Michael W McDermott

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Safety and feasibility of switching from phenytoin to levetiracetam monotherapy for glioma-related seizure control following craniotomy: a randomized phase II pilot study
    Daniel A Lim
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
    J Neurooncol 93:349-54. 2009
  2. pmc FACT-MNG: tumor site specific web-based outcome instrument for meningioma patients
    D Zlotnick
    University of Calfiornia, Irvine, 3034 Hewitt Hall, Bldg 843, Irvine, CA 92697 4120, USA
    J Neurooncol 99:423-31. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Intraventricular meningiomas
    Michael W McDermott
    Departments of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology, University of California at San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M 774, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 14:559-69. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Radiosurgery in metastatic brain cancer
    Michael W McDermott
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:S45-53; discusssion S1-4. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging in the evaluation of patients undergoing gamma knife surgery for Grade IV glioma
    Antoinette A Chan
    Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94107 1739, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:467-75. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Gamma Knife radiosurgery for brain metastases from primary breast cancer
    Norbert Kased
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94143 0226, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75:1132-40. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Results with judicious modern neurosurgical management of parasagittal and falcine meningiomas. Clinical article
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:731-7. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Neurosurgical management and prognosis of patients with glioblastoma that progresses during bevacizumab treatment
    Aaron J Clark
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 70:361-70. 2012
  9. pmc Functional mapping-guided resection of low-grade gliomas in eloquent areas of the brain: improvement of long-term survival. Clinical article
    Edward F Chang
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:566-73. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Impact of extent of resection for recurrent glioblastoma on overall survival: clinical article
    Orin Bloch
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:1032-8. 2012

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Publications112 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Safety and feasibility of switching from phenytoin to levetiracetam monotherapy for glioma-related seizure control following craniotomy: a randomized phase II pilot study
    Daniel A Lim
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
    J Neurooncol 93:349-54. 2009
    ..A large-scale, double-blinded, randomized control trial of LEV versus PHT is required to determine seizure control equivalence and better assess differences in SEs...
  2. pmc FACT-MNG: tumor site specific web-based outcome instrument for meningioma patients
    D Zlotnick
    University of Calfiornia, Irvine, 3034 Hewitt Hall, Bldg 843, Irvine, CA 92697 4120, USA
    J Neurooncol 99:423-31. 2010
    ..Questions specific to tumor site will allow surgeons to better assess specific quality of life issues not addressed in the past by more general questionnaires...
  3. ncbi request reprint Intraventricular meningiomas
    Michael W McDermott
    Departments of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology, University of California at San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M 774, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 14:559-69. 2003
    ..Some of these approaches are complex and demand a thorough understanding of the ventricular and periventricular anatomy. When successful, surgery can be curative in most cases of total removal...
  4. ncbi request reprint Radiosurgery in metastatic brain cancer
    Michael W McDermott
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:S45-53; discusssion S1-4. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging in the evaluation of patients undergoing gamma knife surgery for Grade IV glioma
    Antoinette A Chan
    Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94107 1739, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:467-75. 2004
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Gamma Knife radiosurgery for brain metastases from primary breast cancer
    Norbert Kased
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94143 0226, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75:1132-40. 2009
    ..The relative roles of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) vs. whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in the treatment of patients with brain metastases from breast cancer remain undefined. In this study, we reviewed our experience with these patients...
  7. doi request reprint Results with judicious modern neurosurgical management of parasagittal and falcine meningiomas. Clinical article
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:731-7. 2011
    ..The present study aims to address surgical outcomes in a focused cohort of these patients for which there is not clinical equipoise between radiosurgery and transcranial resection...
  8. doi request reprint Neurosurgical management and prognosis of patients with glioblastoma that progresses during bevacizumab treatment
    Aaron J Clark
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 70:361-70. 2012
    ..The management and prognosis of glioblastoma patients after Stupp protocol treatment and progression during bevacizumab (BV) treatment remain undefined...
