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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342060/glycogen-rich-clear-cell-squamous-cell-carcinoma-originating-in-the-oral-cavity
#1
Zaid H Khoury, Amr Bugshan, Joshua E Lubek, John C Papadimitriou, John R Basile, Rania H Younis
Clear cell squamous cell carcinoma (CCSCC) is a rare histological subtype of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that was originally described in the skin. Here, we report a case of a 66-year-old female patient who presented with a fungating ulcerative mass of the left lateral tongue extending anteriorly to the floor of the mouth, and posteriorly to the left retromolar fossa and the oropharynx. The patient had a history of SCC of the left posterior tongue that was treated with partial glossectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy...
March 24, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342059/dental-traits-of-congenital-syphilis-revisited-in-dental-outpatient-department-opd
#2
LETTER
Thorakkal Shamim, Prabha Surendran Renjini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337592/head-and-neck-round-cell-sarcomas-a-comparative-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-2-molecular-subsets-ewing-and-cic-rearranged-sarcomas
#3
Adepitan A Owosho, Cherry L Estilo, Joseph M Huryn, Lei Zhang, Christopher D M Fletcher, Cristina R Antonescu
CIC-rearranged sarcoma (CRS) is a relatively new entity defined by its pathognomonic genetic signature and undifferentiated round cell phenotype, initially grouped together with the 'Ewing sarcoma-like tumors'. However, increasing data suggest that these tumors should be regarded as a stand-alone pathologic entity. We conducted a clinicopathologic analysis on molecularly conformed Ewing sarcoma (ES) and CRS arising in the head and neck (HN) and compared to a well characterized cohort of ES and CRS from other locations...
March 23, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321774/intestinal-type-adenocarcinoma-classification-immunophenotype-molecular-features-and-differential-diagnosis
#4
Ilmo Leivo
Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma is the second most frequent sinonasal adenocarcinoma. High incidence of these tumors is seen among workers with occupational wood dust exposure, particularly of hardwood dusts. Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma has striking histomorphologic and immunophenotypic similarities with colorectal adenocarcinomas, but on the level of molecular pathologic mechanisms these tumors have their own specific features different from gastrointestinal tumors. This article provides an update on current histopathologic classification of intestinal-type adenocarcinomas, their immunophenotypic properties, recent advances in molecular pathologic features and differential diagnostic considerations...
March 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321773/salivary-duct-carcinoma-an-update-on-morphologic-mimics-and-diagnostic-use-of-androgen-receptor-immunohistochemistry
#5
Aaron M Udager, Simion I Chiosea
More than 15 years ago, seminal studies by Dr. E. Leon Barnes and colleagues transformed our understanding of salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) and, in doing so, paved the way for contemporary diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to this aggressive salivary adenocarcinoma. In particular, attention to the apocrine phenotype of SDC and expression of androgen receptor (AR) by immunohistochemistry has improved the diagnostic accuracy and showed how SDC can be reliably distinguished from its morphologic mimics (i.e...
March 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321772/paragangliomas-of-the-head-and-neck-an-overview-from-diagnosis-to-genetics
#6
Michelle D Williams
Paragangliomas (PGL) develop from the parasympathetic system in the head and neck (HN) and arise primarily in four distinct areas: Carotid body, vagal, middle ear, and larynx. Globally, the diagnosis and morphologic features are the same regardless of anatomic site, however the incidence, frequency of genetic alterations/syndromes and differential diagnosis vary. It is now recognized that nearly 40% of all HN PGLs are hereditary, including a significant subset without a known family history. Now pathologists are central to the evaluation for diagnosis and further management of patients with HNPGLs...
March 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321771/osps-and-esps-and-isps-oh-my-an-update-on-sinonasal-schneiderian-papillomas
#7
Justin A Bishop
Sinonasal (Schneiderian) papillomas are benign neoplasms that arise in the sinonasal tract. Since their initial descriptions, sinonasal papillomas have triggered debate regarding their classification, etiology, rate or predictors of malignant transformation, and other issues. While significant strides have been made in recent years, there are still aspects of sinonasal papillomas that remain unclear even now. This review will serve to update the practicing pathologist on the current understanding of sinonasal papillomas...
