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Literature statistics do not support a growth stimulating role for female sex steroid hormones in haemangiomas and meningiomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1823344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A literature review of pregnancy-related vertebral haemangiomas, pregnancy-related haemangiomas outside the nervous system and its coverings, and pregnancy-related meningiomas was performed. All three conditions tended to occur during the first pregnancy, the second or third trimester, to ameliorate postpartum, and to recur during a subsequent pregnancy. These results suggested a hormonal influence on the clinical expression of haemangiomas and meningiomas. To test whether a hormonal factor is also operative in the (not pregnancy related) symptomatic and asymptomatic counterparts of these conditions we also reviewed the literature concerning the symptomatic and asymptomatic haemangiomas and meningiomas for the following: frequency, sex and age distribution. No arguments were found to suggest that steroid hormones are strong factors in the development of asymptomatic and symptomatic lesions. The pregnancy-related counterparts have to be considered as subsets with their own behaviour.
N C Roelvink; W Kamphorst; H August; M van Alphen; B R Rao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-oncology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0167-594X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurooncol.     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-22     Completed Date:  1992-09-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309335     Medline TA:  J Neurooncol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Div. of Neurosurgery, Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Brain Neoplasms / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Cell Division
Child, Preschool
Gonadal Steroid Hormones / physiology*
Hemangioma / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Infant, Newborn
Meningeal Neoplasms / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Meningioma / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / physiopathology
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Sex Factors
Skin Neoplasms / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Spinal Neoplasms / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Steroids / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gonadal Steroid Hormones; 0/Steroids

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