Mark J Mentrikoski

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Despite an aggressive clinical course, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) rarely develops extracranial metastasis, with only 6 cases of skin involvement reported in the literature. We report 2 cases of GBM that spread to the scalp. Both patients presented with a firm nodule adjacent to their original craniotomy site. Histologic examination revealed highly(More)
Using the x-ray structure of the glycerol 3-phosphate transporter (GlpT), we devised a model for the distantly related oxalate transporter, OxlT. The model accommodates all earlier biochemical information on OxlT, including the idea that Lys-355 lies on the permeation pathway, and predicts that Lys-355 and a second positive center, Arg-272, comprise the(More)
The Ewing sarcoma breakpoint region 1 (EWSR1) is translocated in many sarcomas. Recently, its rearrangement has been described in salivary gland hyalinizing clear cell carcinomas (HCCCs) and in a subset of soft tissue myoepitheliomas. This study examines the presence of the EWSR1 rearrangement in a variety of salivary gland lesions including classic(More)
Clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (CC-RCC) is the most common primary kidney malignancy, yet this morphology is not unique to renal primary tumors, as clear-cell variants of numerous nonrenal carcinomas of varying lineages exist. Therefore, because of CC-RCC's ability to metastasize to nearly any anatomic location, ancillary studies such as(More)
GATA3 is a transcription factor, which is involved in the growth and differentiation of several human tissues. Immunohistochemical staining for this marker has proven to be useful in recognizing a number of tumors, most notably those in the urinary tract and breasts. To date, no study has specifically assessed the distribution of GATA3 among different(More)
Penile squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is sometimes an aggressive disease that has a variable worldwide incidence, in part due to differing rates of inflammatory and infectious risk factors. In the developed world, penile SCC is a rare malignancy, and most studies therefore originate in less developed countries. The current study was undertaken to examine the(More)
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leak after rectal resection carries substantial morbidity and mortality. A diverting ileostomy is beneficial for high-risk anastomoses, but its creation and reversal carry a surgical risk in addition to that of resection itself. We sought an alternative method for managing complications of rectal anastomosis. METHODS We developed an(More)
Anastomotic leaks are a dreaded surgical complication following colorectal operations. Creation of a temporary proximal diverting ileostomy is used in high-risk anastomoses, however, additional surgical risk is accumulated with its creation and reversal. Endoluminal vacuum therapy has been shown to seal anastomotic defects in the prophylactic setting in a(More)