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The increased incidence of thyroid carcinomas in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients is well recognised. These thyroid neoplasms display distinctive clinicopathological features and generally show good prognostic outcome. Recently, unusual sporadic tumours that share the morphological features of FAP-associated thyroid carcinomas have also been(More)
Pulmonary metastases from choriocarcinoma can very rarely give rise to a 'miliary' pattern on the chest X-ray. A 23-year-old woman with a diffuse nodular pattern on chest X-ray died due to acute respiratory failure and cor pulmonale. At autopsy, choriocarcinoma of the uterus was found. In the lungs, multiple macrovascular tumour emboli within branches of(More)
Overexpression of phosphatase of regenerating liver (PRL)-3 is associated with the progression of diverse human cancers. We show that the overexpression of PRL-3 protein is not directly associated with its transcript levels, indicating the existence of an underlying posttranscriptional regulation. The 5' untranslanted region (UTR) of PRL-3 mRNA possesses(More)
BACKGROUND We undertook an audit of paediatric perioperative incidents in the first 10000 anaesthetics administered in KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore between May 1997 and April 1999. The spectrum of surgery performed ranged from simple ambulatory surgery to open heart surgery for complicated congenital heart diseases. METHODS An audit(More)
We studied the clinicopathologic features of 42 cases of nasal-type extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma in Singapore and compared our findings with other series reported in the Asian and Western populations. A panel of immunohistochemical stains, which included CD2, CD3, CD4, CD8, CD56, T-cell intracellular Antigen-1 and granzyme B, and in situ(More)
Mechanisms of spontaneous tumor regression have been difficult to characterize in a systematic manner due to their rare occurrence and the lack of model systems. Here, we provide evidence that early-stage B cells in Eμ-myc mice are tumorigenic and sharply regress in the periphery between 41 and 65 days of age. Regression depended on CD4(+), CD8(+), NK1.1(+)(More)
Plasmablastic lymphoma is a rare variant of a diffuse, large B-cell lymphoma, which typically presents in the oral cavity in immunocompromised patients. In HIV positive patients, this tumor has a tendency to manifest in extramedullary sites. In this report, we document a rare instance in which this neoplasm besides affecting the bone marrow also involved(More)
A case of primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) co-existing with endometrial adenocarcinoma of the uterus is reported in a 48-year-old female. Histologically, the neoplastic cells formed neuroectodermal rosettes and displayed ependymal differentiation. Focal positive immunohistochemical staining for synaptophysin, chromogranin A, CD57 and cytokeratins was(More)
BACKGROUND While the histology of cribriform-morular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma has been well documented, its appearance on cytologic smears has rarely been described given the rarity of this tumor. CASE A 28-year-old woman had a neck lump for an unspecified duration for which she sought medical attention. She was previously well, and there(More)