Martine Patey

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Intramedullary cavernous angiomas (ImCA) of the spinal cord are very uncommon malformations especially in the pediatric population where only ten cases have yet been reported within the available literature. In this paper, the authors report the case of a 12-year-old girl presenting with a T11 level hematomyelia because of a cavernous angioma. Microsurgical(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the presence of ret and trk proto-oncogene rearrangements in thyroid tumors. DESIGN AND METHODS High-molecular-weight DNA was extracted from 36 thyroid tumors (1 multinodular goiter, 14 follicular adenomas, 16 papillary carcinomas, 1 lymph node metastasis of a papillary carcinoma, 1 follicular carcinoma, and 3 medullary(More)
A cytogenetic study was performed in 63 thyroid tumors after a monolayer short-term culture. Clonal chromosomal changes were found in 47% of carcinomas and 31% of adenomas. Chromosome 7 was altered in 40% of cytogenetically abnormal tumors. The modal DNA index measured in 26 tumors was consistent with the chromosomal mode in 88% of cases. A quantitative(More)
The treatment of acromegaly is based on surgery, drugs, and radiotherapy as a third-line option. Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) is a new technique with a need for long-term evaluation. The purpose of the study was to evaluate long-term results of FSRT in acromegaly. Overall, 34 patients [sex ratio 1.12, age 45 (5-65) years] with a pituitary(More)
Gross anatomy explains the different surgical approaches to adrenalectomy and the difficulties encountered by surgeons during this procedure. Development of the adrenal glands explains the location of the ectopic sites and excess hormone production by adrenal tumors. The choice of a surgical approach is sometimes difficult and is dependent on (1) the(More)
Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma is a soft tissue neoplasm of low malignant potential, typically occurring in the superficial soft tissues of the extremities in children and young adults. Occurrence outside somatic soft tissues is most uncommon. This report describes eight such cases, involving the lung (three cases), mediastinum (one case), vulva (two(More)
BACKGROUND Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are a spectrum of lymphoid proliferations, occurring in immunosuppressed organ transplant recipients. They comprise early lesions, polymorphic (P-PTLD), monomorphic (M-PTLD), and Hodgkin/Hodgkin-like lymphoma PTLD (HL-PTLD) lesions. Most of them are associated with Epstein-Barr virus(More)
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of cold thyroid nodules has become the first line diagnostic decision for electing which patients need surgery. In order to improve FNA accuracy, the monoclonal antithyroperoxidase (TPO) antibody (MoAb47) was tested. A total of 554 patients were included in this study and among them, 208 were referred to surgery. The results of(More)
The aim of this study was to compare 64 genetically determined pheochromocytomas (PH) (49 MEN IIa, 3 MEN IIb, 6 Von Recklinghausen diseases, 1 von Hippel-Lindau disease, 5 familial pheochromocytomas) and 48 sporadic PH. Genetically determined PH were more often observed among men and more frequently bilateral and multicentric than sporadic PH. Sporadic(More)