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1. Davidson B, Baekelandt M, Shih IeM: MUC4 is upregulated in ovarian carcinoma effusions and differentiates carcinoma cells from mesothelial cells. Diagn Cytopathol; 2007 Dec;35(12):756-60
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  • [Title] MUC4 is upregulated in ovarian carcinoma effusions and differentiates carcinoma cells from mesothelial cells.
  • Using gene expression arrays, we recently showed that MUC4 expression is significantly higher in ovarian/primary peritoneal serous carcinoma (OC/PPC) compared to diffuse peritoneal malignant mesothelioma (DMPM).
  • We additionally studied the ability of MUC4 to differentiate between OC/PPC and reactive mesothelial cells (RMC).
  • OC/PPC effusions (n = 142) and benign reactive effusions (n = 10) were immunostained for MUC4 expression.
  • Immunoreactivity was scored in carcinoma cells and RMC and was compared with tumor cell expression in 60 previously studied primary carcinomas and solid metastases and analyzed for association with clinicopathologic parameters, including survival.
  • Higher MUC4 expression was seen in tumors from older (>60 year) patients (P = 0.049).
  • The data in the present study, together with our earlier report, show that MUC4 is an excellent marker for differentiating OC/PPC from both benign and malignant mesothelial cells.
  • [MeSH-major] Ascitic Fluid / metabolism. Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / metabolism. Mesothelioma / metabolism. Mucins / biosynthesis. Ovarian Neoplasms / metabolism. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Age Factors. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Middle Aged. Mucin-4. Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis. Peritoneal Neoplasms / metabolism. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology. Up-Regulation

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
  • (PMID = 18008338.001).
  • [ISSN] 8755-1039
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / MUC4 protein, human; 0 / Mucin-4; 0 / Mucins
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2. Dejmek A: CK5/6 in effusions: no difference between mesothelioma and pulmonary and nonpulmonary adenocarcinoma. Acta Cytol; 2008 Sep-Oct;52(5):579-83
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  • [Title] CK5/6 in effusions: no difference between mesothelioma and pulmonary and nonpulmonary adenocarcinoma.
  • OBJECTIVE: To test the performance of CK5/6 for the differentiation between mesothelioma, adenocarcinoma and benign mesothelia/proliferations in effusion cytology.
  • STUDY DESIGN: CKS/6 immunocytochemistry was applied to ethanol-fixed cytospin preparations from 74 benign and malignant effusions.
  • RESULTS: Reactivity was seen in 7 of 8 mesotheliomas and in 9 of 11 benign mesothelial proliferations but also in 11 of l7 pulmonary adenocarcinomas and in 12 of 31 adenocarcinomas of nonpulmonary origin.
  • The high reactivity rate in pulmonary adenocarcinomas disagrees with the results obtained with histologic sections from solid tumor tissue, and CK5/6 seems to be of very limited value as an additional marker in effusion cytology.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / metabolism. Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / metabolism. Keratin-5 / metabolism. Keratin-6 / metabolism. Lung Neoplasms / metabolism. Mesothelioma / metabolism. Pleural Effusion / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Humans. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / diagnosis. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / metabolism. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / pathology

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  • (PMID = 18833821.001).
  • [ISSN] 0001-5547
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta cytologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Cytol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Keratin-5; 0 / Keratin-6
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3. Ikeda K, Tate G, Suzuki T, Kitamura T, Mitsuya T: IMP3/L523S, a novel immunocytochemical marker that distinguishes benign and malignant cells: the expression profiles of IMP3/L523S in effusion cytology. Hum Pathol; 2010 May;41(5):745-50
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  • [Title] IMP3/L523S, a novel immunocytochemical marker that distinguishes benign and malignant cells: the expression profiles of IMP3/L523S in effusion cytology.
  • Differentiating reactive mesothelial cells from metastatic carcinoma and malignant mesothelioma is critical in effusion cytology.
  • Numerous immunohistochemical/cytochemical reports use various antibodies in effusion samples, and most antibodies differentiate metastatic adenocarcinoma from malignant mesothelioma, but no antibodies help distinguish malignant mesothelioma from reactive mesothelial cells.
  • IMP3/L523S has been identified in several human malignant tumors.
  • A total of 229 cases of pleural and peritoneal effusion cytospecimens were evaluated for the study, including 39 benign effusions with reactive mesothelial cells and 190 metastatic malignant effusions.
  • IMP3 immunoreactivity was observed in 2 (5.1%) of 39 cases of reactive mesothelial cells, 138 (72.6%) of 190 cases of malignant effusion, 4 (36.4%) of 11 cases of malignant mesothelioma, 106 (75.7%) of 140 cases of metastatic adenocarcinoma, and 8 (100%) of 8 cases of squamous cell carcinoma.
  • In the peritoneal effusions, the sensitivity for the diagnosis of metastatic adenocarcinoma to distinguish reactive mesothelial cells was 92.3%.
  • However, the IMP3 antibody is a highly specific marker for malignant lesions, and thus, IMP3 staining is useful for distinguishing neoplastic cells from reactive mesothelial cells in effusion samples.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / metabolism. Ascitic Fluid / metabolism. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Mesothelioma / metabolism. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / metabolism. RNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 20060157.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-8392
  • [Journal-full-title] Human pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hum. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / IMP3 protein, human; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / RNA-Binding Proteins
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4. Sollami S, Ben Salah I, Chelif M, Hafsia G, Ben Rhouma S, Nouira Y, Horchani A: [Intrascrotal adenomatoid tumors]. Tunis Med; 2008 Jun;86(6):626
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  • [Title] [Intrascrotal adenomatoid tumors].
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Epididymis. Genital Neoplasms, Male / pathology. Scrotum

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  • (PMID = 19216473.001).
  • [ISSN] 0041-4131
  • [Journal-full-title] La Tunisie médicale
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tunis Med
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] Tunisia
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5. Hayes SJ, Clark P, Mathias R, Formela L, Vickers J, Armstrong GR: Multiple adenomatoid tumours in the liver and peritoneum. J Clin Pathol; 2007 Jun;60(6):722-4
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  • [Title] Multiple adenomatoid tumours in the liver and peritoneum.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Liver Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 17483249.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-9746
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Clin. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1955065
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6. van Bijsterveldt C, Willemsen W, Bulten J: Peritoneal benign mesothelioma during and after two pregnancies. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol; 2006 Aug;127(2):265-6
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  • [Title] Peritoneal benign mesothelioma during and after two pregnancies.
  • [MeSH-major] Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 16527388.001).
  • [ISSN] 0301-2115
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
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7. Tamai K, Togashi K, Ito T, Morisawa N, Fujiwara T, Koyama T: MR imaging findings of adenomyosis: correlation with histopathologic features and diagnostic pitfalls. Radiographics; 2005 Jan-Feb;25(1):21-40
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  • Adenomyosis is a nonneoplastic condition, characterized by benign invasion of ectopic endometrium into the myometrium with hyperplasia of adjacent smooth muscle.
  • Furthermore, malignancy occasionally develops in otherwise benign adenomyosis.
  • Pitfalls in diagnosis of adenomyosis include myometrial contractions, leiomyoma, adenomatoid tumor, metastases, endometrial carcinoma, and endometrial stromal sarcoma.

