Henry S. Crist

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Dedifferentiated epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (DEMC) is very rare salivary gland neoplasm with only anecdotal reports. We present an analysis of DEMC, based on a case and review of literature. Our patient, an 85-year-old woman, presented with a submandibular mass of 5 years duration that was increasing in size over a 5-week period. Histologically,(More)
We previously found loss of forkhead box A1 (FOXA1) expression to be associated with aggressive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder, as well as increased tumor proliferation and invasion. These initial findings were substantiated by The Cancer Genome Atlas, which identified FOXA1 mutations in a subset of bladder cancers. However, the prognostic significance(More)
Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) is a rare malignancy arising from the olfactory epithelium of the nasal vault. ENB accounts for 3% to 6% of all intranasal tumors and has the best prognosis among sinonasal malignancies with neuroendocrine differentiation. 1-3 The optimal treatment continues to be controversial, but the benefit of adjuvant therapy, particularly(More)
BACKGROUND Although thyroid cancers are readily treatable with surgery and radioactive iodine, there are problems in managing recurring, as well as locally advanced, thyroid cancer. The opioid growth factor (OGF) and its receptor, OGF receptor (OGFr), form a tonically active, autocrine-paracrine loop that serves to inhibit cell proliferation in a wide(More)
Adenocarcinomas occurring in the vagina are rare. Their correct classification may be very challenging to both the gynecologist and the pathologist, but it is essential for appropriate therapy. Although most adenocarcinomas in the vagina arise from other sites in the female genital tract, a significant minority reflects metastasis from a colorectal site. We(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS In 1979, Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant experienced a partial meltdown with release of radioactive material. The effects of the accident on thyroid cancer (TC) in the surrounding population remain unclear. Radiation-induced TCs have a lower incidence of single nucleotide oncogenic driver mutations and higher incidence of(More)
We describe the case of a 46-year-old woman with a rare presentation of angioleiomyoma of the subcutaneous nasal tissue. The patient presented with pain and severe nasal obstruction. Her nasal deformity was sufficient to indicate an external rhinoplasty for both extirpation of the tumor and reconstruction of the defect with cartilage grafts. The procedure(More)
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common malignancy of the thyroid gland. It typically spreads via lymphatic extension. The rate of regional PTC metastasis to the neck is relatively high, while metastases outside the deep cervical chain are rare. Distant metastases are found in only 1% of patients with PTC at the time of surgery; the two most(More)