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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098570/preferential-localization-of-met-expression-at-the-invasion-front-and-in-spreading-cells-through-air-spaces-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinomas
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Camille Lapère, Alexis B Cortot, Valérie Grégoire, Vincent Cockenpot, David Tulasne, Marie-Christine Copin
The involvement of the HGF/MET pathway in acquisition of an invasive phenotype in non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) suggests that MET inhibitors might prove effective against these cancers, but clinical trials have yielded conflicting results. The aim of our study was to evaluate how intratumoral heterogeneity (ITH) of MET staining affects the determination of MET status for therapeutic purposes. We analyzed 64 NSCLC samples, including 33 adenocarcinomas (ADCs) and 31 squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). We used immunohistochemistry to detect MET and phospho-MET on whole slides and determined the MET SP44 immunoscore and the H-score...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098569/human-papillomavirus-genotyping-of-incidental-malignant-and-premalignant-lesions-on-hemorrhoidectomy-specimens
#2
Yiang Hui, M Ruhul Quddus, Jayasimha N Murthy, Dongfang Yang, C James Sung, Shaolei Lu, Murray B Resnick, Li Juan Wang
Routine histopathologic examination of hemorrhoidectomy specimens is controversial having been described as not useful and expensive with few of these common cases demonstrating incidental lesions. However, unexpected premalignant and malignant lesions have been detected on excised hemorrhoids. The high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) types associated with these incidentally identified high-grade lesions are presently unknown. We aimed to identify cases of incidental high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-AIN) and anal squamous cell carcinoma incidentally discovered on hemorrhoidectomy specimens, genotype HR-HPVs from these lesions, and assess p53 and p16 expression by immunohistochemistry to identify risk factors for their development...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079577/transdifferentiation-of-neuroendocrine-cells-gangliocytoma-associated-with-two-pituitary-adenomas-of-different-lineage-in-men1
#3
Camille Sergeant, Christel Jublanc, Delphine Leclercq, Anne-Laure Boch, Franck Bielle, Gerald Raverot, Adrian F Daly, Jacqueline Trouillas, Chiara Villa
Gangliocytomas are rare and benign neuronal cell tumors, mostly found in the hypothalamic and sellar regions. Their histogenesis is still the subject of discussions. Herein we present a unique case of a pituitary gangliocytoma associated with a prolactinoma and a corticotroph adenoma in a patient affected by MEN1. The histologic study revealed shared features between adenomatous and neuronal cells, supporting the etiological hypothesis of a common origin or a phenomenon of transdifferentiation. Furthermore, gangliocytoma could be a new tumor related to MEN1...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079576/mixed-gangliocytoma-pituitary-adenoma-insights-on-the-pathogenesis-of-a-rare-sellar-tumor
#4
M Beatriz S Lopes, Emily Sloan, Julie Polder
Gangliocytomas originating in the sellar region are rare; most are tumors composed of gangliocytic and pituitary adenomatous elements, forming the so-called mixed gangliocytoma-pituitary adenoma. The majority of mixed gangliocytoma adenomas are associated with endocrinopathies, mainly acromegaly and less often Cushing disease and hyperprolactinemia. In the present study, 10 cases of mixed gangliocytoma and somatotroph adenomas were evaluated for patterns of cellular differentiation and expression of lineage-specific transcription factors...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079575/cystic-biliary-atresia-and-choledochal-cysts-are-distinct-histopathologic-entities
#5
Inna N Lobeck, Rachel Sheridan, Mark Lovell, Phylicia Dupree, Greg M Tiao, Kevin E Bove
Cystic biliary atresia (CBA), a rare cystic expansion of atretic extrahepatic bile ducts in young infants, overlaps in age at presentation and imaging features with early choledochal cysts (CC). Treatment and prognosis differ; histologic differences are unsettled. We compared 10 patients with CBA, 1975 to 2015, to an age-similar cohort of 13 infants, and to older patients who had surgery for CC. Operative details, imaging, and clinical courses were correlated to pathologic specimens. Immunostains for smooth muscle actin and myosin heavy chain were used to evaluate cyst walls and atretic segments...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079574/prognostic-impact-of-mum1-irf4-expression-in-burkitt-lymphoma-bl-a-reappraisal-of-88-bl-patients-in-japan
#6
Akira Satou, Naoko Asano, Seiichi Kato, Ahmed A Elsayed, Naoya Nakamura, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Koichi Ohshima, Shigeo Nakamura
MUM1/IRF4 expression is detected in 18% to 41% of Burkitt lymphoma (BL). However, only a few studies of MUM1-positive (MUM1) BL have been reported, and its characteristics still remain controversial. To highlight the features of MUM1 BL, we compared the clinicopathologic characteristics of 37 cases of MUM1 and 51 cases of MUM1-negative (MUM1) BL in Japan. Compared with MUM1 BL, patients with MUM1 BL showed significantly younger onset (P=0.0062) and a higher ratio of females (P=0.013). We have also revealed the difference in the involved sites...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059835/donor-liver-small-droplet-macrovesicular-steatosis-is-associated-with-increased-risk-for-recipient-allograft-rejection
