Horacio Oliva

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Previous studies have shown that in non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and others neoplasms, tumoral progression, treatment response, and outcome are related to the expression of different oncogenic and tumor suppressor proteins. This study aimed to determine the prognostic significance of the expression of p53, bcl2, retinoblastoma protein (Rb), Ki67, CD15, and(More)
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been associated with several extrahepatic manifestations, among these, to diseases with oral manifestations such as Sjögren's syndrome or sialadenitis. HCV-RNA has been detected in saliva and in salivary glands from patients with sialadenitis by polymerase chain reaction. However, morphological evidence of HCV(More)
In order to assess the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), 83 patients (77 males, 6 females, mean age 57.4 years) were studied. Thirteen patients (15.7%) had HCC, all of whom were male and cirrhotics with a mean age of 58.5 years. HCC patients showed a statistically significant (P less than 0.0005) longer evolution(More)
A novel hepatitis-associated virus named TT virus (TTV) has been isolated. However, its hepatotropism has not been proven. We have retrospectively analyzed the presence of TTV-DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and in situ hybridization in liver biopsies from 30 patients with liver disease (15 TTV-DNA-positive and 15 TTV-DNA-negative in serum), and(More)
The clinical and pathological findings of six cases of leiomyosarcoma arising from blood vessels of different caliber are described. The term vascular leiomyosarcoma, having both a topographic and morphologic significance, is proposed for these tumors. The histologic pattern is characterized by a proliferation of atypical smooth muscle cells with a large(More)
Because sarcomas of the anterior lower neck region occur so infrequently, they are not usually considered in the differential diagnosis of Riedel's thyroiditis. Riedel's thyroiditis itself may be confused on clinical grounds alone with malignant neoplasms because of its invasive features. Sarcomatoid carcinoma is the main entity to be discarded in this(More)
In order to study the clinical, serological, and morphological evolution of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in childhood, a prospective study has been carried out. A total of 90 children with a chronic infection were followed up for a mean (SD) of 3 (1.8) years. At the beginning of the study, 61 children were asymptomatic and 77 were household contacts(More)
A 24-year-old man survived for 8 years after a vascular lesion of the pons and midbrain. During these years a subresponsive comatose state with neurological signs extending from the oculomotor nuclei to the trigeminal and facial nuclei levels was present. A decorticated type of rigidity, with bilateral paralysis of the limbs accompanied by pyramidal signs,(More)
Nuclear bodies in Hodgkin's disease were found in four out of twenty-one cases studied under the electron microscope. They were present in histiocytes, vascular endothelial and lymphoid cells. They were found in lymphoic blastoid cells (Hodgkin's cells) but not in Reed Sternberg cells. Their morphology was characterized by two predominant patterns:(More)