Norma M Quintanilla

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Importance Whole-exome sequencing (WES) has the potential to reveal tumor and germline mutations of clinical relevance, but the diagnostic yield for pediatric patients with solid tumors is unknown. Objective To characterize the diagnostic yield of combined tumor and germline WES for children with solid tumors. Design Unselected children with newly(More)
CONTEXT - Image-guided, fine-needle aspiration-assisted core needle biopsy with an on-site evaluation by a pathologist (FNACBP) of osseous lesions is not a common practice in pediatric institutions. OBJECTIVES - To evaluate the diagnostic adequacy and accuracy of FNACBP for pediatric osseous lesions and to compare the adequacy with procedures that do not(More)
Historically, untreated disseminated coccidioidomycosis during pregnancy was thought to be associated with 100% maternal fatality and 50% fetal mortality and was the leading cause of maternal deaths in areas of endemicity. As recently as 1995, therapeutic abortions and early deliveries were advocated in certain contexts. This report describes an(More)
CONTEXT Chorioamnionitis is the maternal and fetal response to an ascending intrauterine infection. The fetal response is manifested by funisitis and chorionic vasculitis, or as neutrophils within pulmonary spaces. Human hematopoiesis occurs in the liver primarily during the 6th to 22nd weeks of gestation. OBJECTIVE To establish the relationship between(More)
We retrospectively studied the clinical and histologic features of pediatric fundic gland polyps (FGPs) in 16 patients. FGPs had an endoscopic prevalence of 0.25% in 8527 pediatric gastric biopsies. Five patients had familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). The median age of onset was 17.7 years in FAP and 17.3 years in sporadic patients. All syndromic(More)
16-year-old male patient presented with hemaAtochezia. He had a history of a perianal abscess treated with antibiotics 2 years prior. He had lost 15 pounds in the previous 3 months and had 1 month of daily epigastric pain and loose stools. On physical examination, perianal skin tags and multiple nontender papillomatous plaques were noted (Figure A).(More)
Progressive, irreversible fibrosis is one of the most clinically significant consequences of ionizing radiation on normal tissue. When applied to lungs, it leads to a complication described as idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS) and eventually to organ fibrosis. For its high mortality, the condition precludes treatment with high doses of radiation. There is(More)
Patients with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) have defective DNA repair and a high predisposition to developing abnormalities and neoplasia in the sun-exposed areas of the skin and mucous membranes. The most common tumors reported in patients with XP are squamous cell carcinomas, basal cell carcinomas, and melanomas. Atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) is a pleomorphic(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) outcomes in X-linked severe combined immune deficiency are most effective when performed with patients <3 months of age and without coexisting morbidity, and with donor cells from a matched sibling. Even under such favorable circumstances, outcomes can be suboptimal, and full cellular engraftment may not be(More)
Thyroid nodules occur in 1-2% of children, and identifying which nodules are malignant is often challenging. Cytologic evaluation facilitates the diagnosis of thyroid lesions (TLs), but in 10-40% of cases the interpretation is indeterminate. Patients with indeterminate diagnoses are often treated with hemithyroidectomy followed by completion thyroidectomy,(More)