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OBJECTIVE To examine existing evidence, trends and possible factors that may have affected the incidence of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) among patients undergoing thyroidectomies in an iodine-sufficient population of Greece. STUDY DESIGN All histology records from the patients who had undergone thyroid surgery at the Department of Surgery Laiko… (More)
PURPOSE Human DNA topoisomerases I and II (topo-I and -II) are essential for vital cellular processes such as DNA replication, transcription, translation, recombination, and repair. In the present study, we correlate topo-I and -II expression and outcome after chemotherapy in primary and relapsed colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with… (More)
We investigated endotumoral and peritumoral lymphocytic subsets [natural killer cells (NK), B-cells and cytotoxic/suppressor (CD(8)+) T-cells], and expression of MUC1 and MUC6 glycoprotein with regard to various clinicopathological parameters in invasive breast cancer tissues. The study population consisted of 64 female patients with invasive ductal breast… (More)
A case of acute granulomatous appendicitis due to Strongyloides stercoralis infection in an HIV-positive patient is described. To our knowledge this is the first case presented in the literature.
Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) represents 90% of all peritoneal forms of mesothelioma. It affects mainly patients 50-69 years old. In 50% of cases there is a history of asbestos exposure. The clinical presentation of the disease is not characteristic: nonspecific abdominal pain, weight loss, and abdominal distension are common. Ascites… (More)