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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438212/primary-follicular-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-of-the-urinary-bladder-the-first-case-report-and-potential-diagnostic-pitfalls
#1
Guang-Jie Duan, You-Li Wu, Hui Sun, Lang Lang, Zhi-Wen Chen, Xiao-Chu Yan
BACKGROUND: Extranodal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a very rare malignancy with a variable clinical course. It is often not considered and has the potential to result in a misdiagnosis of other common sarcomas or sarcomatoid carcinomas. This is particularly true with the preoperative biopsy specimen, in which the tissue sample is often small. CASE PRESENTATION: A case of FDCS in a 63-year-old woman, arising in the urinary bladder, a previously unreported site, is described...
April 24, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420444/case-report-acth-secreting-pituitary-carcinoma-metastatic-to-the-liver-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-atypical-pituitary-adenoma-and-cushing-s-disease
#2
Amy S Joehlin-Price, Douglas A Hardesty, Christina A Arnold, Lawrence S Kirschner, Daniel M Prevedello, Norman L Lehman
BACKGROUND: Pituitary carcinoma is a rare entity requiring the presence of metastasis to confirm its malignant potential. We report a case of pituitary carcinoma and discuss the diagnosis and management of this lesion in relation to the existing literature. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 51-year-old woman with Cushing's disease and intact adrenal glands who was diagnosed with metastatic pituitary carcinoma to the liver, 29 months after initial resection of an ACTH-secreting primary atypical pituitary adenoma (APA)...
April 18, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390436/n-myc-downstream-regulated-gene-2-ndrg2-promoter-methylation-and-expression-in-pituitary-adenoma
#3
Paulina Vaitkiene, Indre Valiulyte, Brigita Glebauskiene, Rasa Liutkeviciene
BACKGROUND: Pituitary adenoma (PA) is a benign primary tumor that arises from the pituitary gland and is associated with ophthalmological, neurological and endocrinological abnormalities. However, causes that increase tumor progressing recurrence and invasiveness are still undetermined. Several studies have shown N-myc downstream regulated gene 2 (NDRG2) as a tumor suppressor gene, but the role of NDRG2 gene in pituitary adenoma pathogenesis has not been elucidated. The aim of our research has been to examine NDRG2 mRNA expression in PA and to determine the associations between the NDRG2 gene epigenetic changes and the development of recurrence or invasiveness of PA and patient clinical data...
April 8, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381274/role-of-tumour-associated-macrophages-in-oral-squamous-cells-carcinoma-progression-an-update-on-current-knowledge
#4
REVIEW
Maria Noel Marzano Rodrigues Petruzzi, Karen Cherubini, Fernanda Gonçalves Salum, Maria Antonia Zancanaro de Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) accounts over 90% of malignant neoplasms of the oral cavity. This pathological entity is associated to a high mortality rate that has remained unchanged over the past decades. Tumour-associated macrophages (TAMs) are believed to have potential involvement in OSCC progression. However, the molecular networks involved in communication between stroma and cancer cells have not yet been fully elucidated. MAIN BODY: The role of M2 polarized cells in oral carcinogenesis is supported by a correlation between TAMs accumulation into OSCC stroma and poor clinical outcome...
April 5, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347348/targeted-sequencing-may-facilitate-differential-diagnostics-of-pulmonary-tumours-a-case-series
#5
Kajsa Ericson-Lindquist, Anna Johansson, Per Levéen, Göran Elmberger, Göran Jönsson, Johan Staaf, Hans Brunnström
BACKGROUND: Histopathological diagnosis is important for prognostication and choice of treatment in patients with cancer in the lung. Metastases to the lungs are common and need to be distinguished from primary lung cancer. Furthermore, cases with synchronous or metachronous primary lung cancers (although infrequent) are often handled differently than cases with lung cancer with intrapulmonary metastasis or relapse, respectively. In some cases, morphology and immunohistochemical staining is not sufficient for certain diagnosis...
