Hyang Mi Ko

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Cutaneous metastases rarely develop in patients with internal malignancy. Cholangiocarcinoma, a malignant cancer of the bile duct, is a relatively rare adenocarcinoma and has a poor prognosis. Few reports have mentioned cutaneous metastases of cholangiocarcinoma, and the most of them were due to direct tumor seeding by percutaneous procedures. Herein, we(More)
BACKGROUND Gene rearrangements and specific translocations define some B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes. Genome-wide mutational studies have revealed recurrent point mutations with prognostic implications. The goals of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of applying a multiplex mutation assay to archival cytospin preparations (CPs) and to(More)
BACKGROUND Although many studies have assessed the diagnostic utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the context of a specific disease, few studies have assessed the overall diagnostic yield, sensitivity, and negative predictive value in patients with isolated mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy (IMHL).(More)
OBJECTIVES There has been limited utility for laboratory tumor models to predict clinical performance of cancer drugs. Clinical drug trials usually recruit patients that have advanced disease, therefore preclinical tumor models that closely reflect this characteristic will be more reliable to test candidate drugs. We evaluated the use of endobronchial(More)
Two cases are described of crystal storing histiocytosis (CSH) associated with extranodal marginal zone lymphoma, presenting as lung and subcutaneous masses respectively. Fine-needle aspiration of subcutis and smears prepared from the resected lung masses showed negative images. Cytology slides of both cases were reviewed to identify cytomorphological(More)
A 58-year-old man presented with productive cough and fever. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed an upper right paraspinal mass. CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy showed lobules of vacuolated cells against a background of myxoid material. The cells demonstrated moderate to severe nuclear atypia and occasional mitoses.(More)
OBJECTIVES Stratified mucin-producing intraepithelial lesion (SMILE) is an uncommon premalignant lesion of the uterine cervix. A detailed examination of preinvasive SMILE cases including a comparison of the cytologic features with usual-type adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) and human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping was performed. STUDY DESIGN Excisions and(More)
Dear Dr. Bedrossian, Pharyngoesophageal (PED) or Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD) is an uncommon condition, with prevalence in western countries ranging from 0.01 to 0.11% of the population. Common clinical manifestations of larger PEDs are dysphagia or the sense of a lump in the neck. Small and asymptomatic PEDs might be detected incidentally by thyroid(More)
OBJECTIVE Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is widely used in the diagnosis of metastatic melanoma, both at initial presentation and in the setting of recurrent disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of confirmatory immunohistochemistry (IHC) and molecular analysis of the BRAF mutation in cytological preparations of metastatic(More)
INTRODUCTION The value of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has been established for staging mediastinal lymph nodes in lung carcinoma patients with radiologically enlarged lymph nodes, but its utility for evaluation of primary lymph node disorders is not well defined. The objective of this study was to evaluate(More)