Neena M. Mirani

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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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features, ancillary diagnostic studies, and treatment outcomes in a cohort of pediatric patients with giant orbital hydrocystomas. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS Pediatric patients with giant orbital hydrocystomas treated in the practice of one surgeon (PDL). METHODS A retrospective review of the(More)
PURPOSE To report an outbreak of Fusarium keratitis in contact lens (CL) wearers in the northeastern United States. METHODS Over a 41-month period, all cases with culture-proven corneal ulceration secondary to Fusarium at 2 tertiary care eye centers were identified through the microbiology departments of each institution, and a retrospective review of(More)
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 factors, have(More)
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common childhood sarcoma that occurs in the soft tissues of the head and neck, genitourinary system, and extremities. While this tumor may also be seen in young adults, it is distinctly unusual to see this neoplasm beyond the fifth decade. The use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) probes on fine-needle aspiration(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)
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)
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)