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Correlation of growth factor receptor expression with clinical growth in vestibular schwannomas.

Authors: O'Reilly, BF  Kishore, A  Crowther, JA  Smith, C 
Citation: O'Reilly BF, etal., Otol Neurotol. 2004 Sep;25(5):791-6.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:15354013

OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between growth rate of vestibular schwannomas and the expression of various growth factor receptors. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review of clinical growth rate in conjunction with a histopathologic and immunohistochemical reexamination of archival specimens. SETTING: A tertiary referral neurotologic center. PATIENTS: Three groups: a historical group to act as controls, consisting of 30 patients with sporadic vestibular schwannomas removed before the unit adopted an initial interval scan policy; a group of 14 patients with sporadic vestibular schwannomas who had undergone an initial interval scan policy, showed radiologic evidence of growth, and therefore had their schwannoma removed; and a group of 16 schwannomas removed from 11 neurofibromatosis Type 2 patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: A comparison between the three clinical groups using immunohistochemical studies to determine the level of expression of the proliferation factor Ki-67, c-erbB-2, and c-erbB-3 receptors and fibroblastic growth factor receptors 1 and 4. RESULTS: The level of expression of the proliferation factor Ki-67 was very low and similar in all three groups. C-erbB-2 and c-erbB-3 receptors were not expressed in any of the groups. fibroblastic growth factor receptor 4 expression was not significantly different, but there was a variation in the expression of fibroblastic growth factor receptor 1 between the three groups that correlated well with the differing incidence of growth in the groups. The increase in expression of fibroblastic growth factor receptor 1 in the neurofibromatosis Type 2 group was not statistically significant, but the increase in expression of fibroblastic growth factor receptor 1 in the growing sporadic group was statistically significant when compared with the historical controls. The level of fibroblastic growth factor receptor 1 expression correlates significantly with the rate of growth as measured on interval magnetic resonance imaging. CONCLUSIONS: Overexpression of fibroblastic growth factor receptor 1 has a positive correlation with the incidence and the rate of growth of sporadic vestibular schwannomas.

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