Peter E. J. de Wit

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Ten (dermato)pathologists studied 50 cutaneous melanocytic lesions including common naevocellular naevi, dysplastic naevi (DN), melanomas in situ and invasive primary melanomas, with emphasis on the histological criteria of DN. Using a standardised form, 20 defined histopathological features were scored (semi)quantitatively. Concordance of diagnosis,(More)
Through allele-segregation and loss-of-heterozygosity analyses, we demonstrated loss of the translocation-derivative chromosome 3 in five independent renal cell tumors of the clear-cell type, obtained from three members of a family in which a constitutional t(2;3)(q35;q21) was encountered. In addition, analysis of the von Hippel-Lindau gene, VHL, revealed(More)
Some cutaneous melanocytic lesions are notoriously difficult to diagnose by histopathology. For that reason, the Pathology Panel of the Dutch Melanoma Working Party was instituted and is regularly approached to provide an expert opinion on problem cases. In order to identify the most common diagnostic problems, 1069 consecutive referral cases of submitted(More)
Different results have been reported on the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in human melanocytic lesions, which may be due to different methodologic approaches. Therefore, we compared EGFR expression in six human melanoma cell lines by utilizing the monoclonal antibodies 2E9, 425, and 225, applying four immunocytochemical staining(More)
As the clinical and histological differential diagnosis between Spitz naevus and cutaneous melanoma may be very difficult, we have investigated whether DNA in situ hybridization maybe helpful in resolving this problem. To this end, routinely-processed paraffin sections of 15 typical Spitz naevi, 15 typical nodular melanomas, and five cases originally(More)
INTRODUCTION Selective pulmonary artery perfusion (SPAP) is an experimental endovascular technique for the treatment of pulmonary malignancies. This study evaluated blood flow occlusion (BFO) after SPAP and dose-escalation in order to delay washout of gemcitabine from the lung tissue, to augment pulmonary drug exposure and to maintain plasma concentrations(More)
AIM Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is an important tool in the field of thoracic pathology both for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The standard technique for localisation of non-visible or non-palpable lung lesions is the use of image guided insertion of a guide-wire. However, this method is associated with complications such as pneumothorax,(More)
Many hyperplasias and lymphomas of marginal zone B-cells are associated with infection. We identified six children and one adolescent with cervical lymphadenopathy showing prominent polyclonal nodal marginal zone hyperplasia (pNMZH) and four adolescents with monoclonal paediatric nodal marginal zone lymphoma (pNMZL). The clonality status was assessed using(More)
The frequency of naevocytic naevi (moles) in patients with childhood haematologic malignancies was studied. All patients had received multiple chemotherapy. The majority had also received cranial irradiation as part of their central nervous system leukaemia/lymphoma prophylaxis. Total body mole counts of the patients were compared with those of their(More)
The induction of expression of the components of the proteolytic plasminogen activation system in cutaneous melanocytic tumour progression has previously been reported. Plasminogen activators, their inhibitors, and the receptor for urokinase were present only in advanced primary melanomas and melanoma metastases. The present study reports on the presence of(More)