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Sialyl-Tn (STn) is a core region carcinoma-associated carbohydrate determinant expressed on cancer-associated mucins. Expression of STn has been associated with poor prognosis in colon and ovarian cancer, independent of other prognostic factors such as tumour grade, stage or histological type. Recent studies have suggested that STn expression may be an(More)
If skilled histopathologists disagree over the same biopsy specimen, at least one must have an incorrect interpretation. Thus, disagreement is associated with, although not the cause of, diagnostic error. The present study aimed to determine the magnitude of variation among 10 observers with a special interest in gastrointestinal histopathology. They(More)
Nine post-Polya gastrectomy patients with symptoms of reflux gastritis were studied immediately before and 6 months after Roux-en-Y diversion with a 60 cm jejunal loop. Endoscopy, histology, HIDA radionuclide studies and acid secretory studies were performed to determine the effect of Roux-en-Y diversion. Symptomatic results were pleasing in that all(More)
This study investigated the aetiology of gastric stump carcinoma in the rat. These carcinomas were induced by duodenogastric reflux without the need to administer carcinogens. Carcinoma was only detected when pancreatic exocrine secretions were present in the reflux. Malignant change was associated with dysplasia but not intestinal metaplasia or adenocystic(More)
We have studied the histological changes observed in the mucosa of 10 rats in the region of a esophagojejunostomy to evaluate it as a model for the ulcer-associated cell lineage (UACL). In man, the UACL has a distinctive morphology, proliferative organization, and pattern of trefoil peptide localization. We have therefore examined these aspects aided by(More)
The clinical, radiological, and histological features of two patients with severe intestinal damage induced by mefenamic acid and mimicking coeliac disease are described. Symptoms rapidly reverted on withdrawal of the drug, and in one case, did not relapse during treatment with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and their specific cellular receptors, play an important role in the regulation of epithelial morphogenesis and differentiation. Alterations in their expression and function have been found in a number of malignant tumours and these changes may help to explain their dedifferentiation and altered behaviour. In this study(More)
Population studies in the Pacific Basin showed that gastric carcinomas of intestinal type often concur with distant mucosal changes (DMCs). In the present work, the presence of DMCs was investigated in populations dwelling in the Atlantic Basin. A total of 1737 gastrectomy specimens were reviewed: 627 in New York, 435 in Reykjavik, 198 in Buenos Aires, 186(More)