Brian Philip Eyden

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The phrase translational research' conveys the idea of the pursuit of applications for the treatment of human disease. The myofibroblast, long known for having a role in wound-healing, and for its presence in fibrotic conditions and tumour stroma, is becoming a focus for translational research, not least through its increasingly documented role as a(More)
AIMS To study the clinical and histopathological features of sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma, and to define diagnostic criteria for this uncommon soft-tissue tumour. METHODS AND RESULTS Standard histological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural techniques were applied to five tumours from head and neck, chest wall and groin. Tumours consisted of(More)
Understanding the diverse pathological processes which are initiated in the ultimate organizational units of the mammary parenchyma--the lobules and ductules--will to a large extent be based on understanding the normal breast. During the routine diagnostic evaluation of 11 surgical specimens for a variety of benign and malignant breast lesions, grossly(More)
Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma is a recently described sarcoma in which ultrastructural evidence of fibroblastic differentiation forms part of the diagnostic criteria. This report describes a further case of this tumour, which showed evidence of both fibroblastic and perineurial differentiation by immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy, and which(More)
Epithelial-myofibroblast transformation has been argued as playing a role in tubulo-interstitial fibrosis. To investigate this hypothesis, we examined 9 renal biopsy specimens from patients with chronic renal disease by light and electron microscopy. In all cases, electron microscopy confirmed light microscope observations in relation to tubulo-interstitial(More)
Primary smooth muscle tumor of the pleura is exceptionally rare. The authors describe a primary smooth muscle tumor of the pleura that was discovered incidentally on chest X-ray in a 73-year-old man. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a 12 x 18 x 15-cm pleura-based mass arising from the posterior mediastinum. Computerized tomography (CT) guided needle(More)
An atypical carcinoid tumor originating in the horseshoe kidney of a 39-year-old man is reported. The tumor showed cytological atypia, increased mitotic rate and histological signs of mucinous differentiation and osseous metaplasia. Even though there were distant metastases, the patient survived partial nephrectomy including resection of the primary tumor(More)
We describe a reproducible method for growing small intestinal epithelium (derived from the suckling rat intestine) in short-term (primary) cultures. Optimal culture conditions were determined by quantitative assays of proliferation (i.e. changes in cellularity and DNA synthesis). Isolation of the epithelia and, significantly, preservation of its(More)