March 27, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320435/case-report-a-case-of-eruptive-collagenoma-occurring-in-esophagus-and-intestine
#6
Ping Gao, Lili Jing, Hai Huang, Cuiping Zhang, Junmei Hao
BACKGROUND: Eruptive collagenoma is a rare disease. All of the previously reported cases were located on the skin. Here we report such a case occurring in esophagus and intestine. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient is a Chinese woman. Two years ago, hundreds of small nodules were identified in her esophagus and intestine. The lesions were characterized by thickened hyalinized collagen fibers and haphazard neoplastic stellate cells. The tumor cells showed generally positive for vimentin and negative for h-CALD, CD34, desmin, CD163, AE1/AE3, CK7 and CK20...
March 20, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320420/malignant-gastrointestinal-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
REVIEW
Mohammed J Alyousef, Jumana A Alratroot, Tarek ElSharkawy, Mohamed A Shawarby, Mohammad A Al Hamad, Tarek M Hashem, Ahmed Alsayyah
BACKGROUND: Malignant gastrointestinal neuroectodermal tumor (GNET) is an extremely rare entity that was first described by Zambrano et al. in 2003 as "Clear cell sarcoma-like tumor of the gastrointestinal tract". It shares some of the histological features of clear cell sarcoma (CCS) but lacks the immunohistochemical reactivity for melanocytic markers. We report a case of GNET that was initially misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Recognizing this entity is important to avoid misdiagnosis...
March 20, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320419/cerebellar-ependymoma-with-overlapping-features-of-clear-cell-and-tanycytic-variants-mimicking-hemangioblastoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
REVIEW
Xiu-Peng Zhang, Yang Liu, Di Zhang, Qin Zheng, Chen Wang, Liang Wang, Qing-Chang Li, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang
BACKGROUND: Imaging and histology of clear-cell ependymoma and cerebellum-based hemangioblastoma are similar; distinguishing between them is a diagnostic challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old Chinese woman presented with an intermittent headache of 8 years' duration. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass in the cerebellum. Neurological imaging suggested hemangioblastoma (HB). Histologically, the tumor included cellular and paucicellular areas, in which cells were arranged in nests or diffusely distributed; and a highly vascular area, in which tumor cells were arranged in clusters and separated by capillaries...
March 20, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298213/diagnostic-accuracy-of-oral-cancer-cytology-in-a-pilot-study
#9
MULTICENTER STUDY
Joji Sekine, Eiji Nakatani, Katsumi Hideshima, Teruaki Iwahashi, Hiroshi Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Recently, cytology has been applied to the diagnosis of oral lesions. We aimed to explore the diagnostic accuracy of oral cytology based on the histological diagnosis. METHODS: Histological diagnoses of 327 cases were classified as Negative, Borderline lesion -, Borderline lesion +, oral intraepithelial neoplasia/carcinoma in situ (OIN/CIS), or Positive. Cytological diagnoses were classified as NILM (negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy), LSIL (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion), HSIL (high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion), or SCC (squamous cell carcinoma)...
March 16, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288693/uterine-epithelioid-leiomyosarcoma-with-c-kit-expression-and-ywhae-gene-rearrangement-a-case-report-of-a-diagnostic-pitfall-of-uterine-sarcoma
#10
Terufumi Kubo, Shintaro Sugita, Ryuichi Wada, Noriaki Kikuchi, Masahiro Iwasaki, Yumika Ito, Taro Sugawara, Hiromi Fujita, Makoto Emori, Ryoichi Tanaka, Hiroshi Hirano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Tadashi Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Uterine sarcoma is a rare tumor that is often difficult to classify based on morphological and immunohistochemical analysis alone. Limited access to molecular biological analysis in routine practice would hinder making a definitive diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe a case of a mesenchymal tumor arising from the uterine cervix in a 52-year-old woman. From microscopic morphology of the resected specimen, epithelioid leiomyosarcoma, high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma, or uterine gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) were considered as differential diagnoses...
