Merideth M M Wendland

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INTRODUCTION Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an effective treatment for small and medium-sized meningiomas. Although uncommon, peritumoral edema can develop as a delayed complication after SRS. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical and molecular risk factors for peritumoral edema after SRS for intracranial meningiomas. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The widely accepted MR method for quantitating brain tumor microvascular permeability, K(trans), is the steady-state T1-weighted gradient-echo method (ssT1). Recently the first-pass T2*-weighted (fpT2*) method has been used to derive both relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) and K(trans). We hypothesized that K(trans) derived from(More)
BACKGROUND Survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are at increased risk for developing secondary malignancies. For the current study, the authors quantitated this risk in a group of NHL survivors over 30 years of follow-up. METHODS Standardized incidence ratios (observed-to-expected [O/E] ratio) and absolute excess risk of secondary malignancies were(More)
BACKGROUND Immortal cell lines and cell lines derived from operative specimens transplanted into animal models are used in meningioma research. We address 2 criticisms of the mouse xenograft flank tumor model: Why are tumor induction rates derived from operative specimens low and inconsistent? Are flank tumors meningiomas? METHODS Meningioma cell cultures(More)
This article reviews the basic principles of radiobiology and the application thereof to the treatment of metastatic spine tumors. The most important concepts of dose fractionation and the concept of biologically effective dose as well as spinal cord tolerance to single and multiple doses of radiotherapy are emphasized. Basic principles of treatment(More)
Medulloblastoma is a rare malignancy in adults, accounting for approximately 1% of all primary brain tumors. Extraneural metastases have been reported in 10-30% of cases and most commonly involve bone; rarely lymph nodes, visceral organs and bone marrow may be involved with disease. We report here our experience with a 26 year-old woman with medulloblastoma(More)
OBJECTIVE The Novalis stereotactic radiotherapy system (BrainLAB, Heimstetten, Germany) allows for precise treatment of cranial base tumors with single-fraction radiosurgery. In some cases, however, proximity of the optic nerve and chiasm is a concern. In these cases, intensity-modulated stereotactic radiosurgery (IMRS) can be used to limit the dose to(More)
Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is associated with memory dysfunction. As part of NRG Oncology RTOG 0933, a phase II study of WBRT for brain metastases that conformally avoided the hippocampal stem cell compartment (HA-WBRT), memory was assessed pre- and post-HA-WBRT using both traditional and computerized memory tests. We examined whether the computerized(More)
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