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BACKGROUND Low-grade gliomas (LGGs) are rare brain neoplasms, with survival spanning up to a few decades. Thus, accurate evaluations on how biomarkers impact survival among patients with LGG require long-term studies on samples prospectively collected over a long period. METHODS The 210 adult LGGs collected in our databank were screened for IDH1 and IDH2(More)
Acquisition of IDH1 or IDH2 mutation (IDHmut) is among the earliest genetic events that take place in the development of most low-grade glioma (LGG). IDHmut has been associated with longer overall patient survival. However, its impact on malignant transformation (MT) remains to be defined. A collection of 210 archived adult LGG previously stratified by(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether complications in lumbar fusion surgery could be estimated from patient factors and perioperative laboratory values. In addition, risk scores for detection of patients prone to complications were defined. METHODS We retrospectively collected data of patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery between 2013 and 2015. The patients(More)
Langer-Giedion syndrome (LGS) is a rare disease caused by deletion of chromosome 8q23.3-q24.11. Clinical manifestations include among others multiple exostoses, short stature, intellectual disability, and typical facial dysmorphism. Dural arterio-venous shunts (DAVS) in the pediatric age are rare lesions, which have been classified into three types: dural(More)
OBJECTIVES Analysis of a single slice of a tumor to extract biomarkers for texture analysis may result in loss of information. We investigated correlation of fractional volumes to entire tumor volumes and introduced expanded regions of interest (ROIs) outside the visual tumor borders in glioblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective slice-by-slice(More)
OBJECTIVE Incidental durotomy (ID) during lumbar spine surgery is a frequent complication of growing clinical relevance as the number and complexity of spinal procedures increases. Yet, there is still a lack of guidelines for the treatment of ID with a large heterogeneity of established surgical techniques. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
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