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  • [Copyright] (c) RSNA, 2005.
  • (PMID = 15653584.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-1323
  • [Journal-full-title] Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Radiographics
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 32
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8. Füredi G, Szilágyi A, Bencsik Z, Altorjay A: [Adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland. Case report and review of the literature]. Orv Hetil; 2007 Aug 19;148(33):1563-5
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland. Case report and review of the literature].
  • [Transliterated title] A mellékvese adenomatoid tumora, avagy irodalmi barangolás egy igen ritka mesothelialis daganat nyomán.
  • Adenomatoid tumors of the adrenal gland are rather rare, asymptomatic neoplasias with benign behavior and usually are diagnosed incidentally.
  • The authors report a case of an adenomatoid tumor of the right adrenal gland in a 32-year-old man who sought evaluation because of fever and renal pain.
  • During investigation a tumor, localized in right adrenal gland, was identified by ultrasonography and CT.
  • The patient underwent adrenalectomy with histopathological and immunohistochemical diagnosis of adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland.
  • Based on literature data the epidemiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, treatments, histopathology and prognosis of adenomatoid tumors of the adrenal gland are discussed.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms
  • [MeSH-minor] Adrenalectomy. Adult. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Diagnosis, Differential. Fever / etiology. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Pain / etiology. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17686675.001).
  • [ISSN] 0030-6002
  • [Journal-full-title] Orvosi hetilap
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Orv Hetil
  • [Language] hun
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Hungary
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
  • [Number-of-references] 11
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9. González Resina R, Carranza Carranza A, Congregado Córdoba J, Conde Sánchez JM, Congregado Ruiz CB, Medina López R: [Paratesticular adenomatoid tumor: a report of nine cases]. Actas Urol Esp; 2010 Jan;34(1):95-100
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  • [Title] [Paratesticular adenomatoid tumor: a report of nine cases].
  • [Transliterated title] Tumor adenomatoide paratesticular: una serie de nueve casos.
  • INTRODUCTION: Paratesticular tumors are rare.
  • Most of them are benign, and adenomatoid tumors are most common.
  • These tumors sometimes infiltrate the testicular parenchyma and require differential diagnosis with malignant tumors.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of nine patients with paratesticular adenomatoid tumors seen during a nine-year period (2000-2008) is reported.
  • The tumor most commonly occurred as a small, usually oval, nodule in the tail of epididymis.
  • Our series included a case each of intraparenchymal tumor of the testis and tumor of the tunica vaginalis.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Epididymis / pathology. Genital Neoplasms, Male / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Calbindin 2. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Keratins / analysis. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Neoplasm Proteins / analysis. Retrospective Studies. S100 Calcium Binding Protein G / analysis. Testis / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20223139.001).
  • [ISSN] 1699-7980
  • [Journal-full-title] Actas urologicas españolas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Actas Urol Esp
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Spain
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
  • [Number-of-references] 13
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10. Piccin A, Conneally E, Lynch M, McMenamin ME, Langabeer S, McCann S: Adenomatoid tumor of the testis in a patient on imatinib therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma; 2006 Jul;47(7):1394-6
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumor of the testis in a patient on imatinib therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / diagnosis. Adenomatoid Tumor / drug therapy. Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology. Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / diagnosis. Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / drug therapy. Piperazines / pharmacology. Pyrimidines / pharmacology. Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis. Testicular Neoplasms / drug therapy


11. Husain AN, Colby TV, Ordóñez NG, Krausz T, Borczuk A, Cagle PT, Chirieac LR, Churg A, Galateau-Salle F, Gibbs AR, Gown AM, Hammar SP, Litzky LA, Roggli VL, Travis WD, Wick MR: Guidelines for pathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma: a consensus statement from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2009 Aug;133(8):1317-31
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  • [Title] Guidelines for pathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma: a consensus statement from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group.
  • CONTEXT: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an uncommon tumor that can be difficult to diagnose.
  • DATA SOURCES: A pathology panel was convened at the International Mesothelioma Interest Group biennial meeting (October 2006).
  • CONCLUSIONS: There was consensus opinion regarding (1) distinguishing benign from malignant mesothelial proliferations (both epithelioid and spindle cell lesions), (2) cytologic diagnosis of MM, (3) key histologic features of pleural and peritoneal MM, (4) use of histochemical and immunohistochemical stains in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of MM, (5) differentiating epithelioid MM from various carcinomas (lung, breast, ovarian, and colonic adenocarcinomas and squamous cell and renal cell carcinomas), (6) diagnosis of sarcomatoid mesothelioma, (7) use of molecular markers in the differential diagnosis of MM, (8) electron microscopy in the diagnosis of MM, and (9) some caveats and pitfalls in the diagnosis of MM.
  • The International Mesothelioma Interest Group recommends that markers have either sensitivity or specificity greater than 80% for the lesions in question.
  • [MeSH-major] Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pleural Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans

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  • (PMID = 19653732.001).
  • [ISSN] 1543-2165
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Consensus Development Conference; Journal Article; Practice Guideline
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
  • [Number-of-references] 53
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12. Addis B, Roche H: Problems in mesothelioma diagnosis. Histopathology; 2009 Jan;54(1):55-68
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  • [Title] Problems in mesothelioma diagnosis.
  • Many centres are now seeing increasing numbers of patients with malignant mesothelioma.
  • This presents pathologists involved in making the diagnosis with a number of problems, which can be divided into those encountered in making the distinction between mesothelioma and benign changes and those experienced in separating mesotheliomas from other types of epithelial and connective tissue tumours.
  • Immunohistochemistry plays a major role in helping to make the diagnosis, but it should be interpreted with due regard to the clinical setting and radiological features, and with a knowledge of the wide morphological variations seen in mesothelioma.
  • It includes a discussion of some of the less common variants of mesothelioma and other pleural-based tumours that enter into the differential diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Mesothelioma / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 19054156.001).
  • [ISSN] 1365-2559
  • [Journal-full-title] Histopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Histopathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Number-of-references] 101
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13. Amérigo J, Amérigo-Góngora M, Giménez-Pizarro A, Velasco FJ, Gallardo SP, González-Cámpora R: Leiomyo-adenomatoid tumor of the uterus: a distinct morphological entity? Arch Gynecol Obstet; 2010 Oct;282(4):451-4
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  • [Title] Leiomyo-adenomatoid tumor of the uterus: a distinct morphological entity?
  • INTRODUCTION: The morphologic and immunohistochemical findings of a well-circumscribed leiomyoadenomatoid tumor located in the posterior uterine wall are reported.
  • The adenomatoid component was intermingled with bland smooth muscle fascicles and was composed of vacuolated cells, tubules, and slit-like structures crossed by epithelial bridges.
  • Immunohistochemistry revealed positivity to epithelial and mesothelial markers in the adenomatoid component and strong immunoreaction for smooth muscle markers in the leiomyomatous one.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The well-defined circumscription and the presence of mesothelial component intermingled with the leiomyomatous proliferation favors the hypothesis that a leiomyo-adenomatoid tumor should be considered as a subtype of adenomatoid tumor with distinctive morphological features.
  • Only four previous cases of this rare neoplasm have been reported to date, one in the epydidimis and the other three cases in the uterine wall, one of them affecting also to the right ovary.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Leiomyoma / pathology. Uterine Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20157717.001).
  • [ISSN] 1432-0711
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of gynecology and obstetrics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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14. Leaha C, Opris I, Macé P, Resch B, Sabourin JC: [Cystic adenomatoid tumor of the uterus]. Ann Pathol; 2009 Apr;29(2):134-7
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  • [Title] [Cystic adenomatoid tumor of the uterus].
  • [Transliterated title] Tumeur adénomatoïde kystique utérine.
  • Adenomatoid tumors are benign neoplasms of mesothelial origin, which involve the feminine and masculine genital tracts.
  • Our study presents an adenomatoid tumour, of cystic shape, which enables discussion of the histogenesis of this tumour and enlightenment of differential diagnoses which can at times result in an incorrect malignant diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Uterine Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19364588.001).
  • [ISSN] 0242-6498
  • [Journal-full-title] Annales de pathologie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann Pathol
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] France
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G
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15. Flores-Staino C, Darai-Ramqvist E, Dobra K, Hjerpe A: Adaptation of a commercial fluorescent in situ hybridization test to the diagnosis of malignant cells in effusions. Lung Cancer; 2010 Apr;68(1):39-43
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  • [Title] Adaptation of a commercial fluorescent in situ hybridization test to the diagnosis of malignant cells in effusions.
  • In effusion cytology, adjuvant techniques are often needed for the differentiation of reactive proliferating mesothelial cells and malignant cells.
  • In the case of malignancy the further challenge is to distinguish metastatic tumors from the primary malignant mesothelioma.
  • Moreover, it has been proposed that a homozygous deletion of the p16(INK4A) gene could more specifically identify malignant mesothelial cells among the exfoliated cells.
  • The cytological diagnosis was malignant in 29 cases, inconclusive in 24 cases and benign in 15 cases.
  • The independently verified final diagnoses were mesothelioma in 21 cases, metastatic cancer in 29 and benign in 18 cases.
  • The algorithm for aneuploidy distinguished almost all tested malignant conditions from benign ones, also those with inconclusive cytology.
  • The 9p21 locus, carrying the p16(INK4A) gene, was homozygously deleted in two of the metastatic cancers, while this was seen in 12 of the 21 malignant mesotheliomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis. In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence / methods. Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Pleural Neoplasms / diagnosis. Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 19523712.001).
  • [ISSN] 1872-8332
  • [Journal-full-title] Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Lung Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
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16. Creaney J, Segal A, Sterrett G, Platten MA, Baker E, Murch AR, Nowak AK, Robinson BW, Millward MJ: Overexpression and altered glycosylation of MUC1 in malignant mesothelioma. Br J Cancer; 2008 May 6;98(9):1562-9
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  • [Title] Overexpression and altered glycosylation of MUC1 in malignant mesothelioma.
  • MUC1/EMA expression has been observed in the majority of epithelioid mesotheliomas.
  • However, little is known of the characteristics of MUC1/EMA in mesothelioma.
  • Herein, we studied the cell surface and soluble expression of the MUC1/EMA glycoprotein, and determined the mRNA and genomic expression profiles in mesothelioma.
  • MUC1 mRNA expression was significantly higher in mesothelioma samples than in benign mesothelial cells.
  • Seven of 9 mesothelioma samples expressed MUC1-secreted mRNA isoform in addition to the archetypal MUC1/transmembrane form.
  • CA15.3 (soluble MUC1) levels were significantly higher in the serum of mesothelioma patients than in healthy controls but were not significantly different to levels in patients with benign asbestos-related disease.
  • CA15-3 in effusions could differentiate malignant from benign effusions but were not specific for mesothelioma.
  • Thus, as in other cancers, alterations in MUC1 biology occur in mesothelioma and these results suggest that specific MUC1 characteristics may be useful for mesothelioma diagnosis and should also be investigated as a potential therapeutic target.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Mesothelioma / metabolism. Mucin-1 / metabolism. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / diagnosis. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 18454162.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-1827
  • [Journal-full-title] British journal of cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br. J. Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / MUC1 protein, human; 0 / Mucin-1; 0 / RNA, Messenger
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2391110
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17. Amin W, Parwani AV: Adenomatoid tumor of testis. Clin Med Pathol; 2009;2:17-22
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumor of testis.
  • Adenomatoid tumors are responsible for 30% of all paratesticular masses.
  • They are benign tumors comprising of cords and tubules of cuboidal to columnar cells with vacuolated cytoplasm and fibrous stroma.
  • They are considered to be of mesothelial origin supported by histochemical studies and genetic analysis of Wilms tumor 1 gene expression.
  • Diagnostic studies include serum tumor markers (negative alpha fetoprotein, beta HCG, LDH) ultrasonography (hypoechoic and homogenous appearance) and frozen section.

