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BACKGROUND The incidence, time of onset, and outcome of transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) in pediatric en bloc (PT) and adult single-kidney (AT) transplants were reviewed. METHODS Forty-three cases (7 PT and 36 AT) of suspected TRAS were selected out of 367 functioning grafts (35 of them PT). Diagnosis was performed by digital subtraction(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether nephron mass may exert a direct, independent effect on immunological tolerance. To this end, data corresponding to patients transplanted with en block pediatric kidneys (EBPK) (n=48) were compared with those of renal transplants with a low risk of hyperfiltration (LRH) comprised of recipients of a(More)
Oral melanoacanthosis (MA) is a rare pigmented mucosal lesion that is considered the counterpart of cutaneous melanoacanthoma. Microscopically the superficial epithelium shows mild to moderate acanthosis, spongiosis and prominent dendritic melanin producing melanocytes, which are present throughout the spinous keratinocytes. Reported cases show predilection(More)
Oral melanoacanthoma (MA) is a rare, benign pigmented lesion, similar to cutaneous MA, characterized by hyperplasia of spinous keratinocytes and dendritic melanocytes. The pathogenesis of oral MA remains uncertain, although its clinical behavior is suggestive of a reactive origin. The most common intraoral sites are the buccal mucosa, lip, palate and(More)
Angiomyolipoma (AML) is a hamartomatous growth that usually affects the kidney. One third of patients with AML present with manifestations of tuberous sclerosis. Oral AML is rare with only 6 cases reported in the English-language literature. In the present case, AML was located in the upper lip of a 43 year-old woman. Clinically, it presented as a firm(More)
A 42-year-old woman presented a large, nontender, quickly progressive mass in the left mandible. Radiograph showed extensive destruction of the angle, posterior body, and ramus of the left side of the mandible. The patient was surgically treated by hemimandibulectomy. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of large epithelioid cells, many of them showing(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the histopathological and immunohistochemical characteristics of 22 cases of primary oral melanomas (OM). STUDY DESIGN Twenty two cases of primary oral melanoma were analyzed by description of their histopathological features and immunohistochemical study using the antibodies S-100, HMB-45, Melan-A and Ki-67.(More)
Kohlschütter-Tönz Syndrome is a rare disorder clinically characterized by amelogenesis imperfecta, epilepsy and progressive mental deterioration. We present an additional case of this syndrome of a nine year-old boy who was referred by pigmented teeth. The mental deterioration was associated with speech delay, impulsive behavior,(More)