Vijayalakshmi Deshmane

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The cell-cell adhesion receptor gene E-cadherin (CDH1) is expressed by epithelial cells, in which it mediates adhesion and morphogenesis. Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) characteristically infiltrates diffusely as single cells; by immunohistochemistry, many of these tumours lack E-cadherin expression. In the present study we investigated various ways in(More)
OBJECTIVES Overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor family genes, which include ErbB-1, 2, 3 and 4, has been implicated in a number of cancers. We have studied the extent of ErbB-2 overexpression among Indian women with sporadic breast cancer. METHODS Immunohistochemistry and genomic polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to study the(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic parameters for papillary carcinoma of the thyroid have been defined by several groups. However, no such study has been reported for follicular carcinoma. METHODS We undertook a retrospective study of well-differentiated carcinoma of the thyroid operated at the Tata Memorial Hospital during the period 1970-1985. In our series,(More)
Background: Primary synchronous bilateral breast cancer (PSBBC) is a rare clinical entity. The reported incidence ranges between 0.3% and 12%. There are several controversial issues regarding PSBBC pertaining to the diagnostic criteria, nomenclature, and management policies. Materials and Methods: Fourteen cases of PSBBC treated between 2001 to 2010 at our(More)
Growing teratoma syndrome is the term applied to enlarging retroperitoneal or other metastatic masses containing mature teratoma during chemotherapy for nonseminomatous germ cell tumors. Four cases of the growing teratoma syndrome are presented, the metastatic masses being in the retroperitoneal in all the cases. All these patients had enlarging(More)
Castleman's disease is a rare benign disease of the lymph nodes. Its origin from the pleura is rare. Surgical excision, when feasible, appears to provide good results. We encountered a patient who had the disease arising from the parietal pleura. We present the clinical scenario, investigations, and our management of the patient.
Serum levels of leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) were studied in 60 patients with testicular tumours and 26 normal individuals, and were found to be significantly elevated in patients with seminomas, nonseminomas and benign tumours of the testis. After treatment the LAP levels decreased in patients with seminomas, nonseminomas and mixed cell carcinomas(More)
Cancer of the oral tongue is a common disease. Thirty five (35%) percent of patients seen at our hospital are in Stages I&II. The choice of surgical treatment is a wide excision of the lesion (WE) or a hemiglossectomy (HG). This study was carried out to compare the local recu-rrences and survival in patients undergoing either a WE or HG for early cancer of(More)
Serum levels of Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), alpha-Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase (HBDH) and the relative ratio of alpha-Hydroxybutyrate Dehydrogenase to Lactate Dehydrogenase (HBDH/LDH) were determined in 51 cases of histologically proved testicular germ cell tumors and 40 healthy controls. Serum LDH and HBDH levels were found to be raised in both(More)
Differentiated carcinoma of the thyroid has good prognosis, even in patients presenting in the late stage and with distant metastasis. In India, the incidence of papillary carcinoma and follicular carcinoma are in the ratio of 60∶40. A retrospective study was carried out to determine the impact of patient and tumor factors on survival, and to develop a(More)