Farnaz Hasteh

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Extratesticular neoplasms are rare but clinically significant lesions that affect patients of all ages. These neoplasms are generally asymptomatic but may have potentially life-threatening sequelae. Lipoma is the most common primary benign paratesticular neoplasm and the most common tumor of the spermatic cord. Adenomatoid tumor is the most common tumor of(More)
Lymphoepithelial cyst (LEC) of the pancreas is a rare lesion of undetermined pathogenesis that had been documented almost exclusively in males. The literature on this entity is limited to reports of single or small numbers of cases. Here is presented a clinicopathologic analysis of 12 patients with LEC, 4 of whom were female. The mean age of the patients(More)
We present clinicopathological and cytological findings of a well-defined breast mass in a patient with history of primary renal carcinoid tumor. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology showed monotonous tumor cells with plasmacytoid appearance arranged singly and in small clusters. Occasional tumor cells were arranged in acinar architecture resembling(More)
The prognostic and predictive value of Her2/neu and the hormone receptors in patient with primary or metastatic breast cancer is essential for a favorable outcome of treatment. We have been experiencing increasing requests to test cytologic specimens for these markers in patients with metastatic breast carcinoma. A recent study threw some doubts on the(More)
Chromosomal rearrangements can result from crossing over during ectopic homologous recombination between dispersed repetitive DNA. We have previously shown that meiotic ectopic recombination between artificially dispersed ade6 heteroalleles in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe frequently results in chromosomal rearrangements. The same(More)
Our goal was to evaluate the Bethesda system (TBS) in comparison to the previously used system at our institution. One hundred consecutive thyroid fine needle aspirations (FNAs) and 45 consecutive indeterminate FNAs were reviewed by two cytopathology-boarded pathologists, diagnosed based on TBS and correlated with management and follow-up. Re-evaluation led(More)
In the pancreas, 3 types of morphologically similar lesions may present as "squamous cysts": Lymphoepithelial cysts, dermoid cysts (monodermal teratomas), and epidermoid cysts in intrapancreatic accessory spleen. Lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) are seen predominantly in men (M/F: 4/1) and in adulthood (mean age, 56, and range, 35 to 74 years). They may occur(More)
Background. Negative margins are associated with a reduced risk of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) in women with early stage breast cancer treated with breast conserving surgery (BCS). Not infrequently, atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) is reported as involving the margin of a BCS specimen, and there is no consensus among surgeons or pathologists(More)
Although it is well established that ThinPrep introduces artifacts to thyroid aspirates, no criteria have been established for adequacy of such specimens. This study evaluates the adequate number of cells needed to establish the correct diagnosis based on ThinPrep alone. A total of 218 thyroid aspirates prepared by TP with surgical pathology follow-up were(More)
Dear Dr. Bedrossian: Here in, we report our study regarding the value of additional or minimal number of ThinPrep slides per case needed to establish a correct diagnosis on cytology specimens. The objective of this study is to explore whether preparing a second ThinPrep (TP) slide that presumably contains additional clusters would improve the diagnostic(More)