3):488-91
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  • Meningeal melanocytoma is a rare benign CNS tumor derived from the leptomeningeal melanocytes.
  • Although unusual, malignant transformation with leptomeningeal seeding into the brain or spinal cord may occur years after the initial diagnosis.
  • The authors report a unique case of multifocal benign meningeal melanocytoma involving both cerebellopontine angles and the thoracic spinal cord, with associated diffuse leptomeningeal hyperpigmentation.
  • [MeSH-major] Cerebellar Neoplasms / pathology. Cerebellopontine Angle. Melanocytes / pathology. Melanoma / pathology. Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasm Seeding. Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19361258.001).
  • [ISSN] 0022-3085
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurosurg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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63. Schittenhelm J, Becker R, Capper D, Meyermann R, Iglesias-Rozas JR, Kaminsky J, Mittelbronn M: The clinico-surgico-pathological spectrum of myxopapillary ependymomas--report of four unusal cases and review of the literature. Clin Neuropathol; 2008 Jan-Feb;27(1):21-8
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  • Herein, we report 4 cases exhibiting lumbar tumor masses, 1 causing muscular atrophy over a 30-year period, 3 displaying clinical history of persisting lumbar pain for only several weeks.
  • All tumors were crooked with dura and spinal roots resulting in incomplete resection in three cases.
  • On histological examination, two tumors were almost acellular and showed polycyclic hyaline and fibrotic extracellular matrix leading to differential diagnoses of chordoma, meningioma, fibrolipoma and ependymoma.
  • Finally, together with the immunohistochemical investigations, electron microscopy led to the diagnosis of myxopapillary ependymoma, WHO Grade I, with massive degenerative changes.
  • Although the morphological feature of these myxopapillary ependymomas was benign, the presented cases showed that the biological behavior of myxopapillary tumors might differ greatly and that these tumors present a serious operative and diagnostic challenge.
  • [MeSH-major] Ependymoma / pathology. Spinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Lumbosacral Region. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Neurosurgical Procedures

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  • (PMID = 18257471.001).
  • [ISSN] 0722-5091
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical neuropathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Neuropathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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64. Lah TT, Nanni I, Trinkaus M, Metellus P, Dussert C, De Ridder L, Rajcević U, Blejec A, Martin PM: Toward understanding recurrent meningioma: the potential role of lysosomal cysteine proteases and their inhibitors. J Neurosurg; 2010 May;112(5):940-50
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  • METHODS: Primary meningioma cultured spheroids were "confronted" with embryonic chick heart spheroids in vitro, and cathepsin B was used as molecular marker to immunolabel the invasive tumor cells.
  • As to the second aim, the possible association of cathepsin B along with selected molecular markers, cathepsin L, and endogenous cysteine protease inhibitors (stefins A and B and cystatin C) with meningioma malignancy was determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in tumor homogenates.
  • RESULTS: The more invasive tumors, which characteristically overgrew the normal tissue, were identified even within a group of histologically benign meningiomas.
  • More intensive staining of cathepsin B in these tumors was not only found at the tumor front, but also in the invading pseudopodia of a single migrating tumor cells.
  • In the clinical samples of meningioma, the levels of cathepsins B and L, stefin B, and cystatin C were highest in the tumors of higher histological grades, whereas stefin A and progesterone receptor were the only markers that were significantly increased and decreased, respectively, in WHO Grade III lesions.
  • As expected, WHO grade, age, and Simpson grade (complete tumor resection) were prognostic, with Simpson grade only relevant in the short term (up to 90 months) but not in longer-term follow-up.
  • Of note, the known tumor invasiveness marker cathepsin B, measured in whole-tumor homogenates, was not prognostic, in contrast to its endogenous inhibitor stefin B, which was highly significant and the only independent prognostic factor to predict meningioma relapse in multivariate analysis and reported herein for the first time.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Cysteine Proteinase Inhibitors / pharmacology. Cysteine Proteinase Inhibitors / therapeutic use. Lysosomes / drug effects. Meningioma / drug therapy. Meningioma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Cathepsin B / genetics. Cystatin A / genetics. Cystatin B / genetics. Female. Gene Silencing. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Neoplasm Staging. Neurosurgical Procedures. World Health Organization. Young Adult


65. Chen CH, Lai JM, Chou TY, Chen CY, Su LJ, Lee YC, Cheng TS, Hong YR, Chou CK, Whang-Peng J, Wu YC, Huang CY: VEGFA upregulates FLJ10540 and modulates migration and invasion of lung cancer via PI3K/AKT pathway. PLoS One; 2009;4(4):e5052
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  • Despite recent advances in diagnosis and treatment, the mortality rates with an overall 5-year survival of only 15%.
  • METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To identify novel lung adenocarcinoma-associated /metastasis genes and to clarify the underlying molecular mechanisms of these targets in lung cancer progression, we created a bioinformatics scheme consisting of integrating three gene expression profile datasets, including pairwise lung adenocarcinoma, secondary metastatic tumors vs. benign tumors, and a series of invasive cell lines.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Cell Cycle Proteins / physiology. Lung Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Neoplasm Metastasis. Nuclear Proteins / physiology. Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases / metabolism. Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt / metabolism. Up-Regulation / physiology. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / physiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Base Sequence. Cell Line, Tumor. Enzyme Activation. Gene Knockdown Techniques. Humans. Microscopy, Fluorescence. RNA, Messenger / genetics. RNA, Small Interfering. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction. Tissue Array Analysis