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  • (PMID = 21151545.001).
  • [ISSN] 1178-1181
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical medicine. Pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Med Pathol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] New Zealand
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2990235
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; adenomatoid tumor / paratesticluar masses
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18. Jain M, Agarwal S, Mandal S: Variation in clinical and genitourinary lesions associated with pulmonary hypoplasia in Potter's syndrome--two autopsy reports. Indian J Pathol Microbiol; 2006 Jul;49(3):416-8
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  • We present two autopsy cases which presented with abnormal facies, oligohydramnios, pulmonary hypoplasia and genitourinary abnormality.
  • One case presented with infantile polycystic kidney whereas in the other case both the kidneys were normal but had adenomatoid tumour of left testis.
  • In both the cases pulmonary hypoplasia was the cause of death rather than genitourinary abnormality.

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  • (PMID = 17001905.001).
  • [ISSN] 0377-4929
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of pathology & microbiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Pathol Microbiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
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19. Langer J, Cohen HL: Case 1: Diagnosis: Paratesticular adenomatoid tumor. Ultrasound Q; 2006 Jun;22(2):101-4
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  • [Title] Case 1: Diagnosis: Paratesticular adenomatoid tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / ultrasonography. Testicular Neoplasms / ultrasonography

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  • (PMID = 16783220.001).
  • [ISSN] 0894-8771
  • [Journal-full-title] Ultrasound quarterly
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ultrasound Q
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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20. Wu M, Sun Y, Li G, Desman G, Wang B, Gil J, Burstein DE: Immunohistochemical detection of XIAP in mesothelium and mesothelial lesions. Am J Clin Pathol; 2007 Nov;128(5):783-7
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  • [Title] Immunohistochemical detection of XIAP in mesothelium and mesothelial lesions.
  • We examined benign and malignant mesothelial tissue samples for the presence of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP), a potent constituent of the inhibitor of apoptosis family of caspase inhibitors.
  • We subjected 55 sections (31 malignant mesotheliomas, 2 well-differentiated peritoneal mesotheliomas, 13 pleural mesothelial hyperplasias, and 9 benign mesothelial tissues) from archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded surgical tissue blocks to citrate-based antigen retrieval and then incubated them with monoclonal anti-XIAP (clone 48, dilution 1:250; BD Biosciences, San Jose, CA) at 4 degrees C for 72 hours and developed them using EnVision-Plus reagents (DAKO, Carpinteria, CA) and diaminobenzidine as the chromogen.
  • All 9 normal mesothelial samples were negative for XIAP.
  • Of 13 mesothelial hyperplasias, 1 (8%) was weakly positive in fewer than 10% of cells, as was 1 of 2 well-differentiated peritoneal mesotheliomas.
  • Of 31 malignant mesotheliomas, 25 (81%) displayed XIAP positivity.
  • XIAP immunostaining, when strong, allows for distinction of malignant from benign and hyperplastic mesothelial cell populations and is a potentially useful immunodiagnostic marker in small samples and morphologically controversial cases.
  • Elevated expression of XIAP could contribute to tumorigenesis in mesothelioma.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Epithelium / chemistry. Immunohistochemistry / methods. Mesothelioma / chemistry. Peritoneal Neoplasms / chemistry. Precancerous Conditions / chemistry. X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein / analysis

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  • (PMID = 17951200.001).
  • [ISSN] 0002-9173
  • [Journal-full-title] American journal of clinical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Clin. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein; 0 / XIAP protein, human
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21. Zendehrokh N, Rehnberg J, Dejmek A: Comparison of NCL-hTERT antibody reactivity and telomere repeat amplification protocol in situ in effusions. Acta Cytol; 2007 Nov-Dec;51(6):886-92
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  • RESULTS: Thirty-four effusions from patients with verified malignant disease contained cytologically malignant cells.
  • Twenty effusions, all containing mesothelial cells, came from patients with benign conditions.
  • In 2 fluids atypical, hyperplastic mesothelial cells were both TRAP in situ and hTERT positive.
  • Thus the results of TRAP in situ and hTERT immunohistochemistry disagreed in 1 of 34 (3%) malignant and 12 of 20 (60%) benign cases.
  • The specificity of the applied hTERT antibody was significantly lower, due to hTERT reactivity in mesothelial cells.
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Cell Nucleus / enzymology. Cell Nucleus / genetics. DNA, Neoplasm / analysis. Female. Humans. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / enzymology. Phosphoproteins / immunology. Phosphoproteins / metabolism. RNA-Binding Proteins / immunology. RNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism. Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid / genetics. Reproducibility of Results. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 18077981.001).
  • [ISSN] 0001-5547
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta cytologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Cytol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / DNA, Neoplasm; 0 / Phosphoproteins; 0 / RNA-Binding Proteins; 0 / nucleolin; EC 2.7.7.49 / TERT protein, human; EC 2.7.7.49 / Telomerase
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22. Ribeiro BF, Iglesias DP, Nascimento GJ, Galvão HC, Medeiros AM, Freitas RA: Immunoexpression of MMPs-1, -2, and -9 in ameloblastoma and odontogenic adenomatoid tumor. Oral Dis; 2009 Oct;15(7):472-7
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  • [Title] Immunoexpression of MMPs-1, -2, and -9 in ameloblastoma and odontogenic adenomatoid tumor.
  • OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the expression of metalloproteinases-1, -2, and -9 in solid ameloblastoma and adenomatoid odontogenic tumor.
  • METHODS: A total of 20 cases of solid ameloblastoma and 10 cases of adenomatoid odontogenic tumors were selected and immunohistochemically assessed.
  • RESULTS: Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 showed a predominant expression in both tumors and was found in stroma and parenchyma.
  • For MMP-2, there was a varied expression, with 80% and 60% of immunoreactive tumor cells in ameloblastoma and adenomatoid odontogenic tumor respectively.
  • Regarding stromal cells, 65% of ameloblastomas and 80% of adenomatoid odontogenic tumors showed positivity.
  • There was immunoexpression of the MMP-9 in parenchymal and stromal cells in all cases of both tumors analyzed.
  • CONCLUSION: The results suggest that these metalloproteinases are related to growth and progression of tumors analyzed, and particularly in ameloblastoma, its highest aggressiveness may be, in part, a result of the active participation of the stromal cells and their products, such as the MMPs studied.
  • [MeSH-major] Ameloblastoma / metabolism. Matrix Metalloproteinase 1 / biosynthesis. Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 / biosynthesis. Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 / biosynthesis. Odontogenic Tumors / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 19522745.001).
  • [ISSN] 1601-0825
  • [Journal-full-title] Oral diseases
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Oral Dis
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Denmark
  • [Chemical-registry-number] EC 3.4.24.24 / Matrix Metalloproteinase 2; EC 3.4.24.35 / Matrix Metalloproteinase 9; EC 3.4.24.7 / Matrix Metalloproteinase 1
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23. Shiau CS, Chang MY, Hsieh CC, Hsieh TT, Chiang CH: Meigs' syndrome in a young woman with a normal serum CA-125 level. Chang Gung Med J; 2005 Aug;28(8):587-91
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  • We report on a 27-year-old woman who presented with an ovarian solid tumor (20 x 15 cm) and massive ascites.
  • Cytologic study of the pleural effusion showed reactive mesothelial cells without evidence of malignancy.
  • Postoperatively, the pleural effusion spontaneously resolved, and the microscopic examination revealed a benign fibroma-thecoma, confirming the diagnosis of Meigs' syndrome.
  • The symptoms resolved after removal of this pelvic tumor.
  • This is an unusual case of a young female with Meigs' syndrome and a normal serum CA-125 level.

