Heinz A. Gerber

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The cellular nature of the giant eosinophilic cells of tuber and of the cells comprising subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) in tuberous sclerosis (TS) remains unclear. To assess the characteristics of these lesions, 13 tubers and 6 SEGA were immunohistochemically studied with glial and neuron-associated antigens. In addition to conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Ganglioglioma is a rare, mixed neuronal-glial neoplasm of the central nervous system that occurs in young patients and has a benign clinical course. METHODS To define the immunophenotypic and morphologic features of ganglioglioma precisely, 27 specimens were studied by routine histochemistry, 21 specimens by immunochemistry, and 14 specimens(More)
Five out of eight consecutive cases with initial symptoms of a 'midline granuloma' were identified as malignant histiocytosis (histiocytic sarcoma) which within 5 months to 4 years led to generalization and death. The three remaining cases also fulfilled the morphological criteria of this type of neoplasia, though these patients are still alive 1/2 to 8(More)
After a 3-year history of severe constipation, a 16-year-old girl required surgery to be relieved of impacted stools. Histologic examination showed ganglionitis in the myenteric plexus of the large bowel and ileum, whereas the submucosal plexus was spared. At this time, antineuronal nuclear antibodies (ANNA-1, anti-Hu) were found at high titer in the serum(More)
A case of a follicular tumor in the sellar region is described without evidence of a primary tumor within the thyroid gland or at a site known to harbor ectopic thyroid tissue. Large amounts of thyroglobulin were readily demonstrated mainly within the colloid of the follicles. The possible development from heterotopic thyroid tissue at this unusual site is(More)
An economic and sensitive test system for measuring random and directional migration of human neutrophils is described. The technique, based on a modified Boyden chamber equipped with a two-filter system, permits a substantial reduction of both incubation time and sample volume. The influence of various technical factors such as the neutrophil concentration(More)
A full-length cDNA clone encoding horse Mhc class II DQB antigen has been isolated and sequenced. A lymphocytederived cDNA library was constructed from an Eqca class I A2 homozygous stallion and cloned into pcDNA I vector (Barbis et al. 1994). The library was screened according to Twomey and Krawetz (1990). The probe for screening was obtained by amplifying(More)
Malignant hemangioendothelioma of the thyroid gland, which most often originates in a hemorrhagic nodule, is a well-known entity in European alpine regions with endemic goiter. In other parts of the world it very rarely has been diagnosed. This tumor may display considerable morphologic variation and often has been interpreted as a variant of(More)
The clinicopathological features of two carcinosarcomas of the urinary bladder are reported. The tumours occurred in a 64- and a 66-year-old patient presenting with haematuria and both were polypoid. The epithelial component was consistent with small cell undifferentiated carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation, whereas the sarcomatous component did(More)