By Jerome B Posner MD, Lisa M. DeAngelis, Philip H. Gutin, Steven A. Leibel, Jerome B Posner
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Particular pathways that appear to be favored by invading brain tumor cells include growth across the corpus callosum and subependymal spread along the lateral ventricles (Fig. 3). Growth of a frontal lobe tumor across the anterior corpus callosum to the other frontal lobe (butterfly glioma) is a particularly common problem. Tumor growing across the splenium of the corpus callosum is somewhat less common but is encountered in both gliomas and lymphomas. Primary CNS lymphomas have a predilection for invading along blood vessels.
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2 The result is that many tumors have areas that are ischemic, hypoxic and even necrotic. e. they use more glucose and less oxygen, and produce more lactate. 4 A tumor blush identified on magnetic resonance angiography. This elderly man presented with mental status changes. He was believed to have cerebral vascular disease and a magnetic resonance angiogram was performed which showed a blush representing the breakdown of the blood–brain barrier in a right temporal lobe tumor (arrow). 3). Perhaps the most important of these factors is vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF),27 which reacts with FLT-1 and FLK-1 receptors (Fig.
Intracranial tumors : diagnosis and treatment by Jerome B Posner MD, Lisa M. DeAngelis, Philip H. Gutin, Steven A. Leibel, Jerome B Posner