Video: Ependymoma – Update from the 5th Edition WHO Classification of CNS Tumors

This video is part of a multi-part series reviewing new changes incorporated into the new 5th edition of the WHO classification of tumors of the central nervous system. This video utilizes a case-based format to review important changes in the classification of ependymomas. https://youtu.be/lMVTvFrisbw

Video: IDH – Mutant Astrocytoma: Update from the 5th Edition WHO Classification of CNS Tumors

This video is part of a multi-part series reviewing new changes incorporated into the new 5th edition of the WHO classification of tumors of the central nervous system. This video utilizes a case-based format to review important changes in the classification of IDH-mutant and IDH-wildtype diffuse gliomas. https://youtu.be/cfPaeNb04Z8

IDH – Wildtype Astrocytoma: A case-based illustration of updates from the 5th Edition WHO Classification of CNS Tumors

This video is part of a multi-part series reviewing new changes incorporated into the new 5th edition of the WHO classification of tumors of the central nervous system. This video utilizes a case-based format to review important changes in the classification of IDH-mutant and IDH-wildtype diffuse gliomas. https://youtu.be/rskXkeY6DN0

Video: Radiation and Brain Tumors, Part 2 – Cured of One Cancer Only to Develop Another

Part 2 of a three-part series reviewing the effects of radiation on the brain.  Radiation is commonly used to treat a wide variety of neoplastic conditions and often has great success, but sometimes the treatment can cause additional problems.   Join me on a narrated tour of radiation’s dark side in this review of radiation-induced brain... Continue Reading →

Spinal Ependymoma: Gross Specimen

Ependymomas are tumors that arise from specialized glia called ependymal cells, which line the central cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) containing spaces within the brain and spinal cord called the ventricles and central canal, respectively. When ependymomas occur in the spinal cord, their central location requires that the surgeon cut through the spinal cord in order... Continue Reading →

Resorption of Embolic Material in Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Vascular brain lesions have increased risk of intracranial bleeding and, therefore, present a challenge to neurosurgeons attempting surgical resection.  Such tumors may first be embolized prior to surgical excision in order to reduce the risk of bleeding.  Onyx, an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, is one of many embolic agents available to accomplish this task.  Onyx has... Continue Reading →

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