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BACKGROUND Medulloblastoma has recently been found to consist of 4 molecularly and clinically distinct subgroups: WNT, Sonce hedgehog (SHH), Group 3, and Group 4. Deregulated microRNA expression is known to contribute to pathogenesis and has been shown to have diagnostic and prognostic potential in the classification of various cancers. METHODS Molecular(More)
Subfrontal schwannoma not arising from the cranial nerves are rare tumors. A 19-year-old man presented with a large subfrontal extra-axial enhancing mass with a preoperative diagnosis of skull base meningioma. A subtotal resection of the tumor mass was carried out. Microscopic examination revealed it to be a schwannoma. The residual tumor was treated with(More)
BACKGROUND There is significant inter-observer variation amongst the neuro-pathologists in the typing, subtyping, and grading of glial neoplasms for diagnosis. Centralized pathology review has been proposed to minimize this inter-observer variation and is now almost mandatory for accrual into multicentric trials. We sought to assess the concordance between(More)
The purpose of this study was to report our experience with concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ) with radiotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Forty-two newly diagnosed histopathologically proven patients with GBM underwent maximal safe resection followed by external radiotherapy to a total dose of 60 Gy in 30(More)
PURPOSE To study the impact of multiparametric MRI and (18)F-FDG-PET on the outcome of children with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG). MATERIALS AND METHODS Imaging data from a phase-II prospective therapeutic study in children with newly diagnosed DIPG were considered for evaluation. They included baseline MRI with contrast enhancement before(More)
Melanomas are malignant neoplasms of melanocytes developing predominantly in the skin, but occasionally arising from eyes, mucous membranes, and the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS can be affected by a spectrum of melanocytic lesions ranging from diffuse neurocutaneous melanosis, to a focal and benign neoplasm (melanocytoma), and to an overtly(More)
Glioblastoma progenitor or stem cells residing in the stem-cell niche in the subventricular zones (SVZ) can initiate or promote tumorigenesis. They can also migrate throughout the brain, resulting in disease progression. Irradiation of potential cancer stem-cell niche in the SVZ may influence survival. To analyze radiotherapy dose-volume parameters to the(More)
Haemangiopericytomas of central nervous system (CNS) were first defined as a separate entity in 1942. Previously they were either considered to be a histological variant of an angioblastic meningioma or a distinctive mesenchymal neoplasm. Most commonly they are located in parasagittal and falcine region. Tumours in the sellar/parasellar location are very(More)
The aim of this article is to evaluate and assess the impact of various factors on quality of life (QOL) in adult patients with primary brain tumors seen consecutively in routine neurooncology practice. Two hundred and fifty-seven adult patients, after undergoing surgical intervention and histologically proven primary brain neoplasms were registered in the(More)