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  • (PMID = 19337377.001).
  • [ISSN] 1932-6203
  • [Journal-full-title] PloS one
  • [ISO-abbreviation] PLoS ONE
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Cell Cycle Proteins; 0 / Cep55 protein, human; 0 / Nuclear Proteins; 0 / RNA, Messenger; 0 / RNA, Small Interfering; 0 / Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; EC 2.7.1.- / Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases; EC 2.7.11.1 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt
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66. Boviatsis EJ, Bouras TI, Kouyialis AT, Themistocleous MS, Sakas DE: Impact of age on complications and outcome in meningioma surgery. Surg Neurol; 2007 Oct;68(4):407-11; discussion 411
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  • BACKGROUND: Surgery for benign brain tumors in elderly patients without severe general health problems is an acceptable practice, as results are comparable with the ones of younger patients.
  • Tumor removal rate was not significantly different in the 2 groups.
  • Regarding each complication, postoperative hematoma, infections, and deep vein thrombosis were more frequent in elderly patients, presenting various degrees of statistical significance, whereas postoperative brain edema, hydrocephalus, and cardiorespiratory incidents presented no statistically significant difference.
  • [MeSH-major] Meningioma / surgery. Postoperative Complications / epidemiology. Supratentorial Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Age Factors. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology. Craniotomy. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Nervous System Diseases / epidemiology. Neurosurgical Procedures. Retrospective Studies. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17586023.001).
  • [ISSN] 0090-3019
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgical neurology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg Neurol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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67. Friel AM, Zhang L, Curley MD, Therrien VA, Sergent PA, Belden SE, Borger DR, Mohapatra G, Zukerberg LR, Foster R, Rueda BR: Epigenetic regulation of CD133 and tumorigenicity of CD133 positive and negative endometrial cancer cells. Reprod Biol Endocrinol; 2010;8:147
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  • BACKGROUND: Recent data provide significant evidence to support the hypothesis that there are sub-populations of cells within solid tumors that have an increased tumor initiating potential relative to the total tumor population.
  • CD133, a cell surface marker expressed on primitive cells of neural, hematopoietic, endothelial and epithelial lineages has been identified as a marker for tumor initiating cells in solid tumors of the brain, colon, pancreas, ovary and endometrium.
  • Our objectives were to assess the relative level of CD133 expressing cells in primary human endometrial tumors, confirm their tumorigenic potential, and determine whether CD133 expression was epigenetically modified.
  • METHODS: We assessed CD133 expression in primary human endometrial tumors by flow cytometry and analyzed the relative tumorigenicity of CD133+ and CD133- cells in an in vivo NOD/SCID mouse model.
  • We further examined CD133 promoter methylation and expression in normal endometrium and malignant tumors.
  • In addition, we confirmed the tumor initiating potential of CD133+ and CD133- cell fractions in NOD/SCID mice.
  • Interestingly, the percentage of CD133+ cells in human endometrial tumor xenografts, as evidenced by immunofluorescence, increased with serial transplantation although this trend was not consistently detected by flow cytometry.
  • To support this finding, we demonstrated that regions of the CD133 promoter were hypomethylated in malignant endometrial tissue relative to benign control endometrial tissue.
  • Lastly, we determined that methylation of the CD133 promoter decreases over serial transplantation of an endometrial tumor xenograft.
  • [MeSH-major] Antigens, CD / genetics. Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology. Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology. Epigenomics. Glycoproteins / genetics. Neoplastic Stem Cells / pathology. Peptides / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Animals. Azacitidine / analogs & derivatives. Azacitidine / pharmacology. Female. Humans. Mice. Mice, Inbred NOD. Mice, SCID. Neoplasm Transplantation

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  • (PMID = 21122138.001).
  • [ISSN] 1477-7827
  • [Journal-full-title] Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Reprod. Biol. Endocrinol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P50 CA098258; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P50 CA098258
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / AC133 antigen; 0 / Antigens, CD; 0 / Glycoproteins; 0 / Peptides; 776B62CQ27 / decitabine; M801H13NRU / Azacitidine
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68. Scoles DR: The merlin interacting proteins reveal multiple targets for NF2 therapy. Biochim Biophys Acta; 2008 Jan;1785(1):32-54
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  • The neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) tumor suppressor protein merlin is commonly mutated in human benign brain tumors.
  • Review of all of the merlin interacting proteins and functional consequences of losses of these interactions reveals multiple merlin actions in PI3-kinase, MAP kinase and small GTPase signaling pathways that might be targeted to inhibit the proliferation of NF2 tumors.
  • [MeSH-minor] Animals. Binding Sites. Cytoskeletal Proteins / metabolism. Humans. Models, Biological. Protein Folding. Tumor Suppressor Proteins / administration & dosage. Tumor Suppressor Proteins / metabolism


69. de Ipolyi AR, Yang I, Buckley A, Barbaro NM, Cheung SW, Parsa AT: Fluctuating response of a cystic vestibular schwannoma to radiosurgery: case report. Neurosurgery; 2008 May;62(5):E1164-5; discussion E1165
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  • OBJECTIVE: A vestibular schwannoma (VS) is a benign tumor of the VIIIth cranial nerve that can often be treated by microsurgery or radiosurgery and demonstrates high tumor control rates.
  • INTERVENTION: After GKS with a 12-Gy dose to the 50% isodose line, the tumor expanded transiently to 3.2 cm and then regressed to 1.0 cm over the next 2 years.
  • After microsurgical tumor excision, the patient's symptoms abated.
  • The mechanisms responsible for radiation-induced cystic tumor expansion have not been thoroughly elucidated.
  • The risk of unpredictable tumor enlargement should be discussed with patients when considering GKS for cystic tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery. Neuroma, Acoustic / pathology. Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery. Radiosurgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Breast Neoplasms / pathology. Cysts / pathology. Cysts / surgery. Female. Hearing Loss / etiology. Humans. Hyperthyroidism / pathology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Microsurgery. Neoplasms, Second Primary / pathology. Neoplasms, Second Primary / surgery

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  • (PMID = 18580785.001).
  • [ISSN] 1524-4040
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurosurgery
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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70. Zeidman LA, Ankenbrandt WJ, Du H, Paleologos N, Vick NA: Growth rate of non-operated meningiomas. J Neurol; 2008 Jun;255(6):891-5
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  • INTRODUCTION: Meningiomas are dural-based brain tumors that are typically histologically benign.
  • Volumetric measurement may be more accurate because tumors may grow in different directions than the planimetric axes.
  • METHODS: Twenty-one patients (with 22 tumors) had serial MRI brain scans available for review.
  • We reviewed the charts and measured tumor dimensions on the MRI scans.
  • Patient demographics, tumor location, and special radiologic characteristics (calcification, T2 hypointensity, dural tail, mass effect, and midline shift) were compared to the volumetric growth rate.
  • RESULTS: Patients included 17 females and 4 males; age at diagnosis 36 to 74 years (mean 61).
  • Most tumors were located in the convexity (27.27 %), sphenoid wing (27.27 %), or cerebellopontine angle (13.04 %).
  • There were no significant associations between other tumor locations, age, gender, or radiologic characteristics and volumetric growth.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The mean volumetric growth rate was significantly greater than the planimetric growth rate, suggesting that volumetric measurement conveys more information and is superior in assessing tumor growth.
  • [MeSH-major] Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningeal Neoplasms / physiopathology. Meninges / pathology. Meninges / physiopathology. Meningioma / pathology. Meningioma / physiopathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Brain / pathology. Brain / physiopathology. Cell Proliferation. Cerebellopontine Angle / pathology. Cerebellopontine Angle / physiopathology. Cerebellopontine Angle / surgery. Cerebrum / pathology. Cerebrum / physiopathology. Disease Progression. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Invasiveness / pathology. Neoplasm Invasiveness / physiopathology. Neurosurgical Procedures. Retrospective Studies. Time. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 18350353.001).
  • [ISSN] 0340-5354
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neurology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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71. Ketter R, Rahnenführer J, Henn W, Kim YJ, Feiden W, Steudel WI, Zang KD, Urbschat S: Correspondence of tumor localization with tumor recurrence and cytogenetic progression in meningiomas. Neurosurgery; 2008 Jan;62(1):61-9; discussion 69-70
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  • [Title] Correspondence of tumor localization with tumor recurrence and cytogenetic progression in meningiomas.
  • OBJECTIVE: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors that originate from the coverings of the brain and spinal cord.
  • METHODS: Statistical analyses were performed for the karyotypes of 661 meningiomas with respect to localization, progression, and recurrence of the tumor.
  • A mathematical mixture model estimates typical pathogenetic routes in terms of the accumulation of somatic chromosome changes in tumor cells.
  • The model generates a genetic progression score (GPS) that estimates the prognosis as related to the cytogenetic properties of a given tumor.
  • This corresponds to a total rate of recurrence of 8.0% after macroscopically complete tumor extirpation.
  • Higher GPS values were shown to be strongly correlated with tumor recurrence (P = 2.9 x 10(-7)).
  • High-risk tumors, both in terms of histology and cytogenetics, are localized much more frequently at the brain surface than at the cranial base (P = 1.2 x 10(-5) for World Health Organization grade and P = 3.3 x 10(-12) for GPS categorization).
  • [MeSH-major] Chromosome Aberrations. Meningeal Neoplasms / genetics. Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningioma / genetics. Meningioma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Cytogenetics. Disease Progression. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Karyotyping. Male. Middle Aged. Models, Theoretical. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Proportional Hazards Models. Retrospective Studies

