Lisandra Muñoz-Hidalgo

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Meningiomas add up to 25% of intracranial tumors. Although the majority is considered histologically benign, the prediction of their potential aggressiveness is still unclear. We studied the histopathology and aberrations of chromosomes 1p, 14, and 22 by FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) in histologically benign meningiomas of 70 patients for the(More)
Extensive infiltration of the surrounding healthy brain tissue is a critical feature in glioblastoma. Several miRNAs have been related to gliomagenesis, some of them related with the EGFR pathway. We have evaluated whole-genome miRNA expression profiling associated with different EGFR amplification patterns, studied by fluorescence in situ hybridization in(More)
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most frequent and malignant primary brain tumor. Conventional therapy of surgical removal, radiation and chemotherapy is largely palliative. Major vault protein (MVP), the main component of the vault organelle has been associated with multidrug resistance by reducing cellular accumulation of chemotherapeutic agents. With regard to(More)
Glioblastoma (GB) is the most frequent and most malignant primary brain tumor in adults. Previously, it has been found that both genetic and epigenetic factors may play critical roles in its etiology and prognosis. In addition, it has been found that the epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR) is frequently over-expressed and amplified in primary GBs.(More)
We report a case of a recurrent clear cell meningioma (ccm) in the frontal lobe of the brain of a 67-year-old man. The patient developed three recurrences: at 3, 10, and 12 years after his initial surgery. Histopathology observations revealed a grade 2 ccm with positivity for vimentin and epithelial membrane antigen. Expression of E-cadherin was positive(More)
Introduction Meningeal melanocytomas are rare tumors of the CNS that develop from melanocytes that are present in leptomeninges, with differing pigmented appearance. They generally occur in the posterior fossa and the spinal cord. This lesion may manifest at any age, but most patients are in the fifth decade of life. 1,2 Occasionally, these tumors appear in(More)
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