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Four patients with synchronous breast cancer and lymphoma are described. In all cases, the lymphoma was an unexpected finding in the histopathology of the axillary lymph-node dissection. The diagnosis of synchronous malignancies poses challenges for both the diagnosing pathologist and the treating clinician.
We report two cases of atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) that both had the previously unreported feature of neural invasion (one perineural and the other intraneural). AFXs recur in approximately 10% of cases but only rarely metastasize. Features associated with recurrence are inadequate excision and invasion into fat. Features associated with metastasis include… (More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated whether a group of pathologists could reproducibly apply the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (IASLC/ATS/ERS) classification for lung adenocarcinoma to a cohort of stage 1 tumors and whether this architectural classification and/or other parameters… (More)
A 37-year-old patient with type 1 diabetes had been recently diagnosed with collagenous colitis (CC) after sigmoidoscopy. She rapidly progressed from a fortnight of watery diarrhoea, to a malabsorptive state with severe dehydration and acute kidney injury. This necessitated admission to an intensive care unit for emergency dialysis. She was subsequently… (More)
We report the case of an incidental cardiac myxoma that was remarkable for the presence of extensive oncocytic change, a feature that has not be reported previously. The oncocytes most likely represent part of a spectrum of degenerative changes present in the tumor, but the possibility that they are neoplastic is also discussed.
Sclerosing hemangioma (pneumocytoma) is a rare benign lung tumor with uncertain histogenesis but characteristic histology. Reports of the cytopathology of this tumor are even rarer with only a handful of cases in the literature--many of these incorrectly diagnosed by cytology initially. Herein, we describe a case of sclerosing hemangioma diagnosed prima… (More)
We report a case of concomitant Castleman's disease and adult necrotizing aortitis, an association heretofore not reported. A brief discussion of the current state of our understanding of the pathogenesis of aortitis and possible link between these two entities is presented.
We report the case of an immunocompetent 83-year-old man with metastatic neoplastic infiltration of the heart from primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. Death was from cardiopulmonary collapse due to left ventricular failure with features of right ventricular inflow tract obstruction. Metastatic tumours involving the heart rarely originate from… (More)