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  • [CommentIn] Neurosurgery. 2009 Jun;64(6):E1206; author reply E1206 [19487876.001]
  • (PMID = 18300892.001).
  • [ISSN] 1524-4040
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurosurgery
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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72. Marsh GM, Buchanich JM, Youk AO, Cunningham MA, Lieberman FS, Kennedy KJ, Lacey SE, Hancock RP, Esmen NA: Long-term health experience of jet engine manufacturing workers: I. Mortality from central nervous system neoplasms. J Occup Environ Med; 2008 Oct;50(10):1099-116
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  • [Title] Long-term health experience of jet engine manufacturing workers: I. Mortality from central nervous system neoplasms.
  • OBJECTIVE: In response to an unusual occurrence of glioblastoma at one jet engine manufacturing facility located in North Haven (NH), Connecticut (CT), we examined mortality rates from central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms at NH and seven other company facilities.
  • RESULTS: State comparisons revealed overall deficits in deaths from all CNS neoplasms (606 deaths, SMR = 0.84, confidence interval [CI] = 0.78 to 0.91), including all malignant (462 deaths, SMR = 0.87, CI = 0.79 to 0.95), all benign (23 deaths, SMR = 0.65, CI = 0.41 to 0.98), and all unspecified (121 deaths, SMR = 0.79, CI = 0.65 to 0.94).
  • Not statistically significant excesses in deaths from all malignant brain neoplasms were found among subjects who worked only at NH (49 deaths, SMR = 1.11, CI = 0.82 to 1.47) or partly at NH (24 deaths, SMR = 1.04, CI = 0.67 to 1.55) compared with deficits in non-NH plant groups.
  • In the combined NH plant groups, we found not statistically significant higher risks of malignant brain neoplasms for salaried workers, older hires and the most recent time period, but no association with duration of employment or time since first employment.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Total cohort mortality rates for malignant, benign or unspecified CNS neoplasms were not elevated relative to the US and CT general populations.
  • The malignant brain neoplasm excesses in certain subgroups of workers from NH may reflect external occupational factors, nonoccupational factors or workplace factors unique to NH that were not measured in the current study.
  • We will explore reasons for the NH excesses and examine specific types of brain neoplasms (eg, glioblastoma) in our companion cancer incidence, case-control and exposure assessment studies.

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  • (PMID = 18849756.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-5948
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of occupational and environmental medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Occup. Environ. Med.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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73. McGregor JM, Sarkar A: Stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy in the treatment of skull base meningiomas. Otolaryngol Clin North Am; 2009 Aug;42(4):677-88
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  • Meningiomas are the most common nonglial brain tumors.
  • They tend to be slow growing and benign and can reach substantial sizes before becoming symptomatic.
  • Location of a meningioma within the cranial vault may make complete surgical resection unlikely; tumors arising from the dura of the skull base are particularly challenging.
  • They may be used as adjuncts to surgery or as alternative modalities in the treatment of these complex tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Meningioma / radiotherapy. Meningioma / surgery. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Radiosurgery / methods. Skull Base Neoplasms / radiotherapy. Skull Base Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Biopsy, Needle. Cranial Irradiation / adverse effects. Cranial Irradiation / methods. Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Meningeal Neoplasms / mortality. Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology. Meningeal Neoplasms / radiotherapy. Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery. Neoplasm Invasiveness / pathology. Neoplasm Staging. Prognosis. Radiation Injuries / prevention & control. Radiotherapy Dosage. Risk Assessment. Stereotaxic Techniques. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19751872.001).
  • [ISSN] 1557-8259
  • [Journal-full-title] Otolaryngologic clinics of North America
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 34
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74. Agrawal A, Kakani A, Vagh SJ, Hiwale KM, Kolte G: Cystic hemangioblastoma of the brainstem. J Neurosci Rural Pract; 2010 Jan;1(1):20-2
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  • Hemangioblastomas are very highly vascular neoplasm with benign characteristics and; in comparison to cerebellar hemangioblastoma; cases of cystic hemangioblastoma of the brain stem are rare with only a few case reports available in the literature.

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  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Neurosci Rural Pract
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3137827
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Cystic hemangioblastoma / fourth ventricle / hemangioblastoma / medulla oblongata
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75. Kaynar MY, Sanus GZ, Hnimoglu H, Kacira T, Kemerdere R, Atukeren P, Gumustas K, Canbaz B, Tanriverdi T: Expression of hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha in tumors of patients with glioblastoma multiforme and transitional meningioma. J Clin Neurosci; 2008 Sep;15(9):1036-42
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  • [Title] Expression of hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha in tumors of patients with glioblastoma multiforme and transitional meningioma.
  • There was no statistically significant difference between the two types of tumor (p=0.264).
  • These findings indicate that HIF-1alpha is elevated in both TM and GBM, suggesting that although hypoxia is one of the most important and powerful stimuli for HIF-1alpha elevation and consequently angiogenesis, other mechanisms may play roles in HIF-1alpha stimulation in benign brain tumors such as TM.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Glioblastoma / metabolism. Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1, alpha Subunit / metabolism. Meningeal Neoplasms / metabolism. Meningioma / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Anoxia / diagnosis. Anoxia / metabolism. Anoxia / physiopathology. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Cell Hypoxia / physiology. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neovascularization, Pathologic / etiology. Neovascularization, Pathologic / metabolism. Neovascularization, Pathologic / physiopathology. Predictive Value of Tests. Up-Regulation / physiology

