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Mohamed M S - - 2002
Surgeons are frequently called upon to perform temporal artery biopsy in patients suspected of having temporal arteritis. In this study, we have attempted to identify clinical and laboratory features that may predict the results of temporal artery biopsy for the diagnosis of temporal arteritis. The medical records of patients undergoing ...
Jaroszewski D E - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) is a rare variant of malignant melanoma. A better understanding of the clinical course of DM will impact on its treatment. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 59 patients with DM seen at the Mayo Clinics Scottsdale and Rochester since 1985. RESULTS: Thirty-seven (63%) patients ...
Adegboye V O - - 2001
This is a review of our experience with anterior mediastinotomy (AM) in the diagnosis and evaluation of diseases of the mediastinum and lung. Thirty consecutive patients who had AM between 1984 and 1999 were retrospectively studied. The mean age of patients was 28 +/- 6.5 years. There were 22 males ...
Gerber S - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: Management of patients with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) remains controversial. We chose to repeat the Pap smear after four months. If ASCUS persisted in this second test, the patient was advised to undergo colposcopy. Our objective is to determine the clinical significance and the prediction of ...
Winslow J L - - 2001
This report reviews the literature pertaining to collagenous gastritis and describes the clinicopathologic evolution of this disease in a patient during a 12-year period. We examined 109 biopsy specimens of gastric mucosa from 19 different endoscopic procedures for the severity and distribution of collagenous gastritis in a single patient. Assessments ...
Davis S E - - 2001
We report a case of a 19-year-old female with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) who was diagnosed with a juvenile fibdroadenoma of the breast. The patient presented at age 18 with primary amenorrhea. She had been raised as a female and went through thelarche at age 13 and adrenarche at ...
Lee-Wing M W - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of lacrimal sac pathology in patients undergoing dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) for primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO). DESIGN: Observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred sixty-six patients with symptoms of PANDO. METHODS: A total of 202 lacrimal sac biopsies were obtained from 166 patients undergoing external DCR ...
Sudbø J - - 2001
The majority of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) are preceded by visible changes in the oral mucosa, most often white patches. Although the histological finding of dysplasia in oral white patches signals increased risk of developing OSCC, this may also occur in non-dysplastic lesions. However, no reliable markers exist to ...
Sharma P - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The yield of intestinal metaplasia (IM) with randomly obtained biopsy specimens in patients with short lengths of columnar-appearing mucosa in the distal esophagus is low (30%-50%). Vital staining would be beneficial if it identified more patients with short-segment Barrett's esophagus (SSBE). Our aim was to compare the confirmation of ...
Iacobuzio-Donahue C A - - 2001
Colchicine is an alkaloid with antimitotic ability used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Colchicine toxicity can result in multiorgan failure and death. The histopathologic features of colchicine toxicity in gastrointestinal biopsies have not been reported. Twenty-one gastrointestinal mucosal biopsies obtained from nine patients receiving oral colchicine therapy were ...
Brogi E - - 2001
We analyzed the frequency and anatomic distribution of atypical cystic lobules (ACLs) in patients whose index biopsy specimen contained lobular neoplasia (LN). Thirty of 54 patients (56%) had ACLs in their index biopsy specimen. Five of the patients whose index biopsy lacked ACLs underwent an additional biopsy, and 4 of ...
Wong S F - - 2001
Most reports on histopathological findings of postmenopausal bleeding were published before hysteroscopy was widely used. Recent studies have shown that hysteroscopic examination is better than dilatation and curettage alone in detecting intrauterine pathology. The aim of this study is to assess histopathological findings of patients presented with postmenopausal bleeding after ...
Gossot D D Thoracic Department, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France. - - 2001
An intrathoracic mass persists after completion of treatment in 20% of the patients treated for Hodgkin's disease (HD) or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Gallium scan and positron emission tomography allow for diagnosis in most cases. However, in some patients, a pathologic examination of the residual mass (RM) is required. The aim ...
Dunn T S - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of colposcopy of the uterine cervix in pregnant patients with minimally abnormal Papanicolaou smears. METHODS: Two hundred, indigent, pregnant patients with atypical cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) or low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LGSIL) on Papanicolaou smear underwent colposcopy and endocervical evaluation. Directed biopsies were performed ...
Goldstein N S - - 2001
We studied small bowel biopsy specimens with architecturally normal villi from 78 adult patients with potential gluten sensitivity (GS) and correlated them with outcome to characterize morphologic features that would allow a pathologist to suggest GS. No patient had a previous GS diagnosis. Twelve study patients had GS. The mean ...
Peloro T M - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDMS) have variable initial presentations. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to evaluate the epidemiology trends, presenting clinical features, laboratory data, and outcome of patients with JDMS. METHODS: A total of 16 patients were identified at Geisinger Medical Center by a 30-year retrospective chart review. RESULTS: Sex ...
Dueholm M - - 2001
BACKGROUND: To combine findings of normal mid-line echoes from TVS (trans-vaginal sonography) with cut-off levels for endometrial thickness, in order to examine the associated risk of abnormalities in the uterine cavity. DESIGN AND SETTING: Two center prospective study at a university clinic and a central hospital in Denmark. PARTICIPANTS: Three ...
