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CONTEXT To date only 18 patients with aggressive pituitary tumors or carcinomas treated with temozolomide have been reported. Increased expression of O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltranferase (MGMT) has been suggested to predict resistance to temozolomide. OBJECTIVES The objective of the study was to describe the antitumoral efficacy and toxicity of(More)
Pituitary adenomas are currently classified by histological, immunocytochemical and numerous ultrastructural characteristics lacking unequivocal prognostic correlations. We investigated the prognostic value of a new clinicopathological classification with grades based on invasion and proliferation. This retrospective multicentric case-control study(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The pattern of arachidonate acid (AA) transformation in tumor cells has been shown to play a role in determining tumor cell invasiveness. AA is released from membrane phospholipids by cPLA(2). Then it is metabolized into prostaglandins and PGE(2) especially via cyclooxygenase pathways. PGE(2) production seems to be necessary for(More)
Although benign, pituitary adenomas frequently invade adjacent sinuses or recur after first surgery. To date, there is no histological marker predictive of recurrence. Angiogenic factors are candidate markers. Endocan is a proteoglycan secreted by endothelial cells, associated with an aggressive behavior in several tumor types. Endocan expression was(More)
INTRODUCTION Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis induced by viral diseases is a well recognized entity. Severe forms of H5N1 influenza are known to be associated with symptoms very similar to a reactive hemophagocytic syndrome. We report a case of fulminant lymphohistiocytosis associated with the pandemic A (H1N1) variant. CASE PRESENTATION A 42-year-old(More)
INTRODUCTION Mature teratoma represents 60 % of germinal cells tumours of the mediastinum. Most patients with these tumours are asymptomatic, so the neoplasms are usually discovered by accident during routine chest X-ray examination. They have specific and almost pathognomonic radiological features. However, patients can be symptomatic and may present with(More)
Adenoid basal hyperplasia is an underrecognized cervical lesion, resembling adenoid basal carcinoma, except the absence of deep invasion into the stroma. We report a series of 10 cases, all extending less than 1 mm from the basement membrane. Our results support the hypothesis that adenoid basal hyperplasia arises from reserve cells of the cervix. Lesions(More)
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