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  • (PMID = 18621534.001).
  • [ISSN] 0967-5868
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Clin Neurosci
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Scotland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / HIF1A protein, human; 0 / Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1, alpha Subunit
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76. Yao Y, Tang X, Li S, Mao Y, Zhou L: Brain tumor stem cells: view from cell proliferation. Surg Neurol; 2009 Mar;71(3):274-9
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  • [Title] Brain tumor stem cells: view from cell proliferation.
  • A small population of TSCs, which form neurospheres and possess the capacity for self-renewal, has been recently identified in adult and pediatric brain tumors.
  • They differentiate into phenotypically diverse populations, including neuronal, astrocytic, and oligodendroglial cells in vitro and recapitulate original tumors in vivo.
  • The understanding of brain TSCs has been greatly advanced by the knowledge of cell proliferation, which contributes to initiate and sustain the malignant phenotype.
  • In this article, the authors summarized the evidence of the presence of TSCs in human brain tumors and emphasized the significance of the proliferative status of TSCs.
  • Finally, the preliminary evidence that TSCs in malignant brain tumors have more proliferative capacity than stem/progenitor cells in benign brain tumors was discussed.
  • [MeSH-major] Adult Stem Cells / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplastic Stem Cells / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19249579.001).
  • [ISSN] 0090-3019
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgical neurology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg Neurol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 40
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77. Tena-Suck ML, Salinas-Lara C, Arce-Arellano RI, Rembao-Bojórquez D, Morales-Espinosa D, Sotelo J, Arrieta O: Clinico-pathological and immunohistochemical characteristics associated to recurrence/regrowth of craniopharyngiomas. Clin Neurol Neurosurg; 2006 Oct;108(7):661-9
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  • BACKGROUND: Craniopharyngioma is a rare, benign epithelial brain tumor of the suprasellar region with a high rate of recurrence.
  • METHODS: We compared recurrence/regrowth of the tumors with the clinico-pathological characteristics, vascular density, cell proliferation index, and immunohistochemical profile (cytokeratins, epithelial membrane antigen [EMA], carcinoembrionary antigen [CEA], and laminin) of 47 patients with craniopharyngioma followed for more than 5 years.
  • RESULTS: Tumors were adamantinomatous in 42 cases (89%) and papillary squamous in 5 cases (11%).
  • The cell proliferation index and vascular density were greater in adamantinomatous than in papillary tumors (22+/-6 versus 17+/-3, p=0.05; and 21+/-3 versus 17+/-3, p=0.037, respectively); they were neither related to recurrence nor to regrowth.
  • No significant differences were found between adamantinomatous and papillary tumors regarding the presence of cytokeratin, laminin, CEA or glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP).
  • Residual tumor after surgery, whorl-like arrays (p=0.04) and immunoreactivity for p53 (p=0.022) were significantly related to recurrence/regrowth.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Residual tumor after surgery, immunoreactivity to p53 and presence of whorl-like arrays are associated to recurrence/regrowth of craniopharyngioma.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / physiopathology. Craniopharyngioma / diagnosis. Craniopharyngioma / physiopathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / epidemiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Carcinoembryonic Antigen / metabolism. Cell Proliferation. Epithelial Cells / metabolism. Epithelial Cells / pathology. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Keratins / metabolism. Laminin / metabolism. Male. Mucin-1 / metabolism. Neovascularization, Pathologic / diagnosis. Neovascularization, Pathologic / epidemiology. Neovascularization, Pathologic / physiopathology. Predictive Value of Tests. Prognosis. Radiotherapy / statistics & numerical data. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 16500745.001).
  • [ISSN] 0303-8467
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical neurology and neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Neurol Neurosurg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Carcinoembryonic Antigen; 0 / Laminin; 0 / Mucin-1; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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78. Liu AK, Bagrosky B, Fenton LZ, Gaspar LE, Handler MH, McNatt SA, Foreman NK: Vascular abnormalities in pediatric craniopharyngioma patients treated with radiation therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer; 2009 Feb;52(2):227-30
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  • BACKGROUND: Craniopharyngioma is a benign brain tumor that can be treated with some combination of surgery, intracystic chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • One had bilateral temporal cavernomas, one had moyamoya syndrome, one had an aneurysm of the internal carotid artery and three children had decreases in the caliber of the carotid or cerebral arteries, but were asymptomatic.

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  • (PMID = 18937328.001).
  • [ISSN] 1545-5017
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric blood & cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Blood Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 11056-06-7 / Bleomycin
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79. Wang F, Wang Z, Yao W, Xie H, Xu J, Tian L: Role of 99mTc-octreotide acetate scintigraphy in suspected lung cancer compared with 18F-FDG dual-head coincidence imaging. J Nucl Med; 2007 Sep;48(9):1442-8
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  • METHODS: Forty-four consecutive patients with suspected pulmonary neoplasms underwent tomographic (99m)Tc-octreotide scintigraphy and (18)F-FDG coincidence imaging using the same gantry.
  • The tumor-to-normal tissue tracer values for both (99m)Tc-octreotide and (18)F-FDG were determined using region of interests and expressed as T/N(r) and T/N(m), respectively.
  • Final diagnosis was confirmed by histopathologic analysis or clinical follow-up.
  • Thirteen of the 44 patients had benign lung lesions.
  • In the 31 patients with malignant tumors, all 38 abnormal lymph nodes in 20 patients showed abnormal high focal uptake of (18)F-FDG; only 7 patients with 10 regional lymph adenopathies showed moderate uptake of (99m)Tc-octreotide.
  • Thirteen patients with 39 distant sites of abnormal uptake visualized (imaging stage IV) with (99m)Tc-octreotide included 2 patients with brain metastases, 6 patients with pleural invasion and multiple bone metastasis, 2 patients with contralateral internal lung metastasis and pleural invasion, and 3 patients with only multiple bone metastasis.
  • The final diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology or clinical follow-up.
  • [MeSH-major] Fluorodeoxyglucose F18. Lung Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging. Octreotide / analogs & derivatives. Organotechnetium Compounds. Radiopharmaceuticals
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Metastasis

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  • (PMID = 17704242.001).
  • [ISSN] 0161-5505
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Nucl. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / 99mTc-octreotide; 0 / Organotechnetium Compounds; 0 / Radiopharmaceuticals; 0Z5B2CJX4D / Fluorodeoxyglucose F18; RWM8CCW8GP / Octreotide
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80. Keshari KR, Kurhanewicz J, Jeffries RE, Wilson DM, Dewar BJ, Van Criekinge M, Zierhut M, Vigneron DB, Macdonald JM: Hyperpolarized (13)C spectroscopy and an NMR-compatible bioreactor system for the investigation of real-time cellular metabolism. Magn Reson Med; 2010 Feb;63(2):322-9
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  • Although this preliminary study involved immortalized cells, this combination of technologies can be extended to the real-time metabolic exploration of primary benign and cancerous cells and tissues prior to and after therapy.