March 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293858/thyroglossal-duct-cyst-carcinomas-in-pediatric-patients-report-of-two-cases-with-a-comprehensive-literature-review
#8
Lester D R Thompson, Hannah B Herrera, Sean K Lau
Thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) carcinomas are rarely encountered in the pediatric population. The clinical behavior of these tumors in the pediatric setting is unclear and management is not well defined. Two cases of pediatric thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma were identified in a review of all thyroglossal duct cysts diagnosed over a ten year period. These two cases were analyzed along with 57 cases of thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma affecting patients less than 21 years of age compiled from the English literature...
March 14, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289982/radial-circumferential-surgical-margin-in-laryngectomy-specimens
#9
LETTER
Sulen Sarioglu, Ahmet Omer Ikiz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275955/oral-pyoderma-gangrenosum-diagnosis-treatment-and-challenges-a-systematic-review
#10
Caroline Bissonnette, Adel Kauzman, Gisele N Mainville
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a distinctive ulcerative skin disorder of unknown etiology, associated with an underlying systemic disease in up to 70% of cases. The condition is characterized by the appearance of one or more necrotic ulcers with a ragged undermined violaceous border and surrounding erythema. Lesions are often initiated by minor trauma. The condition can affect any anatomical site, however the head and neck are rarely involved. Although the oral cavity is subject to recurrent minor trauma through everyday activities such as mastication and oral hygiene, as well as during dental treatment, oral lesions appear to be extremely rare...
March 8, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220360/oral-histoplasmosis
#11
Gillian A Folk, Brenda L Nelson
A 44-year-old female presented to her general dentist with the chief complaint of a painful mouth sore of 2 weeks duration. Clinical examination revealed an irregularly shaped ulcer of the buccal and lingual attached gingiva of the anterior mandible. A biopsy was performed and microscopic evaluation revealed histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis, caused by Histoplasma capsulate, is the most common fungal infection in the United States. Oral lesions of histoplasmosis are generally associated with the disseminated form of histoplasmosis and may present as a fungating or ulcerative lesion of the oral mucosa...
February 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210977/genetic-characterization-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-minor-salivary-glands-a-potential-familial-occurrence-in-first-degree-relatives
#12
Hani Ibrahim Channir, Thomas van Overeem Hansen, Simon Andreasen, Christina Westmose Yde, Katalin Kiss, Birgitte Wittenborg Charabi
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) is a malignant salivary gland tumor. To date, no cases of AdCC in first-degree relatives have been reported in the literature. We present a 50-year-old female (Case 1) and this patients' father (Case 2), both of whom were diagnosed with AdCC of the minor salivary glands. Histology of Case 1 demonstrated a tubulocribriform AdCC whereas Case 2 primarily was an AdCC of solid type. Both cases harbored the MYB-NFIB gene fusion as demonstrated by FISH and RNA-sequencing. After filtering and selection of putative deleterious variants, whole exome sequencing identified 18 germline variants in common between Case 1 and Case 2...
February 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197925/giant-prolactinoma-presenting-as-a-base-of-skull-tumor-with-nasopharyngeal-extension-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall-in-neuroendocrine-lesions-of-the-base-of-skull
#13
Amy Prawira, Dorothy Lazinski, Lillian L Siu, Bayardo Perez-Ordonez
Pituitary adenomas presenting in uncommon anatomical locations are commonly misdiagnosed. Dramatic clinical presentation with hemorrhage and infarction, along with a lack of endocrine symptoms may further confound the diagnosis in some patients as illustrated in one of our two previously reported cases of non-small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the sinonasal tract and nasopharynx. This report presents the clinical progress of case number 2, which has a revised diagnosis of giant lactotroph pituitary adenoma...
February 14, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194567/ultrastructural-characterization-of-mammary-analogue-secretory-carcinoma-of-the-salivary-glands-a-distinct-entity-from-acinic-cell-carcinoma
#14
Julie Guilmette, Gunnlaugur P Nielsen, William C Faquin, Martin Selig, Vânia Nosé, Anthony W S Chi, Peter M Sadow
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) of the salivary glands is a recently described neoplasm of the salivary glands with a characteristic morphology complemented by a specific cytogenetic translocation and gene rearrangements. Although immunophenotypic and cytogenetic differences allow for a more reliable distinction, ultrastructural features can also provide important information about the relationship between MASC, classic acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC), and AciCC intercalated duct cell-predominant variant...
