Feng-Chuang Ho

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A workshop jointly sponsored by the University of Hong Kong and the Society for Hematopathology explored the definition, differential diagnosis, and epidemiology of angiocentric lymphomas presenting in the nose and other extranodal sites. The participants concluded that nasal T/natural killer (NK) cell lymphoma is a distinct clinicopathologic entity highly(More)
Tumors of the follicular dendritic cell are uncommon, and most occur as primary lymph node tumors. We report a case of primary follicular dendritic cell tumor of the liver that was initially reported as an inflammatory pseudotumor. The neoplasm recurred as two separate tumor masses 30 months after complete resection of the "hepatic inflammatory(More)
The clinical records and histological material from 294 adult Chinese patients with malignant lymphoma were examined. These patients were first seen at the Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, during the 8-year period 1975-82. There were 27 patients (9.2%) with Hodgkin's disease (HD) and 267 with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The median age at presentation was(More)
The surface molecule CD56 marks a category of malignant lymphoma of putative natural killer (NK) cell origin. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 24 cases of CD56+ NK lymphoma/leukaemia to define the clinicopathologic and prognostic features of this specific group of lymphomas. 56 cases of nasal lymphomas and 204 cases with an initial diagnosis of(More)
Seventy patients with malignant lymphomas, including the entity known as polymorphic reticulosis (PR), involving the nose, nasal sinuses, nasopharynx, oropharynx (excluding tonsil), and larynx were studied. There were 26 cases of PR, 19 cases of lymphoma with features of PR (ML[PR]) and 25 cases of conventional lymphomas. Fourteen of the 25 conventional(More)
Although Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positivity has been described in peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) in Chinese patients, the cellular lineage of EBV-harbouring cells is unknown. Forty-four cases of PTCL were therefore studied by in situ hybridization (ISH) for EBV-encoded small non-polyadenylated RNA 1 and 2 (EBER), and the lineage of the EBER+ cells was(More)
Colostrum and breast milk samples were obtained from 74 women, 18 of whom gave sequential samples. The mean total leukocyte count in colostrum was 3190 cells/mm3. Proportions of macrophages, polymorphs and lymphocytes varied widely; macrophages usually predominated. Serial sampling showed (1) a small fall in total counts through delivery, (2) a fall in(More)
Primary nasal lymphomas of T or NK cell origin are known to be associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). However, it is not known whether EBV is normally present in nasal mucosa as distinct to nasopharyngeal tissue. This study investigates the prevalence of EBV infection in 13 cases of nasal polyps. EBV DNA was detected in 2 of 13 (15%) by Southern blot(More)
Thirty-two natural killer (NK) and cytotoxic T-cell lymphomas and 14 noncytotoxic nodal T-cell lymphoma controls were immunostained with the use of monoclonal antibodies reactive against NK-cell receptor (NKR) molecules (CD94, NKG2A, p58.2, p58.1, p140, p70, p50.3). All NK-cell lymphomas (4 nasal/oral and 1 intestinal) expressed at least 1 NKR, the(More)
Nasal T/NK-cell lymphomas can be further separated into those of natural killer (NK) cell lineage or of T-cell lineage, with differences in cellular phenotype, T-cell receptor (TcR) gene rearrangement and TcR transcript expression. Both NK- and T-cell subtypes are closely associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). In this study, EBV gene expression was(More)