March 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288669/implication-of-overexpression-of-dishevelled-associated-activator-of-morphogenesis-1-daam-1-for-the-pathogenesis-of-human-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-ipah
#11
Shun Yanai, Megumi Wakayama, Haruo Nakayama, Minoru Shinozaki, Hisayuki Tsukuma, Naobumi Tochigi, Tetsuo Nemoto, Tsutomu Saji, Kazutoshi Shibuya
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a rare, fatal disease of unknown pathogenesis. Evidence from our recent study suggests that IPAH pathogenesis is related to upregulation of the Wnt/planar cell polarity (Wnt/PCP) pathway. We used microscopic observation and immunohistochemical techniques to identify expression patterns of cascading proteins-namely Wnt-11, dishevelled-2 (Dvl-2), and dishevelled-associated activator of morphogenesis 1 (Daam-1)-in pulmonary arteries...
March 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259170/molecular-genetics-of-microsatellite-unstable-colorectal-cancer-for-pathologists
#12
REVIEW
Wei Chen, Benjamin J Swanson, Wendy L Frankel
BACKGROUND: Microsatellite-unstable colorectal cancers (CRC) that are due to deficient DNA mismatch repair (dMMR) represent approximately 15% of all CRCs in the United States. These microsatellite-unstable CRCs represent a heterogenous group of diseases with distinct oncogenesis pathways. There are overlapping clinicopathologic features between some of these groups, but many important differences are present. Therefore, determination of the etiology for the dMMR is vital for proper patient management and follow-up...
March 4, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253891/evaluation-of-the-correlation-of-vasculogenic-mimicry-aldh1-kiss-1-and-macc1-in-the-prediction-of-metastasis-and-prognosis-in-ovarian-carcinoma
#13
Lan Yu, Bo Zhu, Shiwu Wu, Lei Zhou, Wenqing Song, Xiaomeng Gong, Danna Wang
BACKGROUND: Recurrence and metastasis are the usual manifestations of treatment failure of epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC). Vasculogenic mimicry (VM; blood supply development often seen in highly aggressive cancers), aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1, cancer stem cell biomarker), KiSS-1 (suppressor of tumor metastasis), and metastasis associated in colon cancer-1 (MACC1) are all useful predictive factors for metastasis and prognosis in various cancers. In this study, we analyzed associations among VM, ALDH1, KiSS-1, and MACC1 in EOC, and their respective correlations with clinicopathological characteristics and survival in EOC...
March 2, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241768/erratum-to-quality-of-sweat-test-st-based-on-the-proportion-of-sweat-sodium-na-and-sweat-chloride-cl-as-diagnostic-parameter-of-cystic-fibrosis-are-we-on-the-right-way
#14
Alethéa Guimarães Faria, Fernando Augusto Lima Marson, Carla Cristina de Souza Gomez, Maria Ângela Gonçalves de Oliveira Ribeiro, Lucas Brioschi Morais, Maria de Fátima Servidoni, Carmen Sílvia Bertuzzo, Eulália Sakano, Maura Goto, Ilma Aparecida Paschoal, Mônica Corso Pereira, Gabriel Hessel, Carlos Emílio Levy, Adyléia Aparecida Dalbo Contrera Toro, Andressa Oliveira Peixoto, Maria Cristina Ribeiro Simões, Elizete Aparecida Lomazi, Roberto José Negrão Nogueira, Antônio Fernando Ribeiro, José Dirceu Ribeiro
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February 27, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228139/hmga2-immunostaining-is-a-straightforward-technique-which-helps-to-distinguish-pulmonary-fat-forming-lesions-from-normal-adipose-tissue-in-small-biopsies-a-retrospective-observational-study-about-a-series-of-13-lung-biopsies
#15
Nicolas Piton, Émilie Angot, Florent Marguet, Jean-Christophe Sabourin
BACKGROUND: A tracheobronchial lesion observed during an endoscopic examination is usually sampled by the pulmonologist and sent to the pathologist for microscopic examination. Adipocytes may be observed in the lamina propria of tracheobronchial biopsies, which may complicate diagnosis of sampled lesions because these adipose cells may be part of the lesion (lipoma or pulmonary hamartoma), but may also be a normal component of the bronchial mucosa. Because endoscopic samples frequently miss their target, adipocytes observed in such biopsies usually lead to uncertainty regarding diagnosis...
