Shokouh Taghipour Zahir

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BACKGROUND Despite recent valuable steps in initiating a cancer registry in Iran, data depicting prevalence, incidence, and clinical picture of pancreatic tumors in the country are exceedinglyly sparse. With the aim of filling this knowledge gap, we reviewed cases in the pathology archive of Shahid Sadoughi hospital (Yazd, Iran), between 2001 and 2011. (More)
BACKGROUND Lung carcinoma is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Although the 5-year survival rate nearly tripled from 5-15% over the last 25 years, the estimated number of deaths still exceeds 1.3 million annually. The overall 5-year survival of lung cancer is only 10% in Europe and 15% in the United States. The aim of the current study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Distant prostate cancers are commonly hormone refractory and exhibit increased growth no longer inhibited by androgen deprivation therapy. Understanding all molecular mechanisms contributing to uncontrolled growth is important to obtain effective treatment strategies for hormone refractory prostate cancers (HRPC). The aryl hydrocarbon receptor(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence rate of brain tumors has increased more than 40% in the past 20 years, especially in adults. We aimed to study the clinical and pathological findings of central nervous system (CNS) tumor patients and to evaluate their 5 year survival rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS The archives of all patients with CNS tumors in 6 health care(More)
Basidiobolomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by Basidiobolus ranarum a worldwide environmental saprophyte fungus that is potentially a pathogen. B ranarum mainly affects the subcutaneous tissues but gastrointestinal and disseminated infections rarely have been reported previously. We report a case of B ranarum infection in a 12-year-old(More)
Glomus tumours (GTs) resemble the normal glomus body and have a predilection for skin and subcutaneous tissue. Although the majority of glomus tumours are small, benign neoplasms that occur in the dermis or subcutis of the extremities and cases of atypical or malignant variants have been reported. We report a case of a man who presented with a 1-year(More)
Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is a rare uterine sarcoma. Compared with other uterine malignancies, it occurs at an earlier age (42-58 years) and about 10-25% of the patients are premenopausal. The tumours have an indolent growth, with a tendency for late recurrence. Metastases are rarely detected before the diagnosis of the primary lesion. We report a(More)
BACKGROUND The search is ongoing for simple, effective ways to identify and differentiate thyroid nodules in order to avoid invasive procedures. This study aims to perform an ultrasound assessment of clinically suspected patients with malignant nodules, to perform a fine needle biopsy on them, and to compare the results obtained. METHODS In total, 135(More)
BACKGROUND Whether there is any relationship between human papilloma virus (HPV) and breast carcinoma is not clear. Some previous studies have indicated a possible role in oncogenesis in the breast. In this study, we therefore analyzed the presence of HPV infection in breast tissues of Iranian women from Yazd city. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a(More)
Background: During illnesses, some events occur in pituitary-thyroid axis causing a disease state named non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS). The aim of this study was to compare pituitary-thyroid axis changes in children less than 18 years old with minor versus major heart operations. Materials and Method: This study was conducted on 52 patients less than(More)