Eliene Carvalho da Fonseca

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The aims of this study were to assess the expression levels of three proteins involved in apoptosis--Bcl-2, Bcl-X, and Bax--and evaluate their relationship with clinicopathologic features and survival in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Immunohistochemistry was used to evaluate protein expression in 53 primary OSCCs treated by radical surgery with free(More)
BACKGROUND Several cell types are associated with the development of cystic and tumoral odontogenic lesions. Among inflammatory cells, mast cells can be associated with their pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to analyze mast cells in periapical cysts, dentigerous cysts, and keratocystic odontogenic tumors. METHODS Tissue sections were submitted to(More)
The thymus is a central lymphoid organ, in which T cell precursors differentiate and generate most of the so-called T cell repertoire. Along with a variety of acute infectious diseases, we and others determined important changes in both microenvironmental and lymphoid compartments of the organ. For example, one major and common feature observed in acute(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that the donor tissue cores used in tissue microarrays (TMAs) may not be representative of the whole tissue section. AIM To validate the use of TMA technology in the study of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNSTs). METHODS A TMA was constructed containing five independent core biopsy samples of 14(More)
BACKGROUND The hallmark of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is the development of multiple neurofibromas. Solitary neurofibroma may occur in an individual who does not have NF1, but multiple neurofibromas tend to develop only in those with NF1. It has been suggested that hormones may influence the neurofibromas of patients with NF1. The evidence that hormones(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of growth hormone receptor in plexiform neurofibromas of neurofibromatosis type 1 patients. INTRODUCTION The development of multiple neurofibromas is one of the major features of neurofibromatosis type 1. Since neurofibromas commonly grow during periods of hormonal change, especially during(More)
Accurate diagnosis of oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is important because it may be an early indicator of undiagnosed HIV infection; moreover, it may be a prognostic indicator. Our purpose was to investigate the histopathologic features of subclinical OHL and to evaluate and support the rationale of detecting subclinical OHL with cytopathology. The(More)
Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is one of the most common oral manifestations of AIDS, with diagnostic and prognostic value. OHL is associated to the Epstein-Barr virus and presents clinical and histological defined characteristics. There have already been reports about a subclinical stage of OHL, although they lacked histopathologic characterization. The(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate apoptosis by assessing cleaved caspase-3 immunoexpression in hyperplastic, potentially malignant disorder (PMD), and malignant tumors in intraoral and lower lip sites. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study using paraffin blocks with tissues from patients with inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia (IFH), actinic(More)