Ana Pérez-Vallés

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BACKGROUND Extrapleural Solitary Fibrous tumors (SFTs) have been increasingly reported. The retroperitoneum, deep soft tissues of proximal extremities, abdominal cavity, trunk, head and neck are the most common extraserosal locations reported. Microscopically they show a wide range of morphological features, and so the differential diagnosis is extensive.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine human papillomavirus (HPV) types among cervical smears using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and to contribute to the knowledge of human papillomavirus genotype distribution and prevalence of oncogenic types in cervical lesions in Spain. STUDY DESIGN Consensus PCR and direct s quencing of PCR products (DNA HPV typing) were used in a(More)
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas are uncommon, accounting for only 10% to 15% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas and their classification has been controversial. We report a case of peripheral T-cell lymphoma with angiocentric growth pattern which presented as a paratesticular tumoral nodule in a 47-year-old-man. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from the(More)
AIM To assess the value of immunohistochemistry in discriminating between BRCA1 associated and non-BRCA1 associated breast tumours. METHODS Four commercially available anti-BRCA1 antibodies were used on 45 paraffin wax embedded tumoral samples from patients with (seven of 45) and without (38 of 45) BRCA1 germline mutations. In all patients, the BRCA1 gene(More)
The role of astrocytes in the immune-mediated inflammatory response in the brain is more prominent than previously thought. Astrocytes become reactive in response to neuro-inflammatory stimuli through multiple pathways, contributing significantly to the machinery that modifies the parenchymal environment. In particular, astrocytic signaling induces the(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) among females in the east coast of Spain. A total of 1956 women visiting gynaecology clinics for routine check-ups were included in the study. Swabs were analyzed for HPV DNA by consensus polymerase chain reaction followed by direct sequencing. The overall HPV(More)
A tumor involving cubital nerve was resected and studied; it was classified as an angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE). Immunohistochemical and molecular study was done both to confirm the reactive nature of the process and rule out the presence of clonal T or B cell rearrangement. This lesion has been designated as epitheloid hemangioma(More)
A 59-year-old man presented with a 10-cm x 8-cm tumoral plaque with a superficial nodule in the interscapular region of the back (Fig. 1). The lesion had been growing for 25 years. As a cystic lesion was suspected, the superficial nodule was biopsied. The histopathologic diagnosis was low-grade sarcoma with sclerosis. Two months after the initial biopsy,(More)
CONTEXT Human papillomavirus (HPV) plays a major role in the etiology of many malignancies of diverse localization, such as uterine cervical carcinoma and its precursors. Human papillomavirus sequences have been detected throughout the male lower genitourinary tract, but the role of men as transmitters remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To investigate the(More)
The presence of acantholysis in squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) may rarely be so extreme that, histologically, it mimics a vascular tumour. However, careful histological examination and immunohistochemical study usually lead to the correct diagnosis. We describe such a case to highlight the clinico-pathological features of this rare form of cutaneous(More)