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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429716/polyembryoma-of-the-testis-a-report-of-two-cases-dominant-within-mixed-germ-cell-tumors-and-review-of-gonadal-polyembryomas
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Jennifer N Stall, Robert H Young
Two testicular mixed germ cell tumors, from men of 21 and 41 years, in which polyembryoma predominated are described. A literature review uncovered an additional five testicular and nine ovarian cases. One tumor occurred in a 60-year-old man, but all others occurred within the typical age range of gonadal germ cell tumors. One male presented with gynecomastia and one female with sexual precocity, but all otherwise had standard clinical manifestations. These tumors are typically large with non-specific gross features, but a few have a prominent hemorrhagic appearance...
April 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429039/-true-thymic-hyperplasia-differential-diagnosis-of-thymic-mass-lesions-in-neonates-and-children
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C-A Weis, B Märkl, T Schuster, K Vollert, P Ströbel, A Marx
Reactive and neoplastic thymic pathologies are the main considerations in the case of masses in the anterior and middle part of the mediastinum, while neurogenic tumors are predominant in the posterior mediastinum (which are not dealt with here). In neonates and infants, the commonest pathologies in the anterior mediastinum comprise germ cell tumors (mainly teratomas), congenital thymic cysts and true thymic hyperplasia (TTH). In toddlers, teratomas, yolk sac tumors and cysts predominate. In children over 5 years of age, lymphomas are the commonest mass lesions whereas thymomas and thymic carcinomas are rare...
April 20, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423520/prognostic-role-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expressing-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Michal Chovanec, Zuzana Cierna, Viera Miskovska, Katarina Machalekova, Daniela Svetlovska, Katarina Kalavska, Katarina Rejlekova, Stanislav Spanik, Karol Kajo, Pavel Babal, Jozef Mardiak, Michal Mego
PURPOSE: Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are nearly universally curable malignancies. Nevertheless, standard cisplatin-based chemotherapy is not curative in a small subgroup of patients. Previously, we showed that PD-L1 overexpression is associated with worse prognosis in TGCTs, while tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are prognostic in different types of cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of PD-1 and PD-L1 expressing TILs in TGCTs. RESULTS: PD-L1 positive TILs were found significantly more often in seminomas (95...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415994/a-pathological-and-clinical-study-of-706-primary-tumours-of-the-ovary-in-the-largest-tertiary-hospital-in-ghana
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Patrick Kafui Akakpo, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng, Richard Kwasi Gyasi, Solomom Edward Quayson, Simon Naporo, Jehoram Tei Anim
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tumours are a leading cause of death in Ghana. Even though geographical and racial differences exist in the frequency, types and age distribution of primary ovarian tumours, information about the clinical and pathological characteristics of ovarian tumours in Ghana and its neighboring countries is scanty. We determined the frequency, age distribution, histopathological types and clinical features of primary ovarian tumours diagnosed at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana to aid in the management of patients...
April 17, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415950/ovarian-cystectomy-in-the-treatment-of-apparent-early-stage-immature-teratoma
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Ting Zhao, Yan Liu, Xiao Wang, Hao Zhang, Yuan Lu
Objective To investigate the role of ovarian cystectomy in patients with early-stage immature teratoma. Methods A retrospective review was undertaken on patients diagnosed pathologically with immature teratoma and with malignant lesions confined to the ovary. Patients were included if they had been treated between January 1997 and December 2015 at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Relevant demographic and clinical data were retrieved from the medical records. Results Forty-three patients were included in the study; 14 underwent ovarian cystectomy (group 1) and 29 underwent unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (USO; group 2)...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412976/hepatic-population-derived-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-is-effectively-increased-by-selective-removal-of-undifferentiated-stem-cells-using-ym155
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Seok-Jin Kang, Young-Il Park, So-Ryeon Hwang, Hee Yi, Nga Tham, Hyun-Ok Ku, Jae-Young Song, Hwan-Goo Kang
BACKGROUND: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) such as embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are promising target cells for cell regenerative medicine together with recently advanced technology of in-vitro differentiation. However, residual undifferentiated stem cells (USCs) during in-vitro differentiation are considered a potential risk for development of cancer cells and nonspecific lineage cell types. In this study we observed that USCs still exist during hepatic differentiation, consequently resulting in poor quality of the hepatic population and forming teratoma in vivo...