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  • (PMID = 16265850.001).
  • [ISSN] 2072-0939
  • [Journal-full-title] Chang Gung medical journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Chang Gung Med J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China (Republic : 1949- )
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / CA-125 Antigen
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24. Kemp AM, Nayar R, De Frias D, Lin X: Cytomorphologic characteristics of fine needle core biopsy of multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report and review of the literature. Diagn Cytopathol; 2010 Mar;38(3):192-7
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  • [Title] Cytomorphologic characteristics of fine needle core biopsy of multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report and review of the literature.
  • Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon cystic mesothelial proliferative lesion.
  • Due to differing management of MPM and its differential diagnoses including both benign and malignant lesions, it would be beneficial to diagnose MPM preoperatively.
  • Furthermore, despite its infrequency, the current case emphasizes the importance of the inclusion of this entity in the differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the abdomen and pelvis at the time of on-site evaluation and final diagnosis, in order to avoid misinterpretation of strips of benign mesothelial cells as inadequate for diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Cysts / pathology. Mesothelioma / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 19813256.001).
  • [ISSN] 1097-0339
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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25. Afify A, Zhou H, Howell L, Paulino AF: Diagnostic utility of GLUT-1 expression in the cytologic evaluation of serous fluids. Acta Cytol; 2005 Nov-Dec;49(6):621-6
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  • STUDY DESIGN: Archival paraffin-embedded cell blocks of serous fluids from 25 cases of benign effusions containing reactive mesothelial cells and 39 cases of malignant effusions with metastatic adenocarcinoma (11 ovarian, 11 pulmonary, 9 gastrointestinal and 8 breast) were retrieved from the surgical pathology files.
  • Strong staining in at least 10% of the tumor cells was required in order to consider the case positive for the particular marker.
  • None (0 of 25) of the benign effusions expressed GLUT-1.
  • Benign effusions expressed CEA in 3 cases and B72.3 in 2 cases.
  • It can be used as a reliable component of an antibody panel to distinguish reactive mesothelial cells from metastatic adenocarcinoma in particular adenocarcinomas of body cavity effusions, in particular adenocarcinomas of ovarian and pulmonary origin.
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis. Breast Neoplasms / genetics. Breast Neoplasms / pathology. Cytodiagnosis / methods. Female. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / genetics. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / pathology. Gene Expression Regulation. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis. Lung Neoplasms / genetics. Lung Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / pathology. Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis. Ovarian Neoplasms / genetics. Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / pathology. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 16450901.001).
  • [ISSN] 0001-5547
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta cytologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Cytol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Glucose Transporter Type 1
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26. Schwartz A, Peycru T, Tardat E, Dufau JP, Jarry J, Durand-Dastes F: [Peritoneal cystic mesothelioma: benign or malignant?]. J Chir (Paris); 2008 Sep-Oct;145(5):511-2
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  • [Title] [Peritoneal cystic mesothelioma: benign or malignant?].
  • [MeSH-major] Mesothelioma, Cystic / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19106878.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-7697
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal de chirurgie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Chir (Paris)
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] France
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27. Ghossain MA, Chucrallah A, Kanso H, Aoun NJ, Abboud J: Multilocular adenomatoid tumor of the ovary: ultrasonographic findings. J Clin Ultrasound; 2005 Jun;33(5):233-6
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  • [Title] Multilocular adenomatoid tumor of the ovary: ultrasonographic findings.
  • We report the sonographic findings of a rare benign ovarian tumor in a 69-year-old woman.
  • Surgery revealed an adenomatoid tumor.
  • Adenomatoid tumors are benign lesions of mesothelial origin, usually solid in nature and rarely located in the ovaries. (c) 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / ultrasonography. Ovarian Neoplasms / ultrasonography

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  • [Copyright] (c) 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 33:233-236, 2005.
  • (PMID = 16047378.001).
  • [ISSN] 0091-2751
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Clin Ultrasound
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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28. Pereira Gallardo S, Gómez Torres FJ, Torres Olivera FJ: [Cystic lymphangioma of the adrenal glands. Case report]. Arch Esp Urol; 2007 Mar;60(2):187-9
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  • [Transliterated title] Linfangioma quístico de glándula suprarrenal. A propósito de un caso.
  • RESULTS: Lymphangiomas are multicystic lesions covered by endothelium and with serous content, the differential diagnosis of which is mainly established with hemangioma and adenomatoid tumor.

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  • (PMID = 17484487.001).
  • [ISSN] 0004-0614
  • [Journal-full-title] Archivos españoles de urología
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Esp. Urol.
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Spain
  • [Chemical-registry-number] VTD58H1Z2X / Dopamine; X4W3ENH1CV / Norepinephrine
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29. Sharma G, Linden MD, Schultz DS, Inamdar KV: Cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node: an unexpected finding in an explanted heart. Cardiovasc Pathol; 2010 May-Jun;19(3):e75-8
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  • [Title] Cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node: an unexpected finding in an explanted heart.
  • SUMMARY: We report herein a unique case of cystic tumor of atrioventricular (AV) node (CTAVN), which, to our knowledge, is the first of its kind diagnosed in an explanted heart specimen and only the fourth diagnosed antemortem.
  • Often, this rare tumor can only be diagnosed by careful gross examination and adequate sampling of AV node region.
  • CONTEXT: CTAVN is a rare, benign tumor.
  • The patient's history was significant for congenital heart block requiring placement of a permanent pacemaker at 12 years of age.
  • These lesions are now believed to be endodermal in origin, although mesothelial origin was earlier proposed.

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  • (PMID = 19144541.001).
  • [ISSN] 1879-1336
  • [Journal-full-title] Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cardiovasc. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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30. Fan SQ, Jiang Y, Li D, Wei QY: Adenomatoid tumour of the left adrenal gland with concurrent left nephrolithiasis and left kidney cyst. Pathology; 2005 Oct;37(5):398-400
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumour of the left adrenal gland with concurrent left nephrolithiasis and left kidney cyst.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / pathology. Cysts / pathology. Kidney Calculi / pathology. Kidney Diseases / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Calcinosis / pathology. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 16194858.001).
  • [ISSN] 0031-3025
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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31. Cao D, Li J, Guo CC, Allan RW, Humphrey PA: SALL4 is a novel diagnostic marker for testicular germ cell tumors. Am J Surg Pathol; 2009 Jul;33(7):1065-77
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  • [Title] SALL4 is a novel diagnostic marker for testicular germ cell tumors.
  • The diagnosis of testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) sometimes can be challenging without ancillary markers.
  • Here we performed an immunohistochemical study of a novel stem cell marker SALL4 in a large series of 110 primary testicular GCTs (65 pure and 45 mixed) containing the following types of tumors and/or tumor components: 50 intratubular germ cell neoplasias (ITGCNs), 62 classic seminomas, 2 spermatocytic seminomas, 39 embryonal carcinomas (EC), 5 pediatric and 26 postpubertal yolk sac tumors (YST), 7 pediatric and 25 postpubertal teratomas, and 5 choriocarcinomas.
  • To test SALL4 specificity, 23 testicular non-GCTs (10 Leydig cell tumors, 4 Sertoli cell tumors, 3 adenomatoid tumors, 3 paratesticular rhabdomyosarcomas, 2 diffuse large B-cell lymphomas, and 1 rete testis papillary cystadenoma) and 275 nontesticular tumors (158 metastatic carcinomas, 12 metastatic melanomas, 11 primary and 2 metastatic mesotheliomas, and 72 primary and 20 metastatic sarcomas) were also stained for SALL4.
  • All ITGCNs, classic seminomas, and ECs demonstrated strong SALL4 and OCT4 staining in more than 90% tumor cells.
  • All 31 YSTs (5 pediatric and 26 postpubertal) showed strong positive SALL4 staining in more than 90% tumor cells but had negative OCT4 staining.
  • Both spermatocytic seminomas showed positive SALL4 staining in 80% to 95% tumor cells in all 3 types of tumor cells with weak-to-moderate staining intensity.
  • Of 275 nontesticular tumors, only 10 carcinomas and 1 sarcoma showed focal (<25% tumor cells) weak SALL4 staining.
  • Although all 31 YSTs showed glypican-3 staining, 14 (45%) show staining in less than 30% tumor cells.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / diagnosis. Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis. Transcription Factors / biosynthesis

