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BACKGROUND Many easily measurable and readily available factors are now established as being prognostic in primary operable breast cancer. We here applied the 2011 St Gallen surrogate definition for breast cancer subclassification using tumor grade instead of Ki67. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four thousand three hundred and eighteen consecutive patients who had(More)
We report on a newborn infant with male pseudohermaphroditism and glomerular lesions (Denys-Drash syndrome) but without Wilms tumor. A constitutional heterozygous mutation in the WT1 gene (366Arg to His) was identified. In addition the child had a large diaphragmatic hernia, so far not described in Denys-Drash syndrome. The expression of the WT1 gene in(More)
The objective of this study is to assess the therapeutic importance of surgical castration, adjuvant hormonal treatment and lymphadenectomy in endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS). A retrospective and multicentric search was performed. Clinicopathologic data were retrieved from cases that were confirmed to be ESS after central pathology review. The protocol(More)
OBJECTIVE Unenhanced transvaginal sonography is not accurate in the detection of endometrial polyps. Currently, second-stage tests such as saline contrast sonohysterography and office hysteroscopy are used to diagnose endometrial lesions, but both have limitations and side effects. We proposed visualization of the pedicle artery on color Doppler imaging as(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare prospectively maternal acceptance of fetal and neonatal virtuopsy with that of conventional autopsy and to determine the confidence with which magnetic resonance (MR) virtuopsy can be used to diagnose normality/abnormality of various fetal anatomical structures. METHODS MR and/or computed tomography virtuopsy and conventional autopsy(More)
Evidence exists of an association between the presence of a "lupus" anticoagulant in plasma, recurrent fetal loss, and repeated thromboembolic accidents, also in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus. Presented is an example of this association, with morphologic and biologic studies to elucidate its pathogenesis. In the case reported, the placenta(More)
Abdominal muscle deficiency, urinary tract abnormalities, and cryptorchidism are the three major features of the prune-belly syndrome, also referred to as triad syndrome or Eagle-Barrett syndrome. The etiology is unclear and the pathogenesis a subject of continuing debate. Clinical and pathologic experience with seven cases of prune-belly syndrome is(More)
Although cervical carcinoma is among the most frequently encountered malignancies during pregnancy, only four cases of neoadjuvant chemotherapy during pregnancy have been reported. A 28-year-old A0P1G2M0 was diagnosed at 15 weeks with stage Ib1 invasive squamous cervical cancer. Because she strongly desired the continuation of this pregnancy, after(More)
We present a retrospective study of the frequency and type of associated malformations and chromosomal anomalies in 42 consecutive cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) diagnosed in utero during the period from 1985 to 1999. In 26% (11/42) of the cases, associated malformations were detected. Chromosomal anomalies were present in 9.5% (4/42). In(More)