Learn More
BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is routinely used to evaluate primary thyroid lesions (PTLs), however, its role in diagnosing secondary thyroid neoplasms (STNs) has not been extensively studied. The goal was to examine the clinical and cytopathologic features of STNs diagnosed on FNA. METHODS The clinico-pathologic features of 28 STNs were(More)
We conducted a group consensus review of thyroid aspirates that were previously interpreted as "atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance" (AUS/FLUS) and followed by surgical interventions. The study aimed to investigate if consensus review would minimize the diagnosis of AUS/FLUS with an optimal interobserver(More)
BACKGROUND The cytodiagnosis of melanoma in fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens can be challenging, often requiring the use of immunocytochemistry. As constitutively activating mutations in the BRAF oncogene are present in at least 40% of melanomas, the use of FNA material to interrogate the BRAF mutational status is likely to increase. Because cell(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma represents a highly aggressive cutaneous malignancy characterized by regional recurrences, lymph node metastases, distant metastases, and high mortality. As the cytomorphology of Merkel cell carcinoma can be mimicked by other malignancies, especially lymphoma and pulmonary small cell carcinoma, immunocytochemistry is often useful in(More)
AIMS Erythroblast transformation specific related gene (ERG), a proto-oncogene member of the erythroblast transformation specific transcription factor family, is a sensitive marker of endothelial differentiation and is expressed in vascular tumours, including angiosarcomas (AS). Immunohistochemistry is necessary for the diagnosis of AS in fine needle(More)
Giant cell myocarditis, a rare, fatal, and poorly understood cause of myocarditis, requires pathological examination for diagnosis. It is considered to be an autoimmune disease and is frequently associated with other conditions, in particular thymoma and myasthenia gravis. The typical patient with giant cell myocarditis is young and has severe, progressive(More)
OBJECTIVE The Hybrid Capture II high-risk HPV test (HC II hrHPVT) improves early detection of cervical neoplasia in Pap tests. However, weakly positive HC II results may be reported as indeterminate or "equivocal," for which there is little clinical guidance. This study is designed to evaluate the clinical outcome of equivocal HC II hrHPVTs and concurrent(More)
A 23-year-old man presented with a chronic anterior chest wall wound. Previously he had a split thickness skin graft in the area in where the wound bed had become infected, developing a thick purulent drainage. The infected skin graft was excised. Histologic examination of the failed graft revealed skin with surface ulceration, focal abscess formation, deep(More)
Therapy for non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is currently determined by histologic subtype and the presence or absence of actionable mutations. Accurate subclassification is therefore essential for appropriate selection of cases for molecular studies and guiding treatment. The gold standard for subclassification of NSCLC is identification of(More)
BACKGROUND The cytologic features of undifferentiated pancreatic carcinoma with osteoclastic giant cells (UOC) are rarely described. METHODS Cytologic and clinicopathologic characteristics in 15 UOC fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens were analyzed. RESULTS FNA specimens were obtained from 6 men and 8 women with a mean age of 65 years who had UOCs(More)