Beatriz Lifschitz-Mercer

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Twenty-five cases of a morphologically distinctive vascular lesion of the spleen are described. The patients were 17 women and 8 men, ranging in age from 22 to 74 years (mean, 48.4 years; median, 56 years). The most common presentations were incidental finding of an asymptomatic splenic mass (13 patients), abdominal pain or discomfort (6 patients), and(More)
Palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis (PFPA) is an uncommon syndrome characterized by progressive and extensive rheumatic disease. It has usually been associated with neoplasms, most commonly in elderly patients, preceding or accompanying the diagnosis of malignancy. We report a case of a 25-year-old patient with severe deforming PFPA preceding the diagnosis(More)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and human kallikrein 2 are closely related products of the human kallikrein genes KLK3 and KLK2, respectively. Both PSA and human kallikrein 2 are produced and secreted in the prostate and have important applications in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. We report here the identification of unusual mRNA splice variants of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Genomic stability of cells is known to be linked to their poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation capacity. We aimed to demonstrate, for the first time, the patterns of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation during human spermatogenesis. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Azoospermic men who underwent testicular biopsy for sperm(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the pattern(s) of spermatogonial proliferation in different spermatogenic disorders. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Azoospermic men who underwent testicular biopsy for sperm recovery and preparation for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. INTERVENTION(S) Testicular biopsy evaluation by(More)
BACKGROUND Imaging-guided core needle biopsy is a well-established technique for the diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumors and tumor-like lesions in specialized orthopedic oncology centers. OBJECTIVE To present our results of computed tomography-guided core needle biopsy with assessment of the accuracy of the technique. METHODS Between July 1998 and(More)
The acquisition of an invasive or metastatic phenotype in malignant neoplasms is often correlated with reduced cellular adhesiveness. We investigated the expression of the adhesion-associated cytoplasmic protein, vinculin, in normal and neoplastic human squamous epithelia, as well as in metastases of squamous cell carcinomas, and correlated the results with(More)
AIMS Cellular retinol-binding protein-1 (CRBP-1) contributes to the maintenance of the differentiated state of the endometrium through retinol bioavailability regulation. The aim was to analyse CRBP-1 expression in endometrial stromal cells at eutopic and ectopic sites in different physiopathological conditions. METHODS AND RESULTS Antibodies to CRBP-1,(More)
An immunohistochemical investigation of alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SM actin) using the monoclonal anti-alpha-SM-1 antibody was carried out in 15 normal ovaries, in three ovaries with stromal hyperplasia and in 27 neoplastic ovaries. In selected cases the pattern of actin isoforms was examined by means of 2 D-gel electrophoresis. In addition, the(More)
We report a case of a retiform Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of intermediate differentiation presenting as a uterine intracavity polypoid mass in a 63-year-old woman. In contrast to sertoliform endometrioid carcinoma and to hitherto reported uterine tumors resembling ovarian sex cord tumors (UTROSCTs), which are primarily characterized by tubular glands and(More)