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Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a benign, nonneoplastic, vascular lesion. The main significance of the lesion lies in the fact that it may be mistaken for angiosarcoma. Oral lesions are uncommon and the present paper reports 2 cases of oral IPEH, in different sites. Histologically, the tissue was characterized by papillary fronds(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent pleomorphic adenoma (RPA) is an uncommon and challenging disease. The aim of this study was to determine if there is a difference between RPA and the pleomorphic adenoma (PA) without recurrence related to tumor blood and lymphatic vascularization. Moreover, we compared the microvessel density (MVD) between cell-rich areas (predominance(More)
B cell malignancies are classified according to the postulated differentiation stage of the originating cell. During differentiation, structural and molecular changes occur to support massive processing of immunoglobulin in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of plasma cells at the final stage. When overloaded, the ER generates unfolded proteins and hydrogen(More)
AIMS To assess lymphatic vascular density (LVD) and lymph vessel endothelial proliferation in a series of carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CXPA) that represents the tumour in the different carcinogenesis phases and tumour progression. METHODS In 8 cases of early CXPA (intracapsular and minimally invasive tumours), 8 of advanced CXPA (widely invasive(More)
We analyzed the tumor vascularization in carcinomas ex-pleomorphic adenoma (CXPA) to investigate the angiogenic switch during the malignant transformation of pleomorphic adenoma (PA) to carcinoma and during tumor progression. In eight cases of early CXPA (intracapsular and minimally invasive tumors), eight of advanced CXPA (widely invasive tumors), and ten(More)
Sebaceous carcinoma (SC) is a rare malignancy, affecting mainly the periocular glands. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first English-language report of parotid SC affecting children; two cases are presented. Immunohistochemical studies included 29 different antibodies (15 of these were cytokeratins, CKs). For each case, DNA ploidy status(More)
CD10 is a cell surface peptidase expressed in a wide variety of normal and neoplastic tissues, including breast myoepithelial cells. In salivary glands, expression of CD10 has only been used to identify neoplastic myoepithelial cells of pleomorphic adenomas and myoepithelial carcinomas. However, its accuracy in other salivary tumors with myoepithelial(More)
Fibrosarcoma is a malignant mesenchymal neoplasm of fibroblasts that rarely affects the oral cavity and can cause local recurrences or metastasis. In this article we describe a case of primary fibrosarcoma in the mandible in a 16-year-old girl. Microscopically the tumor showed an intense proliferation of spindle-shaped cells, varying little in size and(More)
AIMS To compare the expression of proteins regulated by hypoxia between adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) with and without high-grade transformation (HGT). METHODS AND RESULTS   In eight ACC-HGT and 18 ACC without HGT, expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1α), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) and(More)
BACKGROUND Graft-vs.-host disease (GVHD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT). The aim of our study was to identify the most relevant histological features for diagnosis of chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease (cGVHD) in oral mucosa and minor salivary glands of 25 patients, as well as to(More)