Christian Hallermann

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Angiosarcomas (AS) are rare vascular malignancies that arise either de novo as primary tumors or secondary to irradiation or chronic lymphedema. The cytogenetics of angiosarcomas are poorly characterized. We applied array-comparative genomic hybridization as a screening method to identify recurrent alterations in 22 cases. Recurrent genetic alterations were(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous lymphomas expressing a cytotoxic or natural killer (NK) cell phenotype represent a group of lymphoproliferative disorders for which there is currently much confusion and little consensus regarding the best nomenclature and classification. METHODS This study analyzes 48 cases of primary cutaneous lymphoma expressing cytotoxic proteins(More)
BACKGROUND Granulomatous cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) are rare and represent a diagnostic challenge. Only limited data on the clinicopathological and prognostic features of granulomatous CTCLs are available. We studied 19 patients with granulomatous CTCLs to further characterize the clinicopathological, therapeutic, and prognostic features. (More)
The diagnostic and prognostic importance of recurrent chromosomal aberrations in systemic B cell lymphoma is well documented. In contrast, limited data exist on genetic changes in primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma. In this study we investigated chromosomal aberration patterns in two types of primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma with a different clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous lymphomas expressing CD56, a neural cell adhesion molecule, are characterised in most cases by a highly aggressive clinical course and a poor prognosis. However, prognostic subsets within the CD56+ group have been difficult to identify due to the lack of uniform clinicopathological and immunophenotypical criteria. METHODS A(More)
Chromosomal translocations affecting the IGH locus and various oncogene loci are recurrent in many types of systemic B-cell lymphomas. Hardly any data exist, however, on such translocations in primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas (PCBCL). Here, a series of 29 PCBCL was investigated by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization with probes for the IGH, MYC,(More)
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder characterized by accumulation of Th1-type T cells and neutrophils, regenerative keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation, and enhanced epidermal production of antimicrobial peptides. The underlying cause is unknown, but there are some similarities with the immunologic defense program against bacteria.(More)
In the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) classification 2 types of primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma (PCLBCL) are distinguished: primary cutaneous follicle center cell lymphomas (PCFCCL) and PCLBCL of the leg (PCLBCL-leg). Distinction between both groups is considered important because of differences in prognosis(More)
We report the use of multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization (M-FISH) to resolve chromosomal aberrations in seven established melanoma cell lines with hypotriploid to hypertetraploid complex karyotypes. By simultaneous identification of all human chromosomes in single FISH experiments using a set of 52 directly labeled, whole chromosome painting(More)
OBJECTIVES Cutaneous angiosarcoma of head and neck (cAS-HN) is a malignant neoplasm with deficient data on prognostic factors. The aim of this study is to present our monocenter database on cAS-HN so far and a new predictive score for locoregional metastasis (LRM). METHODS Retrospectively, tumor characteristics and outcome of 103 consecutive patients with(More)