  9. pmc Functional mapping-guided resection of low-grade gliomas in eloquent areas of the brain: improvement of long-term survival. Clinical article
    Edward F Chang
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:566-73. 2011
    ..Given the lack of long-term survival data, the prognostic significance of eloquent brain tumor location and the role of functional mapping during resective surgery in presumed eloquent brain regions are unknown...
  10. doi request reprint Impact of extent of resection for recurrent glioblastoma on overall survival: clinical article
    Orin Bloch
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:1032-8. 2012
    ..In this study the authors investigate the impact of EOR at initial and repeat resection of GBM on overall survival...
  11. doi request reprint Surgical resection and permanent iodine-125 brachytherapy for brain metastases
    Kim Huang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, Room L 08, San Francisco, CA, 94143 0226, USA
    J Neurooncol 91:83-93. 2009
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of surgical resection and permanent iodine-125 brachytherapy without adjuvant whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) for brain metastases...
  12. doi request reprint Secondary gliosarcoma after diagnosis of glioblastoma: clinical experience with 30 consecutive patients
    Seunggu J Han
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    J Neurosurg 112:990-6. 2010
    ..The authors present a large series of histologically confirmed SGSs, with follow-up to describe the clinical and radiological presentation, pathological diagnosis, and treatment outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Disseminated progression of glioblastoma after treatment with bevacizumab
    Orin Bloch
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:1795-801. 2013
    ..We have reviewed our institutional experience with bevacizumab for GBM to evaluate the prognostic factors and outcomes of patients with disseminated progression...
  14. doi request reprint Intracranial hemangiopericytoma: clinical experience and treatment considerations in a modern series of 40 adult patients
    Martin J Rutkowski
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Cancer 118:1628-36. 2012
    ..Intracranial hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a malignant meningothelial tumor. Because of its rarity, few guidelines exist for optimal management...
  15. doi request reprint Management of recurrent intracranial hemangiopericytoma
    Martin J Rutkowski
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:1500-4. 2011
    ..This multimodality approach also appears to outperform GKS in extending time to second recurrence. Accordingly, when safe and feasible, surgical resection of recurrent HPC with adjuvant EBRT should be the first steps in management...
  16. doi request reprint Risk factors for the development of serious medical complications after resection of meningiomas. Clinical article
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:697-704. 2011
    ..The authors performed a review of 834 patients who underwent craniotomy for meningioma at their institution and analyzed the rate of major cardiac, pulmonary, renal, and hepatic complications...
  17. pmc Regional variation in histopathologic features of tumor specimens from treatment-naive glioblastoma correlates with anatomic and physiologic MR Imaging
    Ramon F Barajas
    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94158 2330, USA
    Neuro Oncol 14:942-54. 2012
    ..Image-guided tissue acquisition and assessment of residual tumor from treatment-naive GBM should be guided by DSC in CE regions and by DWI in NE regions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Serial diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in cases of glioma: distinguishing tumor recurrence from postresection injury
    Justin S Smith
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:428-38. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate prospectively the incidence, time course, and ultimate outcome of these abnormalities...
  19. doi request reprint Incidence, risk factors, and outcome of venous infarction after meningioma surgery in 705 patients
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, P O Box 0112, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:628-32. 2011
    ..9%, χ(2)p<0.05). We demonstrated that the most important factor determining the risk of venous infarction is the approach used to access the tumor...
  20. doi request reprint Postoperative seizures following the resection of convexity meningiomas: are prophylactic anticonvulsants indicated? Clinical article
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:705-9. 2011
    ..Given the paucity of tumor-type and site-specific data, the authors evaluated the incidence of postoperative seizures in patients with convexity meningiomas and no prior seizures...
  21. pmc Differentiation of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme from radiation necrosis after external beam radiation therapy with dynamic susceptibility-weighted contrast-enhanced perfusion MR imaging
    Ramon F Barajas
    Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Radiology 253:486-96. 2009
    ....
