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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)
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)
Tanycytic ependymoma is the rarest variant of ependymoma and occurs primarily in the spinal cord. Intracranial cases are even rarer. Only 9 ventricular and 5 subcortical tanycytic ependymoma have been reported in the literature. Amongst the 9 ventricular cases, only one tumor arose from the third ventricle. We report here another case of tanycytic(More)
We reject the notion that the concept of "chondroid chordoma" be abandoned in favor of an interpretation of the cartilaginous origin of these lesions. We have demonstrated by electron microscopic and immunohistochemical means that these neoplasms can exhibit distinctly epithelial characteristics in their chondroid as well as their epithelial areas. The(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)