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This study was designed to assess intraobserver and interobserver agreement in the diagnosis of 56 endometrial specimens by five European expert gynecologic pathologists using the WHO classification and to establish which histologic features are significantly associated with each classification category. The seven categories were simple hyperplasia, complex(More)
Sixty cases of uterine adenomatoid tumors (ATs) are reported. All except four were incidental findings in hysterectomy specimens, three of these being discovered preoperatively as large multicystic tumors. ATs were classified into two distinctive macroscopic patterns: small, solid tumors and large, cystic ones. The 56 small, solid ATs ranged from 0.2 to 3.5(More)
Two cases of ovarian leiomyoma as casual findings in oophorectomy specimens are reported. Both were small (1.5 and 1.0 cm), one had leiomyoblastomatous and symplastic features, and the other was associated with an adjoining multilocular mucinous cystadenoma and atypical hyperplasia in the endometrium. Both coexisted with uterine leiomyomas, which they(More)
Five cases of large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumour of the testis not associated with complex dysplastic syndromes are reported. The age of the patients ranged from 13 to 34 years and all the tumours were histologically similar, having large, isomorphic, non-mitotic, eosinophilic Sertoli cells with foci of calcification. Flow cytometry demonstrated the(More)
The clinical, morphological, and immunohistochemical findings in six cases of ovarian endometrioid tumors (five endometrioid carcinomas and one carcinosarcoma) with a yolk sac tumor (YST) component are described. The age of the patients ranged from 31 to 73 years (average, 53), and only two patients were premenopausal. Two cases were stage Ia tumors, three(More)
We tested 417 cases of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded normal or hyperplastic gynecologic tissues as well as neoplasms involving the gynecologic tract with a monoclonal antibody against CD10 (clone 56C6), with special emphasis on epithelial and epithelial-like structures and tumors. CD10 was always expressed in mesonephric remnants (mesonephric remnants(More)
An immunohistochemical study was performed to investigate the interactions between trophoblast and the extracellular matrix in the implantation site of early pregnancies. Two basement membrane-related proteins (type IV collagen and laminin), as well as the expression of the 72 kilodalton type IV collagenase, were studied with affinity-purified antibodies.(More)
A new case of primary Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) of the vulva is reported and the literature reviewed for noting its clinical presentation, microscopic, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features, as well as for establishing the role of immunohistochemistry in the ultimate diagnosis of this uncommon and aggressive tumor. The lesion occurred in a 79(More)
Twenty cases of immature teratoma of the ovary with a neural component are analyzed. A plea is made for use of the nomenclature adopted from the new World Health Organization classification of ovarian tumors, the past confusion over terminology and histogenesis of this rare tumor is discussed. All the primary tumors in the present series contained at least(More)
AIMS To compare the reproducibility of the current (2003) World Health Organization (WHO), endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN) and European Working Group (EWG) classifications of endometrial endometrioid proliferations. METHODS AND RESULTS Nine expert gynaecological pathologists from Europe and North America reviewed 198 endometrial(More)