  22. pmc Epigenetic silencing of the kinase tumor suppressor WNK2 is tumor-type and tumor-grade specific
    Peter Jun
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Cancer Center, Room N225, 2340 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neuro Oncol 11:414-22. 2009
    ..These findings indicate that epigenetic mechanisms are common across meningiomas of all grades and that for specific genes such as WNK2, epigenetic alteration may be the dominant, grade-specific mechanism of gene inactivation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Phase I trial of gross total resection, permanent iodine-125 brachytherapy, and hyperfractionated radiotherapy for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme
    Allen M Chen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94143 0226, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:825-30. 2007
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of gross total resection and permanent I-125 brachytherapy followed by hyperfractionated radiotherapy for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma...
  24. doi request reprint Modern surgical outcomes following surgery for sphenoid wing meningiomas
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 119:86-93. 2013
    ..The authors review their experience with resection of sphenoid wing meningiomas at a single center, to examine whether this classification predicts clinical presentation and postsurgical outcome...
  25. pmc MIB-1 labeling index predicts recurrence in intraventricular central neurocytomas
    Gurvinder Kaur
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:89-93. 2013
    ..Thus, in patients with CN who were treated with STR, histology demonstrating a MIB-1 labeling index >4% can be a clinically useful prognostic indicator and can help guide adjuvant treatment...
  26. doi request reprint The relevance of Simpson Grade I and II resection in modern neurosurgical treatment of World Health Organization Grade I meningiomas
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:1029-35. 2010
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Association between absence of epidermal growth factor receptor immunoreactivity and poor prognosis in patients with atypical meningioma
    Justin S Smith
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:1034-40. 2007
    ..Because multiple growth factor receptors have been identified in these tumors, the authors sought to assess the capacity of the expression patterns of a subset of these receptors to stratify meningioma cases...
  28. doi request reprint Outcome and survival following primary and repeat surgery for World Health Organization Grade III meningiomas
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:202-9. 2010
    ..The authors present the largest case series to date dealing with these tumors, providing analysis of 63 patients...
  29. doi request reprint Clinical and surgical considerations for cerebellopontine angle meningiomas
    Ari J Kane
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:755-9. 2011
    ..Caution must be used when attempting to resect tumor extensions into the jugular foramen given the high rates of lower CN complications...
  30. doi request reprint Impact of bevacizumab chemotherapy on craniotomy wound healing
    Aaron J Clark
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:1609-16. 2011
    ..Phase II trials reported 4%-6% impaired wound healing for bevacizumab initiated postoperatively. The effect of preoperative bevacizumab on subsequent craniotomy healing has not been addressed...
  31. doi request reprint Factors affecting outcome following treatment of patients with cavernous sinus meningiomas
    Michael E Sughrue
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:1087-92. 2010
    ..The authors performed a meta-analysis of reported tumor control and survival rates of patients described in the published literature, with an emphasis on specific prognostic factors...
  32. doi request reprint Surgical outcomes in choroid plexus papillomas: an institutional experience
    Michael Safaee
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    J Neurooncol 113:117-25. 2013
    ..This modern experience at a tertiary care center performed exclusively during the MRI-era demonstrates that CPPs can be safely removed with minimal morbidity and good tumor control...
  33. pmc Molecular signatures define two main classes of meningiomas
    Lucia Helena Carvalho
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Mol Cancer 6:64. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was identify molecular signatures unique to the different grades of meningiomas and to unravel underlying molecular mechanisms driving meningioma tumorigenesis...
  34. ncbi request reprint Extended bifrontal craniotomy for midline anterior fossa meningiomas: minimization of retraction-related edema and surgical outcomes
    John H Chi
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 59:ONS426-33; discussion ONS433-4. 2006
    ..The authors have attempted to quantitate retraction-related edema occurring after surgery to determine whether the extra bone removal limits retraction and reduces the chance of brain injury...
  35. doi request reprint Role of extent of resection in the long-term outcome of low-grade hemispheric gliomas
    Justin S Smith
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, Room M 779, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:1338-45. 2008
    ..The prognostic role of extent of resection (EOR) of low-grade gliomas (LGGs) is a major controversy. We designed a retrospective study to assess the influence of EOR on long-term outcomes of LGGs...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of intracranial dissemination of glioblastoma multiforme in adults
    Andrew T Parsa
    Department of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:622-8. 2005
    ..The objective in the present study was to assess the prognostic significance of disseminated intracranial GBM in adults at presentation and at the time of tumor progression...
