Jacobus Johannes van Overbeeke

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OBJECT In large vestibular schwannoma (VS), microsurgery is the main treatment option, and complete resection is considered the primary goal. However, previous studies have documented suboptimal facial nerve outcomes in patients who undergo complete resection of large VSs. Subtotal resection is likely to reduce the risk of facial nerve injury but increases(More)
We did a systematic review to address the added value of intraoperative MRI (iMRI)-guided resection of glioblastoma multiforme compared with conventional neuronavigation-guided resection, with respect to extent of tumour resection (EOTR), quality of life, and survival. 12 non-randomised cohort studies matched all selection criteria and were used for(More)
In contrast to astrocytic tumors, approximately two thirds of anaplastic oligodendrogliomas are reported to be chemosensitive. Relatively little is known about the genetic aberrations in oligodendroglial tumors (OTs). In order to elucidate oligodendroglial oncogenesis and to find specific genetic aberrations that may have prognostic and therapeutic(More)
OBJECT In large vestibular schwannomas (VSs), microsurgery is the main treatment option. A wait-and-scan policy or radiosurgery are generally not recommended given concerns of further lesion growth or increased mass effect due to transient swelling. Note, however, that some patients do not present with symptomatic mass effect or may still have serviceable(More)
Oligo-astrocytic tumours (OAs) histologically show both oligodendroglial and astrocytic differentiation. Unequivocal criteria for delineation of OAs from pure oligodendroglial (Os) and astrocytic (As) tumours and for grading of OAs are lacking. Molecular genetic analysis may allow for a better characterization of OAs and thereby guide prognostic and(More)
OBJECT Human tumors implanted as subcutaneous xenografts in nude mice are widely used for the study of tumor biology and therapy. Validation of these models requires knowledge of the genetic makeup of the xenografts. The aim of this study was to establish whether chromosomal imbalances in 11 xenograft lines derived from human glioblastomas multiforme(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS This study was designed to evaluate hearing preservation after gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) and to determine the relation between hearing preservation and cochlear radiation dose in patients with a sporadic vestibular schwannoma (VS). METHODS Prospective study involving patients suffering from VS who received GKRS from June 2003(More)
BACKGROUND Although the added value of increasing extent of glioblastoma resection is still debated, multiple technologies can assist neurosurgeons in attempting to achieve this goal. Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) might be helpful in this context, but to date only one randomized trial exists. METHODS We included 14 adults with a(More)
Chronic tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears, affects up to 15% of the adults and causes a serious socio-economic burden. At present, there is no treatment available which substantially reduces the perception of this phantom sound. In the past few years, preclinical and clinical studies have unraveled central mechanisms involved in the(More)