Gangliogliomas are rare tumors, primarily seen in patients under the age of 30 years. They occur least commonly in the spinal cord. This report presents a 2 1/2-year-old boy who harbored an intramedullary conus tumor with the light microscopic appearance of a ganglioglioma. The neurobiological behavior of this tumor is yet to be determined.
Plasma levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha were measured in 50 adult patients following orthotopic liver transplantation. The mean (+/- SEM) plasma concentration of TNF-alpha was significantly higher in patients experiencing a rejection episode (941 +/- 83 pg/ml) than in those with a stable clinical course (240 +/- 6 pg/ml; P = 0.0001). Peak levels of… (More)