Meryl Ludwig

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Persistent organochlorine contaminants including polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in eggs with normal and deformed embryos collected in 1988 from different colonies during an epizootiological survey of double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to review clinical characteristics, histological findings, and surgical treatment of patients with granular cell tumors of the vulva at Hartford Hospital and examine histologic characteristics associated with those cases that recurred. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective case review of 13 patients diagnosed with(More)
Seven hundred fifty-six consecutive cervical biopsy specimens were obtained for abnormal Pap smear results or abnormality on physical examination to determine the incidence of condylomatous atypia (CLA) and its association with true dysplasia (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; CIN). Histopathologic criteria for the diagnosis of CLA and its distinction(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the experience at Women & Infants Hospital and Hartford Hospital of patients with malignant mixed mesodermal tumors of the ovary, and to review the pertinent literature. METHODS Fourteen cases of malignant mixed mesodermal tumors of the ovary at the two hospitals over a 5-year period were identified through their tumor registries.(More)
A case of primary renal lymphangioma is reported. This represents the first documented example of such a lesion confirmed by immunocytochemical and ultrastructural studies. Whereas previously regarded as synonymous terms, the recognition of lymphangioma as a pathologic entity distinct from solitary multilocular cyst of the kidney appears warranted. Although(More)
Twenty-four cases coded as pulmonary carcinoid tumors initially sampled by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy were reviewed in order to determine the cytologic features most useful in making the FNA diagnosis. The diagnosis of carcinoid tumor had been confirmed in 23 cases; the remaining case, though closely resembling a carcinoid tumor on the FNA(More)
OBJECTIVE Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in neonates. A diagnosis of HSV on cervical cytologic studies could lead to a cesarean section, with an increase in the risk of maternal morbidity. The identification of viral lesions in sexually active women has medical and social implications. There have(More)
Six women who underwent radiation therapy for gynecologic malignancies demonstrated cytologic evidence of condyloma virus infection 2 or more years following radiation. Histologic confirmation was obtained in two of the cases. A seventh patient developed in situ and invasive squamous cell carcinoma in a vulvar condyloma acuminatum following radiation(More)
Concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlordibenzo-p-dioxin equivalents (TCDD-EQ) were determined in eggs and chicks of double-crested cormorants (DCC) which were collected in 1989 from eight locations in the Laurentian Great Lakes. The mean biomagnification factor (BMF) from forage fish to eggs was found to be 31.3. Absolute(More)
BACKGROUND Aspirates of thymomas are distinguishable from other lesions and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is a proven method for investigating mediastinal masses. METHODS Thirty-four cytology specimens of thymomas from 31 patients were examined. Corresponding surgical materials were available in 32 cases. Ten cases were benign and 22 were malignant.(More)