Michel Adam Wassef

Learn More
We observed the surface of the anterior part of the nasal septum of living subjects using an endoscope. In approximately 13% of 1842 patients without pathology of the septum, the vomeronasal pit was clearly observed on each side of the septum, and in 26% it was observed only on one side. The remaining observations indicated either the presence of putative(More)
Vascular anomalies represent a spectrum of disorders from a simple "birthmark" to life- threatening entities. Incorrect nomenclature and misdiagnoses are commonly experienced by patients with these anomalies. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for appropriate evaluation and management, often requiring multidisciplinary specialists. Classification schemes provide(More)
Endocytosis of activated receptors can control signaling levels by exposing the receptors to novel downstream molecules or by instigating their degradation. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling has crucial roles in development and is misregulated in many cancers. We report here that Myopic, the Drosophila homolog of the Bro1-domain tyrosine(More)
Alterations of chromatin modifiers are frequent in cancer, but their functional consequences often remain unclear. Focusing on the Polycomb protein EZH2 that deposits the H3K27me3 (trimethylation of Lys27 of histone H3) mark, we showed that its high expression in solid tumors is a consequence, not a cause, of tumorigenesis. In mouse and human models, EZH2(More)
AIM To clarify the prognosis of melanotic schwannoma. This is a rare tumour which is generally considered as a benign lesion, reported in many cases with a short follow-up only. METHODS AND RESULTS Five cases of spinal melanotic schwannoma were retrospectively studied. The tumours were examined using standard histological, immunohistochemical and(More)
We define the histopathologic findings and review the clinical and radiologic characteristics of rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma (RICH). The features of RICH are compared to the equally uncommon noninvoluting congenital hemangioma (NICH) and common infantile hemangioma. RICH and NICH had many similarities, such as appearance, location, size, and(More)
OBJECTIVE In 1940 Kasabach and Merritt described an infant with a vascular anomaly, extensive purpura, and thrombocytopenia; they called his lesion "capillary hemangioma." Hemangioma is a benign tumor that grows in infancy and is characterized by proliferation of endothelial cells and regression during childhood. Although Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS) is(More)
Hotspot mutations in the spliceosome gene SF3B1 are reported in ∼20% of uveal melanomas. SF3B1 is involved in 3'-splice site (3'ss) recognition during RNA splicing; however, the molecular mechanisms of its mutation have remained unclear. Here we show, using RNA-Seq analyses of uveal melanoma, that the SF3B1(R625/K666) mutation results in deregulated(More)
Tears in the internal elastic lamina (IEL) can be observed after chronic increases in arterial blood flow, suggesting a potential role for matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in flow-induced vascular remodeling. We undertook to study this phenomenon by constructing an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) between the left common carotid artery (CCA) and the external(More)
Flow-induced changes in vessel caliber tend to restore baseline wall shear stress (WSS) and have been reported to be endothelium-dependent. To investigate the role of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) in the adaptive increase in artery diameter in response to a chronic increase in blood flow, an arteriovenous fistula was constructed between the left(More)