Ankica Vasilj

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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)
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 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)
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