Chenlong Yang

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Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is a congenital vascular anomaly predominantly located within the central nervous system. Its familial forms (familial cerebral cavernous malformation (FCCM)), inherited in an autosomal dominant manner with incomplete penetrance, are attributed to mutations in CCM1/KRIT1, CCM2/MGC4607, and CCM3/PDCD10 genes. To date,(More)
OBJECT Intraspinal hemangioblastomas are relatively uncommon benign tumors. The surgical strategies remain controversial, and the risk factors with regard to clinical outcome are unclear. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics, imaging findings, surgical strategies, and functional outcomes associated with intraspinal(More)
OBJECT Intramedullary capillary hemangiomas are exceedingly rare lesions in the spinal cord, and have been previously reported in the literature as case reports. The authors review their experience in 5 surgically treated patients with intramedullary capillary hemangiomas and discuss the clinical features, radiological findings, and surgical outcomes. (More)
Spinal cord subependymomas are very rare. Most studies on spinal cord subependymomas have been case reports with literature reviews. This study presented a surgical series of 13 patients with histologically proven spinal cord subependymomas. Their clinical data, radiological findings, operative records, and follow-up outcomes were reviewed. There were 5(More)
Ventricular dilation affects 7% to 10% of patients with Chiari type I malformation (CIM), but the choice of surgical treatment is controversial. To study the surgical approaches for treating CIM with ventricular dilation and to evaluate the efficacy of posterior fossa decompression (PFD), clinical and imaging data of 38 adult patients who received surgical(More)
OBJECT Neuropathic arthropathy (Charcot joint) caused by syringomyelia is rare and commonly misdiagnosed. Few cases have been reported by neurosurgeons. The aims of this study were to analyze the clinical and imaging presentations of neuropathic arthropathy and to discuss the effect of surgical management of the primary neurological deficits on neuropathic(More)
Primary spinal peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (pPNETs) are extremely rare entities that predominantly occur in children and young adults. Few studies have reported more than three cases. There are no current optimum treatment strategies due to the paucity of data. Here, we present 13 patients (nine females and four males) with primary(More)
Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a rare tumor that was previously classified as pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) because of similar histological features. [1] Compared with PA, PMA demonstrates more aggressive biological behavior, and was assigned to World Health Organization (WHO) α grade according to the 2007 WHO Classification. [2] PMA in the spinal cord is(More)
We have prepared novel poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) lipid nanoparticles (PNPs) that covalently conjugate folic acid (FA) and indocyanine green (ICG), in addition to encapsulating resveratrol (RSV) (FA-RSV/ICG-PLGA-lipid NPs, abbreviated as FA-RIPNPs); these nanoparticles have been developed for simultaneous targeted delivery of anticancer drug and(More)
Central neurocytoma is a rare neuroectodermal tumor found in young adults. These tumors are generally located in the lateral or third ventricles. Extraventricular neurocytoma in the spinal cord is extremely rare. We report on two patients with primary spinal neurocytomas who presented with progressive numbness and weakness in the limbs. Both patients had(More)