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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326965/hematogones-detected-by-flow-cytometry-in-a-child-with-vitamin-b12-deficiency
#1
Lisa Sutton, Nkechi Mba
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a known cause of megaloblastic anemia and bone marrow failure. Bone marrow biopsies are not frequently performed as part of the diagnostic workup and can demonstrate morphologic features that overlap with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute leukemia. We describe a case of a dysplastic bone marrow with increased bone marrow hematogones detected by flow cytometry in a child with vitamin B12 deficiency. Hematogones are normal B cell precursors, and hyperplasia has been described in a variety of often reactive conditions and also disease...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326964/adrenal-histologic-stress-related-changes-in-third-trimester-stillbirth
#2
Suzanne M Jacques, Faisal Qureshi
Adrenal histologic changes, including compact cell change (CCC), cystic change (CYC), and adrenal hemorrhage (AH), and their clinical correlations have only infrequently been investigated in stillbirth. We evaluated 75 third trimester singleton stillborns with complete autopsies (30 term and 45 preterm). A total of 58 had unexplained stillbirth and 17 had clinical placental abruption. The mothers were predominantly African-American (89%). CCC and CYC were diagnosed as cytoplasmic eosinophilia and cystic cavities in the definitive cortex, respectively...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326963/the-stillbirth-classification-system-for-the-safe-passage-study
#3
Theonia K Boyd, Colleen A Wright, Hein J Odendaal, Amy J Elliott, Mary Ann Sens, Rebecca D Folkerth, Drucilla J Roberts, Hannah C Kinney
Objective Describe the classification system for assigning the cause of stillbirth in the Safe Passage Study, an international, multi-institutional, prospective analysis conducted by the NIAAA/NICHD-funded Prenatal Alcohol in SIDS and Stillbirth (PASS) Research Network. The study mission is to determine the role of prenatal alcohol and/or cigarette smoke exposure in adverse pregnancy outcomes, including stillbirth, in a high-risk cohort of 12,000 maternal/fetal dyads. Methods The PASS Network classification system is based upon 5 "sites of origin" for cause of stillbirth, further subdivided into mechanism subcategories; both are employed to assign an ultimate cause of death...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326962/intrauterine-fetal-death-with-vanishing-gastroschisis-and-post-mortem-examination-findings
#4
Alexandra Frances Jolley, Elizabeth Jane Beare, Jeremy Granger, Catherine Lucy Cord-Udy, Peter Muller, Lynette Moore
We present a severe case of vanishing gastroschisis resulting in intrauterine death with post mortem examination findings. Gastroschisis is defined as a full thickness paraumbilical abdominal wall defect associated with evisceration of fetal intestine. It is almost always right-sided. Vanishing gastroschisis is an extremely rare form of gastroschisis that results in short bowel syndrome due to exteriorized bowel disconnected from the lumen of the rest of the bowel proximally as well as distally in association with partial or complete closure of the abdominal wall...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326961/fatal-vernix-caseosa-aspiration-associated-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
#5
Narongsak Nakwan, Wuttichart Kamolvisit, Charoen Napapongsuriya, Pornpreenun Chaiwiriyawong, Cheep Charoenlap
Vernix caseosa aspiration is an extremely rare condition resulting in high mortality if complicated by persistent hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Herein we offer the first case report of PPHN due to massive vernix caseosa aspiration documented by histopathological examination. This case report is presented to provide a synopsis of the pathoetiology of PPHN related to vernix caseosa aspiration syndrome as likely to be encountered by neonatologists and general pediatricians involved with neonatal care.
