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Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is an uncommon tumour within the spectrum of histiocytic and dendritic cell neoplasms that can occur at nodal and extra-nodal sites. Besides being rare, these tumours are difficult to diagnose. A 72-year-old man with a painless mass in the right tonsil was admitted to the Mersin University Hospital. Tonsillectomy was(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate that the cross-sectional area of the air space in the Eustachian tube (ET) on computed tomography (CT) images could be useful for predicting the postoperative aeration of the middle ear. METHODS The patient group consisted of 80 patients (80 ears) with chronic otitis media and who underwent middle ear surgery from 2006-2007 and who(More)
OBJECTIVES Among the apoptosis signals, B-cell CLL/lymphoma 2 (BCL2) is a well-known regulator of apoptosis with anti-apoptotic properties. We investigated here whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the BCL2 were associated with host susceptibility of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) occurrence and clinicopathologic parameters. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Integrins play crucial roles in the pathogenesis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study was to investigate whether two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (rs2141698, -1687A/G; rs11895564, Ala380Thr) of the integrin alpha 6 (ITGA6) gene are associated with the development and clinicopathologic characteristics of PTC such as(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were analyzed in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC; n = 133) and their clinicopathologic features and age-matched controls (n = 321) using direct sequencing. PTC patients were divided into subgroups according to size, number, location, extrathyroidal invasion and lymph node(More)
Transforming growth factor, beta receptor II (70/80 kDa) (TGFBR2) is a tumor suppressor. Mutations in the TGFBR2 gene appear to have an increased risk of developing several cancers. To investigate whether TGFBR2 polymorphisms are associated with the development of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of TGFBR2(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of oncostatin M receptor (OSMR) in the Korean population. METHODS Retrospective case-control study was done. Eighty-five patients with PTC and 287 controls were studied. One missense SNP (rs2278329, Asp553Asn) and one promoter SNP(More)
Dermatomyositis (DM) is an autoimmune disorder with idiopathic myopathy and characteristic skin manifestations that one often accompanied by an internal malignancy. The association between dermatomyositis and malignancy has been reported several times, although tonsillar carcinoma is extremely rare not only in far eastern populations but also in caucasian(More)
OBJECTIVES FOS-like antigen-2 (FOSL-2), a member of the FOS gene family, encode leucine zipper proteins that can heterodimerize with proteins of Jun family. Thus, activating protein (AP)-1 transcription factor is formed, has a crucial role in proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of normal tissue as well as oncogenic transformation and progression.(More)
Korean Society of Thyroid-Head and Neck Surgery appointed a Task Force to develop clinical practice guidelines for the surgical treatment of laryngeal cancer. This Task Force conducted a systematic search of the EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and KoreaMed databases to identify relevant articles, using search terms selected according to the key(More)