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Twenty-two fine needle (30 gauge) aspirations were performed in eyes enucleated for the clinical diagnosis of melanoma. Cytologic preparations were evaluated for adequacy of material, and needle tracts were evaluated for tumor implantation. A scleral marking method was used to identify all needle tracts. The number of tumor cells in tracts of direct(More)
techniques have been shown to be useful in studies of the effects of osmium-fixing procedures on the stability of erythrocytes (Carstensen and Smearing, 1967 ; Carstensen et al ., 1969). In this report a similar approach has been used to investigate calf erythrocytes fixed with glutaralde-hyde and acrolein. Both agents can produce stable cells and preserve(More)
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is a systemic disorder that results from the tissue deposition of various proteins with distinctive morphological characteristics. Conjunctival amyloidosis is a rare variant which is generally localized and not associated with systemic involvement. CASE REPORT We present here a case of 47-year-old female patient with right eyelid(More)
Breast metastases from nonmammary malignant neoplasms are uncommon, accounting for approximately 2% of breast tumors. There are 13 cases reported in the literature of carcinoid tumor metastatic to the breast, and more than half of these cases were misdiagnosed pathologically and treated as primary breast carcinoma, even in cases with a medical record of(More)
BACKGROUND The utility of the vacuum-assisted breast biopsy device (VABB) under stereotactic guidance is well established. We hypothesized that the complete removal of small benign lesions under ultrasonography guidance in an outpatient setting could be obtained with minimal morbidity with the multidirectional hand held vacuum-assisted biopsy. METHODS(More)
We report three patients with chronic headaches and optic neuropathy due to widespread meningeal thickening shown on enhanced MRI; all had biopsy-proven intracranial pachymeningitis (fibrosclerosis of the meninges). Two patients had bilateral optic neuropathy, elevated CSF protein, and polyclonal serum hypergammaglobulinemia. They developed temporal lobe(More)
We describe a procedure for measuring total protein in urine. The method is simple, sensitive, and free of interference from drugs that are known to affect other commonly used methods. The CV for a 1.1 g/liter urine control in daily, routine use is 4.6%. The procedure involves adsorbing the protein onto cellulose powder, binding of Ponceau S dye by the(More)
In an 8-year-old girl with asymptomatic proptosis, computed tomographic scans showed a large medial orbital mass that contoured the globe anteriorly, bowed the optic nerve laterally, and extended posteriorly to the orbital apex. T1-weighted coronal magnetic resonance images showed the mass to be a diffusely enlarged medial rectus muscle. Histopathologic(More)
BACKGROUND Touch preparation cytology (TPC) has proven to be a quick and accurate intraoperative diagnostic tool for excisional breast biopsy, margins and sentinel nodes. We hypothesized that TPC of core needle biopsy (CNB) specimens can provide a same-day diagnosis in the outpatient setting. METHODS Outpatients presenting with breast lesions underwent(More)