Sven Gläsker

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By using comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), we characterized the genetic profiles of 36 VHL-related pheochromocytomas. We then compared the results with those of sporadic and MEN 2-related pheochromocytomas. In 36 VHL-related tumors, loss of chromosome 3 and chromosome 11 were found in 34 tumors (94%) and 31 tumors (86%), respectively. There was(More)
OBJECTIVE Hemangioblastomas are benign vascular tumors of the central nervous system. Several cases of spontaneous hemorrhage within these tumors have been reported. However, the risk of hemorrhage in these tumors remains unknown. METHODS To clarify the incidence of hemorrhage in hemangioblastomas, we reviewed our large clinical database of 277 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebrovascular responses to variations in blood pressure and CO2 are attenuated during delayed vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) is routinely used to assess the presence of vasospasm, but cerebral blood flow velocities (CBF-V) measured by TCD do not necessarily reflect cerebral blood flow (CBF)(More)
OBJECTIVE Hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system are rare vascular tumors that can occur as sporadic lesions or as component tumors of autosomal dominant von Hippel-Lindau disease. With the availability of magnetic resonance imaging, asymptomatic tumors are detected more frequently, especially among patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE Subarachnoid hemorrhage from ruptured intracranial aneurysms is associated with a severe prognosis. Preventive treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms is possible and recommended. However, the identification of risk patients by genetic analyses is not possible because of lack of candidate genes. Collagen type I α2 (COL1A2) has been(More)
Patients with von Hippel–Lindau disease carry a germline mutation of the Von Hippel–Lindau (VHL) tumor-suppressor gene. We discuss the molecular consequences of loss of VHL gene function and their impact on the nervous system. Dysfunction of the VHL protein causes accumulation and activation of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) which can be demonstrated in(More)
OBJECT The lack of primary lymphoid tissue within the central nervous system (CNS) confounds our understanding of the pathogenesis of primary CNS lymphomas (PCNSLs). Comparing the protein expression of PCNSLs and sporadic systemic lymphomas (SSLs) provides a useful strategy for identifying a molecular signature that characterizes disease-associated features(More)
OBJECTIVES Cerebellar haemangioblastoma occurs sporadically or as a component tumour of autosomal dominant von Hippel-Lindau disease. Biallelic inactivation of the VHL tumour suppressor gene, which is located on chromosome 3p, has been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of both tumour entities. Mechanisms of VHL inactivation are intragenic mutations,(More)
Surgical exposure of intrinsic lesions located lateral to the brainstem still represents a challenging task. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of the extracerebral far lateral supracerebellar infratentorial (FLSI) approach for the treatment of gliomas located in the upper brainstem in the pediatric population. Between 1992 and 2002, seven(More)
BACKGROUND In human autopsy studies, 70% to 80% of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) showed infarcts in cerebral cortex covered by subarachnoid blood. Thus far, no animal model of SAH is known to produce this peculiar infarct pattern, and its pathogenesis remains enigmatic. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether such infarcts occur in the(More)