  37. doi request reprint Risk profile associated with convexity meningioma resection in the modern neurosurgical era
    Nader Sanai
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 112:913-9. 2010
    ..Although meningiomas are commonly found along the supratentorial convexity, the risk profile associated with this subset of lesions in the modern neurosurgical era is unknown...
  38. doi request reprint An extent of resection threshold for newly diagnosed glioblastomas
    Nader Sanai
    Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 115:3-8. 2011
    ..The authors attempt to define these values for the patient with newly diagnosed GBM in the modern neurosurgical era...
  39. ncbi request reprint Pre-operative factors affecting resectability of giant intracranial meningiomas
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Can J Neurol Sci 36:623-30. 2009
    ..As a group, it remains largely unknown whether these relatively rare lesions are amenable to radical resection, and what factors influence their resectability...
  40. pmc Anatomic location is a risk factor for atypical and malignant meningiomas
    Ari J Kane
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Cancer 117:1272-8. 2011
    ..Hence, the authors have reviewed a large series of their patients to determine risk factors for higher-grade pathology, with particular interest paid to tumor location...
  41. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and outcomes for a modern series of primary gliosarcoma patients
    Seunggu J Han
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Cancer 116:1358-66. 2010
    ..In the current study, the authors present a modern series of confirmed PGS cases treated in the era of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), after the accepted glioblastoma management of resection, radiation, and temozolomide...
  42. doi request reprint Surgical technique of temporary arterial occlusion in the operative management of spinal hemangioblastomas
    Aaron J Clark
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    World Neurosurg 74:200-5. 2010
    ..Although benign, their highly vascular nature makes resection challenging. A major difficulty involves intraoperative differentiation of vessels supplying the tumor from those supplying the spinal cord...
  43. pmc Permanent iodine 125 brachytherapy in patients with progressive or recurrent glioblastoma multiforme
    David A Larson
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neuro Oncol 6:119-26. 2004
    ..We conclude that permanent 125I brachytherapy for recurrent or progressive GM is well tolerated. Survival time was comparable to that of a similar group of patients treated with temporary brachytherapy...
  44. pmc Glioblastoma multiforme regional genetic and cellular expression patterns: influence on anatomic and physiologic MR imaging
    Ramon F Barajas
    Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, Long L200B, Box 0628, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Radiology 254:564-76. 2010
    ..To determine whether magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is influenced by genetic and cellular features of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) aggressiveness...
  45. doi request reprint Adjuvant enoxaparin therapy may decrease the incidence of postoperative thrombotic events though does not increase the incidence of postoperative intracranial hemorrhage in patients with meningiomas
    Tene A Cage
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Neurooncol 93:151-6. 2009
    ..Due to study design and power, we were not able to demonstrate DVT/VTE reduction with statistical significance...
  46. doi request reprint Prevalence of previous extracranial malignancies in a series of 1228 patients presenting with meningioma
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:1115-21. 2010
    ..The authors present an analysis of the prevalence of previously diagnosed extracranial malignancies at the time of meningioma diagnosis in 1228 patients evaluated at a single institution...
  47. pmc Radiosurgery facilitates resection of brain arteriovenous malformations and reduces surgical morbidity
    Rene O Sanchez-Mejia
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 64:231-8; discussion 238-40. 2009
    ..To better characterize these effects, we compared results of microsurgical resection of radiated (RS) and nonradiated (RS) AVMs to demonstrate that previous radiosurgery facilitates surgery and decreases operative morbidity...
  48. pmc The neurofibromatosis 2 tumor suppressor gene product, merlin, regulates human meningioma cell growth by signaling through YAP
    Katherine Striedinger
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neoplasia 10:1204-12. 2008
    ..Collectively, these results represent the first demonstration that merlin regulates cell growth in human cancer cells by suppressing YAP...
