Pamela C. Gibson

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We evaluated HER-2 receptor status by immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical analyses and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in 51 fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens together with the corresponding formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples obtained from surgically resected breast cancers. Three fixation methods were compared:(More)
CD 117 (KIT) is a transmembrane, tyrosine kinase growth factor receptor which is expressed on numerous diverse fetal and adult cells including hematopoietic cells, mast cells, melanocytes, germ cells, and the interstitial cells of Cajal. Its expression in tumors is also diverse, but with selective use and attention to specific staining patterns, this marker(More)
Digital imaging is an inexpensive and widely available tool that is used by most pathologists in patient reports, education, publication, diagnosis, and data archival. Its popularity is due, in part, to the ease of modifying, storing, enhancing, and annotating images. Since digital manipulation is essentially undetectable in the final product, it poses the(More)
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is part of a family of lesions collectively known as perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasms (PEComas). Though these lesions are comprised of histologically and immunohistochemically distinctive perivascular epithelioid cells, their diagnosis is controversial and some investigators question their existence entirely. We present(More)
We describe a 37-week gestation female infant who was born with a terminal 2q deletion. Both of her parents had normal chromosomes. This infant had multiple anomalies, including hypertelorism, short palpebral fissures, microphthalmia, cleft lip/cleft palate, and abnormal ears. Autopsy documented Dandy-Walker malformation with severe hydrocephalus,(More)
OBJECTIVES Primary mucinous vaginal adenocarcinoma of intestinal type is an extremely rare malignancy of uncertain histogenesis, which makes for a diagnostic challenge. We report a case and describe the histopathologic features and the unusual immunoprofile of this rare entity. METHODS We report a case of vaginal mucinous adenocarcinoma of intestinal type(More)
We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on ischemia and reperfusion in a pig model focusing on cardio-renal protection. High doses of NAC may provide protection from contrast induced nephropathy (CIN). NAC has also been demonstrated to reduce myocardial infarction size and improve left ventricular function after ischemia in(More)
Many pathology departments are introducing subspecialty sign-out in surgical pathology. In 2014, the University of Vermont Medical Center transitioned from general sign-out to partial subspecialty sign-out to include gastrointestinal and breast/cervix subspecialty benches; other specimens remained on general benches. Our experiences with the transition are(More)
An increasing spectrum and number of opportunistic fungal pathogens have been reported to cause disease in humans over the past decade. Disseminated phaeohyphomycoses caused by rare dematiaceous molds in immunocompromised patients have a high mortality rate and are increasingly reported in the literature. Early diagnosis of disseminated phaehyphomycosis is(More)