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  • (PMID = 20099325.001).
  • [ISSN] 1522-2594
  • [Journal-full-title] Magnetic resonance in medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Magn Reson Med
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NIEHS NIH HHS / ES / P30 ES010126; United States / NIBIB NIH HHS / EB / R01 EB007588; United States / NIBIB NIH HHS / EB / R21 EB007588; United States / NIGMS NIH HHS / GM / R21 GM075941-01; United States / NIGMS NIH HHS / GM / R21 GM075941-02; United States / NIGMS NIH HHS / GM / R21 GM075941-03; United States / NIGMS NIH HHS / GM / R21 GM075941; United States / NIBIB NIH HHS / EB / R01 EB007588-03
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Carbon Isotopes; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ NIHMS178870; NLM/ PMC2829258
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81. Agaoglu FY, Ayan I, Dizdar Y, Kebudi R, Gorgun O, Darendeliler E: Ependymal tumors in childhood. Pediatr Blood Cancer; 2005 Sep;45(3):298-303
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  • [Title] Ependymal tumors in childhood.
  • BACKGROUND: Ependymal tumors are classified as ependymoma (benign or low grade) versus anaplastic ependymoma (malignant or high grade).
  • Ependymomas represent 5-10% of intracranial neoplasm in children.
  • In this study, demographic data and the treatment results of pediatric patients with ependymal tumors, treated in a single institute, is reported.
  • PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 1989 and 2001, 40 (22 M/18 F) previously untreated patients with a median age of 5.5 years (3 months-15 years), of histologically proven ependymal tumors (except ependymoblastomas) were referred to the Institute of Oncology, University of Istanbul.
  • Total tumor resection was performed in 20 patients (50%), subtotal in 18 patients (45%), and biopsy only in 2 patients (5%).
  • CONCLUSIONS: The majority of complete responders were patients who had total tumor removal.
  • The median age at diagnosis is 6 years in our patient group; younger children (less than 3 years old) have less favorable outcome.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms. Ependymoma

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  • (PMID = 15770637.001).
  • [ISSN] 1545-5009
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric blood & cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Blood Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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82. Ito T, Tsutsumi T, Ohno K, Takizawa T, Kitamura K: Intracranial angiosarcoma arising from a schwannoma. J Laryngol Otol; 2007 Jan;121(1):68-71
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  • Angiosarcomas rarely arise from schwannomas, but we describe here a case of angiosarcoma that arose from a remnant of a benign vestibular schwannoma that had been removed 10 years earlier.
  • Although we attempted surgical resection, we could not totally remove the tumour.
  • The patient died nine months after diagnosis, primarily as result of an abscess in the cerebellum and base of the skull.
  • The histological diagnosis was confirmed by the immunohistochemical findings of positivity for CD34 antigen and S-100 protein in the resected tumour.A review of the literature revealed four other cases of angiosarcoma with schwannoma, all of which arose from an extracranial nerve.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Hemangiosarcoma / pathology. Neoplasms, Second Primary / pathology. Neurilemmoma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Brain Abscess / microbiology. Fatal Outcome. Humans. Male. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology

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  • (PMID = 16995966.001).
  • [ISSN] 1748-5460
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of laryngology and otology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Laryngol Otol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Number-of-references] 11
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83. Huang CF, Chiou SY, Wu MF, Tu HT, Liu WS, Chuang JC: Apparent diffusion coefficients for evaluation of the response of brain tumors treated by Gamma Knife surgery. J Neurosurg; 2010 Dec;113 Suppl:97-104
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  • [Title] Apparent diffusion coefficients for evaluation of the response of brain tumors treated by Gamma Knife surgery.
  • The authors hypothesized that loss of tumor cells after Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) may alter the ADC value and used diffusion weighted MR imaging (DW imaging) to evaluate cellular changes in brain tumors to detect their treatment response and the efficacy of GKS.
  • METHODS: In this paper the authors describe a prospective trial involving 86 patients harboring 38 solid or predominantly solid brain metastases, 30 meningiomas, and 24 acoustic neuromas that were treated by GKS.
  • Follow-up MR images and clinical outcomes were reviewed at 3-month intervals for metastatic lesions and at 6-month intervals for benign tumors.
  • Calcification (p = 0.006) and tumor recurrence (p = 0.025) significantly prevented a rise in the ADC level.The mean ADC value for all solid acoustic neuromas was 1.06 ± 0.17 × 10-3 mm2/sec before GKS.
  • At the last mean MR imaging follow-up there appeared to be tumor enlargement in 3 patients (12.5%); however, since the ADC values in these patients were significantly higher than the preradiosurgery values, the finding was considered to be a sign of radiation necrosis rather than tumor recurrence.
  • The mean ADC value of metastatic tumors was 1.05 ± 0.12 × 10-3 mm2/sec before GKS.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging showed that 89% of these tumors had been controlled by GKS.
  • In some patients in whom imaging findings are equivocal, ADC values may also be used to distinguish radiation-induced necrosis from tumor recurrence.(DOI: 10.3171/2010.7.GKS10864)
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods. Radiosurgery / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Child. Child, Preschool. Echo-Planar Imaging. Female. Humans. Male. Meningioma / pathology. Meningioma / surgery. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Neuroma, Acoustic / pathology. Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 21222290.001).
  • [ISSN] 1933-0693
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurosurg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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84. Andrychowski J, Taraszewska A, Czernicki Z, Jurkiewicz J, Netczuk T, Dabrowski P: Ten years observation and treatment of multifocal pilocytic astrocytoma. Folia Neuropathol; 2009;47(4):362-70
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  • It is a benign, generally well-delineated, WHO grade I tumour with favorable prognosis, which makes it different from diffuse astrocytomas, classified as higher grades of malignancy.
  • A case study of PA was presented in a young female patient, observed and treated at the Neurosurgical Department for the period of 10 years, during which time she had frequent surgical procedures due to recurrence and dissemination of the tumour.
  • Neuroradiological study revealed cerebral tumour in the right temporal lobe, then the first temporal lobe surgery followed by re-operation and radiotherapy was performed.
  • After 5 years local recurrence of the tumour appeared in the right temporal region.
  • The patient was operated and the tumour was totally removed.
  • Initially, the histopathological diagnosis of ganglioglioma was suggested for primary tumour, finally the diagnosis of pilocytic astrocytoma for both recurrent and primary tumour was established.
  • The spinal tumour was surgically treated in both locations; the last operation was done 10 years after surgery of the primary temporal lobe tumour.
  • Histopathological examinations of the excised foci from spinal canal revealed neoplasm consistent with WHO grade I pilocytic astrocytoma.
  • The presented case indicates that despite the spread of the neoplastic process, a histopathologically benign tumour (WHO I grade) allows for long-term survival and observation period.
  • Unfortunately, multifocal tumour involving midline structures causes major neurological symptoms and deficits.

