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OBJECTIVE This study was performed to identify pathologic and clinical risk factors that best predicted 5-year recurrence-free survival (RFS) among patients with early-stage cervical carcinoma, treated by radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy. METHODS The records of 197 patients with early-stage invasive cervical carcinoma who underwent radical(More)
Lipase was covalently bound onto Fe(3)O(4) magnetic nanoparticles (12.7 nm) via carbodiimide activation. The Fe(3)O(4) magnetic nanoparticles were prepared by coprecipitating Fe(2+) and Fe(3+) ions in an ammonia solution and treating under hydrothermal conditions. The analyses of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that(More)
Presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in variable proportions in tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma tissues has been demonstrated by several worldwide studies. Some reports emphasized the significance of HPV in predicting a better prognosis, as well as ethnic differences between Chinese and Caucasians. In order to understand the biological role of HPV and(More)
Primary adenocarcinoma of the vulva of the cloacogenic type is extremely rare. We report the case of a 49-year-old patient with a 6-year history of recurrent left Bartholin's gland infection and a 1-year history of an ulcerated tumor on the similar lower aspect of the left labium majus. Fine needle biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma and wide local excision with(More)
Malignant mixed mullerian tumors (MMMTs), also known as carcinosarcoma because they contain both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements are aggressive tumors, which usually arise in the uterus and ovary. Extragenital carcinosarcomas are extremely rare and most cases develop from the peritoneum. To our knowledge, only 29 cases have been described in English(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to compare survival in pure and mixed-type advanced clear cell ovarian carcinoma and to determine the benefits among patients with pure advanced clear cell ovarian carcinoma treated in paclitaxel-platinum-based chemotherapy in comparison with those treated in conventional platinum-based chemotherapy after primary surgery. METHODS(More)
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) is a neoplasm composed chiefly of HMB-45-positive epithelioid cells with clear to granular cytoplasm and a perivascular distribution. Such tumors have been reported in different organs under a variety of designations. The cytogenetic features of these neoplasms have not been well studied. We collected 9 tumors (5(More)
The amniotic membrane has been clinically applied as a therapeutic material in wound covering and corneal surface reconstruction. Recently, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been isolated from the placenta, specifically from the amniotic membrane. However, the localization of MSCs in the amniotic membrane has not been determined. In this study, term(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to analyze negative versus positive immunoexpression of epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin) and p53 in patients with primary advanced ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma (OCCA) and its significance in relation to clinical features, progression-free survival and overall survival (OS). METHODS AND MATERIALS Protein(More)
OBJECTIVES Loss of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) expression is common in ovarian clear cell adenocarcinomas (OCCA), but PTEN mutations are not frequently observed in OCCA. The mechanism of PTEN gene silencing in OCCA is still not clear. MATERIALS AND METHODS Immunohistochemical analysis of PTEN expression was performed in 40 OCCA paraffin-embedded(More)