Ernest E. Lack

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To further characterize the clinicopathologic spectrum of colorectal neuroendocrine neoplasia, 24 carcinomas with neuroendocrine differentiation were subtyped as either small cell neuroendocrine, oat cell variant (six cases), small cell neuroendocrine, intermediate variant (16 cases), or moderately differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (two cases). Five(More)
The clinical and pathologic features of 254 teratomas from 245 patients are reviewed. All patients were 21 years of age or younger and were treated at the Children's Hospital Medical Center from 1928 to 1982. Tumors arose in the following anatomic sites: sacrococcygeal (102), ovary (94), head and neck (14), retroperitoneum (12), mediastinum (11), testes(More)
The authors report the electron microscopic features of gingival granular cell tumors (GGCT) resected from two newborn girls. Although origin from odontogenic epithelium has been proposed, the ultrastructural findings strongly support histogenesis from stroma (mesenchymal) cells. Tissue assay for estrogen receptors was negative, but considering the marked(More)
Pseudomyxoma peritonei is an unusual malignancy arising from the goblet cells of the large bowel or appendix. Its characteristic clinical features are low histologic grade of malignancy and widespread dissemination throughout the abdominal cavity. In a clinical study of 14 patients, the most common initial symptoms were abdominal distention or right lower(More)
The clinicopathologic features of 118 granular cell tumors (GCT) encountered at two affiliated hospitals were reviewed. A total of 110 patients were affected over this 32-year period of study (71 men, 39 women), and in 5% GCT were multiple. Patients ranged in age from 16 to 58 years (average 32 years) and were symptomatic for an average duration of 11(More)
NKX3.1 is a prostate-specific homeobox gene located on chromosome 8p21. In the mouse, Nkx3.1 has growth-suppressive and differentiating effects on prostatic epithelium. Mutations of the coding region of NKX3.1 were not found in human prostate cancer, failing to support the notion that NKX3.1 was a tumor suppressor gene. To study the expression o NKX3.1(More)
The clinical and pathologic features of 12 extra-adrenal paragangliomas of the retroperitoneum are presented. The patients (eight men, four women) had an average age of 43 years at the time of diagnosis; three had symptoms related to excess catecholamine secretion. Complete surgical resection was attempted in each case but was possible for only four(More)
The clinical and pathologic features of 24 gingival granular cell tumors in newborns are reviewed. These tumors occurred exclusively in females and were localized on the anterior alveolar ridge (maxilla: 14; mandible: 9); the gingiva overlying future canine and lateral incisor teeth was most frequently involved. Follow-up data for 15 patients (average(More)
From 1955 through 1984, 17 patients aged 17 years or younger were treated or seen in consultation for renal cell carcinoma at the Children's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. There were 11 girls and 6 boys, with an average age at diagnosis of 11 years (range 4 to 17 years). Gross hematuria and abdominal or flank pain were the most common presenting(More)
From July 1975 to December 1982, 563 patients were referred to the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute with the diagnosis of soft-tissue sarcoma. Three hundred and seven of these patients had fully resectable, localized high-grade soft-tissue sarcomas and were treated at the National Cancer Institute using standard protocols with surgery alone,(More)