Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

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The terms "Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma" returned 36 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary Meningeal Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma With Anaplastic Features: A Report of 2 Cases, One With BRAF(V600E) Mutation and Clinical Response to the BRAF Inhibitor Dabrafenib.
 

Author(s): Aisulu Usubalieva, Christopher R Pierson, Christina A Kavran, Kristin Huntoon, Oleksandr N Kryvenko, Theodore G Mayer, Weiqiang Zhao, Jack Rock, Mario Ammirati, Vinay K Puduvalli, Norman L Lehman

Journal: J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol.. 2015 Oct;74(10):960-9.

 

Primary meningeal gliomas are rare tumors composed of a heterogeneous group of neoplasms. We present 2 clinically aggressive cases of primary meningeal pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma that clinically mimicked meningioma. One case presented in the posterior fossa of a 56-year-old woman; ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2015

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Intraventricular pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma: a case report.
 

Author(s): Ricardo Menendez, Julio Fernandez, Alfredo Monti, Gustavo Sevlever

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2014 ;24(6):987-91.

 

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA), an uncommon glial neoplasm, typically affects adolescents and young adults and accounts for less than 1% of all astrocytic neoplasms. The authors present a case of PXA located entirely in the third ventricle in a 24-year-old male patient. The patient ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma: Natural History and Long-Term Follow-Up.
 

Author(s): Cristiane M Ida, Fausto J Rodriguez, Peter C Burger, Alissa A Caron, Sarah M Jenkins, Grant M Spears, Dawn L Aranguren, Daniel H Lachance, Caterina Giannini

Journal: Brain Pathol.. 2015 Sep;25(5):575-86.

 

Prognostic significance of histological anaplasia and BRAF V600E mutation were retrospectively evaluated in 74 patients with pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA). Median age at diagnosis was 21.5 years (31 pediatric, 43 adult) and median follow-up 7.6 years. Anaplasia (PXA-AF), defined ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2015

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The terms "Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebellar pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Hidehiro Takei, Emilie Rouah, Meenakshi B Bhattacharjee

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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is an uncommon tumor of young adults that typically occurs supratentorially. It is generally considered to be a low-grade, circumscribed tumor that when treated by surgical resection has a relatively favorable outcome. Cases of cerebellar PXA are ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2015

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Spinal pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma companied with periventricular tumor.
 

Author(s): Xintong Zhao, Xiaochun Jiang, Xiangming Wang

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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a low grade tumor that occurs in supratentorial area of children and young adult. In the previous reports, PXA of spinal cord or multicentre was extremely rare. A 60-year-old patient of spinal PXA and periventricular tumor presented with waist ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in the lateral ventricle with extensive subarachnoid dissemination: report of a case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Wan-Qun Yang, Biao Huang, Chang-Hong Liang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2012 Jan;125(2):396-9.

 

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare benign tumor that is usually located in the superficial cerebral hemisphere. Most reports of PXAs have included only a single case or small series. Therefore, the data with respect to the natural history of this tumor are fragmentary. ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2012

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A Phase I Study of Mebendazole for the Treatment of Pediatric Gliomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma; Pilocytic Astrocytoma; Glioma, Astrocytic; Optic Nerve Glioma; Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma; Glioblastoma Multiforme; Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Gliosarcoma; Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma; DIPG; Low-grade Glioma; Brainstem Glioma

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2015

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Photodynamic Therapy With Porfimer Sodium in Treating Patients With Refractory Brain Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors; Metastatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2013

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