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The granular cell tumor (GCT) or Abrikossoff tumor is a neurogenic tumor often benign with a predominant cervicofacial localization. The mean age of onset ranges between 40 and 60 years of age. Female patients are twice more affected. It is a rare tumor (0.019 to 0.03% of all tumors). The prognosis is usually favorable after surgical excision. The(More)
BACKGROUND Breast carcinoma is a disease with a tremendous heterogeneity in its clinical behavior. Newer prognostic factors and predictors of response to therapy are needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of HER-2, estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR) in breast carcinoma and to compare it with other prognostic(More)
The methylation of CpG islands in the promoters is associated with loss of protein via repression of gene transcription. Several studies have demonstrated that tumour suppressor and DNA repair genes are often aberrantly hypermethylated in colorectal cancer. The present study was conducted to examine whether the methylation profile of p16INK4a and hMLH1(More)
BACKGROUND Abrikossoff's tumour or granular cell tumor or is a benign neurogenic tumour. It is ubiquitous with the most frequently affected site is the head and neck region. AIMS To report a series of granular cell tumors and to discuss its clinicopathologic features and histogenesis. METHODS We report a series of nine cases diagnosed between January(More)
BACKGROUND Dermatofibroma represents one of the commonest benign soft tissue tumours, and its diagnosis is usually straightforward if classical clinicopathologic features are evident. It occurs frequently on the extremities and trunk, often in young adults during the 3(rd) and 4(th) decades. We report a peculiar case of an aggressive cellular dermatofibroma(More)
INTRODUCTION Alterations in different signaling pathways are involved in initiation and progression of colorectal carcinoma, such as those related to p53, MLH1, p16INK4a, Kras, etc. AIM This study was conducted with the aim to investigate the expression of p16INK4a and p53 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and evaluated their correlation with major(More)
Silencing of gene expression by aberrant methylation at the CpG islands is common in human tumors, including colorectal cancer. This epigenetic alteration affects promoter of genes having crucial cellular functions such as tumor suppressor, DNA repair, apoptosis, cell adhesion, etc. We investigated the methylation status in the promoter regions of the(More)
Pulmonary oxalosis is a very rare pseudotumoral lesion; it is often secondary to an aspergillus infection. Oxalic acid (C(2)H(2)O(4)) is a mycotoxin released by Aspergillus niger and sometimes by several other fungi, including A flavus and A fumigatus. We report a case of a 69 year old man, with previous history of pulmonary tuberculosis, followed for(More)
Undifferentiated (embryonal) sarcoma (UES) of the liver is a very rare pediatric neoplasm with an aggressive behavior. Multimodal treatment including complete surgical resection and chemotherapy has improved survival. We report a case of UES occurring in a 15-year-old female. Radiographic findings showed a multicystic mass appearance. The diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS β-Catenin and adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) are major components of the Wnt pathway. This study aimed to investigate the expression of β-catenin and APC in tumors and lymph nodes in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients and the mutational spectrum of the genes coding these proteins. METHODS Expression of APC and β-catenin was examined in(More)