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326960/placental-pathologic-features-in-fetomaternal-hemorrhage-detected-by-flow-cytometry
#6
Natasha E Lewis, Laura Marszalek, Linda M Ernst
Background Fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) is a poorly understood entity that can have significant clinical effects. Flow cytometry is a reliable and relatively new method for FMH diagnosis. The objective of this study was to correlate placental pathology with FMH detected by flow cytometry. Methods All patients with available placentas and FMH flow cytometric testing performed from 2009 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Cases were defined as ≥0.10% fetal red blood cells (RBCs) in the maternal circulation while controls contained <0...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326959/angiosarcoma-of-the-pelvis-in-a-13-year-old-girl
#7
Farah El-Sharkawy, Patricia Isabel Delgado, Antonello Podda, Holly Leigh Neville, Claudia Patricia Rojas
Angiosarcomas are highly aggressive malignancies of vascular origin and are very rarely found in children. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl with a history of abdominal pain and increased abdominal girth. Radiologic imaging showed significant ascites and large pelvic masses involving bilateral adnexa with abdominal spread. Microscopic examination of a biopsy revealed pleomorphic epithelioid and spindle cells with brisk mitotic activity, intracytoplasmic vacuoles, vascular channels, and large areas of hemorrhage and necrosis...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326958/persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#8
Vrinda Nair, Kamran Yusuf, Weiming Yu, Hafez AlAwad, Kathy Paul, Essa Al Awad
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a common cardiac anomaly associated with congenital heart diseases. A diagnosis of PLSVC usually warrants a detailed fetal echocardiography. Lesser known associations are the extra cardiac anomalies notably the upper airway and the gastrointestinal tract anomalies. We highlight here the importance of detailed fetal assessment for extra cardiac anomalies in addition to fetal echocardiography in fetuses diagnosed with PLSVC. We hereby present a preterm infant who presented with a triad of PLSVC, laryngeal atresia, and esophageal atresia...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326957/alk-gene-copy-number-gain-and-immunohistochemical-expression-status-using-three-antibodies-in-neuroblastoma
#9
Eun Kyung Kim, Sewha Kim
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase ( ALK) gene aberrations-such as mutations, amplifications, and copy number gains-represent a major genetic predisposition to neuroblastoma (NB). This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between ALK gene copy number status, ALK protein expression, and clinicopathological parameters. We retrospectively retrieved 30 cases of poorly differentiated NB and constructed tissue microarrays (TMAs). ALK copy number changes were assessed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays, and ALK immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing was performed using three different antibodies (ALK1, D5F3, and 5A4 clones)...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326956/clinical-pathologic-and-genetic-features-of-wilms-tumors-with-wtx-gene-mutation
#10
Sanda Alexandrescu, Sara Akhavanfard, Marian H Harris, Sara O Vargas
Clinical and pathologic features of patients with WTX-mutated Wilms tumor (WT) have not been studied in detail. We characterize the clinical and pathologic findings in WT with WTX abnormalities and provide comparison with WT without WTX mutation. Clinical, gross, and microscopic features in 35 patients with WT were examined. Karyotype was examined in a subset of cases. All cases had been previously analyzed for WTX, WT1, and CTNNB1 aberrations via array comparative genomic hybridization; OncoMap 4 high throughput genotyping was performed on 18 cases...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326955/a-challenging-case-of-severe-infantile-cholestasis-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
#11
Zahida Khan, Veena L Venkat, Kyle A Soltys, Donna B Stolz, Sarangarajan Ranganathan
Jaundice in the newborn period can be physiologic and is often due to benign causes. Jaundice due to conjugated hyperbilirubinemia extending beyond the second week of life may be an early sign of several cholestatic or metabolic liver diseases, and it requires logical and timely analysis so that specific treatments can be initiated. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is the most common genetic cause of pediatric liver disease and transplantation, and it must be considered when evaluating cholestatic infants. Here, we present an unusual case of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency with severe infantile cholestasis and rapid decompensation in the first 4 months of life, where in-depth but timely diagnosis was crucial for the appropriate intervention to take place...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326954/in-memoriam
#12
Gordan M Vujanic, Rita Alaggio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326953/placenta-increta-presenting-as-exaggerated-placental-site-reaction
#13
Stewart F Cramer, Debra S Heller
Exaggerated placental site (EPS) is usually an incidental finding seen in curettings after an abortion. Placenta increta is, by definition, a disease that damages and destroys myometrium; however, prior literature has not paid sufficient attention to the role of myometrium in its pathogenesis and diagnosis. We present an unusual case of placenta increta in a hysterectomy performed for uterine perforation after curettage for the termination of pregnancy at 18 weeks. The initial histologic section of the implantation site suggested EPS...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429649/fundic-gland-polyps-in-the-pediatric-population
