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Gephardt G N - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To develop a multi-institutional reference database of extraneous tissue (contaminants) in surgical pathology. DESIGN: In 1994, participants in the College of American Pathologists Q-Probes quality improvement program performed prospective and retrospective evaluations of extraneous tissue found in surgical pathology microscopic sections for a period of 4 weeks or until ...
Ikeda K - - 1996
A 57-year-old woman showed progressive sensory aphasia as an initial symptom, and then developed total aphasia within 6 years and, finally, severe dementia. Neuropathologically, the cerebral cortex was most severely affected in the superior and transverse temporal gyri, and subsequently in the inferior frontal gyrus, especially in the pars opercularis. ...
Pantoni L - - 1996
The eponym "Binswanger's disease" is frequently used to indicate a form of vascular dementia characterized by white matter rarefaction and lacunar infarcts; however, it is difficult to find any consistency between this picture and the single case reported by Binswanger in 1894, which was vaguely defined both clinically and pathologically, ...
Gerbino P G PG - - 1996
PURPOSE: The etiology of pathological media plica of the knee is unknown. We describe two cases of large, torn medial plicae. The cases help understand the etiology and avoid diagnostic pitfalls. CASE SUMMARY: Two patients with medial knee pain and pseudolocking were found to have "bucket-handle" tears of the large ...
Mitsias P - - 1996
Fabry's disease (FD) is a rare, sex-linked disorder resulting from alpha-galactosidase deficiency. Cerebrovascular complications have been reported in the literature but have not been systematically analyzed. We report 2 patients and review 51 previously reported cases (descriptive meta-analysis) to clarify the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features. The average age at ...
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The Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP) has named several committees to develop recommendations regarding the content of the surgical pathology report for common malignant tumors. A committee of individuals with special interest and expertise write the recommendations, and they are reviewed and approved by the council ...
Noble M A - - 1996
To determine the ability of microbiology laboratories to perform and to report urine colony counts. Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing program participants received stabilized simulated urine samples. Laboratories were asked to perform the appropriate test and report results. One hundred and nine clinical microbiology laboratories in British Columbia, Alberta and Nova ...
Richardson H - - 1996
Assessment of urine bacteriology practice in Ontario regarding appropriateness of quantification and the accuracy and Système International d'Unités (SI) conformity in the reporting of results. A simulated urine specimen with Escherichia coli at a target of 100×10 colony forming units (CFU)/L was submitted to licensed Ontario bacteriology laboratories. Data on ...
Balus L - - 1996
We describe a patient with granulomatous slack skin (GSS) who has been followed for 15 years and present clinical, histological, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, cytogenetic, and molecular findings. The clinical and pathological aspects of the 20 cases of GSS reported in the recent literature are reviewed and compared with those of the ...
Neri I - - 1996
The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of inflammatory phenomena and elastic fiber phagocytosis in mid-dermal elastolysis. The pathological and ultrastructural features of 5 Caucasian female patients (ranging from 26 to 40 years) with acquired diffuse asymptomatic areas of skin wrinkling have been reviewed. The clinical features ...
Attanoos R L - - 1996
This questionnaire based study compared the interpretation, use and preferences, among pathologists and surgeons, of descriptive phrases found in surgical reports. The results show that there is a wide variation in individual interpretation of phrases in both groups. The frequency of usage of phrases by pathologists and preference for phrases ...
Gertz H J - - 1996
The neuropathological staging model proposed by Braak and Braak (1991) implies that the evolution of neurofibrillary pathology follows a predictable sequence and can be ordered in a regular regional hierarchy. A total of 42 cases of an elderly population sample, which had been prospectively clinically assessed, were examined. Clinical diagnosis ...
Santamaría G - - 1996
We report an intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt (IPVS) detected by ultrasound in an asymptomatic newborn. The lesion, which was further documented using color Doppler ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), had almost totally disappeared 6 months later without any treatment. Intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunts (IPVS) are uncommon and their etiology ...
D'Angelo G - - 1995
Excluding the most frequent pathologies that cause hypereosinophilia, we report a case of a patient with hyperleukocytosis and marked hypereosinophilia that showed morphological abnormalities in conjunction with cytochemical pathologic aspects. Physical examination, laboratory results and cytochemical abnormalities induced us, although a normal karyotype, to consider the possibility of eosinophilic leukaemia.
Herzberg A J - - 1995
A 10-year review of the surgical pathology files of the Department of Pathology at Naples Community Hospital (Naples, FL, U.S.A.) revealed 10 cases of Dirofilaria tenuis and one of Dirofilaria ursi infection. The review consisted of only those lesions for which the pathologists had recorded the presence of a worm ...
Sasaki M - - 1995
We report a case of idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) with unusual liver pathology. The liver showed changes similar to these previously reported in IPH and, in addition, we observed the unusual features of prolapse of hepatocytes into portal tracts and also into the subendothelial space of hepatic veins. Hepatocyte prolapse ...
Basarab T - - 1995
We report a case of bullosis diabeticorum with blisters confined to the lower legs and feet. Histology of a lesion demonstrated a bulla at the dermo-epidermal junction, and ultrastructural studies confirmed the split to be at the level of the lamina lucida which we propose is the site of the ...
