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Two patients presented with unusual primary brain tumors having abundant signet-ring cells, for which electron microscopic study was necessary to establish the diagnosis of ependymoma. The light and electron microscopic features of these tumors are discussed, with brief comments on the differential diagnosis.
Fibroblastic and myofibroblastic tumors in neonates, infants, and children provide a diagnostic dilemma in surgical pathology due to their relative rarity and similarity in appearances. These tumors may be congenital or occur early during the first years of life or later during the first and second decades of life. The morphologic, immunocytochemical,… (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)
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)
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)
This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop organized with the purpose of bringing together many of those with substantial experience in this troublesome area of pathology for an active interchange of ideas, opinions, problems, and solutions. Recognition was given the fact that current knowledge and technical capabilities are woefully inadequate… (More)
The spectrum of pediatric tumors varies considerably, from those derived from blastemal cells in various organ systems to proliferations of soft tissue supporting cells to hamartomatous processes that mimic malignant tumors. Small round cell tumors are often undifferentiated or poorly differentiated, making it difficult sometimes to provide a definitive… (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)
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)
An astroblastoma of high-grade type arising in the brain of a 3-year-old child is reported. The first description of the ultrastructural, immunohistochemical, and cytogenetic findings in this rare tumor variant are presented.