Domniki K. Gerasimidou

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the application of ThinPrep liquid-based cytology (LBC) and present our experience using LBC in the diagnosis of metastatic tumors in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples. STUDY DESIGN We examined 38 cytologic specimens of CSF, processed by ThinPrep technique. Of these, 18 presented with a previously diagnosed primary malignancy.(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic tumours to the oral cavity from distant organs are uncommon and represent approximately 1 - 3% of all oral malignancies. Such metastases can occur to the bone or to the oral soft tissues. Almost any malignancy from any site is capable of metastasis to the oral cavity and a wide variety of tumours have been reported to spread to the(More)
AIM To investigate alternative possibilities for the intraoperative evaluation of surgical margins after bone resection utilizing more conventional hospital infrastructure technologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS A small pilot study was performed using digital mammograph imaging intraoperatively on 16 surgical specimens of bone tumours or malignancies with(More)
INTRODUCTION Vulvar cancer in older women is seldom associated with human papillomavirus infection. CASE PRESENTATION We present the case of an 80-year-old Greek Caucasian woman with an undetermined obstetric and gynecologic history. The patient underwent radical vulvectomy and bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy for a vulvar carcinoma. A human(More)
A total of 30 archival cases of male breast carcinoma were studied immunohistochemically for the expression of CD34 antigen. An obvious CD34 staining was found in three cases. By adding the original CD34-positive case, recently published as unique CD34-stained male breast carcinoma, the number of positive cases comes to four. This case was classified as an(More)
Inguinal hernia is a common condition and may contain small or large bowel, omentum or other tissues. Leiomyomas of a round ligament are a rare condition occurring predominantly in premenopausal women. Abdominal, inguinal and vulvar locations have been described. Rare situations have been reported in which leiomyomas resemble to an incarcerated inguinal(More)
UNLABELLED Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a surface marker on human hepatic stem/progenitor cells that is reported as absent on mature hepatocytes. However, it has also been noted that in cirrhotic livers of diverse causes, many hepatocytes have EpCAM surface expression; this may represent aberrant EpCAM expression in injured hepatocytes or,(More)
Haemorrhoidal disease is a rather common disease of unknown cause. A new technique for treating prolapsing haemorrhoids known as the stapled hemorrhoidopexy (SH) or the “Longo procedure” is widely used. Serious adverse events were reported in 2000 and some discussion over the syndrome but nothing since. Two hundred and five patients underwent SH by our(More)
1 Jabri B, Sollid LD. Mechanism of disease: immunopathogenesis of coeliac disease. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006;3:516–25. 2 Meresse B, Chen Z, Ciszweski C, et al. Coordinated induction by IL15 of a TCR-independent NKG2D signaling pathway converts CTL into lymphokineactivated killer cells in coeliac disease. Immunity 2004;21:303–4. 3 Maiuri L,(More)
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma is a malignancy commonly linked to HIV infection or immunosuppression. An association with human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) infection has also been reported. We present a case of classic Kaposi sarcoma in a female Mediterranean patient. CASE REPORT A 57-year-old white female of Greek ethnicity, with no history of HIV infection or(More)
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