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  • (PMID = 19390421.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-0979
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / SALL4 protein, human; 0 / Transcription Factors
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32. Afify AM, Stern R, Michael CW: Differentiation of mesothelioma from adenocarcinoma in serous effusions: the role of hyaluronic acid and CD44 localization. Diagn Cytopathol; 2005 Mar;32(3):145-50
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  • [Title] Differentiation of mesothelioma from adenocarcinoma in serous effusions: the role of hyaluronic acid and CD44 localization.
  • Differentiating cells of mesothelial origin from adenocarcinoma (ACA) based on morphology alone can be a diagnostic challenge, especially in cytological specimens.
  • Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is characterized by accumulation of abundant intracellular hyaluronic acid (HA), a feature that is not reported in ACA.
  • Archival paraffin-embedded cell blocks of serous fluids from 28 cases of reactive mesothelial cells, 14 cases of MM, 20 cases of metastatic ovarian carcinomas, 17 cases of metastatic breast carcinomas, 12 cases of metastatic lung ACA, and 12 cases of metastatic gastrointestinal ACA were stained with HA using a biotinylated HABP and CD44S.
  • All MMs and 93% (26/28) of the benign mesothelial cells were positive for intracytoplasmic HA vs. none of ACAs.
  • CD44S was expressed in 100% (28/28) of mesothelial hyperplesia, 86% (12/14) of MMs, 70% (14/20) of ovarian carcinomas, 29% (5/17) of breast carcinomas, 25% (3/12) of gastrointestinal ACAs, and 8% (1/12) of lung ACAs.
  • In MM and reactive mesothelial cells, CD44S stained cell membranes diffusely with highlights on the villous surfaces and in ACA it was focal and confined to cell membranes.
  • Immunostaining with HA is a reliable marker that can distinguish between cells of mesothelial origin (reactive mesothelial cells and MM) and ACA.
  • The CD44S staining pattern of cells of mesothelial origin is of diagnostic significance.
  • CD44 may prove useful in conjunction with other stains in the differential diagnosis of mesothelioma and ADA.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Antigens, CD44 / metabolism. Ascitic Fluid / metabolism. Hyaluronic Acid / metabolism. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Neoplasm Metastasis. Staining and Labeling

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
  • (PMID = 15690337.001).
  • [ISSN] 8755-1039
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD44; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CD44S antigen; 9004-61-9 / Hyaluronic Acid
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33. Liu YQ, Zhang HX, Wang GL, Ma LL, Huang Y: A giant cystic adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland: a case report. Chin Med J (Engl); 2010 Feb 5;123(3):372-4
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  • [Title] A giant cystic adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland: a case report.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / diagnosis. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 20193264.001).
  • [ISSN] 0366-6999
  • [Journal-full-title] Chinese medical journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Chin. Med. J.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
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34. Moonim MT, Herbert A, Lucas SB: Benign metastasizing mesothelial cells in an axillary lymph node secondary to a chest wall fibromatosis. Histopathology; 2006 Feb;48(3):303-5
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  • [Title] Benign metastasizing mesothelial cells in an axillary lymph node secondary to a chest wall fibromatosis.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Axilla. Calbindin 2. Desmin / analysis. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Keratins / analysis. Mesothelioma / chemistry. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Mesothelioma / pathology. Mucin-1 / analysis. S100 Calcium Binding Protein G / analysis. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / analysis

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  • (PMID = 16430477.001).
  • [ISSN] 0309-0167
  • [Journal-full-title] Histopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Histopathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / Desmin; 0 / Mucin-1; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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35. Yeh CJ, Chuang WY, Chou HH, Jung SM, Hsueh S: Multiple extragenital adenomatoid tumors in the mesocolon and omentum. APMIS; 2008 Nov;116(11):1016-9
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  • [Title] Multiple extragenital adenomatoid tumors in the mesocolon and omentum.
  • Adenomatoid tumors are benign mesothelial neoplasms most commonly found in the male and female genital tracts.
  • Extragenital adenomatoid tumors are rare, most of them being solitary tumors.
  • To our knowledge, only one case of multiple extragenital adenomatoid tumors, involving the liver and peritoneum, has been reported to date.
  • Here we report another case of multiple extragenital adenomatoid tumors involving the mesocolon and omentum.
  • The patient was transferred to our hospital without resection due to the intraoperative finding of multiple peritoneal tumors.
  • At our hospital, an 8.0x7.5x6.0 cm tumor at the mesocolon of the sigmoid colon and three omental nodules measuring up to 2.5x2.0x1.7 cm were resected.
  • Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were positive for pan-cytokeratin AE1/AE3, vimentin, cytokeratin 5/6 and calretinin.
  • Despite their rarity, adenomatoid tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis of multiple intra-abdominal tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Mesocolon / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology. Omentum / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19133002.001).
  • [ISSN] 1600-0463
  • [Journal-full-title] APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] APMIS
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Denmark
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / CALB2 protein, human; 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G; 0 / Vimentin; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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36. Savelli L, Ghi T, De Iaco P, Ceccaroni M, Venturoli S, Cacciatore B: Paraovarian/paratubal cysts: comparison of transvaginal sonographic and pathological findings to establish diagnostic criteria. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol; 2006 Sep;28(3):330-4
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  • Histological analysis of the masses containing papillary projections diagnosed eight cystadenofibromas, five cystadenomas and two serous papillary borderline tumors, while analysis of paraovarian cysts without papillations revealed benign, serous cysts of paramesonephric or mesothelial origin.
  • Their risk of malignancy is low if no papillary projections are detected at transvaginal sonography, but when mural proliferations are present a borderline tumor can be found at pathological examination.

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2006 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • (PMID = 16823765.001).
  • [ISSN] 0960-7692
  • [Journal-full-title] Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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37. Hecht JL, Pinkus JL, Pinkus GS: Monoclonal antibody MOC-31 reactivity as a marker for adenocarcinoma in cytologic preparations. Cancer; 2006 Feb 25;108(1):56-9
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  • BACKGROUND: It has been shown previously that detection of the epithelial membrane antigen using the mouse monoclonal antibody MOC-31 has diagnostic utility in the distinction between mesothelioma and metastatic carcinoma in body fluids.
  • METHODS: The authors evaluated 112 cell blocks for MOC-31 immunoreactivity, including 17 mesotheliomas, 86 metastatic adenocarcinomas from various sites, and 9 control fluids from patients with nonneoplastic conditions.
  • Sixteen of 17 mesothelioma samples were negative.
  • In all but 1 sample of adenocarcinoma, > 90% of tumor cells present showed reactivity, and the staining intensity consistently was strong.
  • Staining of scattered, morphologically benign mesothelial cells was observed in nine samples but did not interfere with interpretation.
  • CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of the staining profile, MOC-31 represented an effective marker for metastatic carcinoma in cell block preparations and may aid in distinguishing between benign and malignant mesothelial cells in these tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / secondary. Antibodies, Monoclonal. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Mesothelioma / pathology

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  • [Copyright] (c) 2006 American Cancer Society.
  • (PMID = 16329115.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Mucin-1
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38. Varkarakis IM, Mufarrij P, Studeman KD, Jarrett TW: Adenomatoid of the adrenal gland. Urology; 2005 Jan;65(1):175
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid of the adrenal gland.
  • Adenomatoid tumors are common in the genital tract but rare in the adrenal gland.
  • These tumors can be difficult to diagnose when present in extragenital sites.
  • This type of adrenal tumor lacks specific radiographic features and can be confused preoperatively with more common adrenal gland tumors.
  • We present the case of a 54-year-old man with an incidental right adrenal mass with calcified components and elevated urinary levels of homovanillic acid that was found to be an adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / radiography. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / radiography. Calcinosis / radiography
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Calbindin 2. Homovanillic Acid / urine. Humans. Incidental Findings. Kidney Calculi / complications. Kidney Calculi / radiography. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Proteins / analysis. S100 Calcium Binding Protein G / analysis