Saw H S - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine guidelines for management of CIN1 by evaluating its natural history. METHODS: One hundred fifty-eight patients were diagnosed with CIN1 had colposcopy follow-up with or without cytology every three months. RESULTS: Colposcopically directed biopsy confirmed progression to CIN2 or CIN3 in 17 of 158 (10.7%) patients, persistence of ...
Abramovich C M - - 2001
There is little information in the literature regarding the usefulness of ultrastructural examination of axillary skin biopsies in the evaluation of metabolic diseases. This is a retrospective clinicopathologic review of 143 patients who underwent axillary skin biopsies as part of evaluations for metabolic disease. Twenty-three (16%) had abnormalities, classified as ...
Wisawasukmongchol W - - 2001
We reported our experience and results of diagnostic hysteroscopy performed on 294 patients between June 1994 and May 2000 at the Gynecologic Endoscopy Unit, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. Diagnostic hysteroscopy was performed successfully in 286 patients (97.3%), allowing thorough inspection of the uterine cavity. Cervical dilatation was required in 146 ...
Hunter D C - - 2001
Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common gynaecological symptom. Whilst most patients have benign disease, thorough investigation is necessary, particularly in the peri- and post-menopausal woman. Hysteroscopy with directed biopsy of suspicious lesions is the gold standard investigation but it is invasive and is not offered in all units as an ...
Tambouret R - - 2001
Histiocytes in cervicovaginal smears from peri- or postmenopausal women have been viewed as a potential indicator of endometrial neoplasia, but recent studies have refuted that view. This study further defines the clinical significance of such findings. All cervical smears were selected from women (< or = 50 yr) in whom ...
Mander B J - - 2001
The records of all patients who had a C3 result on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) over a 3-year period were reviewed. Clinical and mammographic findings at presentation were correlated with histopathological diagnosis. Of 43 patients, 32 patients underwent excision biopsy. Histology was benign in 25 patients, eight patients had ...
Wahedna Y - - 2001
A proportion of women thought to have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on mammography and a core biopsy showing DCIS only, in fact have an invasive focus on surgical excision. This study aims to identify the percentage of such patients who harbour an invasive focus and to ascertain features which ...
Dave U - - 2001
BACKGROUND: If areas of specialized intestinal metaplasia (SIM) or dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus can be identified at endoscopy, the number of biopsies could be reduced and the sensitivity of biopsy surveillance would increase. It has been suggested that methylene blue (MB) dye staining may be useful for this purpose. METHODS: ...
Corcoran G M - - 2001
We retrospectively compared 81 temporal artery biopsy specimens demonstrating perivascular inflammation without evidence of temporal arteritis and 76 specimens demonstrating no inflammation. Patients with perivascular inflammation included 43 women (mean age, 71.2 years). Nineteen patients met the 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for the diagnosis of temporal arteritis. ...
Khumalo N P - - 2001
A questionnaire was used to assess the use of vulval punch biopsies with regard to patient acceptance, complications and relevance to management in patients attending the Oxford vulval clinic over a period of 1 year. All were satisfied with the reasons given for the biopsy. The majority (70%) found the ...
Chhieng D C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Glandular atypia in Papanicolaou (Pap) smears from postmenopausal women is encountered frequently. This finding can be the result of artifactual alterations such as drying artifacts and inflammatory changes or may represent a squamous or glandular, preneoplastic or neoplastic process. Therefore, it is important to determine the clinical implication of ...
Gunen H - - 2001
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Preoperative detection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) metastasis to the main carina and upper-lobe carina can alter the operative approach, preclude further staging procedures, and save many patients from thoracotomy. This study assessed whether bronchoscopic forceps biopsy of the normal-appearing main carina and upper-lobe carina (blind ...
Steinfeld S - - 2001
Patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) suffer from deficient secretion of saliva due to an autoimmune destruction of salivary glands, however, glandular dysfunction also occurs without destruction. Based upon its abnormal distribution in SS salivary glands, a potential role for the water channel protein aquaporin-5 (AQP5) is proposed in the pathogenesis ...
Valenzano M - - 2001
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION: Our purpose was to evaluate if, during tamoxifen treatment, hysterosonography may increase diagnostic accuracy when compared with transvaginal ultrasonography and to identify, when and in how many cases, further biopsies may be avoided. METHODS: We performed transvaginal utrasound in 310 asymptomatic women under tamoxifen treatment, using 8 ...
Kudela M - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: The penetration of distention medium into the peritoneal cavity as well as directly into the bloodstream via injured endometrial vessels occurs in a great proportion of patients at hysteroscopy (HSC). This may cause potential risk of dissemination of the malignant cells of endometrial cancer patients. To evaluate the real ...
Hemelt B A. - - 2001
The objective of this study was to review a 5-year experience with atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance (AGUS) on Papanicolaou smear and to use the information to devise a triage method for patients presenting with this abnormality. Our Papanicolaou smear database was used to identify patients who were found ...
