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Chronic histiocytic intervillositis of the placenta (CHI) is a rare and poorly understood pathology which may occur in all trimesters. The most conspicuous feature is a histiocytic infiltration of the intervillous space without involvement of the villous parenchyma. In this report on CHI, we re-evaluate a series of four cases and focus on histological,(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a debilitating disease with a high mortality rate. A hallmark of PAH is plexiform lesions (PLs), complex vascular formations originating from remodeled pulmonary arteries. The development and significance of these lesions have been debated and are not yet fully understood. Some features of PLs resemble neoplastic(More)
Obliteration of the small airways is a largely unresolved challenge in pulmonary medicine. It represents either the irreversible cause of functional impairment or a morphologic disorder of limited importance in a multitude of diseases. Bronchiolitis obliterans is a key complication of lung transplantation. No predictive markers for the onset of obliterative(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated posttransplant smooth muscle tumors (PTSMT) are very rare complications. We aimed to provide a clinicopathological characterization which is based on our own case series (n = 5) as well as previously reported PTSMT cases (n = 63). Meta-analysis of PTSMT and molecular analysis of tumor cells from our cohort was performed.(More)
Modern paleopathology is a multidisciplinary field of research which involves archaeology, medicine and biology. The most common diseases of Ancient Egypt were traumatic injuries, malaria and tuberculosis. Exemplarily, an internistic and trauma surgery case of that time is reviewed: Pharaoh Tutankhamun (ca. 1330-1324 B.C.). Summarising all findings which(More)
BACKGROUND Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) present a major cause of mortality and morbidity after solid organ transplantation. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with the development of early- and late-onset PTLD in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. METHODS We examined the medical history,(More)
Obliterative airway remodelling is a morphological sequence in a variety of pulmonary diseases. Notably, bronchiolitis obliterans represents one of the key complications of lung transplantation, induced by (immigrating) myofibroblasts. A comparative expression analysis of obliterative airway remodelling in transplanted and non-transplanted patients has not(More)
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are characterized by their propensity to progress from overproduction of 1 or more hematopoietic lineages to states of cytopenia associated with myelofibrosis and/or blast excess. Recently, it was demonstrated that in progressed primary myelofibrosis (PMF) with cytopenia and higher dynamic international prognostic scoring(More)
OBJECTIVE Among Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (Ph(-) MPN), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and the prefibrotic phase of primary myelofibrosis (PMF) represent two subtypes with considerable overlap. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, histopathological classification of 490 MPN cases was correlated with the allelic burden of(More)
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (chronic myeloproliferative disorders according to former nomenclature) comprise chronic myeloid leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, primary myelofibrosis, chronic eosinophilic leukemia, chronic neutrophilic leukemia and systemic mastocytosis. All disorders have excessive proliferation of one or more(More)