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  • (PMID = 15667895.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-9995
  • [Journal-full-title] Urology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Urology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G; X77S6GMS36 / Homovanillic Acid
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39. Mourali M, Kedous Z, El Fekih C, Ben Haj Hassine A, Ayadi A, Zineb NB: [Unexpected diagnosis of a cystic pelvic mass: benign mesothelioma of the uterus: case report]. Tunis Med; 2010 Aug;88(8):605-9
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  • [Title] [Unexpected diagnosis of a cystic pelvic mass: benign mesothelioma of the uterus: case report].
  • [Transliterated title] Diagnostic Inattendu devant une masse kystique pelvienne : mésotheliome bénin de l’utérus. A propos d’un cas.
  • BACKGROUND: Benign mesothelioma is a rare tumour mostly found in the genital tract.
  • Histologic exam and immnunochemistry concluded to a benign cystic mesothelioma.
  • CONCLUSION: The benign mesothelioma of the uterus is usually discovered in histology, differential diagnosis for solid forms can be made with leiomyoma or adenomyoma, whereas the cystic forms can be discussed essentially with the ovarian cysts.
  • The presence of mesothelial immunophenotype in immunochemistry improves diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Mesothelioma, Cystic. Uterine Neoplasms

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  • (PMID = 20711970.001).
  • [ISSN] 0041-4131
  • [Journal-full-title] La Tunisie médicale
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tunis Med
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Comparative Study; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Tunisia
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40. Yang WZ, Cui ZY, Zhang W, Zhou HY, Wang QS, Zhang YQ, Shi XQ: [Diagnosis and treatment of primary epididymal tumor: a report of 35 cases]. Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue; 2010 Jun;16(6):527-30
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  • [Title] [Diagnosis and treatment of primary epididymal tumor: a report of 35 cases].
  • OBJECTIVE: To explore the diagnosis and treatment of primary epididymal tumor.
  • METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 35 cases of pathologically confirmed primary epididymal tumor.
  • Of the total number of patients, 10 underwent tumor excision, 23 received epididymectomy, 1 was treated by simple orchidoepididymectomy, and by radical orchidoepididymectomy with second-stage retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.
  • RESULTS: Postoperative pathology confirmed 33 cases of benign tumor (including 21 adenomatoid tumor, 7 leiomyoma, 4 fibroma, and 1 papillary cystadenoma), and 2 cases of malignancy (1 malignant fibrous histiocytoma and 1 adenocarcinoma).
  • CONCLUSION: Primary epididymal tumor is difficult to be definitely diagnosed preoperatively.
  • Surgical exploration is the first choice for those highly suspected of the disease.
  • Tumor excision or epididymectomy can be considered for benign cases, while radical orchidoepididymectomy with retroperitoneal lymph node dissection is recommended in case of malignancy.

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  • (PMID = 20608358.001).
  • [ISSN] 1009-3591
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
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41. Hoffmann M, Yedibela S, Dimmler A, Hohenberger W, Meyer T: Adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland mimicking an echinococcus cyst of the liver--a case report. Int J Surg; 2008 Dec;6(6):485-7
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland mimicking an echinococcus cyst of the liver--a case report.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19059154.001).
  • [ISSN] 1743-9159
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of surgery (London, England)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] England
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42. Erra S, Pastormerlo M, Gregori G, Costamagna D, Pavesi M: A case of leiomyoadenomatoid tumour of uterine serosa: speculations about differential diagnosis. BMJ Case Rep; 2009;2009
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  • [Title] A case of leiomyoadenomatoid tumour of uterine serosa: speculations about differential diagnosis.
  • Adenomatoid tumour is a benign rare lesion of the female genital tract, localised in the wall of fallopian tubes or beneath the uterine serosa.
  • It is often accompanied by smooth muscle proliferation, obscuring the presence of adenomatoid tumour, resulting in misdiagnosis of cellular leiomyoma.Here, a case of uterine serosal adenomatoid tumour associated with multiple leiomyomas and pelvic endometriosis in a 44-year-old woman who underwent surgical removal for uterine bleeding and abdominal pain is presented.

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  • (PMID = 21686986.001).
  • [ISSN] 1757-790X
  • [Journal-full-title] BMJ case reports
  • [ISO-abbreviation] BMJ Case Rep
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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43. Malle D, Valeri RM, Photiou C, Kaplanis K, Andreadis C, Tsavdaridis D, Destouni C: Significance of immunocytochemical expression of E-cadherin, N-cadherin and CD44 in serous effusions using liquid-based cytology. Acta Cytol; 2005 Jan-Feb;49(1):11-6
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  • OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic utility of E-cadherin (E-cad), N-cadherin (N-cad) and CD44 to discriminate adenocarcinoma cells from benign and malignant mesothelial cells in body cavity fluids and to clarify the origin of cancer cells.
  • STUDY DESIGN: A total of 120 ThinPrep (Cytyc Corp., Boxborough, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) cytologic specimens of serous effusions, which included 22 cases of reactive mesothelium, 6 cases of malignant mesothelioma and 92 cases of metastatic adenocarcinoma from various sites, were immunostained for E-cad, N-cad and CD44.
  • RESULTS: Eighty-three of 92 metastatic adenocarcinomas (90.21%) expressed E-cad, while 1 of 6 malignant mesotheliomas and 1 of 22 cases of reactive mesothelium were positive for E-cad.
  • All 6 cases of mesothelioma expressed N-cad, whereas most cases of metastatic adenocarcinomas were negative.
  • CD44 immunoreactivity was seen in 18 of 22 (81.81%) benign effusions and in 21 of 92 (22.82%) metastatic adenocarcinomas.
  • CONCLUSION: The combination of E-cad, N-cad and CD44 appears to be a useful panel for distinguishing metastatic adenocarcinoma, mesothelioma and reactive mesothelium and also for clarifying the exact histogenetic origin of cancer cells.
  • This is of great importance in a few otherwise-insoluble cases because of differences in tumor treatment and prognosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Antigens, CD44 / metabolism. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Body Fluids / metabolism. Cadherins / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma / metabolism. Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis. Breast Neoplasms / metabolism. Breast Neoplasms / pathology. Cytodiagnosis. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis. Lung Neoplasms / metabolism. Lung Neoplasms / pathology. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Mesothelioma / metabolism. Mesothelioma / pathology. Retrospective Studies


44. Negri L, Benaglia R, Fiamengo B, Pizzocaro A, Albani E, Levi Setti PE: Cancer risk in male factor-infertility. Placenta; 2008 Oct;29 Suppl B:178-83
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  • The cumulative rate of neoplastic disease was 3.2%.
  • Thirteen cases (1.5%) were malignant (12 germ cell tumours and one non-Hodgkin lymphoma of testicular origin); the remaining 14 were benign forms (Leydig cell tumours and hyperplasias, Sertoli cell nodules, adenomatoid tumours).

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  • (PMID = 18755508.001).
  • [ISSN] 0143-4004
  • [Journal-full-title] Placenta
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Placenta
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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45. Lee JC, Bhatt S, Dogra VS: Imaging of the epididymis. Ultrasound Q; 2008 Mar;24(1):3-16
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  • Ultrasonography performed with a high-frequency transducer is the modality of choice for evaluating acute and nonacute scrotal disease.
  • Features of benign and malignant epididymal lesions, including epididymal cysts, spermatoceles and tubular ectasia, sperm granulomas, adenomatoid tumors, leiomyomas, papillary cyst adenomas, lymphoma, and metastases are also presented.

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  • (PMID = 18362528.001).
  • [ISSN] 0894-8771
  • [Journal-full-title] Ultrasound quarterly
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ultrasound Q
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 69
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46. Gupta N, Rajwanshi A, Srinivasan R, Nijhawan R: Fine needle aspiration of epididymal nodules in Chandigarh, north India: an audit of 228 cases. Cytopathology; 2006 Aug;17(4):195-8
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  • RESULTS: A total of 228 cases were retrieved and divided as follows: tuberculous epididymitis 70 (30.7%), non-specific inflammation 10 (4.4%), microfilaria 2 (0.9%), hydrocele 26 (11.4%), spermatocele 42 (18.4%), spermatic granulomas 12 (5.3%), adenomatoid tumour 3 (1.3%), leiomyosarcoma 1 (0.4%) and lipoma 1 (0.4%).
  • Thirty-six (15.8%) cases were labelled as benign aspirate not otherwise specified.
  • FNAC material was inadequate for opinion in 22 (9.65%) cases and three (1.3%) cases revealed evidence of a haematoma.
  • Therefore, FNAC has an important role in the differential diagnosis of epididymal nodules as it can detect malignancy and benign conditions such as tuberculosis and acute and chronic epididymo-orchitis.

