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A high resolution allelotype for nonfunctional pancreatic endocrine tumors (NF-PETs) has been generated by microsatellite analysis of DNA from 16 frozen cases, each probed with 394 markers. Two subgroups of NF-PETs were found. Seven cases showed frequent, large allelic deletions [loss of heterozygosity (LOH)] with an average fractional allelic loss (FAL) of(More)
The aim of our study was to define tissue and plasma miRNA signatures, which could potentially serve as diagnostic and prognostic markers in endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC) and to investigate miRNA profiles in regard to clinicopathological characteristics. Tissue and plasma samples were collected from 122 women (77 EEC and 45 controls). Expression(More)
In this report, we describe a case of hitherto unreported primary retroperitoneal acinar cell cystadenoma that morphologically and immunophenotypically resembled pancreatic acinar cell cystadenoma. Pancreatic acinar cell cystadenoma is a very uncommon benign lesion characterized by acinar cell differentiation, the evidence of pancreatic exocrine enzyme(More)
Fibromatosis is the most frequent benign uterine pathology of fertile women, rarely causing anomalous enlargement of the uterus. Traditionally the surgical treatment has been abdominal hysterectomy. However, development of minimally invasive techniques has led to major safeness of the laparoscopic route. We report a case of total laparoscopic hysterectomy(More)
Alterations of mTOR gene expression have been implicated in the pathogenesis of endometrioid endometrial cancer however only few studies explored the cause of increased mTOR activation in this malignancy. miRNAs are small, noncoding RNAs, which were proven to regulated gene expression at the posttranscriptional level. The study aimed to explore deregulation(More)
Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphomas (ALCLs) carry translocations in which the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene is juxtaposed to various genes, the most common of which is the NPM/B23 gene. ALK fusion proteins result in the constitutive activation of ALK tyrosine kinase, thereby enhancing proliferation and increasing cell survival. A direct role for NPM-ALK(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To review our data for any correlation between the severity of endometriosis and lymph node involvement. DESIGN Observational study with control (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING Public medical center. PATIENTS All women who underwent laparoscopic segmental rectal resection for endometriosis at our institution (Sacro(More)
Diaphragmatic endometriosis is a rare entity, often asymptomatic, which has been described only in small series. It is almost always associated with severe pelvic involvement. The most plausible theory about this condition is based on retrograde menstruation and subsequent transportation of viable cells in peritoneal fluid from the pelvis up the right(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To show by case presentation, the potential for endometriosis to infiltrate the somatic nerves causing lower extremity neuropathic pain and to discuss possible surgical remedy and the effectiveness of laparoscopic neurolysis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Pelvic endometriosis may infiltrate the pelvic wall and somatic(More)