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Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia is an extremely rare pulmonary lesion, with only 39 cases reported in the literature. We report an additional case and review the literature. The patient is a 41-year-old man with a 5-year history of progressive dyspnea, cough, and wheezing. He was initially diagnosed as having bronchial asthma(More)
Male breast cancer accounts for around 1% of all breast cancer cases but the incidence has risen in recent years. This study aimed to classify the molecular subtypes of male breast cancers based on the expression profile of immunomarkers and to evaluate their association with clinicopathological features and expression patterns of epidermal growth factor(More)
Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is a rare but the most common malignant neoplasm of the heart in adults. The objective of this study is to analyze the clinicopathologic characteristics of primary cardiac angiosarcoma. Ten cases of primary cardiac angiosarcoma treated in a single institution were analyzed for their clinical, pathologic, and immunohistochemical(More)
Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare cause of obstructive lung disease and a proposed precursor of pulmonary carcinoid tumors. With increased awareness of this disease, an accumulating number of cases have been reported. Patients may have progressive shortness of breath due to small airway obstruction. There is(More)
BACKGROUND Most medical centers routinely perform or require the pathologic examination of breast tissue that is excised for adolescent gynecomastia; however, its utility is questionable, given the benign nature of the condition. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted to examine the incidence of pathologic abnormalities in patients 21 years or(More)
Cytogenetic evaluation of bone marrow and neoplastic tissues plays a critical role in determining patient management and prognosis. Here, we highlight two cases in which the cytogenetic studies challenge the common practice of using hematologic and morphologic changes as key factors in malignant disease management. The first case is that of a lymph node(More)
Although Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is often found in human tonsils, it remains to be precisely determined in what cells and microenvironment the virus is present. Although generally regarded as a B lymphotropic virus, EBV is associated with non-B-cell tumors, for example, NK/T-cell lymphoma, carcinoma, and leiomyosarcoma. To provide a basis for understanding(More)
Because thyrolipoma (adenolipoma of thyroid) and thyrolipomatosis (diffuse lipomatosis of thyroid) are distinctively rare conditions with only few cases reported in the literature, we are reporting 5 additional cases. All the 5 patients were adult females, with ages from 38 to 79 years, who presented with thyroid masses. Four of the patients had normal(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine if biomarkers of collagen metabolism in PAH identify patients with worse disease and higher risk of death. BACKGROUND The relationship between circulating markers of collagen metabolism, degree of disease severity, and outcome in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is unknown. METHODS Patients with(More)
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a disease of undetermined etiology and pathogenesis. Inflammation is thought to play a key role in many patients, characteristically with an increase in mast cells within the detrusor muscle of the bladder. We observed that some patients with IC had prominent plasma cells in bladder tissue, which elicited our interest in their(More)