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  • (PMID = 20054789.001).
  • [ISSN] 1509-572X
  • [Journal-full-title] Folia neuropathologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Folia Neuropathol
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Poland
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85. Per H, Kontaş O, Kumandaş S, Kurtsoy A: A report of a desmoplastic non-infantile ganglioglioma in a 6-year-old boy with review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev; 2009 Jul;32(3):369-74; discussion 374
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  • Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas (DIG) are uncommon supratentorial brain tumors with a usually good prognosis despite an aggressive radiological appearance that typically occurs in infants below the age of 24 months.
  • Total surgical removal is sufficient for the treatment of these tumors, and no chemotherapy or radiotherapy is indicated if complete resection is achieved.
  • Non-infantile variants of this biologically benign intracranial neoplasm are rare; only 15 cases of non-infantile DIGs have been reported in the literature.
  • [MeSH-major] Ganglioglioma / pathology. Supratentorial Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19280238.001).
  • [ISSN] 1437-2320
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurosurgical review
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurosurg Rev
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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86. McCall T, Chin SS, Salzman KL, Fults DW: Tuberous sclerosis: a syndrome of incomplete tumor suppression. Neurosurg Focus; 2006;20(1):E3
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  • [Title] Tuberous sclerosis: a syndrome of incomplete tumor suppression.
  • The latter is a benign brain tumor of mixed neuronal and glial origin.
  • [MeSH-major] Hamartoma / complications. Tuberous Sclerosis / etiology. Tuberous Sclerosis / genetics. Tumor Suppressor Proteins / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Animals. Brain Neoplasms / complications. Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Humans. Models, Biological

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  • (PMID = 16459993.001).
  • [ISSN] 1092-0684
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurosurgical focus
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurosurg Focus
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Tumor Suppressor Proteins; 0 / tuberous sclerosis complex 1 protein; 4JG2LF96VF / tuberous sclerosis complex 2 protein
  • [Number-of-references] 92
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87. Palani M, Arunkumar R, Janardhanam VA: Biochemical and cytogenetic analysis of brain tissues in different grades of glioma patients. Ann Neurosci; 2010 Jul;17(3):120-5
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  • [Title] Biochemical and cytogenetic analysis of brain tissues in different grades of glioma patients.
  • BACKGROUND: Glioma, a neoplasm of neuroglial cells, is the most common type of brain tumor, constituting more than 50% of all brain tumors.
  • Ependymoma (n=10), Pilocytic astrocytoma (n=10) and patients with benign lesions (n=5) served as controls.

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  • (PMID = 25205887.001).
  • [ISSN] 0972-7531
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of neurosciences
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann Neurosci
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC4116979
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Antioxidants / Biochemical profile in glioma / Chromosomal aberrations / Enzymes / Glioma
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88. Kashyap R, Ryan C, Sharma R, Maloo MK, Safadjou S, Graham M, Tretheway D, Jain A, Orloff M: Liver grafts from donors with central nervous system tumors: a single-center perspective. Liver Transpl; 2009 Oct;15(10):1204-8
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  • [Title] Liver grafts from donors with central nervous system tumors: a single-center perspective.
  • However, it has become a common practice to accept organs from donors that have low-grade tumors or tumors with low metastatic potential.
  • The aim of this study was to analyze our experience with the use of liver grafts from donors with central nervous system (CNS) tumors.
  • A retrospective review of 1173 liver transplants performed between 1992 and 2006 identified 42 donors diagnosed with a CNS tumor.
  • Thirty-two tumors were malignant, and 10 tumors were benign.
  • Twenty (47.6%) of the CNS tumors were glioblastoma multiforme (astrocytoma grade IV), 11 (26.2%) were other astrocytomas, and 1 (2.4%) was an anaplastic ependymoma.
  • Twenty (62.5%) neoplasms were grade IV tumors, 8 (25%) were grade II tumors, and 4 (12.5%) were grade III tumors.
  • Over 80% of the patients had at least 1 kind of invasive procedure violating the blood-brain barrier.
  • The rate of recurrence for the entire group was 2.4% (all CNS tumors).
  • There was no difference in survival between recipients of grafts from donors with CNS tumors and recipients of grafts from donors without CNS tumors (1 year: 82% versus 83.3%, P = not significant; 3 years: 77.4% versus 72%, P = not significant).
  • In conclusion, in our experience, despite violation of the blood-brain barrier and high-grade CNS tumors, recurrence was uncommon.
  • [MeSH-major] Central Nervous System Neoplasms / diagnosis. Liver Diseases / therapy. Liver Transplantation / methods. Tissue and Organ Procurement / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Blood-Brain Barrier. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Metastasis. Retrospective Studies. Time Factors. Tissue Donors. Treatment Outcome

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  • [CommentIn] Liver Transpl. 2010 Jul;16(7):916 [20583090.001]
  • [CommentIn] Liver Transpl. 2010 Jul;16(7):914-5 [20583288.001]
  • (PMID = 19790151.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-6473
  • [Journal-full-title] Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Liver Transpl.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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89. Naumann IC, Cordes SR: Giant basal cell carcinoma of the forehead with extensive intracranial involvement. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol; 2007 Sep;116(9):663-6
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  • Despite its fairly benign growth pattern, BCC should never be underestimated, and care should be taken not only in the complete primary excision but also in cancer surveillance.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoma, Basal Cell / pathology. Forehead. Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Biopsy. Diagnosis, Differential. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnostic imaging. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery. Neurosurgical Procedures / methods. Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods. Severity of Illness Index. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17926588.001).
  • [ISSN] 0003-4894
  • [Journal-full-title] The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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90. Abe T, Inoue R, Isono M, Ishii K, Fujiki M, Kamida T, Kobayashi H, Kashima K, Kusakabe T, Nakazato Y: Benign pleomorphic astrocytoma in the hypothalamus--case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo); 2006 Feb;46(2):101-3
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  • [Title] Benign pleomorphic astrocytoma in the hypothalamus--case report.
  • A 41-year-old woman presented with an unusual case of benign astrocytoma with marked pleomorphism manifesting as consciousness disturbance due to intraventricular hemorrhage.
  • Despite partial resection of the tumor without additional therapy, there have been no signs of tumor regrowth for 6 years.
  • The histological findings revealed solid proliferation of tumor cells with marked pleomorphism, contrary to the benign clinical course.
  • Immunohistochemical staining indicated the glial origin of the tumor.
  • The tumor was similar to pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, but the histological findings were not exactly identical, indicating a new histological entity.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Hypothalamus / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neoplasm Invasiveness