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  • (PMID = 16879267.001).
  • [ISSN] 0956-5507
  • [Journal-full-title] Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cytopathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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47. Wojewoda CM, Wasman JK, MacLennan GT: Adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland. J Urol; 2008 Sep;180(3):1123
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 18639286.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-3792
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of urology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Urol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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48. Taheri ZM, Mehrafza M, Mohammadi F, Khoddami M, Bahadori M, Masjedi MR: The diagnostic value of Ki-67 and repp86 in distinguishing between benign and malignant mesothelial proliferations. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2008 Apr;132(4):694-7
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  • [Title] The diagnostic value of Ki-67 and repp86 in distinguishing between benign and malignant mesothelial proliferations.
  • CONTEXT: The differentiation of benign mesothelial proliferations from malignant mesotheliomas may be difficult, especially when evaluating small specimens from pleural biopsies.
  • OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential value of 2 proliferative cell markers, Ki-67 and restrictedly expressed proliferation-associated protein 86 kDa (repp86), in distinguishing between malignant mesothelioma (MM) and benign reactive mesothelial hyperplasia (MH).
  • DESIGN: Thirty-six cases of MM from 26 men and 10 women with a mean age of 62.9 years (range, 36-80 years) and 22 cases of benign reactive MH from 14 male and 8 female patients with a mean age of 51.5 years (range, 15- 88 years) were included in this study.
  • RESULTS: The mean labeling indexes for Ki-67 in MM and benign reactive MH were 24.6% (range, 1%-66%) and 6.23% (range, 0%-25%), respectively.
  • The mean labeling indexes for repp86 in MM and benign reactive MH were 26.3% (range, 0%-50%) and 3.26% (range, 0%- 21%), respectively.
  • The average proliferative cell count was significantly higher in MM compared with benign reactive MH (P < .001).
  • Furthermore, both markers showed a significant correlation in their expression in MM and benign reactive MH (r = 77.5, P < .001).
  • CONCLUSIONS: Used in combination, Ki-67 and repp86 appear to be useful markers in differentiating MM from benign reactive MH.
  • [MeSH-major] Epithelium / metabolism. Ki-67 Antigen / metabolism. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Mesothelioma / metabolism. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / metabolism. Nuclear Proteins / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antibodies, Monoclonal / immunology. Biomarkers / metabolism. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Cell Proliferation. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Hyperplasia / diagnosis. Hyperplasia / metabolism. Hyperplasia / pathology. Male. Middle Aged. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 18384222.001).
  • [ISSN] 1543-2165
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Biomarkers; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Ki-67 Antigen; 0 / Nuclear Proteins; 0 / SND1 protein, human
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49. Phillips V, McCluggage WG, Young RH: Oxyphilic adenomatoid tumor of the ovary: a case report with discussion of the differential diagnosis of ovarian tumors with vacuoles and related spaces. Int J Gynecol Pathol; 2007 Jan;26(1):16-20
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  • [Title] Oxyphilic adenomatoid tumor of the ovary: a case report with discussion of the differential diagnosis of ovarian tumors with vacuoles and related spaces.
  • We describe an unusual example of ovarian adenomatoid tumor that was an incidental finding in the ovary of a 52-year-old woman and was characterized by cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, an occasional feature of the adenomatoid tumor but one that, in an ovarian example, may cause added diagnostic confusion to that already engendered by the rarity of this neoplasm in the ovary.
  • The typical numerous small vacuoles of the neoplasm sometimes had the appearance of signet ring cells.
  • Tumor cells were positive with broad-spectrum cytokeratins as well as mesothelial markers CK5/6, WT1, and calretinin.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / diagnosis. Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 17197891.001).
  • [ISSN] 0277-1691
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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50. Cakir C, Gulluoglu MG, Yilmazbayhan D: Cell proliferation rate and telomerase activity in the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant mesothelial proliferations. Pathology; 2006 Feb;38(1):10-5
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  • [Title] Cell proliferation rate and telomerase activity in the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant mesothelial proliferations.
  • AIMS: The differential diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) from benign mesothelial lesions (BML) based on histopathological criteria is sometimes not satisfying and causes diagnostic problems for histopathologists.
  • METHODS: Sixty-six cases of MM (33 epithelioid, 30 biphasic and 3 sarcomatoid) and 22 cases of BML (15 reactive mesothelial proliferations and 7 fibrous pleuritis/pericarditis) were included in this study.
  • CONCLUSION: As a result, being cheap and simple methods, Ki-67 and hTERT immunohistochemistries can be used in differentiating malignant and benign mesothelial lesions in routine formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded material.
  • [MeSH-major] Cell Proliferation. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / metabolism. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / pathology. Telomerase / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Hyperplasia / pathology. Immunohistochemistry. Ki-67 Antigen / metabolism. Male. Middle Aged. Pleurisy / diagnosis. Pleurisy / metabolism. Pleurisy / pathology. Predictive Value of Tests. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 16484001.001).
  • [ISSN] 0031-3025
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / DNA-Binding Proteins; 0 / Ki-67 Antigen; EC 2.7.7.49 / Telomerase
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51. Kilic N, Tilki D, Ergün B, Seitz M, Stief CG, Reich O, Ergün S: Epithelial versus endothelial CEACAM1 expression and angiogenesis in epididymal adenomatoid tumor. Anticancer Res; 2010 Jul;30(7):2651-7
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  • [Title] Epithelial versus endothelial CEACAM1 expression and angiogenesis in epididymal adenomatoid tumor.
  • BACKGROUND/AIM: To study the expression of the pro-angiogenic factor carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule-1 (CEACAM1) in epididymal adeno-matoid tumor tissue, a very rare benign neoplasia, in relation to its vascularization.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for CEACAM1 and for both endothelial markers CD31 and CD34 was performed in normal human epididymal and epididymal adenomatoid tumor tissue.
  • The vessel density was calculated in four tumor regions with different degrees of vascularization in comparison to the vascularization of the normal epididymal tissue.
  • RESULTS: CEACAM1 was found in normal epididymal epithelium, while the epithelium of tumor glands was mostly negative.
  • Only few blood vessels and lymphatics in adenomatoid tumor tissue expressed CEACAM1.
  • The assessment of vascularization revealed either equal or a significantly lower vessel density in some adenomatoid tumor regions in comparison to normal epididymal tissue.
  • DISCUSSION: These data demonstrate that despite its epithelial down-regulation, CEACAM1 is not present in the majority of adenomatoid tumor blood vessels, which might be related to the lower angiogenic activity and benign behaviour of this tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / blood supply. Antigens, CD / biosynthesis. Cell Adhesion Molecules / biosynthesis. Testicular Neoplasms / blood supply
  • [MeSH-minor] Antigens, CD31 / biosynthesis. Antigens, CD34 / biosynthesis. Endothelial Cells / metabolism. Epididymis / blood supply. Epididymis / metabolism. Epithelial Cells / metabolism. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Neovascularization, Pathologic / metabolism. Neovascularization, Pathologic / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20682994.001).
  • [ISSN] 1791-7530
  • [Journal-full-title] Anticancer research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Anticancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD; 0 / Antigens, CD31; 0 / Antigens, CD34; 0 / CD66 antigens; 0 / Cell Adhesion Molecules
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52. Passman C, Urban D, Klemm K, Lockhart M, Kenney P, Kolettis P: Testicular lesions other than germ cell tumours: feasibility of testis-sparing surgery. BJU Int; 2009 Feb;103(4):488-91
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  • [Title] Testicular lesions other than germ cell tumours: feasibility of testis-sparing surgery.
  • Patients with atrophy, germ cell tumours, infection or torsion were excluded.
  • The study comprised men who had radical orchidectomy for suspected germ-cell tumour but had other final pathology, and those where testis-sparing surgery was attempted for a presumed benign lesion.
  • The lesions could be categorized as inflammatory (three hyalinized fibrosis, two sarcoidosis, one chronic inflammation), cystic (one epidermoid cyst, one unilocular cyst), benign neoplasms (two adenomatoid tumours, one Leydig cell tumour, one capillary haemangioma) or malignant neoplasms (one lymphoma).
  • In the other five, testis-sparing surgery was not attempted because the preoperative impression was that of a germ cell tumour.
  • CONCLUSION: Testis-sparing surgery might be possible if there is significant suspicion of a benign lesion.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Feasibility Studies. Humans. Leydig Cell Tumor / pathology. Leydig Cell Tumor / surgery. Leydig Cell Tumor / ultrasonography. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / pathology. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / surgery. Retrospective Studies. Treatment Outcome. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 18793303.001).
  • [ISSN] 1464-410X
  • [Journal-full-title] BJU international
  • [ISO-abbreviation] BJU Int.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Evaluation Studies; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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53. Pacheco AJ, Torres JL, de la Guardia FV, Arrabal Polo MA, Gómez AZ: Intraparenchymatous adenomatoid tumor dependent on the rete testis: A case report and review of literature. Indian J Urol; 2009 Jan;25(1):126-8
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  • [Title] Intraparenchymatous adenomatoid tumor dependent on the rete testis: A case report and review of literature.
  • The adenomatoid tumor is the most frequent paratesticular tumor.
  • It is a benign tumor, which in women is mainly found in the uterus and the fallopian tubes, while in men it is most frequently found in the epididymis.
  • The clinical signs and imaging studies are, on many occasions, difficult to differentiate from malign intratesticular solid tumor, which can result in unnecessary orchidectomies.
  • We present a new case of intraparenchymatous adenomatoid tumor dependent on the rete testis.