Gregori A - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To critically evaluate the accuracy of sextant biopsies in predicting Gleason score and the site of tumor location in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer treated by radical perineal prostatectomy. METHODS: The case records of 289 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer who underwent radical perineal prostatectomy were reviewed, ...
Bonda PLF - - 2001
Lichen ruberplanus, contact allergy and hypersensitivity can be linked to oral exposure to metals released from metal alloys commonly used in dentistry. In this context neutron activation analysis was developed for the microdetermination of 36 elements in oral mucosa biopsies of two patients affected by lichen ruber planus and of ...
Vince A - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been shown to be the major risk factor for the development of cervical carcinoma, the second most common cancer among women worldwide. Cervical cytology has been the main screening tool for detection of premalignant lesions in last 50 years. OBJECTIVE: The utility of a molecular ...
Rabah R - - 2001
The aim of this study was to determine whether viral type (HPV-6 vs. HPV-11) could predict the clinical course of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in children. Viral typing, using the polymerase chain reaction, was performed on laryngeal biopsies of 61 patients treated at Children's Hospital of Michigan. HPV-6 was detected in ...
Tabata T - - 2001
Dilatation and curettage was performed under anesthesia in outpatients in 1,837 patients aged over 26 with a history of abnormal uterine bleeding not associated with pregnancy or ovulation. Fifty-one (2.8%) patients were found to have malignant disease. Of these, 47 patients had endometrial carcinoma. An additional 111 (6.0%) patients were ...
Ouyang R C - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical significance of nondiagnostic small acini showing cellular atypia (atypical small acinar proliferation) in prostatic biopsies of patients with clinical findings suggestive of malignancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Of 331 patients who underwent thin-core biopsy of the prostate over a 30-month period, 21 (6.3%) had atypical histological ...
Schindl M - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To investigate microvessel density in adenomyosis compared to the endometrium in patients with adenomyosis and in normal controls. DESIGN: Uterine paraffin-embedded histologic specimens were immunostained for CD34. The area with the highest microvessel density in adenomyosis and in the endometrium was evaluated. All microvessels in a specific field of ...
Nisbet A P - - 2000
To assess the use of a prototype vacuum assisted biopsy device on a standard upright mammography unit, using a slightly modified digital stereotactic add-on component. A group comprised of 42 sequential patients, who had been recalled from an asymptomatic mammographic screening programme, were studied. All 42 were recalled for assessment ...
Mohammad M M - - 2000
Fifty patients with scabies were included in this study. Clinical, parasitological and histopathological study of all patients was done. P-53 expression was examined, using immunohistochemical techniques. Biopsies of nodular scabies showed atypical changes in the epidermis, the dermis showed dense inflammatory infiltrate. Focal positivity for P-53 have been demonstrated which ...
Sierra C - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: Extra-laryngeal head and neck tuberculosis is exceptional. Therefore, a retrospective multicenter study in patients with head and neck tuberculosis, excluding solitary lymphadenitis and laryngeal locations was carried out. METHODS: We reviewed the patients with these features and tuberculosis confirmation by culture and/or histologic granuloma with presence of acid-fast bacilli ...
Ikram M - - 2000
Controversy continues to attend the routine histologic examination of tonsillectomy specimens. We performed a retrospective evaluation of 400 tonsil specimens removed from 200 patients. We found that 68.3% of the specimens contained reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, 13.5% had follicular hyperplasia, 10.0% represented acute or chronic tonsillitis, and 7.5% were normal. Only ...
Williams F S - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hysterectomy vs. cone biopsy in HIV seropositive patients with carcinoma in situ of the cervix (CIS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study of all HIV seropositive patients diagnosed with carcinoma in situ of the cervix from 1989 to 1995. A control ...
Dursun D - - 2000
AIMS: To assess ocular surface changes in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), to compare the results with the degree of corneo-conjunctival calcium deposits, and to determine whether precipitation of calcium salts predisposes ocular surface modifications. METHODS: Impression cytology from 50 CRF patients on regular haemodialysis and 22 age and ...
Gerber B - - 2000
PURPOSE: To study the value of transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) in endometrial screening of postmenopausal breast cancer patients treated with tamoxifen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 247 tamoxifen-treated (20 to 30 mg/d for >/= 2 years) women and 98 controls, the endometrium was prospectively followed-up by means of TVS every 6 months ...
Yu G H - - 2000
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is an effective tool in evaluating the cause of lymphadenopathy. While the morphologic diagnosis of a reactive lymphoid proliferation is common in younger patients, this diagnosis should be made carefully in older patients (those over the age of 50 yr) in light of the facts that such ...
O'Connor J A - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) may manifest a variety of nonspecific symptoms and must be suspected in the patient who undergoes solid organ transplantation. Common sites of occurrence include the gastrointestinal tract, the central nervous system, and lymphoid tissue of the oral pharynx, mediastinum, and mesentery. The large incidence of ...
Wallace M B - - 2000
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We conducted a study to assess the potential of light-scattering spectroscopy (LSS), which can measure epithelial nuclear enlargement and crowding, for in situ detection of dysplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus. METHODS: Consecutive patients with suspected Barrett's esophagus underwent endoscopy and systematic biopsy. Before biopsy, each site ...
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