John T. Bickel

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Leiomyoma of the breast parenchyma proper is a rare neoplasm. This tumor occurs predominantly in late middle-aged women and can be clinically difficult to discern from carcinoma. Mammographically, the tumor lacks typical features of carcinoma, but this possibility cannot be absolutely excluded. Immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and DNA characteristics(More)
The binding of soybean agglutinin (SBA) lectin to routinely processed surgical pathology material from cases of prostatic hyperplasia, atypical hyperplasia, and adenocarcinoma was studied using an immunoperoxidase technique. Positive staining was obtained in eight of eight cases of nodular hyperplasia, eight of eight cases of atypical hyperplasia, and ten(More)
The diagnosis of acute vascular (humoral) rejection in heart transplant biopsies is classically based on immunofluorescent studies of frozen tissue that show vascular staining for immunoglobulin and complement. We have noted that some pathologists have used immunostaining of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue in testing for vascular rejection. To(More)
BCA-225 is a glycoprotein identified in human breast carcinoma cells that has been reported to show a restricted distribution in other human tissues. To further define the presence of BCA-225 in human carcinomas, the authors performed an immunohistochemical study, applying a commercially available monoclonal antibody to BCA-225 to formalin-fixed,(More)
The usefulness of a new commercially available monoclonal antibody (MoAb) BER-EP4 was evaluated. This MoAb is directed against a cell surface glycoprotein reported to be present in most epithelial cells and epithelial tumors but not in mesothelial cells. Cell block sections from 103 adenocarcinomatous and 129 benign effusions were studied. Positive staining(More)
Adult extracardiac rhabdomyoma is an uncommon primary tumor of striated muscle origin that almost exclusively presents in the head and neck region. The occurrence of multifocality is a rare manifestation of this unusual lesion. In this study, we report a rare case of multifocal adult extracardiac rhabdomyoma in a patient presenting with an asymptomatic neck(More)
Ischemic colitis can be caused by a variety of medications including a number of sympathomimetic agents. We report the case of a 47-year-old narcoleptic man who had abdominal pain and rectal bleeding. The clinical, radiographic, and histologic findings supported the diagnosis of ischemic colitis associated with oral dextroamphetamine use.
Esophageal involvement with histoplasmosis is uncommon, but has been recognized in two clinical settings. Most commonly, the esophagus becomes involved as a result of contiguous mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Such patients usually present with dysphagia secondary to midesophageal compression or stricture. The esophagus can also be involved in cases of(More)
Granulomatous inflammatory lesions are a major histopathological feature of a wide spectrum of human infectious and autoimmune diseases. Experimental autoimmune thyroiditis (EAT) with granulomatous histopathological features can be induced by mouse thyroglobulin (MTg)-sensitized spleen cells activated in vitro with MTg and anti-interleukin-2 receptor(More)
The development of pulmonary granulomatosis following intravenous injection of medications intended for oral use has been well described previously. Talc is the most commonly implicated agent. We present a case of talc granulomatosis which developed in a patient following cocaine sniffing and suggest that this may be the cause of development of granulomata(More)