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We report the case of a 41-year-old man who presented with progressive right-sided ear pressure, otalgia, hearing loss, tinnitus, and intermittent otorrhea. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging detected a soft-tissue mass in the right mastoid with intracranial invasion and erosion through the tegmen tympani and mastoid cortex. Histopathologic(More)
In normal human somatic cells, telomere dysfunction causes cellular senescence, a stable proliferative arrest with tumour suppressing properties. Whether telomere dysfunction-induced senescence (TDIS) suppresses cancer growth in humans, however, is unknown. Here, we demonstrate that multiple and distinct human cancer precursor lesions, but not corresponding(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartomas (REAH) and chondroosseous respiratory epithelial (CORE) hamartomas are rare sinonasal/nasopharyngeal lesions first characterized in 1995. Although REAH and CORE hamartomas are benign, nonneoplastic lesions, awareness and recognition of these lesions are important because they can be confused grossly(More)
Oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) is a critical tumor-suppressing mechanism that restrains cancer progression at premalignant stages, in part by causing telomere dysfunction. Currently it is unknown whether this proliferative arrest presents a stable and therefore irreversible barrier to cancer progression. Here we demonstrate that cells frequently escape(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the clinical presentation, workup, surgical approach, and pathological findings of the first case report of a patient with adenocarcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of the records of a case of adenocarcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal sac and(More)
INTRODUCTION New signaling pathways of the interleukin (IL) family, interferons (IFN) and interferon regulatory factors (IRF) have recently been found within tumor microenvironments and in metastatic sites. Some of these cytokines stimulate while others inhibit breast cancer proliferation and/or invasion. IRFs, a family of nine mammalian transcription(More)
Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) is an uncommon lesion of the upper aerodigestive tract first described by Wenig and Heffner in 1995 as prominent glandular proliferations lined by ciliated respiratory epithelium originating from the surface epithelium. The entity is seen most often in male adults. Clinically the lesion presents as a(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) can be divided into two different clinical entities based on their association with high-risk subtypes of human papilloma virus (HPV16 and HPV18). Dissimilarities in prognosis and molecular profiles have attracted much attention in recent years, in part because of increasing rates of HPV infection in HNSCC;(More)
We report a case of a 43-year-old male who presented with a large soft-tissue neck mass 7 years ago. A diagnosis of giant cell angiofibroma (GCA) was made on the basis of light microscopy and immunohistochemical studies. Chromosome analysis showed a male karyotype with t(12;17)(q15;q23),del(18)(q21) in all 20 cells analyzed. This cytogenetic abnormality in(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology of bone and soft tissue tumors utilizing ThinPrep (TP) (Cytyc Corporation, Boxborough, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) vs. conventional smears (CS). STUDY DESIGN Fine needle aspiration cytology from bone and soft tissue tumors was processed and assessed for cellularity, nuclear and cytoplasmic(More)