Roberta E Gausas

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Distribution of lymphatic vessels in normal and neoplastic colon has been previously analyzed with electron microscopic techniques, as reliable antibodies have not been available for selective lymph vessel staining. A novel monoclonal antibody, D2-40, is recently available to differentiate lymphatic vessels from blood vessels. In this study, we analyzed the(More)
Lymphatic vessels in the colon are normally distributed beneath the muscularis mucosae with rare branches reaching through the muscularis mucosae to the most basal aspect of the colonic crypts. In chronic inflammatory bowel disease demonstrating acute inflammation and architectural disarray, lymph vessel proliferation is seen within the lamina propria and(More)
The histiocytic disorders Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), can both present with multisystem involvement, with the central nervous system and the bone, skin, neuroendocrine, cardiac, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems potentially affected. The 2 entities occasionally can be difficult to distinguish. Both rarely(More)
A 61-year-old man with a history of malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the chest had development of unusual sites of metastasis involving the sphenoid wing of the orbit and soft tissues of the cheek. He was found to have a solitary fibrous tumor, an uncommon type of spindle cell neoplasm that most often arises in the pleura, which was metastatic to the(More)
The close proximity of the orbit to the brain and the high frequency of ocular symptoms in patients with neurosurgical disease make it mandatory for neurosurgeons to be familiar with manifestations of orbital disease. Tumors of the optic nerve and orbit are important causes of vision loss and eye movement abnormalities. Similarly, intracranial tumors(More)
In the absence of antibodies specific for lymphatic vessels, analysis of lymphatic vessels within different tissues has been widely performed with light microscopic and, most importantly, electron microscopic techniques. In regard to lymphatic vessels in the ocular globe and the periocular structures, controversy remains about the specific distribution of(More)
PURPOSE To identify lymphatic vessels in the human orbit. METHODS Lymphatic and blood capillaries were distinguished histochemically by light microscopy using a 5'-nucleotidase (5'-Nase) and alkaline phosphatase (ALPase) double staining method. Identification of lymphatic vessels was based on strict morphologic criteria combined with specific 5'-Nase(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Transorbital approaches traditionally have focused on skull base and cavernous sinus lesions medial to the globe. Lateral orbital approaches to the temporal lobe have not been widely explored despite several theoretical advantages compared to open craniotomy. Recently, we demonstrated the feasibility of the lateral transorbital technique in(More)
A 47-year-old woman presented complaining of progressive, painless swelling of all 4 eyelids for 6 weeks. Her medical history was significant for breast cancer 14 months prior. Examination results showed a diffuse, firm thickening of all 4 eyelids with mild erythema of the overlying skin. Orbital computer tomography revealed extensive preseptal infiltration(More)