Mariana Costache

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OBJECTIVE In this retrospective study, patients' medical records were reviewed to investigate the profiles of 633 OLP cases in a group of Romania. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this retrospective study, the following clinical data were obtained from the medical charts of patients: gender, age, clinical presentation of OLP, site affected, presence of symptoms,(More)
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) are pacemakers that generate electric waves recorded from the gut and are important for intestinal motility. The aim of the study was to evaluate the distribution of interstitial cells of Cajal in colon specimens from patients with idiopathic chronic pseudo-obstruction and other non-tumoral colon disorders as compared with(More)
Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a mesenchymal tumor, caused by Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) with molecular and cytogenetic changes poorly understood. To gain further insight on the underlying molecular changes in KS, we performed microRNA (miRNA) microarray analysis of 17 Kaposi’s sarcoma specimens. Three normal skin specimens were used as controls. The most(More)
OBJECTIVE Although oral keratinocyte stem cells play a key role in tissue homeostasis, wound healing, and neoplasia, they remain difficult to identify and characterize. The specific aim of the present study is to characterize an oral keratinocyte stem-cell population separated using a magnetic technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS Oral human keratinocytes(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic granulomatous disease that affects various systems of the body. Although the pulmonary form is most common, TB can also occur in the lymph nodes, kidneys, bones, and oral cavity. Oral TB is often a consequence of active pulmonary TB and is relatively rare. Here, we report a series of cases that emphasize the importance of(More)
The trichilemmal carcinoma is a rare low-grade malignant lesion originating from hair follicle cells that usually occurs on sun-exposed skin of older individuals. A differential diagnostic is required with other skin carcinomas. We report two cases of trichilemmal carcinoma admitted at the Emergency University Hospital of Bucharest, Romania, in 2012, one of(More)
INTRODUCTION Esophageal cancer is a public health problem,with increasing incidence and postoperative morbidity over the past recent years. Although a number of new surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, have been developed, mortality and morbidity have remained elevated.The element that seems to influence the early postoperative(More)
We report mucosal melanoma of the upper lip in a patient affected by the Laugier-Hunziker disease. Using dermatoscopy, two distinct parts were identified in the same mucosal area: nodular (malignant) and macular (benign). A complete surgical excision was performed and the patient has been free of disease for 16 months.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is classified in many subtypes or forms; one of them is the acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma, also called pseudoglandular, adenoid, epithelioma dyskeratoticum segregans, or adenoacanthoma. Researching and analyzing nine cases of acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma, we intend to verify if the data provided by the cases(More)
BACKGROUND Mucinous carcinoma (also known as colloid carcinoma) is a particular type of breast cancer characterized by the presence of extracellular mucin and is linked with a more favorable prognosis than invasive breast carcinoma of no special type. Mucinous carcinoma of the breast is an uncommon form of breast tumor, often presenting as a lobulated,(More)