Alberto G. Ayala

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The clinical records and histopathologic features in 26 cases of extraskeletal osteosarcoma (ESOS) diagnosed at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) between 1950 and 1987 were reviewed. Presentation was usually that of an enlarging soft tissue mass. The thigh (11 cases), upper extremity/shoulder girdle (three cases), and retroperitoneum (three cases) were(More)
Extranodal follicular dendritic cell (FDC) sarcoma of the head and neck region is uncommon, with 16 well-documented cases previously reported (four in the tonsil, four in the pharynx, two in the palate, five in the soft tissue, and one in the thyroid). We here report an additional three cases of extranodal FDC sarcoma in the tonsil (two cases) and pharynx(More)
Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is an uncommon tumor. The authors report the clinicopathologic findings in a series of 22 cases. Fifteen men and 7 women were studied; their ages ranged from 51 to 87 years (mean, 62.4 years). The most frequent presentation was hematuria (94.4%). At diagnosis, three patients had Stage B disease, six had Stage C,(More)
Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma is a rare and newly described type of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with a relatively indolent behavior. However, its histogenetic origin or line of differentiation remains unclear. Twelve cases of mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma were identified and retrieved from the files of 3 institutions. Detailed(More)
We report a study of seven men, aged 16 to 76 years (average age, 47.4 years) with granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the testis. Three patients presented with testicular enlargement of several years' duration and a fourth presented with a testicular enlargement of unknown duration. The tumors in three patients were detected during routine physical examination.(More)
Clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma (CCP-RCC) has recently been recognized as a distinct subtype of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) due to its unique morphologic, immunohistochemical, and genetic features and indolent clinical behavior. However, the incidence of this tumor in a nephrectomy series for renal mass has not been fully investigated. Twelve cases(More)
We present an unusual renal tumor, which has not been classified under a known subtype of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and characteristically shows similar histology to thyroid follicular carcinoma. The patient was a 32-year-old asymptomatic woman who was found to have a kidney mass during her annual physical examination. She had no lesions in the thyroid(More)
Eighteen cases of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urinary bladder containing a micropapillary component (MPC) (> 90%, three cases; 50-90%, nine cases; < 50%, six cases) are presented. The patients' mean age was 66.6 years (range, 47-81 years) with a male predominance (male-to-female ratio of 5:1). The MPC was part of the surface noninvasive TCC in(More)
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs), rare in extrapleural sites, can present difficulties in diagnosis at these locations. From the files of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, we accessed 24 cases of extrapleural SFT (14 females, 10 males, ages 19 to 85 yr) obtained for clinical, histologic, immunohistochemical, and follow-up findings. Tumor locations included(More)