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The association between aplastic crisis and human parvovirus (HPV) B19 infection has been described in patients with hereditary spherocytosis (HS). Most cases of aplastic crisis in patients with HS induced by HPV B19 have been reported in children and adolescents. In this paper, we describe an aplastic crisis induced by HPV B19 in the 34 year old female as(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the time dependent changes of microcirculation in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions during degradable starch microsphere (DSM)-TACE using contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 48 CEUS examinations were performed (1-5 MHz, convex probe) in 6 selected patients who underwent DSM-TACE with EmboCept®S(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the reliability of elastography, a new ultrasonographic method, for delineating thermal lesion boundaries in porcine liver tissue by comparing lesion dimensions determined by real-time elastography with the findings at gross pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 15 thermal lesions with diameters ranging from 17 to 60 mm were(More)
Cathepsin D, a protease with the capability of degrading matrix proteins, is implicated in the process of breast and colorectal cancer invasion and metastasis. Biochemical studies in laryngeal cancer have shown a potential prognostic significance of cathepsin D content determination. We studied immunohistochemical positivity of cathepsin D in tumor(More)
The coexistence of chronic lymphocytic (CLL) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the same patient has only been reported occasionally. Most of these cases represent the patients who developed CLL during the course of CML. Reviewing the literature, only a few cases of simultaneous occurrence of CLL and CML were found. Here we represent a previously healthy(More)
A wide spectrum of diseases including reactive processes, infections, lymphomas and metastatic tumors can cause enlargement of lymph nodes. The present study on 4062 patients with lymphadenopathy was conducted in the Department of Cytology, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center, Zagreb, during a 10-year period. Of 4062 patients with lymphadenopathy,(More)
Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare neuroendocrine neoplasm that arises from the parafollicular C cells that produce calcitonin, a hormone essential for the regulation of calcium metabolism. It accounts for 4%-10% of all thyroid cancers. In most cases (75%-80%), it is sporadic, while in other cases it is part of the multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocitic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) is low-grade malignant lymphoprolipheration, that has tendency to convert to a higher-grade neoplasm over time. More common is the development of a diffuse large cell lymphoma or transformation into prolymphocytic cell population. In rare cases, 0.1-0.5% of patients develop multiple myeloma(More)
The main purpose of thyroid FNA (fine needle aspiration) is to separate malignant and possibly malignant nodules from benign thyroid lesions. Every patient with thyroid nodule is a candidate for FNA. Before a decision to perform an FNA, a complete history, a physical examination directed to the thyroid and cervical lymph nodes, a serum thyrotropin level,(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of focal changes in solid abdominal organs. A total of 1084 aspirates from intra-abdominal organs including liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys obtained by ultrasound (US) guidance during a 10-year period were included in the study. The smears were(More)