  49. doi request reprint Endoscopic surgery for tuberculum sellae meningiomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Aaron J Clark
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco 505 Parnassus Ave Rm M779, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurg Rev 36:349-59. 2013
    ..Long-term follow-up will be needed to define recurrence rates of EEA as compared to transcranial approaches. Cautious use of EEA for the removal of smaller tuberculum sellae meningiomas after formal endoscopic training may be warranted...
  50. ncbi request reprint Frame-based stereotactic biopsy remains an important diagnostic tool with distinct advantages over frameless stereotactic biopsy
    Justin S Smith
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California at San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, 94143 0112 San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurooncol 73:173-9. 2005
    ..We retrospectively reviewed the UCSF experience with stereotactic brain biopsy from a 9 year period...
  51. ncbi request reprint Treatment for posterior fossa dissemination of primary supratentorial glioma
    Justin S Smith
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0350, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:567-74. 2007
    ..This study was designed to assess the presentation, management, and outcome of cases involving patients who had a supratentorial glioma that subsequently progressed in the posterior fossa (PF)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Gamma knife radiosurgery for brainstem metastases: the UCSF experience
    Norbert Kased
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 0226, USA
    J Neurooncol 86:195-205. 2008
    ..To assess clinical and imaging outcomes in patients treated with Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brainstem metastases...
  53. pmc Notch activation is associated with tetraploidy and enhanced chromosomal instability in meningiomas
    Gilson S Baia
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neoplasia 10:604-12. 2008
    ..We speculate that abnormal Notch signaling pathway is an initiating genetic mechanism for meningioma and potentially promotes tumor development...
  54. ncbi request reprint Phase II study of high central dose Gamma Knife radiosurgery and marimastat in patients with recurrent malignant glioma
    David A Larson
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94143 0226, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 54:1397-404. 2002
    ..To assess the outcome of high central dose Gamma Knife radiosurgery plus marimastat in patients with recurrent malignant glioma...
  55. doi request reprint A critical evaluation of cystic features in primary glioblastoma as a prognostic factor for survival
    Gurvinder Kaur
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 115:754-9. 2011
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint An orthotopic skull base model of malignant meningioma
    Gilson S Baia
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Brain Pathol 18:172-9. 2008
    ..Thus, we describe a malignant meningioma model system that will be useful for investigating the biology of meningiomas and for preclinical assessment of therapeutic agents...
  57. doi request reprint A modified far-lateral approach for large or giant meningiomas of the posterior fossa
    Nader Sanai
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 112:907-12. 2010
    ..Limitations include a restricted angle of view, high venous pressures, and suboptimal brain relaxation. While a far-lateral craniotomy is a viable alternative, the risks associated with condylar resection are undesirable...
  58. ncbi request reprint Complications of lumboperitoneal shunts
    Vincent Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurgery 60:1045-8; discussion 1049. 2007
    ..These shunts can be placed with or without valves. We sought to review the complications associated with the use of LP shunts with the increasing use of horizontal-vertical (HV) valve systems...
  59. doi request reprint Surgical considerations in the management of falcotentorial meningiomas: advantages of the bilateral occipital transtentorial/transfalcine craniotomy for large tumors
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Neurosurgery 64:260-8; discussion 268. 2009
    ..Meningiomas arising from the falcotentorial junction are relatively rare, and the description of the surgical nuances in approaching these tumors is limited. We describe our surgical management of these lesions in detail...
  60. pmc Large falcine meningioma fed by callosomarginal branch successfully removed following contralateral interhemispheric approach
    Ramon F Barajas
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    J Neurooncol 97:127-31. 2010
    ..This case provides an excellent example of one approach to directly dealing with large, deep interhemispheric feeding vessels unsuitable for embolization. A 3D animation of the surgical approach is provided for instructional purposes...
  61. pmc The prognostic implications of Hyam's subtype for patients with Kadish stage C esthesioneuroblastoma
    Gurvinder Kaur
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:281-6. 2013
    ..The patient's tumor histology (Hyam's criteria) appeared to be the best way of predicting the prognosis and for selecting patients for adjuvant radiotherapy...
