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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721661/sebaceous-differentiation-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-and-adjacent-pharynx-case-report-with-review-and-discussion-of-the-literature
#1
Antonio Cardesa, Alfons Nadal, Llucia Alos, Josep Lloreta-Trull, Alfio Ferlito
Among the variants of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck arising in mucosal surfaces, examples with sebaceous differentiation are exceedingly rare. We present a new case of SCC with sebaceous differentiation, developing in the larynx of a 64 year-old male, cigarette smoker and alcohol drinker. The tumor extended transglottically, metastasized to cervical lymph nodes, and killed the patient after 12 months. Comparing this case with four previously reported cases of SCC with sebaceous differentiation, two arising in the larynx and the other two in the adjacent pharynx, all five patients mostly shared the following features: appearance of the tumor in the seventh decade of life, heavy tobacco smoking, alcohol intake in three, surgery as mainstay treatment, tumor size between 2 and 4...
July 18, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721660/clinicopathologic-and-molecular-characteristics-of-familial-cherubism-with-associated-odontogenic-tumorous-proliferations
#2
Prokopios P Argyris, Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, Ying Hu, Ernst J Reichenberger, Ioannis G Koutlas
Cherubism is a rare autosomal dominant condition affecting the jaws and caused by mutations in the gene encoding for the adapter protein SH3BP2 that maps to chromosome 4p16.3. Cherubism is characterized by symmetrically developing bone lesions in the maxilla and mandible. The lesions have been radiographically and histopathologically well-described. Here, we present a family with cherubism with two of its members featuring odontogenic tumorous proliferations in association with persistent central giant cell lesions (CGCL)...
July 18, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689369/stat6-reliably-distinguishes-solitary-fibrous-tumors-from-myofibromas
#3
Molly Housley Smith, Nadim M Islam, Indraneel Bhattacharyya, Donald M Cohen, Sarah G Fitzpatrick
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFT) and myofibromas (MF) historically have belonged to the same morphologic spectrum and have been lumped together under the nonspecific umbrella term, "hemangiopericytoma" along with other pericytic/myoid tumors. While current evidence shows clear distinction between the two entities, they frequently remain in the same histopathologic differential diagnosis. This diagnostic dilemma especially is common for smaller incisional biopsies from the oral cavity. STAT6 immunohistochemistry (IHC) recently was established as a reliable method to detect solitary fibrous tumor; however, the literature is sparse regarding STAT6 reactivity in MFs...
July 8, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685414/cervical-chondrocutaneous-branchial-remnants
#4
Daniel T Ginat, Daniel N Johnson, Andrea Shogan, Nicole A Cipriani
Cervical chondrocutaneous branchial remnants are rare congenital choristomas. These lesions contain a cartilage core surrounded by skin with adnexal structures and subcutaneous fat. Correspondingly, on ultrasound there is a tubular hypoechoic core surrounded by hyperechoic, while on CT there is central intermediate attenuation surrounded by fat attenuation tissues. These features are exemplified in this sine qua non radiology-pathology correlation article. Management includes complete surgical resection and evaluating for potential associated anomalies, such as other branchial apparatus anomalies, as well as cardiac anomalies...
July 6, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681314/expression-of-hormone-receptors-and-her-2-in-benign-and-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors
#5
Nhu Thuy Can, Mark W Lingen, Heather Mashek, James McElherne, Renee Briese, Carrie Fitzpatrick, Annemieke van Zante, Nicole A Cipriani
With the advent of targeted therapies, expression of sex hormone receptors and HER-2 in salivary gland tumors (SGTs) is of clinical interest. Previous reports of estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptor expression have varied. Androgen receptor (AR) and HER-2 overexpression are frequently reported in salivary duct carcinoma (SDC), but have not been studied systematically in other SGTs. This study examines ER, PR, AR, and HER-2 expression in SGTs. Immunohistochemistry for ER, PR, AR, and HER-2 was performed on 254 SGTs (134 malignant)...
July 5, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647794/an-update-on-the-risk-of-lymph-node-metastasis-for-the-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-the-new-diagnostic-paradigm
#6
Aleksandra M Sowder, Benjamin L Witt, Jason P Hunt
Previous data has shown that the risk of nodal metastases is significantly greater for classical papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) as compared to the follicular variant (FVPTC). Given a recent change in diagnostic paradigm and definition of the noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) we intended to investigate if there remains a significant difference in nodal involvement between classical PTC and FVPTC. A 6-year retrospective review of all cases with FVPTC in the diagnostic line from the University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories was conducted...
June 24, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639124/low-grade-papillary-schneiderian-carcinoma-a-case-report
#7
Hui-Jeong Jeong, Jin Roh, Bong-Jae Lee, Kyung-Ja Cho
The nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are covered with ciliated respiratory mucosa of ectodermal origin, known as Schneiderian epithelium, which can give rise to different types of sinonasal carcinomas. A 42-year-old woman with a history of nasal polypectomy 3 years previously presented with nasal obstruction and rhinorrhea. She was found to have a papillary mass involving the left nasal cavity, and the left maxillary and ethmoidal sinuses by radiologic examination. She underwent endonasal resection under the diagnosis of oncocytic papilloma...
