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Avastin for Schwannomas by Mark Levin Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 7:01pm Currently, schwannomas and neurofibromas, as well as MPNSTs, are treated with resection and extends to the use of adjunctive treatments for postoperative management, including the use of chemo- and radiotherapies. Avastin is a drug that has recently piqued interest. Dr. Scott Plotkin presented the initial results of Massachusetts General Hospit ... Read on »
Best Post of February '10 -- Perry Rocks: Arie releases neuropathology music CD by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 4:57am The next in our "Best Posts of the Month" series is from February 5, 2010: When I first heard about this, I said to myself: "No way. This has got to be a spoof." But its true! Neuropathologist Arie Perry (pictured) has released a music CD called Neuropathology Songs, which can be purchased at his website , which includes free samples of s ... Read on »
When you've exhausted your differential diagnoses for a nerve mass, Dr. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters is here to help by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Sep 2009 11:30am In the same issue of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine that was referenced in the previous post, a team including Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, MD (pictured) authored an interesting article entitled Rare Nerve Lesions of Non-Nerve Sheath Origin: a 17-year Retrospective Series. DeMasters, neuropathology chief at the University of ... Read on »
Perry Rocks: Arie releases neuropathology music CD by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 11:03am When I first heard about this, I said to myself: "No way. This has got to be a spoof." But its true! Neuropathologist Arie Perry (pictured) has released a music CD called Neuropathology Songs, which can be purchased at his website , which includes free samples of several songs. The song list includes such soon-to-be classics as Acute Meningitis, ... Read on »
Frozen/Permanent discrepency article in Archives of Pathology by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 8:33pm This article in the October '07 issue of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, by Plesec and Prayson at the Cleveland Clinic, looks at 57 instances (out of a pool of 2156 cases) where a diagnostic discrepancy was found between frozen and later permanent sections. Of those 57, the authors were able to identify a few pitfalls that one shou ... Read on »
Neuroma vs. neurofibroma by pathologystudent Posted Thu 23 Dec 2010 10:31am Q. What is the difference between a neurofibroma and a neuroma? A. A neuroma is a general term that applies to any of a number of different things (neoplastic or non-neoplastic) that make a nerve or nerve bundle swell. Usually, another word is attached to give more specific meaning. Neoplastic neuromas are tumors of any part of a ... Read on »
Give us the answer to Neurofibromatosis by nilynaiman Posted Sun 19 Oct 2008 8:18am Neurofibromatosis 1 week ago Neurofibromatosis is a genetically-transmitted disease in which nerve tissue grows tumors (e.g. neurofibromas) that may be harmless or may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues. The disorder affects all neural crest cells (Schwann cells, melanocytes, endoneurial fibroblasts). Cellular eleme ... Read on »
Avastin for Neurofibromatosis by Mark Levin Posted Wed 25 Jan 2012 2:39am Multiple plexiform fibromas, Schwannomas and accoustic neuromas are a hallmark neurofibromatosis, which condition also presents with other findings and symptoms. It can appear as cafe-au-lait spots and bumps under the skin, or it can lead to complications that include blindness, scoliosis and disfigurement. Fibromas can cause pain and compro ... Read on »
Can you solve this case? by pathologystudent Posted Wed 26 Mar 2014 6:58pm Here’s a case with a classic, almost unmistakeable histologic appearance. I love that. Take a look at the photo and the question, then scroll down for the answer.  A 42-year-old female presents with tinnitus and hearing loss, and is found to have a mass at the cerebellopontine angle. A biopsy section is shown here.   What is the ... Read on »
Arie Perry: International Music Sensation by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 22 Oct 2010 9:22am It's reported in the current issue of Clinical Neuropathology that Dr. Arie Perry has taken his now famous Neuropathology Songs to the international stage. He is pictured below performing his Creutzfeldt-Jakob song to adoring audiences at The XVIIth International Congress of Neuropathology in Salzburg, Vienna on September 11. Domestic listeners m ... Read on »