  62. doi request reprint Use of thrombin-based hemostatic matrix during meningioma resection: a potential risk factor for perioperative thromboembolic events
    Michael Safaee
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 119:116-20. 2014
    ..We performed a retrospective analysis to identify potential associations between hemostatic agent use and DVT/PE...
  63. ncbi request reprint Assessment of image guided accuracy in a skull model: comparison of frameless stereotaxy techniques vs. frame-based localization
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Neurooncol 76:65-70. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate the accuracy of a plastic, disposable burr hole mounted guide for stereotactic biopsy using an IGS and compare the results of different targeting methods with those of frame based localization...
  64. ncbi request reprint Expression of the hypoxia marker carbonic anhydrase 9 is associated with anaplastic phenotypes in meningiomas
    Heon Yoo
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 13:68-75. 2007
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Management of newly diagnosed single brain metastasis using resection and permanent iodine-125 seeds without initial whole-brain radiotherapy: a two institution experience
    Elias Dagnew
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Neuroscience Institute, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 22:E3. 2007
    ..The authors evaluated the efficacy of resection and placement of 125I seeds (without concomitant WBRT) for newly diagnosed single brain metastases...
  66. ncbi request reprint Repeated operations for infiltrative low-grade gliomas without intervening therapy
    Meic H Schmidt
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 98:1165-9. 2003
    ..The authors examined factors that may be associated with tumor progression...
  67. ncbi request reprint A dosimetric comparison between Gamma Knife and CyberKnife treatment plans for trigeminal neuralgia
    Martina Descovich
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:199-206. 2010
    ..A comparison between Gamma Knife and CyberKnife treatment plans obtained with this method is presented...
  68. ncbi request reprint A genetic strategy to overcome the senescence of primary meningioma cell cultures
    Gilson S Baia
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Neurooncol 78:113-21. 2006
    ..Thus, these cell lines represent novel cellular reagents for investigating the molecular oncogenesis of meningiomas...
  69. ncbi request reprint Changes in transcranial motor evoked potentials during intramedullary spinal cord tumor resection correlate with postoperative motor function
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 56:982-93; discussion 982-93. 2005
    ..In this study, we hypothesized that changes in the intraoperative MEPs during tumor resection correlate with postoperative motor function deficits...
  70. doi request reprint Embolization of skull base meningiomas and feeding vessels arising from the internal carotid circulation
    James S Waldron
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94123, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:162-9; discussion 169. 2011
    ..Practice patterns regarding the preoperative embolization of skull base tumors vary widely among institutions and are driven by surgeon preference and concerns about safety...
  71. ncbi request reprint Neurosurgery at the crossroads: integrated multidisciplinary management of 449 patients with brain arteriovenous malformations
    Rose Du
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Clin Neurosurg 52:177-91. 2005
  72. doi request reprint Language and motor mapping during resection of brain arteriovenous malformations: indications, feasibility, and utility
    Andreu Gabarrós
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:744-52. 2011
    ..Microsurgical resection of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) located in the language and motor cortex is associated with the risk of neurological deterioration, yet electrocortical stimulation mapping has not been widely used...
  73. ncbi request reprint Management of a sporadic malignant subfrontal peripheral nerve sheath tumor
    Rene O Sanchez-Mejia
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, M 779, Box 0112, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Neurooncol 76:165-9. 2006
    ..Our case shows that these rare lesions can present as a malignant variant and thus require aggressive surgical and postoperative management to provide long-term tumor control...
  74. ncbi request reprint Techniques to assess the proliferative potential of brain tumors
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurological Surgery, and Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, Moffitt Hospital Room M779, Box 0112, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurooncol 74:19-30. 2005
    ..In this article, we present a review of the current techniques utilized to understand the proliferative potential of brain tumors...
  75. pmc Phase II study of erlotinib plus temozolomide during and after radiation therapy in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma
    Michael D Prados
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:579-84. 2009
    ..The objectives were to determine efficacy of this treatment as measured by survival and to explore the relationship between molecular markers and treatment response...