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  • (PMID = 16498222.001).
  • [ISSN] 0470-8105
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurologia medico-chirurgica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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91. Ellis JA, Waziri A, Balmaceda C, Canoll P, Bruce JN, Sisti MB: Rapid recurrence and malignant transformation of pilocytic astrocytoma in adult patients. J Neurooncol; 2009 Dec;95(3):377-382
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  • In general, surgical resection for pilocytic astrocytoma is thought to be curative with tumor recurrence or malignant transformation being relatively rare.
  • To evaluate the frequency of recurrence and malignant transformation of pilocytic astrocytoma in adults, we performed a retrospective analysis of all adult patients who underwent surgical resection for this tumor at our institution over a period of 10 years.
  • This study provides further evidence that the clinical course of a subset of adult patients with pilocytic astrocytoma will not be benign.
  • The potential for rapid tumor recurrence and malignant transformation necessitates careful post-operative follow-up for adult patients with this tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / mortality. Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / mortality. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / mortality. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology

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  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
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92. Jinhu Y, Jianping D, Jun M, Hui S, Yepeng F: Metastasis of a histologically benign choroid plexus papilloma: case report and review of the literature. J Neurooncol; 2007 May;83(1):47-52
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  • [Title] Metastasis of a histologically benign choroid plexus papilloma: case report and review of the literature.
  • Cerebrospinal metastases of benign choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are extremely rare.
  • Plain CT scan of the cranium revealed a partly calcified tumor filling the fourth ventricle and its right recess.
  • Cranial MRI showed an inhomogeneously contrast-enhancing tumor and leptomeningeal enhancement encasing the brain stem.
  • Complete resection of the tumor was carried out, and seedings to the floor of the fourth ventricle and cervico-medullary junction were found during the operation.
  • While intraoperative frozen section suggested pathology of papillary ependymoma or CPP, to our surprise, final histological examination revealed a benign choroid plexus papilloma.
  • Two months after the first operation, on follow-up MRI of the cranium, the leptomeningeal enhancement encasing the brain stem had resolved spontaneously.
  • This special case helps increase our understanding of benign CPPs and expands our differential diagnostic consideration of lesions with similar manifestations.
  • [MeSH-major] Central Nervous System Neoplasms / secondary. Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / secondary. Choroid Plexus Neoplasms / pathology. Choroid Plexus Neoplasms / secondary. Fourth Ventricle. Papilloma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neoplasm Seeding. Neurosurgical Procedures / adverse effects. Subarachnoid Space. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17387433.001).
  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 33
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93. A da Fonseca M, Thikkurissy S: Maxillary melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent; 2009 Sep;2(3):61-4
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  • [Title] Maxillary melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy.
  • The melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) is a rare benign neoplasm of neural crest origin most commonly found in the anterior region of the maxilla.
  • The tumor almost always develops during the first year of life, although in some cases it can be present at birth.
  • Main sites for recurrences are the maxilla (57%) and the skull/brain (28.6%).
  • Malignant transformation has been noted in approximately 6.5% of all cases and in 2% of maxillary tumors.
  • The diagnostic and clinico-pathological features as well as tumor management and importance of a timely diagnosis are reviewed.

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  • (PMID = 25206125.001).
  • [ISSN] 0974-7052
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of clinical pediatric dentistry
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Clin Pediatr Dent
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC4086571
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy / maxilla / pediatric dentistry / pediatric oral pathology.
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94. Składzień J, Oleś K, Moskała M, Strek P, Urbanik A, Stachura J, Zagólski O: [Own experience in treatment of patients with advanced tumours of the paranasal sinuses and the orbit, penetrating to the anterior and medial cranial fossa--preliminary report]. Otolaryngol Pol; 2007;61(4):416-22
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  • Vital structures, such as the dura, brain, and blood vessels, can be protected or resected and reconstructed safely.
  • An en bloc excision of the tumour can be accomplished.
  • RESULTS: Lesions were malignant in 7 patients and benign in the remaining 33.
  • Craniofacial resection is the only surgical approach with acceptable rate of complications in selected patients with tumour comprising the anterior and medial cranial base, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx and orbits.
  • [MeSH-major] Cranial Fossa, Anterior / surgery. Cranial Fossa, Middle / surgery. Orbital Neoplasms / surgery. Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / surgery. Skull Base Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Child. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Neoplasm Staging. Retrospective Studies. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 18260224.001).
  • [ISSN] 0030-6657
  • [Journal-full-title] Otolaryngologia polska = The Polish otolaryngology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Otolaryngol Pol
  • [Language] pol
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Poland
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95. Li C, Liu ZS, Du XM, He L, Chen J, Wang W, Sun F, Du F, Luo ZG, Xue ZL, Zhao Y, Zhou CW: Clinical value of whole-body magnetic resonance diffusion weighted imaging on detection of malignant metastases. Chin Med Sci J; 2009 Jun;24(2):112-6
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  • METHODS: Forty-six patients with malignant tumors underwent WB-DWI examinations between April 2007 and August 2007 in our hospital.
  • RESULTS: WB-DWI demonstrated 143 focuses, 14 of which were diagnosed to be benign lesions in routine imaging.
  • The number of bone metastases depicted on WB-DWI and routine imaging was 85 and 86; lymph node metastases was 17 and 18; liver metastases was 14 and 14; lung metastases was 4 and 8; and brain metastases was 6 and 8, respectively.
  • WB-DWI failed to detect 12 metastatic lesions including 3 osteoplastic bone metastases, 4 lung metastases, 3 mediastinal lymph node metastases, and 2 brain metastases.
  • WB-DWI had higher detection rates for metastatic lesions in liver, bone, and lymph nodes than those in lung and brain (chi2=30, P<0.001).
  • The limitations of WB-DWI might be had high false-positive rate and low efficiency in detecting mediastinal lymph node, brain, and lung metastases.