#7
Won-Tak Choi, Kuang-Yu Jen, Dongliang Wang, Mehdi Tavakol, John P Roberts, Ryan M Gill
Although donor livers with <30% large droplet macrovesicular steatosis (MaS) and/or small droplet MaS (irrespective of percentage) are considered safe to use, this consensus is based on variable definitions of MaS subtypes and/or without a reproducible scoring system. We analyzed 134 donor liver biopsies from allografts transplanted at University of California at San Francisco between 2000 and 2015 to determine whether large and/or small droplet MaS is a risk factor for poor outcomes. Large droplet MaS was defined as a fat droplet occupying greater than one half of an individual hepatocyte, with nuclear displacement, and scored as the percentage of total parenchymal area replaced by large fat droplets on ×40 magnification...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009611/pituitary-adenomas-presenting-as-sinonasal-or-nasopharyngeal-masses-a-case-series-illustrating-potential-diagnostic-pitfalls
#8
Martin D Hyrcza, Shereen Ezzat, Ozgur Mete, Sylvia L Asa
We present a series of nonectopic pituitary adenomas presenting as polypoid sinonasal or nasopharyngeal masses. Thirteen cases diagnosed by biopsies from the nasal cavity, sinuses, or nasopharynx were identified from a series of 1288 surgical pituitary specimens. The patients included 5 men and 8 women ranging from 29 to 69 years of age. The presentations included nasal obstruction (4 cases), headaches (3), visual defects (2), recurrent nose bleeds (1), rhinorrhea (1), sepsis (1), fatigue (1), and hyperthyroidism (1)...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009610/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-of-the-female-genital-tract-a-morphologic-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-cytogenetic-study-of-10-cases-with-emphasis-on-its-distinction-from-morphologic-mimics
#9
J Kenneth Schoolmeester, Joseph Carlson, Gary L Keeney, Karen J Fritchie, Esther Oliva, Robert H Young, Marisa R Nucci
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a morphologically distinctive neoplasm of unknown differentiation that bears a characteristic gene fusion involving ASPSCR1 and TFE3. ASPS can occur in the female genital tract, but is rare. Eleven cases with an initial diagnosis of ASPS at female genital tract sites were evaluated for their morphologic features and immunoprofile using a panel of antibodies (TFE3, HMB45, melan-A, smooth muscle actin, desmin, and h-Caldesmon). In addition, the presence of TFE3 rearrangement and subsequent ASPSCR1-TFE3 fusion were determined by fluorescence in situ hybridization...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009609/atypical-intraductal-cribriform-proliferations-of-the-prostate-exhibit-similar-molecular-and-clinicopathologic-characteristics-as-intraductal-carcinoma-of-the-prostate
#10
Richard A Hickman, Hui Yu, Jianhong Li, Max Kong, Rajal B Shah, Ming Zhou, Jonathan Melamed, Fang-Ming Deng
Atypical intraductal cribriform proliferations of the prostate (AIP) are loose cribriform proliferations of luminal cells that exhibit greater architectural complexity and/or nuclear atypia than high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN), but lack the diagnostic criteria for intraductal carcinoma (IDC). The significance of AIP has not been formally established. We compared the clinical, morphologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of AIP with classic IDC in 310 radical prostatectomy specimens that were received over an 18-month period...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009608/fosb-is-a-useful-diagnostic-marker-for-pseudomyogenic-hemangioendothelioma
#11
Yin P Hung, Christopher D M Fletcher, Jason L Hornick
Pseudomyogenic (epithelioid sarcoma-like) hemangioendothelioma is a distinctive vascular neoplasm of intermediate biological potential with a predilection for young adults and frequent multifocal presentation. Pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma is characterized by loose fascicles of plump spindled and epithelioid cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and coexpression of keratins and endothelial markers. Recently, a SERPINE1-FOSB fusion has been identified as a consistent genetic alteration in pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009607/vascular-injury-characterizes-doxycycline-induced-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-mucosal-injury
#12
Angela R Shih, Gregory Y Lauwers, Anthony Mattia, Esperance A K Schaefer, Joseph Misdraji
Doxycycline is an oral tetracycline antibiotic that has been associated with upper gastrointestinal (GI) mucosal injury. Recently, characteristic vascular degeneration has been reported in the stomach and duodenum in patients with doxycycline-induced injury. Fourteen patients who underwent upper GI endoscopy for nonspecific symptoms and were found to have doxycycline-induced gastric and esophageal injury are described. Most patients showed characteristic vascular injury. A control group of gastric erosions and esophageal ulcers showed no cases with the characteristic vascular changes...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009606/hobnail-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-evidence-of-progression-to-undifferentiated-carcinoma-in-2-cases
#13
José M Cameselle-Teijeiro, Irene Rodríguez-Pérez, Ricardo Celestino, Catarina Eloy, Magalí Piso-Neira, Ihab Abdulkader-Nallib, Paula Soares, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões
