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Neuro-oncology

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: 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Radiotherapy is one of the most important treatments of primary and metastatic brain tumors. Unfortunately, it can involve moderate to severe complications among which leukoencephalopathy is very frequent and ...

    Authors: Thomas Durand, Sophie Jacob, Laura Lebouil, Hassen Douzane, Philippe Lestaevel, Amithys Rahimian, Dimitri Psimaras, Loïc Feuvret, Delphine Leclercq, Bruno Brochet, Radia Tamarat, Fabien Milliat, Marc Benderitter, Nicolas Vayatis, Georges Noël, Khê Hoang-Xuan…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:261

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Primary diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis (PDLG) is a lethal neoplasm that is characterized by glioma cells exclusively infiltrating into cerebral and spinal meninges. Intraventricular hemorrhage as an initia...

    Authors: Min Zhu, JunJun Zheng, Yuanzhao Zhu, Hui Wan, Yuchen Wu and Daojun Hong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:77

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Extraventricular neurocytomas (EVNs) are rare parenchymal brain tumors, distinct from central neurocytomas that are typically located within the supratentorial ventricular system. Seizures and headache represe...

    Authors: Raffaella Messina, Maria Giuseppina Cefalo, Domitilla Elena Secco, Simona Cappelletti, Erika Rebessi, Andrea Carai, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Francesca Diomedi Camassei, Antonella Cacchione, Carlo Efisio Marras and Angela Mastronuzzi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:242

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  8. Content type: Research article

    SOX4 is a transcription factor required for tissue development and differentiation in vertebrates. Overexpression of SOX4 has been reported in many cancers including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), however, the...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Huawei Jiang, Jiaofang Shao, Ruifang Mao, Jie Liu, Yingying Ma, Xuefeng Fang, Na Zhao, Shu Zheng and Biaoyang Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:207

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Intracranial hemorrhage in central nervous system lymphoma is extremely rare. T2*-weighted gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging is of particularly use in detecting silent hemorrhage as hypointense signals ...

    Authors: Xun-zhe Yang, Jun Ni and Li-ying Cui

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:184

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Epilepsy is common in patients with a glioma. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are the mainstay of epilepsy treatment, but may cause side effects and may negatively impact neurocognitive functioning and quality of l...

    Authors: Johan A F Koekkoek, Melissa Kerkhof, Linda Dirven, Jan J Heimans, Tjeerd J Postma, Maaike J Vos, Jacoline E C Bromberg, Martin J van den Bent, Jaap C Reijneveld and Martin J B Taphoorn

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:157

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Among glioma patients, depression is estimated to be more prevalent than in both the general population and the cancer patient population. This can have negative consequences for both patients and their primar...

    Authors: Florien W Boele, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw, Pim Cuijpers, Jaap C Reijneveld, Jan J Heimans and Martin Klein

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:81

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  12. Content type: Case report

    The Mulvihill-Smith Syndrome was first recognized in 1975. After the recognition of the Mulvihill-Smith Syndrome, ten cases have been described.

    Authors: Paulo Breinis, Flavio Geraldes Alves, Camila AE Alves, Rafael G Cintra, Débora Almeida, Priscila C Passarelli, Camila Domingues, Talita Gerbim, Régia Gasparetto, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Vitor E Valenti, Adriana Gonçalves de Oliveira, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro and Rubens Wajnzstejn

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:4

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Many brain-injured patients referred for outpatient rehabilitation have executive deficits, notably difficulties with planning, problem-solving and goal directed behaviour. Goal Management Training (GMT) has p...

    Authors: Dirk Bertens, Luciano Fasotti, Danielle HE Boelen and Roy PC Kessels

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:64

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