Eberhard Maass

Learn More
Medulloblastoma is an aggressively growing tumour, arising in the cerebellum or medulla/brain stem. It is the most common malignant brain tumour in children, and shows tremendous biological and clinical heterogeneity. Despite recent treatment advances, approximately 40% of children experience tumour recurrence, and 30% will die from their disease. Those who(More)
We describe a patient initially diagnosed with a chronic myeloproliferative disorder in the accelerated phase. Cytogenetic analysis showed the presence of two independent clones. One clone contained a typical Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome due to t(9;22)(q34;q11), as the sole abnormality which was proven molecularly to result in the b2a2-BCR/ABL fusion. The(More)
Cytological smears from 779 cases were examined over a three-year period, cell collection and cytological diagnosis being in separate hands (material sent in from outside). Three quarters of the cytological findings could be compared with the histological diagnosis: 68% of 194 histologically proven malignant tumours were diagnosed cytologically. The(More)
Results of exfoliative gastric cytology from two periods were compared (779 examinations in the first period, 598 in the second). In 85% of cytological examinations, a histologic diagnosis was available. 64% of histologically verified carcinoma were diagnosed by cytology, too. In the second period the percentage of false positive findings decreased from(More)
Medulloepithelioma of the central nervous system (CNS) is an uncommon primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) usually occurring in early childhood. It is characterized by highly malignant behavior with a propensity for progression, recurrence, and dissemination despite intensive therapy. Due to its rarity, the optimal management is still unknown. However,(More)
Recent developments in sequencing technologies led to the discovery of a novel form of genomic instability, termed chromothripsis. This catastrophic genomic event, involved in tumorigenesis, is characterized by tens to hundreds of simultaneously acquired locally clustered rearrangements on one chromosome. We hypothesized that leukemias developing in(More)