Wilhelm G. Doos

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The risk of developing esophageal cancer in Barrett's esophagus has been estimated at about 10%. This estimate is based primarily on data concerning the prevalence of that association in series of hospitalized patients and autopsies--a practice that tends to exaggerate the risk. We have reviewed retrospectively our experience with 115 patients whom we(More)
Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus has been considered an uncommon tumor, accounting for fewer than 8% of all cases of esophageal cancer. To determine the current frequency of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, we reviewed data from the tumor registries of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the University Hospital (UH), and the Boston VA Medical Center (BVAMC).(More)
13-cis-Retinoic acid has been reported to be effective in treating oral leukoplakia. We randomly assigned 44 patients with this disease to receive 13-cis-retinoic acid (24 patients) or placebo (20), 1 to 2 mg per kilogram of body weight per day for three months, and followed them for six months. There were major decreases in the size of the lesions in 67(More)
This report presents a case of multicentric gastric carcinoid (gastrin containing) tumors of the fundus associated with achlorhydria and pernicious anemia. It is suggested that stimulation of the antral G cells and possibly fundic argyrophilic cells by achlorhydria associated with atrophic gastritis may lead to hyperplasia, and eventually to neoplasia in(More)
The presence of psammoma bodies in carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare occurrence; it has also been reported to be associated with features of somatostatin production by the tumor cells. The morphologic features of three such tumors arising in the duodenum were studied by a combination of histochemical, immunocytochemical, and(More)
There are five generally accepted carcinoid histologic growth patterns, i.e., insular, trabecular, glandular, undifferentiated, and mixed. To determine their possible prognostic significance, a panel of pathologists studied the growth patterns of 138 carcinoids collected from an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group carcinoid advanced stage disease(More)
Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIPD) is an uncommon cause of dysphagia. In this report, we describe two cases we encountered at autopsy. In both cases, the pseudodiverticula represented dilated excretory ducts of submucosal mucous glands. In addition, we retrospectively examined histologic sections of esophagus taken randomly from 100(More)
The presence of orbital lymphatics in the primate model is demonstrated using light and electron microscopic enzyme histochemistry. In addition, strictly morphological definitions of lymphatics, such as discontinuous basal lamina, thin and irregular walls, anchoring filaments, and attenuated endothelial cell cytoplasm, were applied. This study confirmed the(More)
To confirm the accuracy of guided percutaneous aspiration (GPA) in distinguishing sterile from infected pancreatic necrosis, we have performed Brown-Brenn tissue Gram stains on pancreatic and peripancreatic necrotic tissue removed operatively in 15 patients. In eight patients judged to have sterile necrosis on the basis of negative cultures of pancreatic(More)
Metaplastic columnar epithelium replaces the normal squamous epithelium in Barrett's esophagus. We characterized the surface epithelial cells of the junction between squamous and Barrett's epithelium using scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy. In four biopsy specimens from the squamous-Barrett's junction in three patients, we found a(More)