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Stereotactic radiosurgery is being increasingly advocated as the primary modality for treatment of vestibular schwannomas (VS). This modality has been shown to arrest tumor growth, with few associated short-term morbidities, and with possibly better hearing and facial nerve preservation rates than microsurgery. Radiation-induced oncogenesis has long been(More)
It is well established that cigarette smoking is hazardous to health and is a risk factor for many chronic diseases. However, its impact on the brain, whether it be from prenatal exposure to maternal cigarette smoking, cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease (AD) or Parkinson's disease, is still not very clear. Neuroimaging and neuropathological(More)
Colorectal small cell carcinoma (SmCC) is a rare tumor with an aggressive course. The aim of this study is to summarize our experience with this tumor and to highlight its immunohistochemical profile. Ten cases of colorectal SmCC were identified in our files and a panel of immunostains was performed. Follow up was available for the average of 3 years,(More)
PURPOSE Radiation induced peripheral nerve tumors (PNT) are a rare but known complication of radiotherapy. The clinical and pathologic features of six cases of post-radiation PNT's are reported here, more than doubling the number of known cases reported in the literature. METHODS We reviewed six cases of radiation induced PNT and performed a review of the(More)
Outline Project Description We propose to develop and evaluate a technological framework in which one can integrate new and existing electronic tools for aiding coursework assessment and feedback. On top of this framework, we will build a highly extensible system that offers tutors powerful coursework assessment features. We will also evaluate the benefits(More)