Sybren Meyer

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Recent data from literature show an increase in incidence and mortality due to soft tissue sarcoma (STS). In the Netherlands age-standardised mortality rates of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) over the period 1950-1988 show a more than fivefold increase. Males predominate over females by a factor of 1.17. Age-adjusted hospital admission rates in 1980-1988 show an(More)
BACKGROUND Milky spots in the greater omentum of some animals are well organized perivascular infiltrates of leucocytes, and are considered to have characteristics of secondary lymphoid tissue. To determine whether milky spots in the human greater omentum can also be regarded as secondary lymphoid tissue, we studied milky spots in an unstimulated state. (More)
BACKGROUND Neoadjuvant chemotherapy improves survival in patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC). Usually three to four cycles of conventional-dose neoadjuvant chemotherapy are administered prior to local therapy, and another three cycles thereafter. In an attempt to improve results, we increased the dosages and applied GM-CSF, which, besides(More)
The role that milky spots in the greater omentum play in tumour cell spread in the peritoneal cavity is presently not fully understood. To study whether intraperitoneally injected tumour cells appear preferentially in milky spots of the greater omentum and to study the changes in the greater omentum, and especially in the cell population of milky spots(More)
An encapsulated tumor measuring 8 cm was removed from the parotid gland in a 42-year-old man. The tumor had grown for about 5 years. The histopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation revealed a lymphadenoma without sebaceous differentiation of the epithelial component. The tumor consisted of exclusively solid epithelial islands and a lymphoid stroma(More)
Milky spots in the greater omentum are well organized perivascular infiltrates of leukocytes which are probably involved in the clearance of tumor cells from the peritoneal cavity. In milky spots, macrophages are the predominant cell type forming a distinct population of cells. To investigate whether these macrophages have a function in the control of(More)
BACKGROUND Milky spots in the human greater omentum are preformed specific accumulations of primarily macrophages within the stroma of the greater omentum. To obtain a better understanding of milky spots in the human greater omentum, the development and the earliest forms of milky spots in the human greater omentum were studied, with special attention to(More)
In this study we demonstrate enhanced Kupffer cell (KC) cytotoxicity against several colorectal cell lines by activation of KC and by modulation of the targets (SW948, WiDR, HT29, and SW620) with IFN-gamma. We demonstrated that soluble TNF-alpha had no effect on these tumor cells, while cytotoxicity against SW948 and WiDR was blocked by anti-TNF-alpha.(More)
Tenascin, a large glycoprotein of the extracellular matrix, is involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, and migration during embryogenesis. In adult tissue, it is expressed only in certain areas. However, it gains importance again in proliferative processes such as wound healing and especially in tumor development. We examined paraffin-embedded(More)
No aetiological factors are at present known in the pathogenesis of liposarcomas. Benign lipomatous disorders, such as lipomas and lipomatosis, generally do not predispose to the development of liposarcomas. A case is presented of a patient with multicentric retroperitoneal liposarcomas, associated with retroperitoneal lipomatosis and preceded by a long(More)