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An adult multifocal medulloblastoma with diffuse acute postoperative cerebellar swelling: immunohistochemical and molecular genetics analysis.
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PMID:  24913771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Medulloblastoma (MB), the most common malignant tumor typically affecting children, occurs only exceptionally in adults. Multifocal presentation of this malignancy in adulthood is even much rarer-only four cases with favorable postoperative course have been reported, so far. The study illustrates a very rare rapid postoperative clinical deterioration due to diffuse cerebellar swelling (DCS) in an adult multifocal MB (MMB). To the best of their knowledge, authors for the first time performed genetic analysis of MMB and demonstrated expression patterns of selected markers that put the patient within the sonic hedgehog (SHH) molecular subgroup and at least partially explain her unsatisfactory clinical course. Herein, authors summarized the relevant literature concerning this issue with the aim to determine features that would facilitate diagnosis and therapy of such a scarce clinical entity.
Vladimir Balik; Radek Trojanec; Milena Holzerova; Lucie Tuckova; Igor Sulla; Magdalena Megova; Miroslav Vaverka; Lumir Hrabalek; Jiri Ehrmann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical review     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-2320     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Rev     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7908181     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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