Disparities and Inequities Among Patients with Central Nervous System Tumor

2022 ◽  
Vol 36 (1) ◽  
pp. e1-e8
Ugonma N. Chukwueke ◽  
Shawn Hervey-Jumper ◽  
Alyx Porter
2012 ◽  
Vol 01 (01) ◽  
pp. 083-085 ◽  
Pankaj Ailawadhi ◽  
M.C. Sharma ◽  
A.K. Mahapatra ◽  
P. Sarat Chandra

Abstract Cerebellar liponeurocytoma consists of well-differentiated neurons with the cytology of neurocytes in addition to a population of lipidized cells. Hence it is biphasic in appearance and has been included in the category of glioneuronal tumors of the central nervous system by the WHO working group on the Classification of Tumors of the Nervous System. However, liponeurocytoma is not exclusive to the cerebellar or fourth ventricular location. Since its inclusion in the central nervous system tumor classification, nine cases with similar histological and immunohistochemical features have also been described in the lateral ventricles. We describe here such a lateral ventricular tumour in a 30-year-old woman, characteristically showing divergent glio-neuronal differentiation and lipidized neoplastic cells. Therefore, we suggest that future WHO tumor classification should consider that liponeurocytomas are not entirely restricted to the cerebellum and henceforth change of nomenclature might be considered, as also pointed out by other authors.

1997 ◽  
Vol 99 ◽  
pp. S251
M.E. Kusak ◽  
J.M. Alonso ◽  
D. Santamarta ◽  
I. Recio ◽  
J.M. Borrás ◽  

1991 ◽  
Vol 181 (1) ◽  
pp. 151-158 ◽  
Kei Tashiro ◽  
Toru Nakano ◽  
Tasuku Honjo ◽  
Tomokazu Aoki ◽  
Shin-ichi Miyatake ◽  

2017 ◽  
Vol 20 (1) ◽  
pp. 3-9
Ram Kumar Shrestha ◽  
Bibek KC ◽  
Gopal Sedain ◽  
Gita Sayami ◽  
Sushil Shilpakar ◽  

Introduction: CNS tumor requires intraoperative decision making regarding the extent of tumor removal. Clinical examination and imaging studies are not sufficient enough to predict the biological behavior of the tumors. Squash cytology is a quick method of evaluation of cytomorphologic features prepared from smear technique and provide the preliminary diagnosis and aid in intraoperative decision making by differentiating neoplastic from non neoplastic and benign from malignant lesions. The aim of this study is compare the diagnostic accuracy of squash cytology to that of histopathological examination. Methods: This study consists of 36 specimens from both brain and spine subjected to both squash cytology and histopathological evaluation. The squash preparation and histopathological finding were later compared and diagnostic accuracy calculated. Results: Gliomas are the most common tumor encountered and the accuracy of Squash cytology obtained was 71%. In meningioma, 100% diagnostic accuracy was obtained however, there was limitation in accurately predict the subgroup of tumor by squash cytology alone. Other neoplastic lesions included in this study were Schwannoma, Oligodendroglioma, Ependymoma, mixed tumors and others. Overall, the accuracy predicted by squash cytology is found to be 77.8 % in this study. Conclusion: Squash cytology is rapid and reliable method of tissue diagnosis that aid in intraoperative decision making regarding the extent of Central Nervous System tumor excision

2018 ◽  
Vol 20 (suppl_2) ◽  
pp. i168-i168
Kathleen Dorris ◽  
Jessica Channell ◽  
Molly Hemenway ◽  
Angelina Baroffio ◽  
Michael Ellison ◽  

2019 ◽  
Vol 105 (6) ◽  
pp. NP75-NP78
Marco Chisari ◽  
Raffaella Sensi ◽  
Carlo Alfredo Clerici ◽  
Fulvia Angela Gariboldi ◽  
Filippo Spreafico ◽  

This study reports a case series of patients with upper limb neuromotor deficits following pediatric central nervous system tumor and treated with rehabilitative therapy according to action observation therapy (AOT). AOT is based on the “mirror neurons” system and had positive results in various non-oncologic neurologic pathologies. This study is the first experience in the oncology field, and included 6 patients, 4 of whom were fully evaluated at 6-month follow-up. In all patients, therapy showed improvement in all assessment tests. These promising results lead to further studies to confirm their effectiveness.

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