Andrea Schultheis

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BACKGROUND Despite the frequent occurrence of papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid, no consensus on its malignant potential or its treatment exists. The objective of this study was to analyze the clinicopathological characteristics of a retrospective cohort of consecutive patients with PMC treated in a single institution during a 30-year period and(More)
BACKGROUND Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX), a transmembrane glycoprotein, seems to play a key role in the adaption of tumor cells to hypoxia. This study was designed to investigate the clinical role of CAIX and its association with Her-2 in a large cohort of adeno- (AC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the esophagus and their metastases. METHODS(More)
The human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 gene (HER-2) encodes for a membrane-bound tyrosine kinase (Her-2), which is overexpressed in various human cancers. Her-2-targeted therapy has recently been shown to be beneficial for patients with advanced gastric cancer. Her-2 protein expression was investigated in 341 esophageal carcinomas [152 squamous cell(More)
Raf kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) is an inhibitor of Raf-mediated activation of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase (MEK)-MAP kinase and is considered as an important tumor suppressor. RKIP-expression was investigated retrospectively in 321 esophageal cancers [179 adenocarcinomas (ACs), 142 squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs)]. RKIP-expression was further(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PMCs) has increased sharply and therefore the lack of consensus for treatment has become a clinical dilemma. Our aim was to evaluate a less-radical approach. METHODS This study includes 1,391 patients with PMC treated at a single surgical referral center in the endemic goiter area in Austria.(More)
Recent data provide evidence for an important role of thrombocytes in lymphangiogenesis within human malignant disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of thrombocytes in lymphangiogenesis in human esophageal cancer. Perioperative peripheral blood platelet counts (PBPC) were evaluated retrospectively in 320 patients with esophageal cancer,(More)
For a therapy of the pilonidal sinus there are different surgical and non-surgical methods to be found in literature. In our surgical wing 140 male patients have been operated on this disease from September 1990 to July 1992. 16 cases out of these 140 were re-operations. Using a special surgical technique we applied the excision with a primary closure under(More)
The incidence of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) seems to have increased over the last several decades. Since there is a lack of recent studies in the literature that evaluate this phenomenon on a histological basis, we aimed to assess the incidence of lymphocytic thyroid infiltration (LTI) in our large surgical patient collective over a 31-year period. In our(More)
Current treatment guidelines for follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) recommend total thyroidectomy, lymphadenectomy and radioiodine ablation. Considering the low malignant potential of minimally invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma (MIFTC), a limited radical therapeutic procedure may be adequate. MIFTC is an intensely discussed group of tumors and a review(More)
BACKGROUND There has been great success in the treatment of primary and secondary tumours of the liver using radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy, resulting in this method being used for other solid tumours such as in the lung. However, concerning lung cancer only few data are available about the histomorphological effects of this method. The aim of this(More)