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BMC Neurology


Section edited by Ying Mao and Lingchao Chen

This section is focused on neurological tumors. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, clinical diagnosis, pathology and management of neurological tumours as well as basic science and epidemiological studies

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Tumor location served as an important prognostic factor in glioma patients was considered to postulate molecular features according to cell origin theory. However, anatomic distribution of unique molecular sub...

    Authors: Qisheng Tang, Yuxi Lian, Jinhua Yu, Yuanyuan Wang, Zhifeng Shi and Liang Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:183

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    Juglone is a natural pigment, which has cytotoxic effect against various human tumor cells. However, its cytotoxicity to glioma cells, especially to tumor stem-like cells (TSCs) has not been demonstrated.

    Authors: Jinfeng Wu, Haibo Zhang, Yang Xu, Jingwen Zhang, Wei Zhu, Yi Zhang, Liang Chen, Wei Hua and Ying Mao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:70

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The dysregulation of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) has been identified in a variety of cancers. An increasing number of studies have found the critical role of lncRNAs in the regulation of cellular processes, ...

    Authors: Shujun Xia, Ri Ji and Weiwei Zhan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:30

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Intracranial vestibular schwannoma still remain to be difficulty for its unique microsurgical technique and preservation of neuro-function, as well as reducing common complications that may arise in surgery.

    Authors: Xiang Huang, Jian Xu, Ming Xu, Mingyu Chen, Kaiyuan Ji, Junwei Ren and Ping Zhong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:18

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  5. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs are significantly involved in tumorigenesis and progression of glioma. However, the critical part they play in glioma have not been fully elaborated. miR-491 and Tripartite motif containing 28 (TRIM2...

    Authors: Zengxin Qi, Shengyong Cai, Jiajun Cai, Lingchao Chen, Yu Yao, Liang Chen and Ying Mao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:248

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  6. Content type: Research article

    We aim to study surgical technique and analyze the related factors affecting tumor total removal and postoperative endocrinological remission for endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenomas surgery.

    Authors: Xuefei Shou, Ming Shen, Qilin Zhang, Yichao Zhang, Wenqiang He, Zengyi Ma, Yao Zhao, Shiqi Li and Yongfei Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:247

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Paclitaxel-based regimens are frequently associated with the development of peripheral neuropathy. The autonomous nervous system (ANS) effects, however, of this chemotherapeutic agent remain unexplored.

    Authors: Emmanouil V. Dermitzakis, Vasilios K. Kimiskidis, George Lazaridis, Zoi Alexopoulou, Eleni Timotheadou, Alexandros Papanikolaou, Ourania Romanidou, George Georgiadis, Konstantine T. Kalogeras, Iakovos Tsiptsios, Basil Tarlatzis and George Fountzilas

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:190

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Past studies found that cerebral developmental venous anomaly (DVA) is often concurrent with cavernous malformation (CM). But the reason of the concurrency remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to con...

    Authors: Tengfei Yu, Xing Liu, Xiangjiang Lin, Chuanfeng Bai, Jizong Zhao, Junting Zhang, Liwei Zhang, Zhen Wu, Shuo Wang, Yuanli Zhao and Guolu Meng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:183

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Glioblastoma is refractory to conventional treatment, which is combined of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Recent studies have shown that glioma initiating cells (GICs) contribute to tumorigenesis and ...

    Authors: Hongxing Ye, Mantao Chen, Fei Cao, Hongguang Huang, Renya Zhan and Xiujue Zheng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:178

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Timely diagnosis of meningeal carcinomatosis is often difficult even with the assistant of magnetic resonance imaging examination, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, or both. To the best of our knowledge, gadobutro...

    Authors: Xinfa Pan, Yongfu Lu, Liang Wen, Xiujue Zheng and Yuehui Ma

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:158

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Urgent referral for suspected central nervous system (CNS) cancer is recommended, but little analysis of the referral criteria diagnostic performance has been conducted. New 2015 NICE guidance recommends direc...

    Authors: Hasan Raza Mohammad, Jeremy Boardman, Laura Howell, Roger J. Mills and Hedley C. A. Emsley

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:152

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Paraneoplastic syndromes are serious immune caused diseases of the peripheral and/or central nervous system associated with malignant neoplasm. Symptoms develop when antibodies against antigens expressed by tu...

    Authors: Philipp Schwenkenbecher, Lisa Priya Chacko, Ulrich Wurster, Kaweh Pars, Refik Pul, Kurt-Wolfram Sühs, Martin Stangel and Thomas Skripuletz

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:136

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Everolimus, a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor, has been shown to be effective and safe in the treatment of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (...

    Authors: Andras Fogarasi, Liesbeth De Waele, Gabriella Bartalini, Sergiusz Jozwiak, Nicola Laforgia, Helene Verhelst, Borivoj Petrak, Jean-Michel Pedespan, Olaf Witt, Ramon Castellana, Stefania Crippa, Gabriella Gislimberti and Zsuzsanna Gyorsok

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:126

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) are promising biomarkers for monitoring solid cancer and were used to monitor brain tumors. Here we report two cases in which, for the first time, CTCs were used in cytological d...

    Authors: N. Malara, G. Guzzi, C. Mignogna, V. Trunzo, C. Camastra, A. Della Torre, A. Di Vito, A. M. Lavecchia, M. Gliozzi, C. Ceccotti, G. Volpentesta, A. Lavano, G. Donato and V Mollace

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:127

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Lymphomatosis cerebri (LC) is a rare subtype of primary central nervous system malignant lymphoma. The typical features of this disease exhibited on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast enhancemen...

    Authors: Takenobu Murakami, Kenji Yoshida, Mari Segawa, Akioh Yoshihara, Akihiko Hoshi, Koichiro Nakamura, Masahiro Ichikawa, Osamu Suzuki, Yuichi Yokoyama, Yasuko Toyoshima, Yoshihiro Sugiura, Hiroshi Ito, Kiyoshi Saito, Yuko Hashimoto, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hitoshi Takahashi…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:128

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor in children. To date only few cases of medulloblastoma with hemorrhages have been reported in the literature. Although some studies speculate on the pat...

    Authors: Angela Di Giannatale, Andrea Carai, Antonella Cacchione, Antonio Marrazzo, Vito Andrea Dell’Anna, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Francesca Diomedi-Camassei, Evelina Miele, Agnese Po, Elisabetta Ferretti, Franco Locatelli and Angela Mastronuzzi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:103

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  17. Content type: Case report

    It is extremely rare to see cerebrospinal fluid dissemination of intraventricular meningioma, particularly with the development of acute, progressive brainstem/cerebellar dysfunction with an absence of mass fo...

    Authors: Motoki Fujimaki, Masashi Takanashi, Manami Kobayashi, Kei-ichiro Wada, Yutaka Machida, Akihide Kondo, Nobutaka Hattori and Hideto Miwa

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:82

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) may rarely be preceded by “sentinel demyelination,” a pathologic entity characterized by histologically confirmed demyelinating inflammatory brain lesions that m...

    Authors: Mark D. Kvarta, Deva Sharma, Rudolph J. Castellani, Robert E. Morales, Stephen G. Reich, Amy S. Kimball and Robert K. Shin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:72

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Patients with intravascular lymphoma (IVL) frequently have neurological signs and symptoms. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is therefore crucial for their survival. However, the spectrum of neurological present...

    Authors: Ekokobe Fonkem, Samantha Dayawansa, Edana Stroberg, Edwin Lok, Paul C. Bricker, Batool Kirmani, Eric T. Wong and Jason H. Huang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:9

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