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The authors report the electron microscopic features of gingival granular cell tumors (GGCT) resected from two newborn girls. Although origin from odontogenic epithelium has been proposed, the ultrastructural findings strongly support histogenesis from stroma (mesenchymal) cells. Tissue assay for estrogen receptors was negative, but considering the marked(More)
The clinical and pathologic features of 32 children and adolescents with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are reviewed. Their average age at diagnosis was 9.7 years (range, 5 months to 21 years) and there was a slight predilection for males in a ratio of 1.7 to one. Of eight patients with associated or underlying abnormalities, five had cirrhosis, two had an(More)
A primary bronchial tumor was diagnosed in six children younger than age 12 years. These cases include four bronchial carcinoids, a low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and a granular cell tumor ("myoblastoma"). Lobar or segmental resection was performed in each case and remains the treatment of choice. The most common bronchial tumors in childhood are(More)
A lethal short-limbed dwarfism was diagnosed at autopsy as the Langer-Saldino variant of achondrogenesis by radiological, histological, and gross pathological criteria. Cartilage was obtained for biochemical and ultrastructural analyses from the ends of long bones, from ribs and from a scapula of the newborn infant. At all sites, it had an abnormal(More)