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Angiosarcomas apparently derive from blood vessel endothelial cells; however, occasionally their histological features suggest mixed origin from blood and lymphatic endothelia. In the absence of specific positive markers for lymphatic endothelia the precise distinction between these components has not been possible. Here we provide evidence by light and(More)
OBJECTIVE Selecting the appropriate surgical procedure for treatment of patients with osteosarcoma requires accurate preoperative evaluation of tumor extent. Establishing the presence or absence of joint involvement is particularly important. Accordingly, we studied the efficacy of MR imaging for detecting joint involvement in 46 patients with osteosarcoma(More)
PURPOSE Cooperative Ewing's Sarcoma Study (CESS) 86 aimed at improving event-free survival (EFS) in patients with high-risk localized Ewing tumor of bone. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed 301 patients recruited from January 1986 to July 1991 (60% male; median age 15 years). Tumors of volume >100 mL and/or at central-axis sites qualified patients for "high(More)
Ewing tumours (ET), including Ewing's sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour, are well characterised at the molecular level by a unique chromosomal rearrangement which fuses the EWS gene to one of two closely related ETS proto-oncogenes, FLI-1 or ERG. Expression of the resulting chimaeric transcripts can be readily detected by reversed(More)
BACKGROUND Of 4,706 peripheral neuroblastic tumors (pNTs) registered on the Children's Cancer Group and Children's Oncology Group Neuroblastoma Study between 1989 and 2010, 51 cases (1.1%) had genotype-phenotype discordance characterized by MYCN amplification (indicating poor prognosis) and Favorable Histology (indicating better prognosis). PROCEDURE To(More)
EWS/ets-oncogene fusion transcripts can be detected in at least 98% of Ewing tumors [(ET) Ewing sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor] by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), thus confirming the histopathologic diagnosis. To detect minimal amounts of tumor cells in the bone marrow (BM), we used an RT-PCR assay with a(More)
The Ewing family of tumors (EFT) is characterized by high MIC2/CD99 expression and specific EWS/ETS gene rearrangements, resulting in different chimeric transcripts. Further division into peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors and Ewing's sarcoma is still debated and, in the absence of distinct morphological parameters, has been based on the reactivity(More)
Three patients with histologically proven elastofibroma dorsi underwent MRI, using T1-weighted, T2-weighted, STIR (short inversion time inversion recovery), and contrast-enhanced SE sequences. All lesions typically displayed low signal intensity masses interspersed with areas of high signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted SE images. Contrary to prior(More)
39 Patienten mit einem reinen Seminom des Hodens im Stadium I erhielten eine adjuvante Chemotherapie. Diese wurde als Carboplatin-Monotherapie (400 mg/m2) in 2 ambulant verteilten Infusionen in 4wöchigem Abstand, durchgeführt. Die durchschnittliche Beobachtungszeit beträgt 20 Monate. Alle Patienten sind in Volremission, es trat aber bei einem Patienten ein(More)
Structural cardiac anomalies indicative of primary myocardial maldevelopment are reported in a newborn girl with congenital heart block. The cardiac findings included disordered trabeculation of both ventricles with persistent intramyocardial sinusoids, hypoplastic papillary muscles, and dysplastic atrioventricular valves with partial downward displacement(More)