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1. Brassesco MS, Valera ET, Neder L, Castro-Gamero AM, de Oliveira FM, Santos AC, Scrideli CA, Oliveira RS, Machado HR, Tone LG: Childhood radiation-associated atypical meningioma with novel complex rearrangements involving chromosomes 1 and 12. Neuropathology; 2009 Oct;29(5):585-90
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  • [Title] Childhood radiation-associated atypical meningioma with novel complex rearrangements involving chromosomes 1 and 12.
  • However, cytogenetic studies in childhood atypical radiation-induced meningioma are sporadic, mainly because this condition generally occurs after a long latent period.
  • In the present study we show the results of conventional and molecular cytogenetics in a 14-year-old boy with a secondary atypical meningioma.
  • To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of highly complex chromosome aberrations in the pediatric setting of meningioma.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Chromosome Aberrations. Meningioma / genetics. Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / genetics. Neoplasms, Second Primary / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 1 / genetics. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 12 / genetics. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 6 / genetics. Combined Modality Therapy. Comparative Genomic Hybridization. Humans. In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Medulloblastoma / drug therapy. Medulloblastoma / pathology. Medulloblastoma / radiotherapy

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  • (PMID = 19077038.001).
  • [ISSN] 1440-1789
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuropathology : official journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuropathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Australia
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2. Banerjee J, Pääkkö E, Harila M, Herva R, Tuominen J, Koivula A, Lanning M, Harila-Saari A: Radiation-induced meningiomas: a shadow in the success story of childhood leukemia. Neuro Oncol; 2009 Oct;11(5):543-9
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  • [Title] Radiation-induced meningiomas: a shadow in the success story of childhood leukemia.
  • While the prognosis of acute childhood leukemia has improved, long-term survivors are increasingly experiencing late effects of the treatment.
  • Our aim was to describe the incidence of secondary brain tumors and to define the significance of treatment-related risk factors and host characteristics in a cohort of childhood leukemia survivors.
  • Our cohort consisted of 60 consecutive cranially irradiated adult survivors of childhood leukemia treated in Oulu University Hospital (Oulu, Finland); MRI of the brain was performed on 49.
  • Of the 49 patients, 11 (22%) 1-8 years of age at the time of diagnosis developed meningioma later in life, while no other brain tumors were seen.
  • In this cohort, the development of meningioma seemed to show undisputable linkage with long latency periods (mean, 25 years; range, 14-34 years) and an increasing incidence 20 years after the treatment (47%).
  • Three patients had multiple meningiomas, two had recurrent disease, and one had an atypical meningioma.
  • Age at the time of irradiation, gender, or cumulative doses of chemotherapeutic agents showed no significant association with the development of meningiomas.
  • Although the cohort is small, it seems probable that the increasing incidence of meningioma will shadow the future of cranially irradiated leukemia survivors.
  • Systematic brain imaging after the treatment is therefore justifiable.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia / radiotherapy. Meningeal Neoplasms / epidemiology. Meningioma / epidemiology. Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / epidemiology. Radiotherapy / adverse effects
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Agents / adverse effects. Child. Child, Preschool. Combined Modality Therapy. Humans. Incidence. Infant. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Risk Factors. Survivors / statistics & numerical data

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  • (PMID = 19179425.001).
  • [ISSN] 1522-8517
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuro-oncology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2765343
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3. Tufan K, Dogulu F, Kurt G, Emmez H, Ceviker N, Baykaner MK: Intracranial meningiomas of childhood and adolescence. Pediatr Neurosurg; 2005 Jan-Feb;41(1):1-7
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  • [Title] Intracranial meningiomas of childhood and adolescence.
  • Meningiomas are rare intracranial neoplasms in childhood and adolescence, representing 0.4-4.1% of the pediatric-age tumors and 1.5-1.8% of all intracranial meningiomas.
  • The goal of this study was to determine epidemiology, clinical and radiological features, and long-term outcome of childhood and adolescence meningiomas.
  • Patients operated for intracranial meningiomas of childhood and adolescence between 1983 and 2003 at Gazi University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, were evaluated retrospectively.
  • Atypical and malignant meningiomas seem to be more common in childhood and adolescence with respect to adult meningiomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery. Meningioma / diagnosis. Meningioma / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Age Distribution. Brain / pathology. Brain / radiography. Child. Child, Preschool. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Incidence. Infant. Male. Prognosis. Retrospective Studies. Sex Distribution. Turkey / epidemiology

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.
  • (PMID = 15886506.001).
  • [ISSN] 1016-2291
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Neurosurg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
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