The Pathophysiology of Post-Traumatic Glioma
AbstractMalignant glioma is a brain tumor with a very high mortality rate resulting from the specific morphology of its infiltrative growth and poor early detection rates. The causes of one of its very specific types, i.e., post-traumatic glioma, have been discussed for many years, with some studies providing evidence for mechanisms where the reaction to an injury may in some cases lead to the onset of carcinogenesis in the brain. In this review of the available literature, we discuss the consequences of breaking the blood–brain barrier and consequences of the influx of immune-system cells to the site of injury. We also analyze the influence of inflammatory mediators on the expression of genes controlling the process of apoptosis and the effect of chemical mutagenic factors on glial cells in the brain. We present the results of experimental studies indicating a relationship between injury and glioma development. However, epidemiological studies on post-traumatic glioma, of which only a few confirm the conclusions of experimental research, indicate that any potential relationship between injury and glioma, if any, is indirect. View Full-Text
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Simińska, D.; Kojder, K.; Jeżewski, D.; Kojder, I.; Skórka, M.; Gutowska, I.; Chlubek, D.; Baranowska-Bosiacka, I. The Pathophysiology of Post-Traumatic Glioma. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 2445.
Simińska D, Kojder K, Jeżewski D, Kojder I, Skórka M, Gutowska I, Chlubek D, Baranowska-Bosiacka I. The Pathophysiology of Post-Traumatic Glioma. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(8):2445.Chicago/Turabian Style
Simińska, Donata; Kojder, Klaudyna; Jeżewski, Dariusz; Kojder, Ireneusz; Skórka, Marta; Gutowska, Izabela; Chlubek, Dariusz; Baranowska-Bosiacka, Irena. 2018. "The Pathophysiology of Post-Traumatic Glioma." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, no. 8: 2445.
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