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CONTEXT Lipochoristomas (lipomatous choristomas) are rare tumors of the acoustic nerve (cranial nerve VIII/vestibulocochlear nerve) within the internal acoustic canal and sometimes the cerebellopontine angle, and are histogenetically believed to be congenital malformations. Their clinically indolent behavior has recently prompted a more conservative(More)
Alizarin red S (ARS) is a commonly used organic dye useful in the histologic identification of calcium deposits. ARS also forms colored reaction products with other metal ions, including barium and lead, which are present in primer residue. In histochemical studies, ARS is shown to identify primer residues from several manufacturers as well as primer(More)
BACKGROUND Polyoma virus nephropathy after transplantation is believed to be primarily due to the BK virus. We hypothesized that some cases may be associated with the JC polyoma virus (JCV), which is also known to be latent in the kidney. METHODS We sought polymerase chain reaction evidence of JCV infection in needle biopsy specimens with and without(More)
Fourteen cases of toxoplasmosis in subjects at autopsy with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome are reviewed. Death was related to toxoplasmosis in four cases: in three from central nervous system complications and in one case from myocarditis. In six cases the infection was identified outside of the central nervous system and in only two cases was infection(More)
An 82-year-old black woman with a history of hepatocellular carcinoma presented with gastrointestinal bleeding. Barium enema and fibrocolonoscopy revealed a 4-cm polypoid mass at the level of the ascending colon with evidence of active bleeding. Biopsies of the lesion proved it to be metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma. Exploratory laparotomy revealed no(More)
A 65-year-old man with bladder outlet obstruction due to prostatic hypertrophy was incidentally discovered to have cold-antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia (cold-aggluthinin syndrome; CAS) due to autoanti-I (titer 1,024 at 4 degrees C and 64 at 30 degrees C), and a biclonal gammopathy. Immunofixation electrophoresis of serum and a red blood cell eluate(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and radiographic characteristics in a series of patients with non-vestibular schwannoma cerebellopontine angle (CPA) and intracanalicular (IAC) masses, who underwent microsurgery for presumed vestibular schwannoma (VS). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Tertiary neurotologic referral center. PATIENTS(More)
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