February 23, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222768/ki-67-as-a-controversial-predictive-and-prognostic-marker-in-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#16
Balázs Ács, Veronika Zámbó, Laura Vízkeleti, A Marcell Szász, Lilla Madaras, Gyöngyvér Szentmártoni, Tímea Tőkés, Béla Á Molnár, István Artúr Molnár, Stefan Vári-Kakas, Janina Kulka, Anna-Mária Tőkés
BACKGROUND: Studies have partly demonstrated the clinical validity of Ki-67 as a predictive marker in the neoadjuvant setting, but the question of the best cut-off points as well as the importance of this marker as a prognostic factor in partial responder/non-responder groups remains uncertain. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) between 2002 and 2013 were retrospectively recruited to this study...
February 21, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219397/immunohistochemistry-of-sarcolemmal-membrane-associated-proteins-in-formalin-fixed-and-paraffin-embedded-skeletal-muscle-tissue-a-promising-tool-for-the-diagnostic-evaluation-of-common-muscular-dystrophies
#17
Chinnawut Suriyonplengsaeng, Charungthai Dejthevaporn, Chaiyos Khongkhatithum, Suda Sanpapant, Nattha Tubthong, Koset Pinpradap, Nippa Srinark, Jariya Waisayarat
BACKGROUND: The analysis of fresh frozen muscle specimens is standard following routine muscle biopsy, but this service is not widely available in countries with limited medical facilities, such as Thailand. Nevertheless, immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis is essential for the diagnosis of patients with a strong clinical suspicion of muscular dystrophy, in the absence of mutations detected by molecular genetics. As the successful labelling of sarcolemmal membrane-associated proteins in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) muscle sections using IHC staining has rarely been described, this study aimed to develop a reproducible IHC method for such an analysis...
February 20, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212672/cytokeratin7-and-cytokeratin19-expression-in-high-grade-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasm-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-their-possible-association-in-cervical-carcinogenesis
#18
Hojung Lee, Hyekyung Lee, Yong Kyun Cho
BACKGROUND: High risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV) infects cells at the squamocolumnar junction (SCJ) of the cervix, causing cancer. Cytokeratin (CK)7 is an SCJ marker, and stains cervical neoplasia. CK19 is a binding partner of CK7 and expressed in cervical cancer. Despite this possible association between CK7/CK19 and cervical cancer, not much is known about the mechanism of CK7/CK19 involvement in HR HPV-mediated cervical carcinogenesis. METHODS: We analyzed the expression pattern of CK7, CK19, and p16 by using immunohistochemistry and HPV infection by in situ hybridization in 25 cases of high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN3) and in 30 cases of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
February 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193293/loss-of-chromosome-13-material-in-cellular-angiofibromas-indicates-pathogenetic-similarity-with-spindle-cell-lipomas
#19
Ioannis Panagopoulos, Ludmila Gorunova, Bodil Bjerkehagen, Kristin Andersen, Marius Lund-Iversen, Sverre Heim
BACKGROUND: Cellular angiofibroma is a rare benign mesenchymal neoplasm with morphological and immunohistochemical similarities to spindle cell lipoma. Karyotypic information on cellular angiofibroma is restricted to one case only which showed loss of material from chromosomes 13 and 16. A few other studies using fluorescence in situ hybridization showed deletions of the RB1 and FOXO1 loci, both of which are located in chromosome band 13q14. We present here cytogenetic data on two cellular angiofibromas with an abnormal karyotype...
February 13, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148293/tp53-mutation-mediated-genomic-instability-induces-the-evolution-of-chemoresistance-and-recurrence-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#20
Meiying Zhang, Guanglei Zhuang, Xiangjun Sun, Yanying Shen, Wenjing Wang, Qing Li, Wen Di
BACKGROUND: Genomic instability caused by mutation of the checkpoint molecule TP53 may endow cancer cells with the ability to undergo genomic evolution to survive stress and treatment. We attempted to gain insight into the potential contribution of ovarian cancer genomic instability resulted from TP53 mutation to the aberrant expression of multidrug resistance gene MDR1. METHODS: TP53 mutation status was assessed by performing nucleotide sequencing and immunohistochemistry...
February 2, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
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