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The presence and distribution of different neural markers in 30 neuroblastic tumours (neuroblastomas, ganglioneuroblastomas) and 6 non-neuroblastic tumours were investigated by immunocytochemistry. Neuron-specific enolase (NSE), S-100 protein, tyrosine hydroxylase, neurofilaments and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) were localized in 3(More)
The expression of macrophage antigens KP1, Mac, lysozyme, and alpha-1-antichymotrypsin was investigated on routine paraffin sections from 17 cases of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH). All the major clinical forms were represented, including single lesions and monosystemic and multisystemic disease. In all the cases, a variable fraction (3-35%) of LCH(More)
The cases of two children under three years of age with primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma and no associated lung malformations are reported and a review of the literature is presented. In both, complete surgical removal of the tumor was performed and histologic examination revealed embryonal subtype. Flow cytometric assessment showed a tumor-cell diploid(More)
Biopsy specimens of jejunal mucosa from children with coeliac disease (CD) were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and light microscopy (LM) before and after gluten-free diet. The results demonstrate that SEM is more sensitive than LM in documenting early morphological restoration of jejunal mucosa in patients treated with gluten-free diet.
A case of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome associated with Sertoli cell tumor of the testis and bilateral gynecomasty in an 8-year-old boy is described. The authors emphasize the unusual histologic and ultrastructural features of the tumor and discuss the physiopathologic aspects of the present case.
Abnormalities of gut endocrine responses, as well as changes in the number of different endocrine cell types, have been reported convincingly in coeliac patients. Nevertheless, no estimation of total numbers of gut endocrine cells has yet been made in well defined groups of coeliacs. In this study, we have visualised all endocrine cell types in jejunal(More)
The case of a 7-year-old boy presenting at diagnosis with a localized (stage III) Wilms' tumor of favorable histology is presented. Immunocytologic analysis of bone marrow aspirates revealed cells positive for neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) and negative for class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens. These cells were interpreted as(More)