June 21, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616786/laryngotracheal-involvement-in-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
#8
Daniel T Ginat, Jefree Schulte, Louis Portugal, Nicole A Cipriani
Laryngotracheal amyloid deposition is an uncommon manifestation of systemic light chain amyloidosis. Diagnostic imaging, such as CT, is useful for suggesting the possibility of amyloidosis and delineating the extent of the lesions for surgical management; however, the diagnosis is confirmed with the histologic finding of amorphous eosinophilic material which stains positively for Congo red and may show apple green birefringence on polarization. These features are exemplified in this sine qua non radiology-pathology correlation article...
June 14, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616785/usefulness-of-nkx2-2-immunohistochemistry-for-distinguishing-ewing-sarcoma-from-other-sinonasal-small-round-blue-cell-tumors
#9
Austin McCuiston, Justin A Bishop
NKX2.2 is a new immunohistochemical marker that has been reported to be sensitive and specific for Ewing sarcoma (ES). It has not, however, been investigated specifically in the sinonasal small round blue cell tumor (SRBCT) differential diagnosis which includes many tumors specific to that site. It has also not been investigated in the newly recognized "adamantinoma-like" variant of ES. Immunohistochemistry for NKX2.2 was performed on 170 poorly differentiated sinonasal neoplasms: 73 squamous cell carcinomas (67 poorly differentiated, non-keratinizing, or basaloid types and 6 nasopharyngeal carcinomas), 46 olfactory neuroblastomas, 8 sinonasal undifferentiated carcinomas (SNUCs), 6 melanomas, 7 Ewing sarcomas, 6 SMARCB1-deficient carcinomas, 6 teratocarcinosarcomas, 5 alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, 4 solid adenoid cystic carcinomas, 4 NK/T cell lymphomas, 3 NUT carcinomas, and 2 small cell carcinomas...
June 14, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597210/multiple-desmoplastic-cellular-neurothekeomas-in-child-report-of-the-first-oral-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Tatiana Fernandes Araújo Almeida, Flaviana Dornela Verli, Cássio Roberto Rocha Dos Santos, Saulo Gabriel Moreira Falci, Luciana Yamamoto Almeida, Lana Kei Yamamoto Almeida, Ana Terezinha Marques Mesquita, Jorge Esquiche León
Cellular neurothekeomas (CNs) are distinctive benign tumors of uncertain histogenesis, with predilection for the skin of the head and neck region. We describe the first case of multiple desmoplastic CNs (DCNs) affecting the oral cavity in a 9-year-old girl. Histopathologic evaluation showed a proliferation of spindle and epithelioid cells, forming nests and bundles, supported by exuberant fibrous stroma, as well as scattered multinucleated floret-like giant cells. The tumor cells were immunopositive for vimentin, CD63, CD56, whereas AE1/AE3, S100, CD34, α-SMA, GFAP, EMA, CD57 and NSE were negative...
June 8, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589437/low-grade-carcinoma-ex-pleomorphic-adenoma-diagnosis-and-diagnostic-challenges-caused-by-fine-needle-aspiration-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-literature
#11
Michael Covinsky, Zhenjian Cai, Manju Ambelil, Jing Liu, Hui Zhu
Low grade carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (LG CXPA) is a rare low grade malignant neoplasm arising from preexisting pleomorphic adenoma (PA). LG CXPA demonstrates no overt cytological atypia, and can be difficult to distinguish from cellular PA. Invasive growth is one of the hallmarks of LG CXPA, e.g., tumor extends beyond the capsule and into adjacent non-neoplastic tissue. However, it is known that capsular and vascular invasion, as well as the presence of stroma-rich PA in soft tissue without a capsule (pseudopodia) can be seen in PA...
June 6, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589436/angioleiomyoma-vascular-leiomyoma-of-the-oral-cavity
#12
Swati Y Rawal, Yeshwant B Rawal
A 70-year-old male presented with a slow growing, dome shaped and painless mass of the hard palate. The mass was excised. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a angioleiomyoma (vascular leiomyoma). A leiomyoma is an uncommon benign tumor of smooth muscle differentiation. True leiomyomas of the oral cavity are rare and most oral tumors are derived from the smooth muscle of walls of blood vessels. Therefore, they are called vascular leiomyomas or angioleiomyomas. Clinically, they may resemble a myriad other conditions both benign and malignant...
