Bharat Rekhi

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BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy among women, next to cervix cancer. Understanding its pathogenesis, morphological features and various risk-factors, including family history holds a great promise for the treatment, early detection and prevention of this cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS In an attempt to evaluate the(More)
CONTEXT Chordoma is a rare, notochordal tumor with a characteristic histomorphology and immunohistochemical profile. At times, it presents a diagnostic challenge, especially in small biopsies. Brachyury, a nuclear transcription factor, is a recently described immunohistochemical marker for diagnosing chordomas. OBJECTIVE To study the sensitivity and(More)
BACKGROUND Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) forms one of the first diagnostic tools in the evaluation of tumors. Its role in diagnosing soft tissue tumors (STT) has been fairly documented, as well as debated. Present study was aimed at evaluating its scope in diagnosing 127 cases of soft tissue tumors. METHODS Conventional Pap and MGG staining was(More)
Epithelioid sarcoma (ES) is an uncommon sarcoma. Lately, its variants, including proximal-type ES, have been recognized. The present study highlights clinicopathological features of 26 (65%) conventional and 14 (35%) cases of proximal-type ES. Thirty-eight percent of cases were seen in 21–30-year age group, including 77.5% cases in men. Extremities were the(More)
A granular cell tumor (GCT) is relatively uncommon and objectively diagnosed with neural markers on immunohistochemistry (IHC). Recent studies have described additional markers for a GCT. Herein, we present morphologic spectrum of 12 GCTs of soft tissues and skin, including 10 benign and 2 malignant subtypes with an optimal diagnostic IHC panel. Eleven(More)
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a distinct soft tissue tumor of uncertain histogenesis, mostly composed of small round cells; is characterized by polyphenotypic differentiation and a translocation t(11; 22)(p13; q13), resulting in formation of a specificEWS-WT1 fusion gene transcript [1]. This tumor was initially described by Sesterhenn et(More)
Mixed tumors are uncommonly observed in the musculoskeletal system, where they form a common spectrum with a myoepithelioma and a parachordoma. Herein, we present a rare case of a mixed tumor/myoepithelioma arising in the iliac bone of a young adult male who presented with swelling in his right hip. Radiological imaging disclosed a large, intraosseous,(More)
Primary soft tissue myoepithelial tumours (METs) are rare. Recent studies have shown EWSR1 rearrangement in certain METs. We present clinicopathological, immunohistochemical and molecular features of 14 primary soft tissue METs. Fourteen tumours, five benign and nine malignant, occurred in 12 men and two women, with an age range of 18–60 years (mean, 39.2);(More)
Primary musculoskeletal myoepithelial tumors (METs) are distinctly rare tumors and are being increasingly recognized as a result of improved diagnostic criteria and objective confirmation with immunohistochemical markers, including epithelial markers. Recent studies have unraveled distinct molecular mechanisms underlying these tumors. Herein, we present our(More)
The high burden of cervical cancer and inadequate/suboptimal cytology screening in developing countries led to the evaluation of visual screening tests, like visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and Lugol's iodine (VILI). We describe the performance of VIA, VILI and cytology, carried out in a multinational project called "Screening Technologies to(More)