  76. ncbi request reprint Skull base chondrosarcoma originating from the petroclival junction
    John S Oghalai
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Otol Neurotol 26:1052-60. 2005
    ..To define the presentation of patients with skull base chondrosarcoma, to elucidate surgical strategies, and to identify the role of postoperative radiotherapy...
  77. ncbi request reprint Falcotentorial meningiomas: clinical, neuroimaging, and surgical features in six patients
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California at San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 14:e11. 2003
    ..As a result, their clinical presentation and surgical management are not well described. During the past 3 years, the authors have treated six patients with falcotentorial meningiomas...
  78. ncbi request reprint Meningioma
    Brian Goldsmith
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 400 Parnassus, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 17:111-20, vi. 2006
    ....
  79. doi request reprint Treatment decision making based on the published natural history and growth rate of small meningiomas
    Michael E Sughrue
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:1036-42. 2010
    ..To address this need, the authors systematically reviewed the published literature regarding the natural history of small, untreated meningiomas...
  80. ncbi request reprint Phase I trial of adenovirus-mediated p53 gene therapy for recurrent glioma: biological and clinical results
    Frederick F Lang
    Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:2508-18. 2003
    ..Advances in brain tumor biology indicate that transfer of p53 is an alternative therapy for human gliomas. Consequently, we undertook a phase I clinical trial of p53 gene therapy using an adenovirus vector (Ad-p53, INGN 201)...
  81. doi request reprint Multiinstitutional validation of the University of California at San Francisco Low-Grade Glioma Prognostic Scoring System. Clinical article
    Edward F Chang
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 111:203-10. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to validate the scoring system in a large patient group drawn from multiple external institutions...
  82. ncbi request reprint Salvage of infected craniotomy bone flaps with the wash-in, wash-out indwelling antibiotic irrigation system. Technical note and case series of 12 patients
    Kurtis I Auguste
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:640-4. 2006
    ..The authors present their experience with an indwelling antibiotic irrigation system used for the sterilization and salvage of infected bone flaps as an alternative to their removal and replacement...
  83. doi request reprint Technique for placement of lumboperitoneal catheters using a combined laparoscopic procedure with the Seldinger micropuncture technique
    John Maa
    Department of Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, CA 94143 0790, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:e5-7. 2008
  84. ncbi request reprint Transjugular craniotomy for the management of jugular foramen tumors with intracranial extension
    John S Oghalai
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Otol Neurotol 25:570-9; discussion 579. 2004
    ..The transjugular approach is a lateral craniotomy conducted through a partial petrosectomy traversing the jugular fossa combined with resection of the sigmoid sinus and jugular bulb, which often have been occluded by disease...
  85. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic radiosurgery for pediatric intracranial arteriovenous malformations: the University of California at San Francisco experience
    Matthew D Smyth
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg 97:48-55. 2002
    ..In this study the authors describe a series of pediatric patients with a minimum follow-up duration of 36 months...
  86. ncbi request reprint Tuberculum sellae meningiomas
    John H Chi
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 14:e6. 2003
    ..In most patients, improvement of vision can be achieved with minimal postoperative complications and morbidity...
  87. ncbi request reprint Delayed surgical resection reduces intraoperative blood loss for embolized meningiomas
    Jay Y Chun
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 50:1231-5; discussion 1235-7. 2002
    ..We evaluated whether immediate surgical resection (< or =24 h) after embolization or delayed surgical resection (>24 h) was more effective in minimizing intraoperative blood loss...
  88. ncbi request reprint Magnetic source imaging demonstrates altered cortical distribution of function in patients with arteriovenous malformations
    G Edward Vates
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurgery 51:614-23; discussion 623-7. 2002
    ..We used magnetic source imaging (MSI) to identify the central sulcus and to determine whether primary cortical function was shifted in a set of 30 patients. We correlated these findings with outcome after treatment...
  89. ncbi request reprint Surgical resection and permanent brachytherapy for recurrent atypical and malignant meningioma
    Marcus L Ware
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:55-63; discussion 63-4. 2004
    ..The addition of brachytherapy at the time of operation is an option. Here, we report the results of our series of patients with recurrent malignant meningioma treated with resection and brachytherapy with permanent low-dose (125)I...
