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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
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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143608/an-unusual-case-of-epstein-barr-virus-positive-large-b-cell-lymphoma-lacking-various-b-cell-markers
#7
Shin-Ichi Nakatsuka, Chikao Yutani, Masako Kurashige, Masaharu Kohara, Teruaki Nagano, Takayoshi Goto, Hiroyuki Takatsuka, Hidetaka Ifuku, Eiichi Morii
BACKGROUD: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with B-cell lymphoma in various conditions, such as immunodeficiency and chronic inflammation. We report an unusual case of EBV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) lacking the expression of many B-cell markers. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old man presented with a submandibular tumor. Histology of a lymph node biopsy specimen revealed diffuse proliferation of centroblast- or immunoblast-like lymphoid cells with plasmacytic differentiation...
January 31, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118855/sesn2-correlates-with-advantageous-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Shaosen Chen, Weigang Yan, Weiya Lang, Jing Yu, Li Xu, Xinyu Xu, Yunlong Liu, Hongguang Bao
BACKGROUND: SESN2 plays important roles in the regulation of cell survival, cell protection, and tumor suppression. However, the relationship between SESN2 expression and the clinicopathological attributes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is barely investigated. METHODS: One-step quantitative reverse transcription PCR, Western blotting analysis in 15 fresh HCC tissues, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis in a tissue microarray (TMA) containing 100 HCC cases were performed to examine SESN2 expression...
January 24, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118845/anastomosing-hemangioma-report-of-two-renal-cases-and-analysis-of-the-literature
#9
REVIEW
Marina Perdiki, Galateia Datseri, George Liapis, Nikolaos Chondros, Ioannis Anastasiou, Maria Tzardi, Johanna K Delladetsima, Elias Drakos
BACKGROUND: Anastomosing hemangioma (AH) is a very rare vascular tumor mimicking angiosarcoma, predominately observed in kidney and less frequently in other organs. We present two new renal cases of AH at opposite ends of the clinical presentation spectrum, provide review of the literature and compare the epidemiological, clinical and pathological profiles of renal and non-renal cases. CASE PRESENTATION: The first occurred in a 64-year-old woman presented with back pain and the second, a multifocal lesion, in a 47-year-old man with end stage renal disease (ESRD)...
January 24, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109322/adar1-overexpression-is-associated-with-cervical-cancer-progression-and-angiogenesis
#10
Ying Chen, He Wang, Wenyi Lin, Ping Shuai
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the role of RNA-dependent adenosine deaminase (ADAR1) in cervical squamous cell carcinoma occurrence and progression. METHODS: ADAR1 expression levels in stage IA and stage IIA cervical squamous cell carcinoma (group A), cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) specimens (group B), as well as normal and inflamed cervical tissue samples (group C) were assessed by immunohistochemistry. Clinical and pathological data of cervical squamous cell carcinoma patients undergoing surgery were retrospectively evaluated...
January 21, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103943/a-primary-pure-pancreatic-type-acinar-cell-carcinoma-of-the-stomach-a-case-report
#11
Kyoung Min Kim, Chan Young Kim, Seung-Mo Hong, Kyu Yun Jang
BACKGROUND: Acinar cell carcinoma represents only 1-2% of exocrine pancreatic neoplasms. On exceptionally rare occasions, primary acinar cell carcinoma can occur in ectopic locations. Herein, we report a case of pure pancreatic-type acinar cell carcinoma arising in the stomach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old male presented with a gastric submucosal mass detected by endoscopic examination. Laparoscopic wedge resection was performed. Macroscopically, the 2.7 cm yellowish mass was located in the submucosa of the stomach...
January 19, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103910/epithelioid-schwannoma-of-the-skin-displaying-unique-histopathological-features-a-teaching-case-giving-rise-to-diagnostic-difficulties-on-a-morphological-examination-of-a-resected-specimen-with-a-brief-literature-review
#12
REVIEW
Sohsuke Yamada, Mari Kirishima, Tsubasa Hiraki, Michiyo Higashi, Kazuhito Hatanaka, Akihide Tanimoto
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid schwannoma as a rare variant poses a challenge to all pathologists, as this uncommon entity is extremely difficult to conclusively diagnose by morphological analyses on a resected sample alone owing to its unique histopathological features. However, few papers have described the detailed clinicopathological characteristics of epithelioid schwannoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old female presented with a history of a flat and slightly elevated firm and tan plaque accompanied by occasional tenderness, measuring 10 × 8 mm, in the right joint of her hand 1 year before resection...