February 13, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181187/transcriptionally-active-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-is-not-a-common-etiologic-agent-in-the-malignant-transformation-of-inverted-schneiderian-papillomas
#15
Lisa M Rooper, Justin A Bishop, William H Westra
The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) as an etiologic and transformational agent in inverted Schneiderian papilloma (ISP) is unclear. Indeed, reported detection rates of HPV in ISPs range from 0 to 100%. The true incidence has been confounded by a tendency to conflate high- and low-risk HPV types and by the inability to discern biologically relevant from irrelevant HPV infections. The recent development of RNA in situ hybridization for high-risk HPV E6/E7 mRNA now allows the direct visualization of transcriptionally active high-risk HPV in ISP, providing an opportunity to more definitively assess its role in the development and progression of ISPs...
February 8, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176137/smarca4-deficient-sinonasal-carcinoma
#16
Abbas Agaimy, Wilko Weichert
The term "sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC)" has been coined in 1986 for a highly aggressive sinonasal tract epithelial neoplasm showing distinctive morphology, but lacking any specific line of differentiation. Recent developments resulted in a dynamic splitting of new entities traditionally included in the spectrum of SNUC. Sinonasal NUT-midline carcinoma, adamantinoma-like Ewing family tumors and most recently, SMARCB1(INI1)-deficient sinonasal carcinoma are the main entities defined by specific genetic aberrations...
February 7, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176136/human-papillomavirus-associated-cancers-of-the-head-and-neck-an-australian-perspective
#17
REVIEW
Marwah Abbas Hassan Aldalwg, Brian Brestovac
Human papillomavirus (HPV) associated head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), have become a serious global health problem. Despite decreases in HPV-negative HNSCCs, the prevalence of HPV-positive HNSCCs has significantly increased. HPV-positive cancers are associated with superior survival outcomes when compared to HPV-negative cancers, which appears likely to be associated with differences in the molecular pathogenesis of the two diseases. While therapies are still problematic, the current HPV vaccine programs hold a promise for the primary prevention of HPV-related HNSCCs and since Australia was the first to introduce a nationwide HPV vaccine program, it is in a unique position to observe the effects of the vaccine on HNSCCs...
February 7, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168398/olfactory-neuroblastoma-with-divergent-differentiation-an-unusual-histologic-finding-in-a-rare-tumor
#18
Charles Meyer, Erin R S Hamersley, Rodolfo E Manosalva, Kevin Torske, Nicole McIntyre, Allen Mitchell
Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a rare malignant neoplasm of the sinonasal tract that arises from olfactory epithelium. There have been reports, mainly in tumors treated with chemoradiation or with distant metastases, describing focal histologic changes of divergent cell populations within archetypal ONB. Only three cases have been reported of ONB coexisting with non-neuroendocrine tumors. We describe our experience with a 35-year-old male with a nasal cavity mass extending into the anterior cranial fossa...
February 6, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110467/an-overview-of-autosomal-dominant-tumour-syndromes-with-prominent-features-in-the-oral-and-maxillofacial-region
#19
REVIEW
Robert A Kennedy, Selvam Thavaraj, Salvador Diaz-Cano
Several autosomal dominant inherited tumour syndromes demonstrate prominent features in the oral and maxillofacial region. Although multiple organ systems are frequently involved, the target organs more frequently affected are the skin (nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, Brooke-Spiegler syndrome, Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome and Muir-Torre syndrome), gastrointestinal tract (Peutz-Jegher syndrome and Gardner syndrome) or endocrine system (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b and hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumour syndrome)...
January 21, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074344/multiple-oral-mucosal-hamartomas-in-a-34-year-old-female
#20
Jeffrey A Elo, Ho-Hyun Sun, Joel M Laudenbach, Hardev M Singh
A case of Cowden syndrome (CS) is described in a 34-year-old African American female who reported a history of breast and thyroid malignancies. Clinical examination demonstrated multiple soft, white-pink papules across multiple mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity. Microscopy of the lesions revealed hyperkeratotic surface squamous epithelium with papillomatosis and acanthosis along with elongated rete processes. A genomic polymerase chain reaction direct sequencing using the patient's blood was positive for mutations of the PTEN gene typical of CS...
January 10, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
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