  90. ncbi request reprint Unique astrocyte ribbon in adult human brain contains neural stem cells but lacks chain migration
    Nader Sanai
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Nature 427:740-4. 2004
    ..Unexpectedly, we find no evidence of chains of migrating neuroblasts in the SVZ or in the pathway to the olfactory bulb. Our work identifies SVZ astrocytes as neural stem cells in a niche of unique organization in the adult human brain...
  91. ncbi request reprint Histopathological validation of a three-dimensional magnetic resonance spectroscopy index as a predictor of tumor presence
    Tracy R McKnight
    Department of Radiology, Biostatistics Core, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg 97:794-802. 2002
    ..The information gleaned from the biopsy correlation study was used to test the hypothesis that there is metabolically active tumor in nonenhancing regions of the T2-hyperintense lesion that can be detected using MR spectroscopy...
  92. ncbi request reprint Isolated trigeminal nerve sarcoid granuloma mimicking trigeminal schwannoma: case report
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 52:700-5 discussion 704-5. 2003
    ..Sarcoid of the trigeminal nerve is exceedingly rare and can mimic trigeminal schwannoma. We review the literature on sarcoid granulomas of the trigeminal nerve and compare their radiological features with the more common schwannoma...
  93. ncbi request reprint Gamma knife radiosurgery for recurrent salivary gland malignancies involving the base of skull
    Nancy Lee
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, L 08 Box 0226, San Francisco, California 94143 0226, USA
    Head Neck 25:210-6. 2003
    ..The management of skull base recurrence of salivary gland tumors is challenging, because complete surgical resection and fractionated reirradiation are seldom possible. Experience is being gained with radiosurgery for this indication...
  94. ncbi request reprint Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the choroid mimicking intraventricular meningioma
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Can J Neurol Sci 31:115-20. 2004
    ..Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the choroid plexus is a rare condition and can be easily confused with meningioma...
  95. ncbi request reprint Intraventricular neurocytomas
    Janet Lee
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M 779, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 14:483-508. 2003
    ..Prospective monitoring of treated patients with MRI coupled with judicious use of radiosurgery will likely further decrease treatment-related morbidity...
  96. ncbi request reprint Sex steroid and growth factor profile of a meningioma associated with pregnancy
    Justin S Smith
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Can J Neurol Sci 32:122-7. 2005
    ..A better understanding of the factors that contribute to these observations, including potential factors associated with pregnancy, could enable design of more effective adjuvant therapies...
  97. ncbi request reprint Intracranial hypotension caused by leakage of cerebrospinal fluid from the thecal sac after lumboperitoneal shunt placement. Case report
    Yaping Joyce Liao
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0730, USA
    J Neurosurg 107:173-7. 2007
    ..This case report outlines the clinical features of this condition, documents the neuroradiological findings, and demonstrates successful treatment with a blood patch...
  98. ncbi request reprint Cystic schwannoma of the anterior tentorial hiatus. Case report and review of the literature
    Rose Du
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif 94143 0112, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:167-73. 2003
    ..Postoperatively, the patient remained neurologically intact. The clinical presentation and treatment of schwannomas arising in this location are discussed...
  99. ncbi request reprint Angled screw holes for anterior posts and a frame-positioning device for gamma knife radiosurgery: allowing for better targeting of intracranial lesions
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Neurosurgery 60:339-43; discussion 343-4. 2007
    ..In this study, we report the use of two devices developed by the senior author (MWM) that facilitate these two crucial objectives in the treatment of intracranial targets using the gamma knife...
  100. ncbi request reprint Limitations of diffusion-weighted imaging in distinguishing between a brain tumor and a central nervous system histoplasmoma
    Justin S Smith
    J Neurooncol 79:217-8. 2006
  101. ncbi request reprint Craniotomy for meningioma in the United States between 1988 and 2000: decreasing rate of mortality and the effect of provider caseload
    William T Curry
    Brain Tumor Center, Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:977-86. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the risk of adverse outcomes after contemporary surgical treatment of meningiomas in the US and trends in patient outcomes and patterns of care...