Nirmala Ajit Jambhekar

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BACKGROUND Small cell carcinoma of the esophagus is a rare disease, characterized by aggressive progression. It has a high incidence of metastatic disease at presentation and a poor overall prognosis. Treatment protocols are not well established because of the paucity of cases and a lack of large studies. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of all(More)
Over 20 years, 470 cases of giant cell tumor of bone diagnosed at a tertiary cancer hospital were analyzed. Male predominance (57%), predilection for bones around the knee joint (42%), and occurence in the 21- to 30-year-old age group (49.1%) with 6% being in the immature skeleton are well known facts. Accurate diagnosis was possible in 66% and 88% of cases(More)
CONTEXT Chordoma is a rare, notochordal tumor with a characteristic histomorphology and immunohistochemical profile. At times, it presents a diagnostic challenge, especially in small biopsies. Brachyury, a nuclear transcription factor, is a recently described immunohistochemical marker for diagnosing chordomas. OBJECTIVE To study the sensitivity and(More)
Primary soft tissue myoepithelial tumours (METs) are rare. Recent studies have shown EWSR1 rearrangement in certain METs. We present clinicopathological, immunohistochemical and molecular features of 14 primary soft tissue METs. Fourteen tumours, five benign and nine malignant, occurred in 12 men and two women, with an age range of 18–60 years (mean, 39.2);(More)
A granular cell tumor (GCT) is relatively uncommon and objectively diagnosed with neural markers on immunohistochemistry (IHC). Recent studies have described additional markers for a GCT. Herein, we present morphologic spectrum of 12 GCTs of soft tissues and skin, including 10 benign and 2 malignant subtypes with an optimal diagnostic IHC panel. Eleven(More)
We analysed the outcome of patients with primary non-metastatic diaphyseal sarcomas who had en bloc resection with preservation of the adjoining joints and reconstruction with re-implantation of sterilised tumour bone after extracorporeal radiation (50 Gy). Between March 2005 and September 2009, 32 patients (16 Ewing's sarcoma and 16 osteogenic sarcoma)(More)
UNLABELLED Giant cell tumors of bone are sometimes locally aggressive and may metastasize, although uncommonly. We attempted to identify associations of clinical and histopathologic parameters with metastasis, the long-term outcome with metastases, and the best treatment. We identified distant metastases in 24 of 470 patients with giant cell tumors during a(More)
In malignant surface tumors, hemicortical excision in select cases may allow adequate margins with better function. We treated 10 of 22 malignant surface tumors with hemicortical excision and reconstruction from January 2000 to June 2003. There were eight conventional parosteal osteosarcomas, one high-grade surface osteosarcoma, and one surface(More)
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a distinct soft tissue tumor of uncertain histogenesis, mostly composed of small round cells; is characterized by polyphenotypic differentiation and a translocation t(11; 22)(p13; q13), resulting in formation of a specificEWS-WT1 fusion gene transcript [1]. This tumor was initially described by Sesterhenn et(More)
BACKGROUND During the past decade, the incidence of EGFR mutation has been shown to vary across different ethnicities. It occurs at the rate of 10-15% in North Americans and Europeans, 19% in African-Americans, 20-30% in various East Asian series including Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese. Frequency of EGFR mutations in India however remains sparsely(More)