Vasileia Damaskou

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Knowledge of differences in human papillomavirus (HPV)-type prevalence between high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-CIN) and invasive cervical cancer (ICC) is crucial for understanding the natural history of HPV-infected cervical lesions and the potential impact of HPV vaccination on cervical cancer prevention. More than 6,000 women diagnosed(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to investigate the role of lymphangiogenesis in human cervical cancer progression. METHODS The expression of VEGF-C, VEGF-D, VEGFR-3, podoplanin (D2-40), LYVE-1 and Prox-1 was studied by immunohistochemistry in 72 cases of invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. For lymphatic endothelial markers lymphatic(More)
Cervical glandular neoplasias (CGN) present a challenge for cervical cancer prevention due to their complex histopathology and difficulties in detecting preinvasive stages with current screening practices. Reports of human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence and type-distribution in CGN vary, providing uncertain evidence to support prophylactic vaccination and(More)
SOX-9, an essential factor for male sexual development, can be induced by prostaglandin D2 in a Sry-independent mechanism. Recent data suggest that the hedgehog pathway is involved in the differentiation of normal Sertoli and Leydig cells. The purpose of our study was to investigate the mechanisms involved in the differentiation of ovarian sex cord-stromal(More)
PURPOSE The transforming growth factor bgr; (TGF-β)/ Smad pathway is implicated in the development of interstitial cells of Cajal. The aim of this study was to examine the role of this pathway in human gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). METHODS The expression of TGF-β receptor II (TβRII), phosphorylated Smad2 (p-Smad2), SnoN, p21(WAF17sol;CIP1) and(More)
BACKGROUND There have been various attempts to assess endometrial lesions on cytological material obtained via direct endometrial sampling. The majority of efforts focus on the description of cytological criteria that lead to classification systems resembling histological reporting formats. These systems have low reproducibility, especially in cases of(More)
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a primary lymphocytic cicatricial alopecia characterized by a progressive band-like recession of the frontotemporal hairline and frequent loss of the eyebrows. It predominantly affects postmenopausal women. Coexistence of FFA and vitiligo is rarely reported in the literature. We retrospectively studied 20 cases diagnosed(More)
A carcinoid tumor of the pancreas (CTP) is a rare pancreatic neoplasm, and usually presents with carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS consists of the classic symptom triad of cutaneous flushing, diarrhea and valvular disease, and occurs in the majority of patients with liver metastases. In the present study, the patient presented with symptoms of CS. A diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND We report a case of a 48-year-old white woman who presented with a huge cutaneous protruding tumor of the thoracic wall below her left breast. CASE PRESENTATION The lesion was excised with clear margins from the adjacent skin, and subcutaneous tissue was left to heal with second intention. A histological examination of the surgical specimen(More)
INTRODUCTION We evaluated the effect of Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication on p53, cyclin D1 expression, and cell proliferation in gastric mucosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS We assessed p53, cyclin D1, and ki67 immunoexpression in gastric mucosa from 31 HP chronic gastritis patients and 12 controls. Reassessment was performed 6 months after successful HP(More)