January 19, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095874/clinicopathological-study-of-9-cases-of-prostate-cancer-involving-the-rectal-wall
#13
Tao Tang, Zhengduo Yang, Dan Zhang, Jie Qu, Guang Liu, Shiwu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer involving the rectal wall is rare and may lead to diagnostic pitfalls. CASE PRESENTATION: Out of 9504 patients with rectal tumors between January 2003 and January 2015, 9 patients (elderly with a mean age of 74 years) with prostate cancer involving the rectal wall were clinically misdiagnosed with rectal cancer. The lesions were located in the rectum, and included 3 circumferential rectal masses, 1 ulceration lesion, 1 crater-like mass, and 4 protruding lesions...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095872/an-unusual-combined-thymic-carcinoma-composed-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-type-ab-thymoma-a-rare-case-report
#14
Yufeng Jiang, Yang Liu, Xiuying Shi, Xiaoyun Mao, Yang Zhao, Chuifeng Fan
BACKGROUND: Combined thymic carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm of the thymus recently added to the 4th edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumors of the lung, pleura, thymus and heart. It involves at least one type of thymic carcinoma and another thymic epithelial tumor. The previously used term "combined thymic epithelial tumor" has been abandoned. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present an unusual case of combined thymic carcinoma of the thymus in a 44-year-old male who had suffered from fever, chest pain, chest tightness and shortness of breath...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088229/clinicopathologic-significance-of-trap1-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-a-large-scale-study-of-human-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-tissues
#15
Min Gyoung Pak, Hyong Jong Koh, Mee Sook Roh
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the major cause of cancer mortality, despite development of therapeutic strategies. The novel marker tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated protein 1 (TRAP1) is a mitochondrial heat shock protein that has been related to drug resistance and protection from apoptosis in colorectal cancer. This study aims to delineate the clinicopathologic significance of TRAP1 expression in colorectal cancer. METHODS: Seven-hundred and fourteen FFPE tissues were collected from colorectal cancer patients who underwent surgery from February 2002 to July 2011 at Dong-A University Medical Center, Busan, South Korea...
January 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088216/immunohistochemical-features-of-giant-cell-ependymoma-of-the-filum-terminale-with-unusual-clinical-and-radiological-presentation
#16
Fernando Candanedo-Gonzalez, Cindy Sharon Ortiz-Arce, Samuel Rosales-Perez, Ana Lilia Remirez-Castellanos, Candelaria Cordova-Uscanga, Armando Gamboa-Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale is a rare variant, generally manifested as a well-circunscribed intradural mass with an indolent biological behavior. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 48-year-old Mexican female who non-relevant past medical history, that developed a GCE of the filum terminale. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed the presence of an intra-axial tumor extending from L3 to L5 with extra-medullary invasion...
January 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086821/a-transcriptome-profile-in-hepatocellular-carcinomas-based-on-integrated-analysis-of-microarray-studies
#17
Feifei Wang, Ruliang Wang, Qiuwen Li, Xueling Qu, Yixin Hao, Jingwen Yang, Huixia Zhao, Qian Wang, Guanghui Li, Fengyun Zhang, He Zhang, Xuan Zhou, Xioumei Peng, Yang Bian, Wenhua Xiao
BACKGROUND: Despite new treatment options for hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) recently, 5-year survival remains poor, ranging from 50 to 70%, which may attribute to the lack of early diagnostic biomarkers. Thus, developing new biomarkers for early diagnosis of HCC, is extremely urgent, aiming to decrease HCC-related deaths. METHODS: In the study, we conducted a comprehensive characterization of gene expression data of HCC based on a bioinformatics method. The results were confirmed by real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and TCGA database to prove the credibility of this integrated analysis...
January 13, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086809/primary-mediastinal-clear-cell-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
Long Jin, Yuxia Sui, Haili Zhu, Zhizhong Chen, Shuguang Liu
BACKGROUND: Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is a rare malignant soft-tissue neoplasm that displays melanocytic markers and exhibits striking histopathological features. The tumour has a predilection for the lower extremities and rarely presents in the mediastinum. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary mediastinal CCS in a 57-year-old man. Computer tomography (CT) revealed a 12 × 12 × 7.5 cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. Microscopically, the tumour mainly consisted of epithelioid cells with oval vesicular nuclei and eosinophilic cytoplasm...
January 13, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061788/increased-expression-of-cks1-protein-is-associated-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-poor-prognosis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#19
Lina Xu, Songqing Fan, Jin Zhao, Peng Zhou, Shuzhou Chu, Jiadi Luo, Qiuyuan Wen, Lingjiao Chen, Sailan Wen, Li Wang, Lei Shi
BACKGROUND: The Cks1 protein is an essential factor in regulating cell cycle by mediating the ubiquitination of CDK inhibitor p27(kip1). It has been reported that aberrant expression of Cks1 and p27(kip1) proteins was found in various tumors and related to initiation and progression of carcinomas. However, the potential roles which Cks1 and p27(KIP1) proteins play in NPC remain unclear. This study aims to examine the expression status of Cks1 and p27(kip1) and their possible prognostic significance in NPC...
January 7, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061782/double-hit-lymphomas-clinical-morphological-immunohistochemical-and-cytogenetic-study-in-a-series-of-brazilian-patients-with-high-grade-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#20
Cristiano Claudino Oliveira, Helena Maciel-Guerra, Luan Kucko, Eric Jun Hirama, Américo Delgado Brilhante, Francisco Carlos Quevedo, Isabela Werneck da Cunha, Fernando Augusto Soares, Ligia Niero-Melo, Patrícia Pintor Dos Reis, Maria Aparecida Custodio Domingues
BACKGROUND: Double-hit lymphomas (DHL) are rare high-grade neoplasms characterized by two translocations: one involving the gene MYC and another involving genes BCL2 or BCL6, whose diagnosis depends on cytogenetic examination. This research studied DHL and morphological and/or immunophenotypic factors associated with the detection of these translocations in a group of high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma cases. METHOD: Clinical and morphological reviews of 120 cases diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and Burkitt lymphoma were conducted...
January 7, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
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