Bernhard W. H. Zelger

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Based on our series of 111 cases of non-Langerhans cell histiocytoses, we present a new unifying concept for this rare group of disorders. The common denominator is the monocyte/ macrophage, which presents with various histologic features probably due to the influence of cytokines. Non-Langerhans cell histiocytoses are classified according to the(More)
We report on eleven cases of a distinctive dermal spindle cell lipoma characterized by a mixture of mature adipocytes and spindle-shaped cells in a fibromucinous background. Six lesions showed a moderately well circumscribed plexiform pattern, five a well demarcated nodular pattern with compression of surrounding connective tissue and prominent stromal(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the cytokine gene expression patterns and immunohistochemical characteristics of genitoanal warts in order to obtain a clue as to the immunological mechanisms possibly relevant for wart regression or persistence. We analysed surgically removed warts from 11 patients, 2 of whom were immunosuppressed. Lesions of(More)
Seventeen male patients with recalcitrant genitoanal warts, who had been unsuccessfully treated with classical destructive modalities for 16 months on average, were included in an open uncontrolled trial. The treatment regimen consisted of caustic and/or surgical measures as judged optimally suited in the individual cases, combined with an intermittent(More)
We report on three exceptional courses of sinus histiocytosis Rosai-Dorfman. Patient one developed regional lymph-node disease subsequent to two independent malignancies in the right head and neck region. Patient two suffered from extensive extranodal disease with more than 100 mucocutaneous lesions over 17 years, which spontaneously resolved. Patient three(More)
 An extranodal high-grade B-cell lymphoma, centroblastic type, with exclusive involvement of the heart, stomach and small bowel was detected at post-mortem examination following the death of an 80-year-old man. Autopsy revealed massive cardiomegaly with a total heart weight of 1800 g owing to an intramyocardial tumour involving the right ventricle, and(More)
A case of clear cell dermatofibroma is presented. Clinically, a 41-year-old woman exhibited a hard brown nodule on her instep that was assumed to be a dermatofibroma. Histologically, more than 90% of the lesion was composed of clear cells. Epidermal hyperplasia and a storiform arrangement of spindle cells and sclerotic collagen in some foci at the periphery(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess a possible role of the tumour suppressor genep53 in neuroendocrine (Merkel cell) carcinoma of the skin with regard to tumour development and tumour progression. p53 was investigated in a series of routinely processed Merkel cell carcinomas, with application of four different p53 antibodies (CM-l, PAb1801, D07, and(More)