Alhan E - - 1995
We report a case of solitary extramedullary plasmocytoma of the breast in a 85 year old woman. This is the third case of solitary breast plasmocytoma in the world's literature. This disorder is very rare and it was associated with a serum monoclonal protein. A similar case is presented and ...
Boedts D - - 1995
Myringitis granulosa is a rare, localized, chronic inflammation of the lateral surface of the tympanic membrane, characterized by the development and persistence of granulation tissue over the involved area. The clinical and pathologic features of the disease are described, different etiopathogenic possibilities proposed, the literature reviewed and a strategy for ...
Tosti A - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Whether idiopathic atrophy of the nails (IAN) should be considered a separate entity or a clinical variant of nail lichen planus is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: We report here the pathological study of 2 patients with IAN. METHODS: Our patients had similar clinical features consisting of severe nail atrophy with ...
Fanti P A - - 1994
Nail pathology shares some common features with skin pathology, but it also has its own peculiar aspects. The anatomical and physiological characteristics of the nail unit probably play a major role in determining these pathological differences. Although the presence of keratohyaline granules is a normal feature of the skin, there ...
Brugger P - - 1994
The "feeling of a presence" is the distinct awareness of the physical presence of somebody in the near extracorporeal space. Although fairly frequently confined to one side of the body, systematic documentation of the lateralization of the phenomenon has not yet been attempted. A brief tabular summary of 11 cases ...
Troxel D B - - 1994
The authors present the results of a review of 53 pathology malpractice claims and incident reports. The review was conducted by The Doctors Company in 1989 and 1992. Many of the claims fell into broad diagnostic categories that suggested common underlying problems. These categories include malignant lymphoma, malignant melanoma, breast ...
Waller P A - - 1994
We describe 2 cases of diffuse fasciitis with eosinophilia (DFE) associated with prolonged exposure to the industrial solvent trichloroethylene (TCE). The medical and personal histories, examinations, and laboratory and pathological investigations were reviewed and summarized. The 2 case reports, representing the first and 2nd cases of DFE associated with TCE, ...
Snow J L - - 1994
Lipomembranous (membranocystic) changes represent a distinctive form of pathology in adipose tissue. Although first described in the rare neurodegenerative disorder now called Nasu-Hakola disease, this change has also been observed in a variety of relatively common inflammatory and noninflammatory dermatoses. We report three cases of morphea associated with marked lipomembranous ...
De Bruin V M - - 1994
We have reviewed 90 patients from the literature with histopathological features compatible with currently accepted criteria for the diagnosis of the Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome (SROS). Only 62 patients (69%) had clinically definite SROS based on the criteria of Maher and Lees. Neurofibrillary degeneration of subcortical structures with involvement of the internal ...
Ferlito A - - 1994
This study details the clinicopathologic features of 62 cases of laryngeal paraganglioma (LP), including 54 acceptable cases identified in the literature (although clinical information is lacking on 7 of these) and 8 previously unpublished cases identified from the Registry of Otolaryngic-Endocrine Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Demographic ...
Golbe L I - - 1993
The few previously reported patients with familial parkinsonism and Lewy-body pathology in the substantia nigra displayed a variety of clinical and pathologic syndromes. We now describe a family with very slowly progressive Parkinson's disease (PD) that has, in most cases, responded poorly to levodopa and includes subjective visual difficult. Four ...
Safrin R E - - 1993
This article describes a 1-year study undertaken to evaluate the cost and effectiveness of a surgical pathology quality assurance system in which a second pathologist routinely reviews (before release of the report) all surgical pathology cases requiring microscopic sections. The study included 5,397 cases. Fourteen discrepancies of potential clinical significance ...
Porter-Grenn L - - 1993
Hallervorden-Spatz disease presents with relentless mental and physical deterioration. Pathologically there is abnormal iron deposition in the globi pallidi, substantia nigra, and red nuclei. A spectrum of abnormal basal ganglia signal intensities have been described on MRI. A pediatric case with low signal intensity in the globi pallidi and substantia ...
Bell J E - - 1993
The historical aspects and classification of human spongiform encephalopathies are reviewed and the newer concept of 'prion dementias' is explored. Guidelines for safe laboratory and autopsy handling of spongiform encephalopathy tissues are outlined: this includes an update on strategies which are currently thought to be effective in decontamination. A wide ...
Parry-Jones B - - 1993
Current theories suggest that there is a relatively frequent association of self-mutilative behaviour with eating disorders, particularly with the modern binge-purge syndrome, bulimia nervosa. In order to consider this association on a historical dimension, 25 bulimic cases, reported from the late 17th to the late 19th century, were investigated. These ...
Schwartz S L - - 1993
A 6 1/2-year-old boy presented with a painless, white pearly nodule on the glans penis. Wedge excision was performed and pathological examination revealed a benign-appearing, well demarcated nodule confined to the corpus spongiosum. Histological examination revealed a peculiar multinodular myofibroblastic proliferation centered around the vessels within the penis. He has ...
