Discrepancy between radiological and histological findings in ganglioglioma of the optic chasm: Case report.

CONCLUSION: The discrepancy between radiological and histological findings implies that this new amino acid tracer PET may have a limitation in the diagnosis of gangliogliomas. Although further study is necessary, gangliogliomas should be included in the differential diagnosis of suprasellar tumors, even if PET findings show malignant features. PMID: 28781923 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Related Links:

McKennah Carter, from Colorado, had a malignant mole removed from her back in 2017 after being diagnosed with stage one melanoma, or skin cancer. She was told it was unlikely to come back.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers from the University of Strathclyde have developed a blood test that could help to accelerate the diagnosis of brain cancer. The technology uses infrared light to produce a "bio-signature" of a blood sample and applies artificial intelligence to check for the signs of cancer. This research is being commercialized by ClinSpec Diagnostics Ltd, a company spun out from the university in February 2019. The work has now been published in the journal Nature Communications, and also involved clinicians at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, the University of Liverpool and the Walton NHS Foundation Trust...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: IVD Digital Health Source Type: news
How can you have a moonshot trying to cure cancer and not mention people dying of cancer?I believed the narrative that is pushed on women, that if you check your breasts and if you catch it early, you’re fine.ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Lianne Kraemer had been living with metastatic breast cancer for more than a year when I met her in December 2017 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio. Throughout the week, more than 7,000 doctors, scientists and pharmaceutical-company representatives would descend on the city for the country’s most impor...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer health Source Type: news
ard K Abstract Purpose: To inform high-quality rehabilitation services, this study investigates if patients with glioma located in the right- or left-hemisphere present with different health-related quality of life, symptomatology, and functional performance in the early disease state. Material and methods: Between 2013 and 2017, 81 adult patients were assessed during the first week of chemo-radiation, following resection. Patients were stratified into two groups depending on a right- or left-hemispheric lesion. Independent t-tests analyzed potential differences regarding health-related quality of life, symptomato...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CANCER symptoms can be difficult to detect because they are similar to those of less serious conditions. Brain tumours can reveal themselves through a range of symptoms, and certain types of headaches may be a warning sign.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Headache is the third leading cause of referral to pediatric emergency departments (ED). Based on a systematic review, headaches in children evaluated in the ED are primarily due to benign conditions that tend to be self-limiting or resolve with appropriate pharmacological treatment. The causes of non-traumatic headache in the ED include more frequently primitive headaches (21.8-66.3%) and benign secondary headaches (35.4-63.2%), whereas potentially life-threatening (LT) secondary headaches are less frequent (2 to 15.3%). Worrying conditions include brain tumors, central nervous system infections, dysfunction of ventricu...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
I recently encountered an article that quantifies the resources expended by unnecessary patient visits to emergency departments (EDs) (see:Diverting avoidable emergency department visits could save healthcare $32 billion annually). Many such visits could have achieved the same results and less expensively in a physician's office. Below is an excerpt from the article:Diverting avoidable emergency department visits could save healthcare $32 billion annually. Primary care services rendered by hospital EDs come with substantially higher price tags than in primary care settings. Avoidable visits to emergency department...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Cost of Healthcare Diagnostics Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Hospital Financial Medical Consumerism Medical Education Preventive Medicine Public Health Quality of Care Source Type: blogs
Abstract A 45-year-old man was admitted with severe headache and left-sided weakness, which worsened over 1 week. Brain imaging revealed a small lesion close to the sagittal sinus in the right frontal lobe with severe perilesional edema and showed enhancement on both CT and MRI obtained with contrast. Serological findings were positive for toluidine red unheated serum test (TRUST) positivity and Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay. The patient was first suspected of having a malignant brain tumor and subsequently received emergency craniotomy. Brain biopsy suggested a diagnosis of syphilitic cerebral g...
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
Acute acquired comitant esotropia (AACE) is a relatively rare type of pediatric strabismus, often described as a possible presentation of intracranial pathology including a brain tumor. Therefore, many clinicians recommend performing a neurological evaluation and neuroimaging in these cases. However, the risk of having neurological disease is not clear since many of the cases previously presented had other neurological or ophthalmological abnormalities besides the esotropia including headache, vomiting, gait disturbances, nystagmus or papilledema.
Source: Journal of AAPOS - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: No immediate life-threatening cases presented to the follow up neurology clinic for evaluation. A scheduled urgent neurology outpatient clinic follow up in any child with headache who is discharged from the PED, offers a safety net, even when the physical examination including fundoscopy is normal. PMID: 31348526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
More News: Brain | Brain Cancers | Brain Tumor | Cancer & Oncology | Headache | Migraine | MRI Scan | Neurology | PET Scan | Study