The hobnail variant (HV) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is an unusual entity recently proposed as an aggressive variant of PTC. We describe the pathologic and molecular features of 2 cases of HV of PTC. Both tumors presented in stage III (pT3 pN1a M0). The first case was diagnosed in a 62-year-old man, whereas the second was in a 53-year-old woman. Both patients were treated with total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine. The primary tumors showed a hobnail/micropapillary pattern in ≥50% of the neoplasm, and positivity for TTF-1, TTF-2, thyroglobulin (TG), cyclin D1, and p53...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009605/melanotic-pecoma-of-the-sinonasal-mucosa-with-nono-tfe3-fusion-an-elusive-mimic-of-sinonasal-melanoma
#14
Stephanie M McGregor, Mir B Alikhan, Rahel A John, Howard Kotler, Julia A Bridge, Ibro Mujacic, Sabah Kadri, Jeremy Segal, Thomas Krausz
Perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasms (PEComas) are a family of mesenchymal tumors with features of both smooth muscle and melanocytic differentiation, with or without true melanin pigment. The highly variable morphology of PEComas results in a broad differential diagnosis that is also dependent on anatomic site. A subset demonstrates rearrangements involving the TFE3 (Xp11) locus, which can be used in diagnostically difficult cases. Here we describe a case of a melanotic PEComa with NONO-TFE3 fusion occurring in the sinonasal mucosa, as demonstrated by both next-generation sequencing and molecular cytogenetic studies...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009604/renal-cell-carcinoma-with-chromosome-6p-amplification-including-the-tfeb-gene-a-novel-mechanism-of-tumor-pathogenesis
#15
Sean R Williamson, David J Grignon, Liang Cheng, Laura Favazza, Dibson D Gondim, Shannon Carskadon, Nilesh S Gupta, Dhananjay A Chitale, Shanker Kalyana-Sundaram, Nallasivam Palanisamy
Amplification of chromosome 6p has been implicated in aggressive behavior in several cancers, but has not been characterized in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We identified 9 renal tumors with amplification of chromosome 6p including the TFEB gene, 3 by fluorescence in situ hybridization, and 6 from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) databases. Patients' ages were 28 to 78 years (median, 61 y). Most tumors were high stage (7/9 pT3a, 2/9 pN1). Using immunohistochemistry, 2/4 were positive for melanocytic markers and cathepsin K...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009603/crospovidone-and-microcrystalline-cellulose-a-novel-description-of-pharmaceutical-fillers-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#16
Sophia M Shaddy, Michael A Arnold, Konstantin Shilo, Wendy L Frankel, Alan E Harzman, Peter P Stanich, Aatur D Singhi, Martha M Yearsley, Christina A Arnold
Crospovidone and microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) are pharmaceutical fillers well known in the pulmonary pathology literature. Fillers are inactive substances incorporated into medications to facilitate drug delivery. By examining 545 consecutive gastrointestinal surgical specimens from 302 patients between September 11, 2015 and October 23, 2015, we identified the fillers in 29 specimens from 26 patients. The control group consisted of an equal number of consecutive site-matched specimens collected during this same time...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009602/ewsr1-fusions-with-creb-family-transcription-factors-define-a-novel-myxoid-mesenchymal-tumor-with-predilection-for-intracranial-location
#17
Yu-Chien Kao, Yun-Shao Sung, Lei Zhang, Chun-Liang Chen, Sumathi Vaiyapuri, Marc K Rosenblum, Cristina R Antonescu
Recurrent gene fusions involving EWSR1 with members of the cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) family (ATF1 and CREB1) have been reported in a diverse group of tumors including angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH), soft tissue and gastrointestinal clear cell sarcoma, primary pulmonary myxoid sarcoma, and hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma of salivary gland. We have recently encountered a group of 5 myxoid mesenchymal tumors positive for EWSR1 fusions with one of the CREB family member (ATF1, CREB1, and CREM), with histologic features distinct from any of the previously described pathologic entities...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984240/interstitial-mycosis-fungoides-setting-the-record-straight
#18
Philip E Shapiro, Philip E LeBoit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984239/synovial-sarcomas-do-not-show-h3k27-trimethylation-loss-using-immunohistochemistry
#19
Eric Pasmant, Pierre Sohier, Frédérique Larousserie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984238/pd-l1-expression-in-mismatch-repair-deficient-endometrial-carcinomas-including-lynch-syndrome-associated-and-mlh1-promoter-hypermethylated-tumors
#20
Emily A Sloan, Kari L Ring, Brian C Willis, Susan C Modesitt, Anne M Mills
Mismatch repair (MMR)-deficient endometrial carcinomas (ECs) bearing Lynch syndrome (LS)-associated germline mutations or sporadic MLH1 promoter hypermethylation (MLH1hm) are highly immunogenic and may represent excellent candidates for therapies targeting the programmed cell death (PD)/programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) immune checkpoint pathway. This study evaluates PD-L1 expression in MMR-deficient ECs including LS-associated and MLH1hm cases, in comparison with MMR-intact tumors. Immunohistochemistry for PD-L1/CD274 was performed on 38 MMR-deficient and 29 MMR-intact ECs...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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