Michael von Gunten

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Oncocytomas are defined as tumors containing in excess of 50% large mitochondrion-rich cells, irrespective of histogenesis and dignity. Along the central neuraxis, oncocytomas are distinctly uncommon but relevant to the differential diagnosis of neoplasia marked by prominent cytoplasmic granularity. We describe an anaplastic ependymoma (WHO grade III) with(More)
CD10 predicts survival in different cancers. The prognostic significance in bladder cancer still has to be documented. One hundred fifty lymph node-positive bladder cancer patients were treated by cystectomy and standardized pelvic lymphadenectomy in curative intent. CD10 expression was evaluated in tissue microarrays (TMAs) constructed from(More)
AIMS To evaluate risk factors in lymph node-positive bladder cancer. METHODS AND RESULTS Lymph node-positive bladder cancer patients (n=162), preoperatively staged N0M0, underwent cystectomy and standardized extended lymphadenectomy. Five-year overall survival of the cohort was 33%. In univariate analysis, tumour stage (P<0.006), extracapsular extension(More)
INTRODUCTION Pathophysiological disturbances during subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and within the first few days thereafter are responsible for significant brain damage. Early brain injury (EBI) after SAH has become the focus of current research activities. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether a novel rabbit SAH model provokes EBI by(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear how complex pathophysiological mechanisms that result in early brain injury (EBI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are triggered. We investigate how peak intracranial pressure (ICP), amount of subarachnoid blood, and hyperacute depletion of cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) correlate to the onset of EBI following experimental(More)
AIMS To evaluate the number of lymph nodes and the lymph node tumour burden in different anatomical pelvic regions to better asses the impact of variations in the extent of lymphadenectomy on reported LN parameters and pelvic tumour clearance. METHODS 162 patients with lymph-node-positive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder were treated by cystectomy and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The biological mechanisms predisposing intracranial saccular aneurysms to growth and rupture are not yet fully understood. Mural cell loss is a histological hallmark of ruptured cerebral aneurysms. It remains unclear whether mural cell loss predisposes to aneurysm growth and eventual rupture. METHODS Sodium dodecyl sulfate(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Aneurysm occlusion by intraluminal thrombus formation is the desired effect of all endovascular treatments. Intraluminal thrombus may, however, recanalize and be absorbed, unless it is infiltrated by cells that turn it into fibrous tissue (neointima). Because ruptured aneurysm walls are characterized by loss of smooth muscle cells, we(More)