Božo Krušlin

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An unusual case of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast associated with epitheloid granulomas is reported. Multinucleated giant Langhans'-type giant cells were found in the epitheloid granulomas in breast carcinoma, but there were not present in the breast tissue and axillary lymph nodes. Congo-red deposits were found haphazardly in the stroma between(More)
Nonneoplastic tumor-like lesions ("pseudotumors") of the pancreas include cystic and noncystic varieties. We report on a solid and cystic tumor-like lesion of the pancreas that occurred in 2 adult patients. The lesions, located in the head and neck of the gland, respectively, were well demarcated and composed of cystic ductal structures embedded in focally(More)
BACKGROUND The epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that was originally identified as a marker for carcinoma, attributable to its high expression on rapidly proliferating tumors of epithelial origin. The role of EpCAM is not limited to cell adhesion but includes diverse processes such as signaling, cell migration,(More)
Ki-67, tumor proliferation marker, is an important prognostic factor in a variety of cancers. In the present study, we investigated the expression and the prognostic value of Ki-67 in nephroblastoma. Ki-67 expressions were investigated by immunohistochemistry on paraffin-embedded material in 48 children operated on because of nephroblastoma. Patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate, according to a classification proposed by a working group, the extent and type of atrophy lesions in radical prostatectomy specimens obtained from patients with prostatic carcinoma and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and to compare the prevalence and types of atrophy between two investigated groups.(More)
BACKGROUND Reactive stromal changes that occur in different human cancers probably are involved in local tumor spreading. The aim of this study was to analyze changes of the stroma in prostatic carcinoma and to establish their possible diagnostic significance. METHODS For the definition of reactive stroma in prostate cancer Mallory trichrome method and(More)
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease (WHD) is the most severe clinical type of spinal muscular atrophy characterized by loss of lower motor neurons and paralysis. We examined the hypothesis that disease pathogenesis is based on an inappropriate persistence of normally occurring motor neuron programmed cell death. The diagnosis of WHD was made on the basis of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine fragile histidine triad (FHIT) and p53 protein expression, and to analyze FHIT and p53 gene status in keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KOT), dentigerous cysts (DC) and radicular cysts (RC). METHODS The methods used were immunohistochemistry and molecular genetic methods including loss of heterozygosity(More)
In most pathology laboratories worldwide, formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) samples are the only tissue specimens available for routine diagnostics. Although commercial kits for diagnostic molecular pathology testing are becoming available, most of the current diagnostic tests are laboratory-based assays. Thus, there is a need for standardized(More)
BACKGROUND Galectin-3, one of the β-galactoside-binding lectins, has been suggested as a marker of disease progression in melanoma patients because of its overexpression observed in recent studies. However, prognostic value of galectin-3 in primary cutaneous melanoma (PCM) has not been clearly defined. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to analyse(More)