William McDonald

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Oligodendrogliomas are an important adult form of diffuse gliomas with a distinctive clinical and genetic profile. Histologically similar tumors occurring rarely in children are incompletely characterized. We studied 50 patients with oligodendrogliomas (median age at diagnosis 8 y, range 7 mo to 20 y). Tumors resembling dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial(More)
Emerging sensor network technologies will enhance entertainment production, providing both increased expressive capabilities and significant cost savings. The authors explore fundamental challenges of deploying sensor networks for production, concentrating here on feature film sets and networked sensing in support of onset activity. Film sequences are(More)
Protein Tyrosine kinase 6 (PTK6/BRK) is overexpressed in the majority of human breast tumors and breast tumor cell lines. It is also expressed in normal epithelial linings of the gastrointestinal tract, skin, and prostate. To date, expression of PTK6 has not been extensively examined in the normal human mammary gland. We detected PTK6 mRNA and protein(More)
Breast cancer risk increases transiently in the period following pregnancy; pregnancy-associated breast cancers (PABC) are more aggressive than cases diagnosed in nulliparous women. We have previously reported that in the normal human breast pregnancy results in the upregulation of a number of inflammation related genes, suggesting a pro-tumorigenic(More)
Medulloblastoma is a primitive neuroectodermal tumor arising in the posterior fossa usually in the first decade of life. Systemic metastases are infrequent at diagnosis and usually occur after surgical resection or shunt placement. We report a rare case of medulloblastoma in an 18-year-old woman who presented with headache, leukopenia, and anemia.(More)
CONTEXT -Pituitary adenoma classification is complex, and diagnostic strategies vary greatly from laboratory to laboratory. No optimal diagnostic algorithm has been defined. OBJECTIVE -To develop a panel of immunohistochemical (IHC) stains that provides the optimal combination of cost, accuracy, and ease of use. DESIGN -We examined 136 pituitary(More)
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE Chordomas are relatively rare tumors that arise from the neuraxis. Most often, chordomas are single lesions that metastasize late. There have been very few cases of chordomas arising from multiple foci along the neuraxis. Here, we present a case of a multicentric chordoma. CLINICAL PRESENTATION The patient presented with pain in(More)
BACKGROUND Fusiform intracranial aneurysms (FIAs) are uncommon lesions representing less than 15% of all intracranial aneurysms in most large series. Their etiology has been linked to a variety of causes including atherosclerosis, fibromuscular dysplasia, cystic medial necrosis, connective tissue disease, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, infection,(More)
Postpartum reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (PPRCVS) is a rare but serious cause of headache that occurs in the early postpartum period. The rarity of this disorder has limited the current literature to single case reports and small, observational case series. The lack of familiarity with PPRCVS may contribute to mismanagement of these unique(More)