Yuping Peng

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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to analyze the expression of Zinc finger E-box Binding homeobox 2 (ZEB2) in glioma and to explore the molecular mechanisms of ZEB2 that regulate cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Expression of ZEB2 in 90 clinicopathologically characterized glioma patients was(More)
Brain metastasis (BM) is a leading cause of death in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). EGFR mutations in primary NSCLC lesions have been associated with sensitivity to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Therefore, it has become important to understand EGFR mutation status in BM lesions of NSCLC, and its clinical implications. BM samples(More)
HDGF is overexpressed in gliomas as compared to normal brain. We therefore analyzed the molecular mechanisms of HDGF action in gliomas. HDGF was downregulated in normal brain tissue as compared to glioma specimens at both the mRNA and the protein levels. In glioma samples, increased HDGF expression was associated with disease progression. Knocking down HDGF(More)
OBJECT An assessment regarding both surgical approaches and the extent of resection for Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) based on their locations has not been reported. The aim of this study was to report the results of a large series of surgically treated patients with RCCs and to evaluate the feasibility of individualized surgical strategies for different RCCs.(More)
Objectives Quadrigeminal cistern arachnoid cysts (QCACs), which are usually asymptomatic and may be accidental findings during radiological evaluation, are rare, comprising 5-10% of all intracranial arachnoid cysts (ACs). We report a series of eight patients with QCACs treated with neuroendoscopic intervention and try to discuss the different endoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to characterize hypopituitarism in adult males with prolactinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the records of 102 consecutive patients, classified under three categories based on adenoma size at diagnosis: 1.0-2.0cm (group A), 2.1-4.0cm (group B), and >4.0cm (group C). Further, 76 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of the supraorbital keyhole approach for suprasellar or intrasuprasellar Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) under pure endoscopic visualization. METHODS Thirteen surgically treated patients with symptomatic RCCs were analyzed retrospectively. Preoperative manifestations included headache (77%), visual impairment (38%),(More)
Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) are benign cysts typically located in the sellar or suprasellar region; ectopic isolated lesions are extremely rare. The authors describe the case of a 25-year-old man with a giant symptomatic RCC arising primarily at the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), only the second case reported thus far. The patient presented with a 2-year(More)
PURPOSE Epidermoid tumors located in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) are challenging lesions because they tend to grow slowly in the subarachnoid cisterns around delicate neurovascular structures and often extend into surgical anatomic corners. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the advantages and limitations of purely endoscopic removal of the CPA(More)
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