June 6, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547732/metastasizing-pleomorphic-adenoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Rana Alshagroud, Amandip Kamoh, Saurin R Popat, Margaret Brandwein-Weber, Alfredo Aguirre
Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is by far the most common salivary gland tumor. It is well known that PA can undergo malignant transformation. However, in rare occasions it can metastasize preserving its benign phenotype. Metastasizing pleomorphic adenoma (MPA) constitutes an extremely rare tumor. Here we are reporting an unusual MPA affecting the mandible that was preceded by a submandibular gland pleomorphic adenoma.
May 25, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536894/can-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-arise-in-thyroglossal-duct-cysts-a-search-for-parafollicular-c-cells-in-41-resected-cases
#14
Tracy Stein, Paari Murugan, Faqian Li, Mohamed I El Hag
Thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDCs) are present in ~7% of adults and develop from the midline migratory tract between the foramen cecum and anatomic location of the thyroid. Thyroid tissue can be identified in 2/3 of TGDCs, and up to 1% develop associated malignancy, 90% of which are papillary thyroid carcinoma. Cases of follicular and anaplastic carcinoma have been documented, but there are no reports of medullary thyroid carcinoma arising in a TGDC. This is presumably due to the distinct embryologic origin of parafollicular C-cells, from which medullary carcinoma arises...
May 23, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528398/squamous-and-neuroendocrine-specific-immunohistochemical-markers-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-tissue-microarray-study
#15
J S Lewis, R D Chernock, J A Bishop
The performance characteristics of neuroendocrine-specific and squamous-specific immunohistochemical markers in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), in particular in oropharyngeal tumors in this era of human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cases, are not well-established. The differential diagnosis for poorly differentiated SCCs, for nonkeratinizing oropharyngeal SCCs, and for other specific SCC variants such as basaloid SCC and undifferentiated (or lymphoepithelial-like) carcinomas includes neuroendocrine carcinomas...
May 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516348/sclerosing-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-submandibular-gland-presenting-as-chronic-sialadenitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
L Heptinstall, C Carroll, J Siddiqi, D Kamel, M Petkar
Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary gland (SMEC) is a rare subtype of mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), first described in 1987 by Chan and Saw. As far as we are aware, only 30 cases have been published since then. Most cases were located in the parotid gland with some cases described in the submandibular and minor salivary glands. SMEC typically presents as a long-standing mass, with a non-specific enhancing appearance on imaging and is often non-diagnostic on fine needle aspiration, making pre-operative diagnosis very difficult...
May 17, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509953/hyalinizing-clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-tonsil-a-case-report
#17
Bridget Burgess, Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan, Steven Charous
Hyalinzing clear cell carcinoma is a rare tumor of the oral cavity and is even more rarely located in the tonsil. Here, we present a case report of a pedunculated tonsillar mass in a nearly asymptomatic patient that was present for 2 years prior to removal. Complete surgical excision was achieved and no adjuvant therapy was recommended. We include a discussion of this rare pathology and its typical clinical presentation and course.
May 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508997/fibromyxoma-of-the-jaw-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Thabet Alhousami, Amarpreet Sabharwal, Shivane Gupta, Alfredo Aguirre, Etern Park, Jill M Kramer
We report a case of fibromyxoma of the mandible, a rare benign odontogenic tumor. Our patient presented in the first trimester of pregnancy with a large mass in the right body of the mandible exhibiting displacement of teeth and destruction of an extensive area of the mandibular bone. The mass was biopsied and diagnosed as a fibromyxoma. The large size of the tumor dictated a wide mandibular resection. We will review the clinical, radiographic, and histologic features of fibromyxoma and discuss its differential diagnoses...
May 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508996/hyalinizing-clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bronchus
#19
Maryam Shahi, Michelle Dolan, Paari Murugan
Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is an uncommon low-grade minor salivary gland neoplasm that usually arises in the head and neck region. We report a 55-year-old man who presented with a 2.5 cm lung mass that was partially obstructing the right bronchus intermedius. The tumor consisted of cords and nests of clear and eosinophilic cells in a hyalinized stromal background. The neoplastic cells expressed cytokeratin (CK) 7, CK 5/6, high-molecular weight cytokeratin (34BE12), p63 and p40, while TTF-1, napsin A, CK20, S100, smooth muscle actin, synaptophysin and chromogranin were negative...
May 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508272/nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-a-clinical-histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-42-cases-with-emphasis-on-stromal-features
#20
Celeste Sánchez-Romero, Roman Carlos, Juan Pablo Díaz Molina, Lester D R Thompson, Oslei Paes de Almeida, Alicia Rumayor Piña
Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a benign but aggressive tumor of unknown etiology, typically occurring in adolescent males. It is described as a rare neoplasm; however, the prevalence seems to have geographic differences. All cases referred to our head and neck clinical and pathology service were reviewed. Most of the patients presented at an advanced stage. The clinical and radiographic features are presented and discussed. Histologically, the tumor shows a highly vascular fibrous proliferation with characteristic plump, angulated and stellate cells, categorized as fibroblasts...
May 15, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
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