April 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397201/analysis-of-the-factors-determining-the-type-of-surgical-procedure-in-mature-cystic-teratomas
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Alev Özer, Hakan Kıran
OBJECTIVES: It was aimed to evaluate which factors determine the surgical procedure selected by surgeons for cases with mature cystic teratoma (MCT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included 50 cases with histopathologically proven MCT between January 2011 and August 2016 at a tertiary reference hospital. Data related to demographic and clinical characteristics were retrieved from medical records. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was conducted to evaluate the independent factors determining the type of surgical procedure to be applied...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396218/analysis-of-clinical-and-ultrasound-determinants-of-adnexal-torsion-in-children-and-adolescents
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Rebecca Jourjon, Baptiste Morel, Sabine Irtan, Etienne Audureau, Aurore Coulomb-L'Herminé, Michèle Larroquet, Hubert Ducou le Pointe, Eléonore Blondiaux
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the performance of transabdominal ultrasonography (US) for diagnosis of adnexal torsion (AT) in girls and adolescents and evaluate its clinical and US determinants. STUDY DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS AND OUTCOME MEASURES: We retrospectively (2004 to 2014) studied data for girls referred for acute or sub-acute pelvic pain who underwent US and included girls 3 months to 18 years old who underwent surgical exploration and/or clinical and radiological follow-up for at least 3 months...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395800/derivation-and-characterization-of-the-human-embryonic-stem-cell-line-cr-4-differentiation-to-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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John L Mazzilli, Aleksey Y Domozhirov, Stacey L Mueller-Ortiz, Charles A Garcia, Rick A Wetsel, Eva M Zsigmond
The CR-4 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from the inner cell mass of a developing blastocyst. This cell line has been adapted to grow in feeder-free conditions and is especially well-suited for differentiation to retinal pigment epithelium. The line demonstrates a normal human 46,XX female karyotype. Pluripotency was assessed through qRT-PCR for expression of NANOG, OCT-4, and SOX-2. A teratoma assay was performed and results were positive for all three germ layers. Testing for Mycoplasma was negative...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394114/ovarian-teratoma-in-routine-biopsy-material-during-a-five-year-period
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Marina Kos, Jasmina Nikić, Tanja Leniček
Teratomas are tumors derived from germ cells, most frequently arising in the gonads. The aim of this study was to determine the number of ovarian teratomas diagnosed in the routine biopsy material at Ljudevit Jurak Clinical Department of Pathology, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center during a 5-year period, as well as their clinical, gross and microscopic characteristics. Teratomas accounted for 48.6% (n=166) of primary ovarian tumors. The patient mean age was 34.74±12.37 years. Difference in the incidence of teratoma between the left and right ovary was not significant; bilateral teratoma was found in 13 patients...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393187/generation-and-characterization-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-guinea-pig-fetal-fibroblasts
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Yuehong Wu, Ouyang Li, Chengwen He, Yong Li, Min Li, Xiaoming Liu Liu, Yujiong Wang, Yulong He
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) represent an important tool to develop disease‑modeling assays, drug testing assays and cell‑based replacement therapies. The application of iPS in these fields requires the development of suitable animal models. Of the suitable species, guinea pigs are particularly important and offer significant advantages. Successful iPS generation has been accomplished in a number of species; however, it has not been reported in the guinea pig. The present study successfully generated iPS from guinea pigs (giPS) using single polycistronic virus transduction with mouse octamer‑binding transcription factor 4 (Oct4), sex determining region Y‑box 2 (Sox2), Kruppel‑like factor 4 and c‑Myc...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393096/18f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-findings-of-gliomatosis-peritonei-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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J-M Lavoie, F Lacroix-Poisson, L N Hoang, D C Wilson, M J Seckl, A V Tinker
•Gliomatosis peritonei (GP) is a rare benign complication of ovarian teratomas that does not impact overall survival.•GP exhibits high 18-F FDG uptake unlike other non-malignant forms of mature teratoma.•The specific characteristics of GP on functional imaging may be used to follow it with active surveillance in select cases.
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392220/modeling-developmental-and-tumorigenic-aspects-of-trilateral-retinoblastoma-via-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Yishai Avior, Elyad Lezmi, Dorit Yanuka, Nissim Benvenisty
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) provide a platform for studying human development and understanding mechanisms underlying diseases. Retinoblastoma-1 (RB1) is a key regulator of cell cycling, of which biallelic inactivation initiates retinoblastoma, the most common congenital intraocular malignancy. We developed a model to study the role of RB1 in early development and tumor formation by generating RB1-null hESCs using CRISPR/Cas9. RB1(-/-) hESCs initiated extremely large teratomas, with neural expansions similar to those of trilateral retinoblastoma tumors, in which retinoblastoma is accompanied by intracranial neural tumors...
