Beata Bode-Lesniewska

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A case of Gorham-Stout disease of the shoulder girdle and cervico-thoracic spine in a 65-year-old woman is described. The patient presented with progressive neurologic symptoms, pain, and deformities of the cervico-thoracic spine as well as of her left shoulder following a traumatic shoulder luxation. Since the patient had a history of uterine carcinoma,(More)
Identification of gene amplifications in human tumors is important for the understanding of tumorigenesis and may lead to discovery of diagnostic and prognostic markers. In this study, we used a microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) technique, combined with conventional CGH, to identify gene amplifications in 43 tumors including eight(More)
The characterization of clinical, histopathological, immunohistochemical, and genetic features of intimal sarcomas arising in the pulmonary artery is presented in this study. Four resected lungs, one endarterectomy specimen and three biopsies from eight patients (four males and four females; median age 41 years) suffering from intimal sarcomas of the(More)
The clinical course of myxoid/round cell liposarcoma (MRCL) is characterized by frequent local recurrences and metastases at unusual sites. MRCLs carry specific translocations, t(12;16) or rarely t(12;22), linking the FUS or the EWSR1 gene with the DDIT3 gene, respectively. Nine FUS/DDIT3 and three EWSR1/DDIT3 variants of fusion transcripts have been(More)
Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is an inflammation-associated enzyme involved in the pathogenesis of many solid tumors, but little is known about its presence and role in hematologic neoplasms. Multiple myeloma (MM) is known to involve a deregulated cytokine network with secretion of inflammatory mediators. We thus decided to investigate the involvement of COX-2(More)
Stem cell-like cells have recently been identified in melanoma cell lines, but their relevance for melanoma pathogenesis is controversial. To characterize the stem cell signature of melanoma, expression of stem cell markers BMI-1 and nestin was studied in 64 cutaneous melanomas, 165 melanoma metastases as well as 53 melanoma cell lines. Stem cell renewal(More)
We studied the distribution of the large hyaluronan-binding proteoglycan versican (also known as PG-M) in human adult tissues using affinity-purified polyclonal antibodies that recognize the core protein of the prominent versican splice variants VO and V1. Versican was present in the loose connective tissues of various organs and was often associated with(More)
A 13-year-old boy presented with a diagnosis of intra-articular myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma of the ankle. There had been no previous description of a sarcoma arising directly from the synovium of the ankle and limb salvage for malignant tumours of the ankle has rarely been reported. We treated him by peritalar extra-articular resection, and draw(More)
Recent findings on the molecular background of synovial sarcoma with the description of the specific translocation t(X;18) led to the incorporation of this particular genetic aberration into the definition of this tumor type. Synovial sarcomas with proven diagnostic translocation are being described with increasing frequency in unsuspected locations not(More)