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An association between pancreatic microcystic (serous) adenomas (MCAs) and von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease has been suggested. However, genetic alterations of the VHL gene in MCAs of the pancreas have never been reported. In this study, we performed genetic analysis of 12 pancreatic MCAs. In 2 cases, VHL disease was documented clinically, and 10 cases were(More)
Chfr, a mitotic stress checkpoint gene, regulates a prophase delay in cells exposed to agents that disrupt microtubules, such as nocodazole and taxol. In the present study, we report that Chfr is frequently methylated in cell lines derived from tumors of the colon (80%), brain (100%) and bone (100%). In addition, Chfr was methylated in 37% of primary colon(More)
Dieulafoy's lesions are an often unrecognized cause of obscure, massive GI hemorrhage. Their diagnosis may elude conventional investigations, including upper and lower endoscopy, arteriography, and even laparotomy. In this paper, we report two cases of small-bowel Dieulafoy lesions. The first, a jejunal lesion, occurred in a young patient and was discovered(More)
Carcinoma is an important complication of ulcerative colitis (UC) and develops from dysplastic precursor lesions. Genetic changes involved in the malignant transformation have not been fully characterized. We studied 19 cases of UC with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and eight samples of associated carcinoma (CA). Microdissection of normal epithelium,(More)
Polyps with epithelial dysplasia in ulcerative colitis (UC) represent either dysplasia-associated lesions or masses (DALMs) or sporadic adenomas. DALMs are frequently associated with associated carcinoma and are an indication for colectomy. Removal of the polyp is treatment of choice for sporadic adenomas. Differentiating between these 2 lesions is not(More)
Recent molecular studies have shown that there are differences in the prevalence and timing of certain molecular events between chronic ulcerative colitis (CUC)-associated dysplastic lesions and non-CUC-related sporadic adenomas. However, little is known regarding the molecular features of a specific subtype of CUC-related dysplasia-associated lesion or(More)
Telepathology (TP) is the practice of remote diagnostic consultation of electronically transmitted, static, digitalized images. The diagnostic efficacy of TP-based consultation services has not been widely tested. Dysplasia that arises in association with chronic ulcerative colitis (CUC) is, at present, the most important marker of an increased risk of(More)
We describe a hamartoma with folliculosebaceous and mesenchymal components. Striking vascular-mesenchymal elements distinguish this entity from previously described hamartomas and other adnexal proliferations. It is also distinct from the recently described folliculosebaceous cystic hamartoma but likely represents a variant with mesenchymal overgrowth.
Carcinoma in ulcerative colitis (UC) develops from dysplastic precursor lesions, which include flat dysplasia (FD) and polypoid dysplasias (PD). PD may present as single or multiple polypoid structures or as plaque-like lesions that, independent of histological grade, are an indication for colectomy. PDs are histologically similar to adenomas and may not be(More)
Lipid peroxidation may be important in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver injury. We investigated the potential of medium chain triglycerides and vitamin E to decrease lipid peroxidation and reverse established alcoholic liver injury. Four groups (five rats/group) of male Wistar rats were studied. Rats in group 1 were fed a fish oil-ethanol diet for 6(More)