March 22, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387938/chick-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-by-the-poly-cistronic-transposon-with-enhanced-transcriptional-activity
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Masafumi Katayama, Takashi Hirayama, Tetsuya Tani, Katsuhiko Nishimori, Manabu Onuma, Tomokazu Fukuda
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell technology lead terminally differentiated cells into the pluripotent stem cells through the expression of defined reprogramming factors. Although iPS cells have been established in a number of mammalian species, including mouse, human, and monkey, studies on iPS cells in avian species are still very limited. To establish chick iPS cells, six factors were used within the poly-cistronic reprogramming vector (PB-R6F), containing M3O (MyoD derived transactivation domain fused with Oct3/4), Sox2, Klf4, c-Myc, Lin28, and Nanog...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384875/sclerosing-pneumocytoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report
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Vasugi Gramani Arumugam, Leena Dennis Joseph, Periyasamy Thangavel, Rajendiran Swaminathan, Ramya Rathinam Sunderaj
Pulmonary Sclerosing Pneumocytoma (PSP) is a rare tumour of the lung and is always benign. Diagnosis is made incidentally following chest X-ray or chest CT scan performed for other clinical conditions. We report a case of PSP in a seven-year-old girl who got admitted for evaluation of an anterior mediastinal mass. Clinically, thought of teratoma or other germ cell tumour the mass was excised and sent for histopathological examination. Grossly, we received a pneumonectomy specimen measuring 13x11x8 cm with a nodular firm grey white lesion in the medial aspect of lower and middle lobe measuring 7...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381471/sox17-regulates-conversion-of-human-fibroblasts-into-endothelial-cells-and-erythroblasts-via-de-differentiation-into-cd34-progenitor-cells
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Lianghui Zhang, Ankit Jambusaria, Zhigang Hong, Glenn Marsboom, Peter T Toth, Brittney-Shea Herbert, Asrar B Malik, Jalees Rehman
Background -The mechanisms underlying the de-differentiation and lineage conversion of adult human fibroblasts into functional endothelial cells have not yet been fully defined. Furthermore, it is not known whether fibroblast de-differentiation recapitulates the generation of multipotent progenitors during embryonic development which give rise to endothelial and hematopoietic cell lineages. Here we established the role of the developmental transcription factor SOX17 in regulating the bi-lineage conversion of fibroblasts via the generation of intermediate progenitors...
April 5, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375941/two-tumors-in-1-what-should-be-the-therapeutic-target-pediatric-germ-cell-tumor-with-somatic-malignant-transformation
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Cecile Faure Conter, Brice Fresneau, Estelle Thebaud, Amandine Bertrand, Frederique Dijoud, Angelique Rome, Cecile Dumesnil, Marie Pierre Castex, Anguella Ghanem, Daniel Orbach
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors with somatic malignant transformation (GCT with SMT) are rare in children and poorly described. Data are missing to determine if therapies should target the GCT, the SMT compound, or both simultaneously. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective national study was conducted in the Société Française des cancers de l'Enfant (SFCE) Centers. Medical records from patients aged 0 to 18 years diagnosed with GCT with SMT between 2000 and 2015 were analyzed...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370831/elevated-preoperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-preoperative-indicator-of-mature-cystic-teratoma-with-malignant-transformation
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Yoshiko Nanki, Tatsuyuki Chiyoda, Fumio Kataoka, Hiroyuki Nomura, Naoki Nakadaira, Naomi Iwasa, Shiho Hashimoto, Hirokazu Arima, Nobuyuki Susumu, Daisuke Aoki
AIM: To examine the usefulness of the neutrophil : lymphocyte (N/L) ratio as a cost-effective and simple diagnostic marker of mature cystic teratoma (MCT) with malignant transformation (MT). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed between 1998 and 2013 of 12 MCT patients with MT and between 2009 and 2013 of 130 patients with benign MCT. Data were collected on age, tumor size, white blood cell count with differential counts, tumor marker levels, and presenting features...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367345/pure-testicular-seminoma-relapsing-late-with-somatic-type-malignancy
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Klaus-Peter Dieckmann, Petra Anheuser, Ralf Gehrckens, Waldemar Wilczak, Guido Sauter, Doris Höflmayer
Background. Somatic type malignancy (STM) occurs in 2% of all germ cell tumours (GCTs). The prognosis is unfavourable and the origin is poorly understood. Pathogenetic hypotheses involve direct transformation of teratoma, origin from totipotent cancer cells, or derivation from yolk sac tumour elements. Case Presentation. A 31-year-old patient was cured from testicular seminoma clinical stage IIc by orchiectomy and cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Nine years later, he experienced a late relapse with a mass sized 5 × 6 cm located at the former metastatic site...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363052/teratoma-of-the-ovary-in-a-free-ranging-japanese-raccoon-dog-nyctereutes-procyonoides-viverrinus
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Hisashi Yoshimura, Masami Yamamoto, Maiko Moriya, Tomohiko Endo, Natsuko Sugiura, Takuya Kato, Yoko Matsuda, Toshiyuki Ishiwata, Hiroshi Kajigaya, Shinji Kamiya
A young adult, female, free-ranging Japanese raccoon dog ( Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) with scabies infection was found dead as a result of traumatic injuries presumed to reflect vehicular trauma. Necropsy showed a large solid mass located on the left ovarian region, occupying a third of the abdominal cavity. Histologically, the mass contained complex tissues derived from three germinal layers, with areas of cuboidal or columnar epithelium, keratinized squamous epithelium, bone, cartilage, and adipose tissue...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
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