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  • (PMID = 19618609.001).
  • [ISSN] 1001-9294
  • [Journal-full-title] Chinese medical sciences journal = Chung-kuo i hsueh k'o hsueh tsa chih
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Chin. Med. Sci. J.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Evaluation Studies; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
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96. Gabeau-Lacet D, Grant E, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Yock T, Tarbell NJ: Sellar abnormalities in female first-degree relatives. Clin Neurol Neurosurg; 2008 Feb;110(2):202-6
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  • Each of these cases was diagnosed and managed differently, illustrating the relative importance of radiographic imaging, tumor markers and histopathologic examination in the diagnosis and treatment of intracranial disease.
  • One daughter was treated presumptively for germinoma based on characteristic radiographic studies and slightly elevated tumor marker.
  • The other daughter's lesion exhibited radiographic characteristics concerning for pituitary macroadenoma but with slightly elevated germ cell tumor marker, raising the suspicion for germinoma.
  • Biopsy of the intrasellar mass revealed only proteinaceous material and normal anterior pituitary, consistent with cyst content without evidence of neoplasm.
  • Without a clear unifying diagnosis it is difficult to posit an underlying pathology or genetic mechanisms in this unusual set of cases.
  • At least two of the patients had benign cysts.
  • The diagnosis of the third patient is unclear as there was no tissue biopsy.
  • However, it is highly improbable that three female first-degree relatives would develop such lesions in the same brain region simply by chance.
  • [MeSH-major] Central Nervous System Cysts / genetics. Central Nervous System Cysts / pathology. Pituitary Neoplasms / genetics. Pituitary Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 18035480.001).
  • [ISSN] 0303-8467
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical neurology and neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Neurol Neurosurg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
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97. Liu J, Zheng S, Yu JK, Zhang JM, Chen Z: Serum protein fingerprinting coupled with artificial neural network distinguishes glioma from healthy population or brain benign tumor. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B; 2005 Jan;6(1):4-10
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  • [Title] Serum protein fingerprinting coupled with artificial neural network distinguishes glioma from healthy population or brain benign tumor.
  • To screen and evaluate protein biomarkers for the detection of gliomas (Astrocytoma grade I-IV) from healthy individuals and gliomas from brain benign tumors by using surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) coupled with an artificial neural network (ANN) algorithm.
  • SELDI-TOF-MS protein fingerprinting of serum from 105 brain tumor patients and healthy individuals, included 28 patients with glioma (Astrocytoma I-IV), 37 patients with brain benign tumor, and 40 age-matched healthy individuals.
  • An accuracy of 95.7%, sensitivity of 88.9%, specificity of 100%, positive predictive value of 90% and negative predictive value of 100% were obtained in a blinded test set comparing gliomas patients with healthy individuals; an accuracy of 86.4%, sensitivity of 88.9%, specificity of 84.6%, positive predictive value of 90% and negative predictive value of 85.7% were obtained when patient's gliomas was compared with benign brain tumor.
  • The high sensitivity and specificity achieved by the use of selected biomarkers showed great potential application for the discrimination of gliomas patients from healthy individuals and gliomas from brain benign tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / blood. Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Brain Neoplasms / blood. Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / methods. Neoplasm Proteins / blood. Peptide Mapping / methods

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  • (PMID = 15593384.001).
  • [ISSN] 1673-1581
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Zhejiang Univ Sci B
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Letter; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1390751
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98. Fu YJ, Morota N, Nakagawa A, Takahashi H, Kakita A: Neurocutaneous melanosis: surgical pathological features of an apparently hamartomatous lesion in the amygdala. J Neurosurg Pediatr; 2010 Jul;6(1):82-6
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  • Neurocutaneous melanosis (NCM) is a rare, congenital phakomatosis characterized by the presence of congenital melanocytic nevi and a benign or malignant pigmented cell tumor of the leptomeninges of the CNS.
  • Based on the histopathological features, the parenchymal lesion appeared to be hamartomatous in nature rather than a neoplasm, involving aberrant migration of melanocytes into the developing neuroepithelial tissue.
  • [MeSH-major] Amygdala / pathology. Amygdala / surgery. Brain Diseases / pathology. Brain Diseases / surgery. Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / pathology. Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / surgery. Hamartoma / pathology. Hamartoma / surgery. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Melanosis / pathology. Melanosis / surgery. Neurocutaneous Syndromes / pathology. Neurocutaneous Syndromes / surgery. Nevus, Pigmented / pathology. Nevus, Pigmented / surgery. Skin Neoplasms / pathology. Skin Neoplasms / surgery. Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • [MeSH-minor] Anterior Temporal Lobectomy. Child. Female. Hippocampus / pathology. Hippocampus / surgery. Humans. Malformations of Cortical Development / diagnosis. Malformations of Cortical Development / pathology. Malformations of Cortical Development / surgery. Melanocytes / pathology. Neurons / pathology. Temporal Lobe / pathology


99. Badr El-Din NK, Settin A, Ali N, Abdel-Hady el-SK, Salem FK: Cytokine gene polymorphisms in egyptian cases with brain tumors. J Egypt Natl Canc Inst; 2009 Jun;21(2):101-6
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  • [Title] Cytokine gene polymorphisms in egyptian cases with brain tumors.
  • BACKGROUND: Cytokines are proposed to play important roles in brain tumor biology as well as neurodegeneration or impaired neuronal function.
  • OBJECTIVES: This work aimed to check the association of polymorphisms of cytokine genes in Egyptian cases with brain tumors.
  • METHODS: This work included 45 cases affected by brain tumors diagnosed as 24 benign and 21 malignant.
  • RESULTS: Cases affected with benign brain tumors showed a significant higher frequency of IL-10-1082 A/A [odds ratio (OR=8.0), p<0.001] and IL-6-174 C/C (OR=6.3, p=0.002) homozygous genotypes as compared to controls.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Cytokine gene polymorphisms showed a pattern of association with brain tumors which may have potential impact on family counseling and disease management.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics. Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Cytokines / genetics. Polymorphism, Genetic / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Case-Control Studies. DNA / genetics. Egypt. Female. Genotype. Humans. Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein / genetics. Interleukin-10 / genetics. Interleukin-6 / genetics. Male. Middle Aged. Polymerase Chain Reaction. Prognosis. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / genetics

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  • (PMID = 21057561.001).
  • [ISSN] 1110-0362
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Egypt Natl Canc Inst
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial
  • [Publication-country] Egypt
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Cytokines; 0 / Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein; 0 / Interleukin-6; 0 / Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha; 130068-27-8 / Interleukin-10; 9007-49-2 / DNA
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100. Rousseau A, Kujas M, van Effenterre R, Boch AL, Carpentier A, Leroy JP, Poirier J: Primary intracranial myopericytoma: report of three cases and review of the literature. Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol; 2005 Dec;31(6):641-8
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  • Myopericytoma is a benign tumour generally arising in the subcutaneous and superficial soft tissues of the extremities.
  • The tumour involved, respectively, the anterior cranial fossa, the orbital apex and the pineal region.
  • Myopericytoma is a recently described neoplasm, and it is likely that reappraisal of intracranial haemangiopericytoma with which it shares many histopathologic features will lead to more case reports of primary intracranial myopericytoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Hemangiopericytoma / pathology. Myofibromatosis / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16281913.001).
  • [ISSN] 0305-1846
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuropathology and applied neurobiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuropathol. Appl. Neurobiol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Number-of-references] 24
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