#14
Amy Coffey, Kalyani Patel, Norma Quintanilla, Richard Kellermayer, Hao Wu
We retrospectively studied the clinical and histologic features of pediatric fundic gland polyps (FGPs) in 16 patients. FGPs had an endoscopic prevalence of 0.25% in 8527 pediatric gastric biopsies. Five patients had familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). The median age of onset was 17.7 years in FAP and 17.3 years in sporadic patients. All syndromic patients were asymptomatic and FGPs were identified during surveillance for existing or concurrent colon polyps. They did not take antacids. In comparison, all 11 sporadic FGPs were identified during evaluation of symptomatic patients who had taken antacids (median duration 21 months)...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429647/malignant-rhabdoid-tumor-of-soft-tissue
#15
Julie Guilmette, Caroline Laverdière, Denis Soulières, Natasha Patey, Geneviève Soucy, Dominique Trudel, Dorothée Bouron-Dal Soglio
Introduction Malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) is defined as a high-grade sarcoma derived from an uncertain cell of origin. Its diagnosis is associated with poor prognosis and patient's life expectancy is greatly reduced. Material and method Here, we describe a unique case of 9-month-old boy who presented with a large MRT arising from the soft tissue of the neck. Following intensive multimodal treatment, the patient benefited from a 25 years' remission until the discovery of multiple liver metastases. Conclusion MRT of soft tissue needs to be distinguished from other soft tissue neoplasms, as MRT is highly aggressive and is usually associated with a poor outcome...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429638/an-unusual-presentation-of-a-cervical-paraspinal-leiomyoma-in-an-adolescent-female
#16
Jeffrey A Swarz, Arayamparambil C Anilkumar, Douglas C Miller, N Scott Litofsky, Tomoko Tanaka
Objective We describe an apparently unique case of an extra-uterine leiomyoma in the cervical paraspinus including its evaluation and management. Methods A 14-year-old girl was referred to the neurology clinic for an abnormal head CT following a concussion. MRI revealed a homogenously enhancing left cervical paraspinal mass. The patient underwent complete resection and subsequent genetic testing and counseling were obtained to determine the presence of Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) or Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer (HLRCC) mutations...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429635/congenital-hypothalamic-hamartoblastoma-versus-hamartoma
#17
C Dunham, D McFadden, L Dahlgren, B Butler, S Hamilton, M McKinnon
Pallister Hall syndrome (PHS) is a rare malformative disorder that is due to truncating functional repressor mutations in GLI3. Since the seminal publication in 1980, hypothalamic tumors have been recognized to be a cardinal feature of PHS. In their original description of the neuropathologic features of PHS, Clarren et al. coined the term "hamartoblastoma" to characterize what they deemed to be a dual malformative and neoplastic mass of the hypothalamus. In subsequent published cases/series of PHS, the term "hamartoma" was often substituted for hamartoblastoma given what appeared to be a benign natural history of this lesion...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420321/submucosal-colonic-lipoblastoma-presenting-with-colo-colonic-intussusception-in-an-infant
#18
Marie-Anne Brundler, Kyle C Kurek, Kamlesh Patel, Ingo Jester
Lipoblastoma is a benign adipose tumor typically presenting in infancy in superficial soft tissues of extremities. Intestinal complications secondary to intraabdominal or retroperitoneal involvement are exceedingly rare. We describe a unique case of a primary intestinal lipoblastoma arising from the submucosa of the transverse colon in an otherwise healthy 18-month-old boy. He presented with a history of reducible rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding, and episodic abdominal pain and was initially treated for constipation...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420320/pediatric-non-vestibular-schwannoma
#19
Cory Broehm, Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, Karen J Fritchie
While the clinicopathologic features of pediatric vestibular schwannomas, often in the context of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), have been well studied, there is less data regarding the characteristics of pediatric non-vestibular schwannomas (NVS). Additionally, the rate of loss of SMARCB1/INI1 expression in this population has not been systematically evaluated. Our institutional archives were searched for cases of NVS arising in patients 18 years or younger. Clinicopathologic features including SMARCB1/INI1 status were assessed for each case...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420319/bcor-ccnb3-undifferentiated-sarcoma-does-immunohistochemistry-help-in-the-identification
#20
Kathrin Ludwig, Rita Alaggio, Angelica Zin, Marica Peron, Vincenza Guzzardo, Stefania Benini, Alberto Righi, Marco Gambarotti
Recent methodology has enabled the identification of some new genetic subgroups within the melting pot of lesions presently classified by the 2013 WHO classification as "undifferentiated/unclassified sarcomas". One of these subgroups is characterized by a paracentric inversion of the X chromosome with consequent formation of a BCOR-CCNB3 fusion. Clinical and pathological features of these tumors overlap with the Ewing sarcoma family as well as other soft tissue sarcomas, thus making them difficult to diagnose...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
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