Catherine Merck

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A series of 30 myxofibrosarcomas is described. These malignant soft tissue tumours are characterized by a mucoid and nodular appearance, a coarse plexiform capillary pattern, and they are mostly seen subcutaneously (26 out of 30) in the extremities (24 out of 30) and trunk (4 out of 30) elderly people. Histochemical studies, comprising staining with Alcian(More)
A clinical, angiographic, pathologic-anatomic, and cytologic study of 12 cases of malignant giant cell tumor of soft tissues is presented. Preoperative angiography was performed in five cases, one of which was also studied by microangiography. Aspiration cytologic examination was performed in five cases and electron microscopy in one case. In nine cases the(More)
A longitudinal study of altogether 1462 women aged 38 to 60 years started in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1968-69. Based on information from the population study and from the Swedish Cancer Registry 35 women had a history of malignant disease when initially examined in 1968-69. During a 12-year follow-up period a total of 79 malignant tumours developed in 73(More)
A longitudinal population study of 1462 women, aged 38-60 years, was carried out in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1968-69. In univariate analysis anthropometric variables indicating centrally localized adipose tissue (waist circumference, the ratio of waist to hip circumference and the subscapular skinfold) showed significant age-standardized positive associations(More)
A correlative cytologic and histologic study of 13 myxofibrosarcomas is presented. The myxofibrosarcomas were grouped histologically into four grades (I to IV) according to the degree of cellularity, atypica and prevalence of mitotic figures. Cytologically, the neoplasms exhibited two types of malignant cells: an elongated, spindle-shaped, fibroblast-like(More)
A 15-year-old girl was operated for gastric leiomyoblastoma (epithelioid leiomysocarcoma) with metastasis to a regional lymph node. She has subsequently been operated on twice: once for local recurrence and metastases 9 years after her initial operation and once for an intraabdominal lymph node metastasis. Now, 13 years after her first operation for gastric(More)
Passage of benzylpenicillin across the mammary gland epithelium was studied both after systemic administration of benzylpenicillin in four goats and after intramammary infusion in three goats and two cows. The results after benzylpenicillin administration alone were compared with the results after combined administration of benzylpenicillin and probenecid.(More)