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Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, affecting approximately 147,000 people each year. Most colon cancers arise from benign neoplasms and evolve into adenocarcinomas through a stepwise histologic progression sequence that starts from adenomas or hyperplastic polyps/serrated adenomas. Genetic alterations and,(More)
The Digene Hybrid Capture 2 (hc2) high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test (Digene, Gaithersburg, MD) is widely used for triage of women with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. Results in a "retest zone" (weakly positive tests) are repeated up to 2 times according to the Digene-recommended algorithm. We studied 56 cervical samples in(More)
BACKGROUND Actinomycotic pelvic infection usually occurs in the presence of an intrauterine device. It can result in pelvic inflammatory disease, tubo-ovarian abscess, and retroperitoneal fibrosis. CASE A 35-year-old multipara who had never used an intrauterine device presented with a 5-month history of progressively worsening, colicky, right-sided(More)
The results of fine needle aspiration biopsy of lymph nodes in 350 patients and the modified biopsy technique used at our institution are discussed. Of the 350 cases, 209 aspirates were categorized as cytologically malignant, 102 as benign, 30 as suspicious for malignancy, and 9 as unsatisfactory. Cervical lymph nodes were most commonly sampled (58%), and(More)
CONTEXT Leiomyosarcoma most commonly involves the female genital tract and occasionally arises within the retroperitoneum, abdominal cavity, or the soft tissues of the extremity. Presentation as a primary bone tumor is extraordinarily uncommon, potentially leading to misdiagnosis. The prognosis is traditionally thought to be dismal. However, this conclusion(More)
Pseudolymphomas of the lung are extremely rare with approximately 30 cases reported in the literature. Histologically it may be impossible to distinguish a benign pseudolymphoma from a malignant lymphoma. Immunoperoxidase staining has been proposed to help predict the benign or malignant potential of these conditions. Results thus far have been(More)
BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or touch preparation with rapid assessment is a valuable diagnostic tool with a reported accuracy of diagnosis similar to intraoperative frozen section consultation. The Nigeria Christian Hospital partners with health care professionals from the United States to provide surgical care for rural residents of Aba,(More)
The indicated clinical evaluation of atypical squamous cells demonstrated on Papanicolaou (Pap) smear has not been determined. Although several reports and opinions suggest that these cells are of no particular significance other studies have noted these cells in instances of advanced cervical dysplasia. A study of 429 patients with a recent Pap smear(More)