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In Austria, registration of malignant brain tumours is legally mandatory, whereas benign and borderline tumours are not reported. The Austrian Brain Tumour Registry (ABTR) was initiated under the auspices of the Austrian Society of Neuropathology for the registration of malignant and non-malignant brain tumours. All Austrian neuropathology units involved in(More)
OBJECTIVES A series of three recurrent central neurocytomas treated by gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS), which were initially totally resected, are described. Up to now, no reports exist on this treatment modality for this rare tumour entity. METHODS Three male patients, aged between 20 and 25 years, presented with large intraventricular tumours. Total(More)
To clarify the anatomical organization of human memory remains a major challenge in clinical neuroscience. Experimental data suggest dentate gyrus granule cells play a major role in memory acquisition, i.e. pattern separation and rapid pattern completion, whereas hippocampal CA1 neurons are implicated in place memory and autobiographical memory retrieval.(More)
OBJECTIVES The validity of 3 Tesla motor functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in patients with gliomas involving the primary motor cortex was investigated by intraoperative navigated motor cortex stimulation (MCS). METHODS Twenty two patients (10 males, 12 females, mean age 39 years, range 10-65 years) underwent preoperative fMRI studies,(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and toxicity of a combination of dacarbazine (D) and fotemustine (F) administered to a homogenous group of patients with recurrent or progressive glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Thirty-one patients with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scan evidence of recurrent or progressive GBM after(More)
BACKGROUND Since the first description of Central neurocytomas (CNs) as a benign tumor entity in 1982, there has been great enthusiasm regarding the benign course and the curative surgical approach to this disease. The current study was performed to investigate the frequency of disease recurrence during long-term follow-up. METHODS A retrospective(More)
Efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam (LEV) as perioperative seizure prophylaxis in supratentorial brain tumor patients were retrospectively studied. Between February 2007 and April 2009 in a single institution, 78 patients with primary or secondary supratentorial brain tumors [40 female, 38 male; mean age 57 years, from 27 to 89 years; gliomas in 42(More)
 Background. The standart surgical treatment of meningiomas is total resection of the tumour. The complete removal of skull base meningiomas can be difficult because of the proximity of cranial nerves. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an effective therapy, either for adjuvant treatment in case of subtotal or partial tumour resection, or as solitary(More)
Atypical meningioma has been introduced as tumour subtype of intermediate biological behaviour between classical and malignant meningiomas. To substantiate this three-step scale of malignancy, we assessed the proliferative activity reflected by Ki-67 (MIB1) labelling index (LI) in a series of 89 meningiomas, including 15 classical, 29 atypical, 35(More)
Patients with malignancy, particularly patients with high-grade glioma (HGG; WHO grade III/IV), have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). It has been suggested that VTE predicts survival in cancer patients. The aim of our study was to investigate the occurrence of symptomatic VTE and its impact on survival in patients with HGG. Consecutive(More)