Briana C Gleason

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Inflammatory pseudotumour is a generic term applied to a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic entities that share a common histological appearance, namely a cytologically bland spindle cell proliferation with a prominent, usually chronic inflammatory infiltrate. Over the last two decades, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) has emerged from within(More)
Primary myoepithelial tumors of soft tissue are uncommon, and criteria for malignancy among these neoplasms have only recently been established. Of 51 myoepithelial carcinomas of soft tissue in the literature, 11 occurred in children, 7 of which were included in a previous series of myoepithelial tumors from our group. We have collected an additional 22(More)
Benign fibrous histiocytoma (FH) is one of the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the skin. Several histologic variants of cutaneous FH have been described, some of which also have distinct clinical features including a propensity for local recurrence. Deep benign FH is an uncommon and poorly recognized clinical subtype that arises in subcutaneous or deep(More)
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a soft tissue tumor with a significant degree of morphologic and molecular heterogeneity. We used integrative molecular profiling to discover and characterize molecular subtypes of LMS. Gene expression profiling was performed on 51 LMS samples. Unsupervised clustering showed three reproducible LMS clusters. Array comparative genomic(More)
Osteofibrous dysplasia (OFD) and adamantinoma are rare and most commonly arise in the tibia of young individuals. Although OFD has typical histopathologic features, areas resembling OFD have often been noted at the periphery of otherwise classic adamantinomas, and some have suggested that OFD may be either a precursor to or a regressive phase of(More)
Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is a rare subtype of extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the World Health Organization classification. Although the majority of cases are of B-cell lineage, cases of IVL with a T-cell phenotype and, rarely, histiocytic and natural killer (NK)-cell phenotypes have been reported. We report a case of T-cell IVL with a(More)
UNLABELLED The mechanisms whereby melanocytes populate the epidermis and developing hair follicles during embryogenesis are incompletely understood. Recent evidence implicates an intermediate mesenchymal stage in this evolutionary process in which HMB-45-positive melanocyte precursors ('melanoblasts') exist both in intradermal as well as intraepithelial and(More)
Atypical genital nevi are rare melanocytic lesions that most commonly arise on the vulva of young women. They are currently regarded as nevi of special sites, in that despite histologically worrisome features, their clinical behavior is reportedly benign. However, only few studies with limited follow-up data are available. To better characterize the(More)
Abstract Pica, the compulsive ingestion of nonnutritive substances, has been a fascinating and poorly understood phenomenon for centuries. Pagophagia, or ice eating, is one of the most common forms of pica and is closely associated with the development of iron-deficiency anemia. Although this condition has been well described among pregnant women and(More)
Giant cell-rich lesions of bone, including giant cell tumor of bone, giant cell reparative granuloma (GCRG), and aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC), may have overlapping clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features. In fact, GCRG and solid ABC are currently differentiated solely based on skeletal location. Prior cytogenetic studies have reported that(More)