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OBJECTIVE Atypical glandular cell (AGC) Pap interpretations and screening for glandular neoplasias remain major challenges. We document the largest reported AGC histopathologic follow-up experience and include verification bias-adjusted data on laboratory screening sensitivity. METHODS AGC Pap tests of endocervical origin (AGC-EC), endometrial origin(More)
Infiltrating (intramuscular) lipomas and angiolipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors that usually appear as a deep, nontender mass within soft tissue, particularly in the extremities. The average tumor size in six cases studied was 11.2 cm (range, 2.0 to 22.0 cm). On gross examination, these tumors are circumscribed but unencapsulated, with infiltration of(More)
Our objective was to provide management guidelines according to Papanicolaou (Pap) test specimen adequacy based on literature review and expert opinion. A task force named by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) conducted a literature review and discussed appropriate management. The Steering Committee of the ASCCP and other(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the cytology category atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H), with human papillomavirus (HPV) and other ancillary testing results and according to age group. METHODS A literature search was performed on the ASC-H category, and studies analyzing ASC-H according to ancillary testing(More)
The clinical and pathologic features of 16 malignant Brenner tumors (MBT) having an associated benign Brenner component were compared with 29 primary ovarian transitional cell carcinomas (TCC), neoplasms differing from MBT only in that a benign Brenner component was absent. Transitional cell carcinoma represented a more aggressive neoplasm. Twenty of(More)
OBJECTIVE To review published and other available data comparing the effectiveness of liquid-based cytology preparations in detecting epithelial cell abnormalities in cervicovaginal (gynecologic) cytology as compared to the conventional Papanicolaou test. STUDY DESIGN Available split-sample data comparing liquid-based gynecologic cytology preparations(More)
BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend that women with negative Papanicolaou (Pap) test results and no endocervical/transformation zone (EC/TZ) sample return for screening within 12 months. For some women, this represents earlier follow-up than advocated in several routine screening guidelines. Controversy remains with regard to the correlation between(More)
The clinical and pathologic features of 13 patients with pure liposarcomas of the breast and seven patients with liposarcomas that had arisen in cystosarcomas are reviewed. Metastases occurred in three of the 13 patients with pure mammary liposarcomas, and two women died of tumor. One of the patients with a liposarcoma that had arisen in a cystosarcoma had(More)
OBJECTIVE To increase awareness of the limitations of high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) laboratory-developed testing (LDT) widely used in US cervical cancer screening. METHODS AND RESULTS A young woman in her 30s was diagnosed and treated for stage 1B1 cervical squamous cell carcinoma in which HPV 16 DNA was detected using polymerase chain reaction(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence of high-risk HPV DNA (HPV) in the largest cohort of woman studied to date with negative ThinPrep Imaging system (TIS)-imaged Pap tests. METHODS Women with negative (TIS)-imaged ThinPrep Pap Tests (TPPT) who also were tested for HPV were identified between July 1, 2005 and December 31, 2007(More)