Gary W. Mierau

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We review 111 cases of rhabdoid tumor of kidney (RTK), including 79 entered on the National Wilms' Tumor Study (NWTS). Median age at diagnosis was 11 months, with a range from 0 to 106 months. The male:female ratio was 1.5:1. Gross features included a characteristic involvement of perihilar renal parenchyma. A wide histological spectrum was encountered,(More)
Dural and skull-base mesenchymal neoplasms other than meningiomas are rare. We report four such tumors, some of which are uncommon even in nonintracranial sites, in three adults and one child. The adult tumors consisted of a synovial sarcoma of the third ventricle region in a 19-year-old woman, a leiomyoma of the suprasellar region in a 57-year-old woman,(More)
Angiomyolipoma occurs rarely in the liver, with only 25 previous cases being reported in the English literature. The article describes two additional cases, one of which was multicentric, with results of ultrastructural and immunocytochemical studies. Many of the tumor cells contained numerous electron-dense granules, some with transverse striations like(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) is characterized by pruritus, intrahepatic cholestasis, low serum gamma-glutamyltransferase levels, and characteristic "Byler bile" on electron microscopy. Many patients require liver transplantation, but partial external biliary diversion (PEBD) has shown therapeutic promise. However,(More)
Oncocytic neoplasms of the adrenal gland are rare. We describe the clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical findings of seven oncocytic adrenocortical neoplasms, five oncocytomas, and two oncocytic neoplasms of uncertain malignant potential. Three tumors were studied using electron microscopy. These neoplasms occurred in five women and two men (median age,(More)
The category of mixed glioneuronal tumors of the CNS is rapidly losing its definition as encompassing tumors composed of histologically distinct neuron variants and glia. We encountered five ependymomas with neuronal differentiation seen in two by histology, in two by immunohistochemistry alone, and in one by electron microscopy. Antibodies against GFAP,(More)
Fifty-six renal neoplasms reviewed by the National Wilms' Tumor Study Pathology Center presented with histologic features that resulted in confusion with rhabdoid tumor of kidney, a usually lethal childhood renal tumor; all were eventually diagnosed as other entities. Conspicuous filamentous cytoplasmic inclusions or large nucleoli, typical findings in(More)
To examine the role of oxidant damage to subcellular membranes in the pathogenesis of copper hepatotoxicity, the effects of dietary copper overload and varying states of vitamin E on biochemical, histological, and ultrastructural features of rat liver were investigated. Weanling male rats were pair-fed for 8 weeks on diets containing normal or high levels(More)
BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease is recognized as the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children in the developed world. Clinical, epidemiologic, and pathologic evidence supports an infectious agent, likely entering through the lung. Pathologic studies proposing an acute coronary arteritis followed by healing fail to account for the complex(More)
A 14-year-old girl with common variable immunodeficiency syndrome was found to have a low-grade malignant neoplasm arising in the left temporal lobe of the brain. Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical studies established a diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma, despite the rarity of this tumor in children. In situ hybridization with the EBER probe revealed(More)