Christina Vourlakou

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AIM To investigate the incidence of KIT immunohistochemical staining in (GI) stromal tumors (GISTs), and to analyze the clinical manifestations of the tumors and prognostic indicators. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 50 cases of previously diagnosed GISTs. Tissue samples were assessed with KIT (CD117 antigen), CD34, SMA, desmin, S-100, NSE, PCNA,(More)
INTRODUCTION A choriocarcinoma is a malignant neoplasm normally arising in the gestational trophoblast, gonads and, less frequently, the retroperitoneum, mediastinum and pineal gland. Primary choriocarcinomas of the renal pelvis are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of primary choriocarcinoma of the renal pelvis in a 38-year-old Greek(More)
Isolated bilateral coronary artery ostial stenosis is a rare condition that has been associated with various diseases. We present the case of a 47-year-old male with bilateral coronary ostial stenosis. The patient's history was not significant for systemic diseases. The aorta had prominent signs of aortitis of unknown etiology, possibly due to a chronic(More)
Sprue-like enteropathy associated with treatment with olmesartan medoxomil, an angiotensin II receptor blocker, has been described recently. Herein, we report two patients who developed chronic severe non-bloody diarrhea, weight loss, and muscle wasting after prolonged use of olmesartan. Histologic and immunohistochemical examination of multiple duodenal(More)
This paper presents a case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis in a 22-year-old female patient with type I diabetes mellitus, who was successfully treated with surgery and long-term antifungal medication. The patient had initially been submitted to extraction of an upper third molar by a general dental practitioner but was referred to our department three days(More)
We would like to present an interesting case operated on in our department and discuss the international bibliography about this issue. We also present some interesting images of this case. Our material is composed from a 68-year-old woman treated by the authors. She presented with a small murmur in the auscultation while she was asymptomatic and then she(More)
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