Brigitte Bison

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OBJECT Primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the central nervous system (CNS-PNET) arising in the brainstem are extremely rare, and knowledge about them is limited. The few existing case series report fatal outcomes. The purpose of this study was to analyze clinical characteristics of and outcome for brainstem CNS-PNET patients treated according to the(More)
The Hirntumorstudien (HIT)-LGG-1996 protocol offered a comprehensive treatment strategy for pediatric patients with low-grade glioma (LGG), ie, observation, surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy, and chemotherapy to defer the start of irradiation in young children. In this current study, we sought to determine clinical factors for progression and survival. Between(More)
INTRODUCTION Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (ATRT) are rare aggressive neoplasms of the CNS affecting predominantly very young children. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the imaging findings of 9 CT and 32 MR examinations of the brain and spine of 33 children. RESULTS Of the 33 tumors, 11 were located in the infratentorial compartment, 16 in the(More)
The GPOH (German Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology) is running various multicenter treatment studies for brain tumors in children and adolescents. To achieve a common base for the evaluation of tumors, a possible dissemination and responses to treatment or the natural course of a CNS (central nervous system) tumor, all imaging studies of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) are the most frequent solid tumours and the second most frequent type of cancer in children and adolescents. Overall survival has continuously improved in Germany, since an increasing number of patients have been treated according to standardised, multicentre, multimodal treatment recommendations,(More)
SUMMARY Destruction of the bony structures of the skull is rare in primary tumors of the CNS. In low-grade gliomas, modeling of the skull is caused by slow growth and chronic pressure. Bony destruction is exceptional even in highly malignant gliomas. Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors of the CNS are highly malignant neoplasms diagnosed with an increasing(More)
Thirty-eight consecutive children treated according to the HIT2000 and HIT91 studies for medulloblastoma who suffered 40 recurrence events were identified from a neuroradiological database. Relapse was associated with younger median age compared with all children treated on HIT2000. Eight patients relapsed with isolated local recurrence. There was no(More)
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a rare and deadly childhood malignancy. After 40 years of mostly single-center, often non-randomized trials with variable patient inclusions, there has been no improvement in survival. It is therefore time for international collaboration in DIPG research, to provide new hope for children, parents and medical(More)
INTRODUCTION The current SIOP (International Society for Paediatric Oncology)-LGG (low grade glioma) study protocol allows chiasmatic tumours identified as LGG on the basis of neuroradiological characteristics to be treated without histological verification. As some tumours do not respond well to treatment, the search for molecular tissue markers will gain(More)