Rajput A H - - 1993
Early recognition of the prognosis in parkinsonism is important for both the management and studies aimed at preventing progression of disease. Less favorable prognosis is reported in early-onset postural instability and gait difficulty (PIGD) than in the tremor-onset cases, but the reasons for this are unknown. In 70 autopsy-verified cases, ...
Crozier W J - - 1993
As the range of yeasts and filamentous fungi reported to cause onychomycosis has increased, uncommon genera or species have appeared in the literature. Candida zeylanoides is an example of a yeast rarely involved in human pathology. Between 1989 and 1991, two cases of onychomycosis due to this yeast were encountered ...
Pillarisetti S G - - 1993
Since it is believed that "a picture is worth a thousand words," incorporation of computer-generated line art was used as a adjunct to gross description in surgical pathology reporting in selected cases. The lack of an integrated software program was overcome by using commercially available graphic and word processing software. ...
Awad I A - - 1992
The potential role of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in clinical neurosurgical practice was evaluated in 150 consecutive patients in an attempt to define clinical situations in which it aided in diagnosis, helped guide treatment options, and/or possibly eliminated the need for conventional catheter angiography. Among patients with nonvascular pathology (n ...
Koide H - - 1992
The so-called "borderline cases" are classified nowadays into Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD) according to DSM-III-R. We discussed them as follows: The common pathology to them is their imaginary relationship to the object of identification. The difference between them is the distance from patients to their ...
Dondalski M - - 1992
We have reported a case in which breast biopsy was done to study suggestive microcalcifications that were confirmed by specimen radiography but were not evident with standard light microscopy. Examination of the specimen under polarized light revealed calcium oxalate crystals. Awareness of this potential pitfall should minimize the number of ...
Littles J F JF - - 1992
Paratesticular liposarcoma is extremely rare. Only 41 cases have been reported in the literature. This article reports two cases, reviews the literature, discusses the pathology, and proposes the use of combined surgery and radiation therapy in selected cases.
Sathi S - - 1992
A cavernous angioma of the posterior fossa dura was discovered incidentally on neuroimaging studies. The clinical and pathologic features of this lesion are described. Although it has been reported to arise in the posterior fossa and the tentorium cerebelli, we present the first case of such a malformation arising from ...
Harry B - - 1992
The author reviewed the literature concerning the effect of criminals' current psychopathology on their explanations about their crimes. He then studied 100 incarcerated men, examining the associations between their explanations and various historically documented aspects of psychopathy. Previously and independently documented patterns of pathological lying, lack of remorse or guilt, ...
Chao Y - - 1992
Clinically, idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) is characterized by overt splenomegaly with pancytopenia, portal hypertension and relatively mild abnormalities in liver function tests. Although its etiology is still undetermined, the liver pathology is characterized by occlusive changes of the intrahepatic portal radicles, portal and periportal fibrosis, irregularly distributed parenchyma atrophies and ...
Mochizuki A - - 1992
Argentophilic intracytoplasmic glial inclusions were recently reported in olivo-ponto-cerebellar atrophy (OPCA). We examined the brains of 3 cases of OPCA [2 with striato-nigral degeneration (SND) and 1 without SND], 1 case of pure autonomic failure (PAF) without pathology of OPCA or SND, as well as 36 controls including 2 cases ...
Tzaan W C - - 1992
Intraventricular neurocytoma, a newly identified disease entity with probably not so rare incidence, has several distinctive clinico-pathological characteristics. Four cases are presented. As in the other cases reported in the literature [1-7], the characteristic features are young age, location close to the junction of the septum pellucidum and foramen of ...
Canaveris G - - 1992
We undertook a retrospective study of the natural history, clinical significance, prognosis, associated conduction disturbances, and pathology, as well as flying fitness qualification of 247 cases of left anterior hemiblock (LAH), detected in a presumably healthy population of 8,915 male individuals engaged in civilian flying activities (prevalence: 2.77%). The cases ...
Patil P K - - 1992
A case is presented of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the gluteal region with metastasis to the lung appearing 7 years after wide excision of the primary lesion. The world literature is reviewed. The clinical and pathologic features of dermatofibrosarcoma are reviewed and treatment is discussed, with the aim of emphasizing the ...
Wisneiwski K E - - 1992
We reviewed the clinical and pathological data on 319 neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) cases to determine the degree of variability within the different forms and among and within families. Thirty-six cases (11.3%) were the infantile form; 116 cases (36.3%), late infantile; 163 cases (51.1%), juvenile; and four cases (1.3%), the ...
Soffer D - - 1992
The neuropathological findings in a 6 1/2-year-old boy with glutaric acidemia (GA) are described, and the pathology of 7 additional literature cases is briefly reviewed. Bilateral striatal degeneration and spongy change of the white matter were the salient features in this case and seem to represent the cardinal pathological features ...
Royle S G - - 1992
During a 20-month period, 382 arthroscopies were performed and the type of washout fluid obtained was noted. When a torn meniscus was found, the fluid was macroscopically abnormal in 97.4% of cases. A crystal clear washout was associated with no demonstrable pathology in over half the cases, the remainder having ...
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