Tom J Clarke

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Two cases of carcinoma of the minor salivary glands are presented in which most cells had clear cytoplasm. Both patients had clinical histories in excess of 10 years and, in the one case with adequate follow-up, no recurrence had occurred after a further 11 years. Both tumours were locally invasive. The clear cells contained small amounts of glycogen, but(More)
Sections from 95 skin lesions excised at pigmented lesion clinics in England and Scotland were studied by eight histopathologists in order to evaluate consistency in the use of histopathological terms for features of diagnostic and prognostic importance for cutaneous malignant melanoma. The level of agreement (kappa) amongst the panel improved after(More)
Nine out of 10 patients with primary lymphoma of the liver presented in a manner that did not suggest a tumour. The initial diagnoses were chronic active hepatitis in three cases and "granulomatous cholangitis", inflammatory pseudotumour, and anaplastic carcinoma in one case each. Moreover, extensive haemorrhagic necrosis in three cases initially suggested(More)
Antibodies to rat adipocyte plasma membranes raised in sheep had a dual effect in vitro; at low concentrations they mimicked the actions of insulin whilst higher concentrations inhibited glucose incorporation into lipid. The insulin-like effects of the antibody appeared to be due to direct activation of the glucose transport system since the antibodies did(More)
The macroscopic and microscopic features of the urothelial response of the human urinary bladder to urethral catherisation are described. The catheter reaction is characterised by a predominantly eosinophilic inflammatory response producing, macroscopically, a papillary mucosal appearance termed polypoid cystitis. The severity of the epithelial inflammatory(More)
Six cases of salivary duct adenocarcinoma are presented. All had a history of a rapidly enlarging mass in the parotid gland with involvement of the facial nerve. The histopathological appearance was distinctive, each case showing an invasive tumour resembling ductal carcinoma of the breast, often with areas of comedo necrosis. Five patients died within 26(More)
The lipodystrophies are a heterogeneous group of disorders of adipose tissue associated with insulin resistance. The sporadic form of partial lipodystrophy, characterised by fat loss from the face and upper body, is associated with complement abnormalities and mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis type 2 (MCGN II) and the conditions are thought to have a(More)