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  • (PMID = 19468443.001).
  • [ISSN] 0970-1591
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Urol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2684313
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Adenomatoid tumor / diagnosis and ultrasound
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54. Crippa S, Di Bella C, Faravelli A: Skin adnexal neoplasm closely resembling adenomatoid tumor: a unique occurrence. Int J Surg Pathol; 2006 Apr;14(2):177-8
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  • [Title] Skin adnexal neoplasm closely resembling adenomatoid tumor: a unique occurrence.
  • We describe a primary skin neoplasm located in the left chest wall that closely resembled adenomatoid tumor of male and female genital tract.
  • The tumor involved the dermis and subcutaneous tissue and measured 0.7 cm in greatest diameter.
  • We are unaware of a previous description of this morphologic pattern in a primary skin tumor, which we have interpreted as of skin adnexal and specifically of eccrine sweat gland origin.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Aged. Breast Neoplasms / surgery. Carcinoma, Ductal / surgery. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry

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  • (PMID = 16703184.001).
  • [ISSN] 1066-8969
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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55. Robinson LA: Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. Cancer Control; 2006 Oct;13(4):264-9
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  • [Title] Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.
  • BACKGROUND: The solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare primary tumor arising from mesenchymal cells in the areolar tissue subjacent to the mesothelial-lined pleura.
  • The tumor appears to be unrelated to malignant pleural mesothelioma, the most common primary tumor of the pleura.
  • METHODS: In just over half of these cases, the neoplasm presents as an asymptomatic mass, is often quite large, and is benign in 78% to 88% of patients.
  • The initial evaluation and diagnosis, tumor classification, surgical treatment, results of therapy, and long-term prognosis are reviewed, based on a selective review of the literature from MEDLINE beginning 1980.
  • RESULTS: Complete en bloc surgical resection is the preferred treatment of benign and malignant varieties of the tumor.
  • The pedunculated tumors attached to the visceral pleura can be effectively treated with a wedge resection of lung.
  • Sessile tumors arising on the lung require a larger lung resection.
  • Sessile tumors on the chest wall require wide local excision, often with chest wall resection because of their propensity for local recurrence.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Benign SFTP has a high cure rate and an 8% local recurrence rate that is usually amenable to curative re-excision.
  • The majority of patients with recurrent disease die of the tumor within 2 years.

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  • (PMID = 17075563.001).
  • [ISSN] 1073-2748
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer Control
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 21
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56. Asghar S, Qureshi N, Awan A: Benign mesothelioma of peritoneum presenting as a pelvic mass. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak; 2008 Nov;18(11):723-5
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  • [Title] Benign mesothelioma of peritoneum presenting as a pelvic mass.
  • A large solitary multiloculated pelvic cyst in a 40-year-old woman with chronic pelvic pain was diagnosed to be a Multicystic Benign Mesothelioma (MBM) of peritoneum at laparotomy.
  • [MeSH-major] Mesothelioma, Cystic / diagnosis. Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pelvic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pelvic Pain / diagnosis. Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 18983801.001).
  • [ISSN] 1022-386X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Coll Physicians Surg Pak
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Pakistan
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57. Garg K, Lee P, Ro JY, Qu Z, Troncoso P, Ayala AG: Adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland: a clinicopathologic study of 3 cases. Ann Diagn Pathol; 2005 Feb;9(1):11-5
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland: a clinicopathologic study of 3 cases.
  • Adenomatoid tumors are relatively uncommon benign neoplasms of mesothelial origin, usually occurring in the male and female genital tracts.
  • Rare extragenital adenomatoid tumors have been identified in the adrenal glands, heart, mesentery, pleura, and lymph nodes.
  • In the adrenal gland, adenomatoid tumors may pose a diagnostic challenge.
  • Because of its glandular pattern, an adenomatoid tumor may be confused with an adenocarcinoma.
  • We present 3 cases of adrenal adenomatoid tumors, including one with a concurrent large hemorrhagic vascular adrenal cyst.
  • The adenomatoid tumors were unilateral, appeared solid and white, and varied from 1.7 to 4.2 cm in diameter.
  • One patient presented with abdominal pain due to the presence of a concurrent large adrenal cyst.
  • The tumor was an incidental radiological finding in another case and was discovered during the course of a workup for hypertension in the third case.
  • The light microscopic appearances were consistent with those of typical adenomatoid tumors.
  • Immunohistochemical stains for calretinin and cytokeratin 5/6 were positive, confirming the tumors' mesothelial origin.
  • In our experience, the key to the diagnosis of this rare benign tumor is to consider adenomatoid tumor in the differential diagnosis of any glandular tumor occurring in the adrenal gland.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Adult. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Calbindin 2. Carcinoma, Signet Ring Cell / diagnosis. Carcinoma, Signet Ring Cell / secondary. Cysts / complications. Cysts / metabolism. Cysts / pathology. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Keratins / metabolism. Male. Middle Aged. S100 Calcium Binding Protein G / metabolism. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 15692945.001).
  • [ISSN] 1092-9134
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of diagnostic pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann Diagn Pathol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CALB2 protein, human; 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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58. Manosca F, Schinstine M, Fetsch PA, Sorbara L, Maria Wilder A, Brosky K, Erickson D, Raffeld M, Filie AC, Abati A: Diagnostic effects of prolonged storage on fresh effusion samples. Diagn Cytopathol; 2007 Jan;35(1):6-11
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  • We sought to determine if effusion specimens are suitable for morphologic, immunocytochemical, and DNA-based molecular studies after prolonged periods of refrigerated storage time.
  • Specimens evaluated included four pleural (3 benign, 1 breast adenocarcinoma) and six peritoneal (2 ovarian adenocarcinomas, 1 malignant melanoma, 2 mesotheliomas, 1 atypical mesothelial) effusions.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biomarkers, Tumor. DNA, Neoplasm / analysis. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Polymerase Chain Reaction. Time Factors

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  • (PMID = 17173298.001).
  • [ISSN] 8755-1039
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / DNA, Neoplasm
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59. Factor RE, Dal Cin P, Fletcher JA, Cibas ES: Cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ hybridization as adjuncts to cytology in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Cancer; 2009 Aug 25;117(4):247-53
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  • [Title] Cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ hybridization as adjuncts to cytology in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma.
  • BACKGROUND: Virtually all malignant mesotheliomas (MMs) exhibit clonal chromosomal aberrations.
  • Although the chromosome regions affected by these aberration(s) may vary from 1 tumor to another, certain regions are commonly disrupted.
  • These aberrations are absent in benign mesothelial cells, and therefore their presence can be used to confirm a diagnosis of MM.
  • [MeSH-major] Chromosome Aberrations. In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence / methods. Mesothelioma / genetics


60. Ordóñez NG: Value of estrogen and progesterone receptor immunostaining in distinguishing between peritoneal mesotheliomas and serous carcinomas. Hum Pathol; 2005 Nov;36(11):1163-7
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  • [Title] Value of estrogen and progesterone receptor immunostaining in distinguishing between peritoneal mesotheliomas and serous carcinomas.
  • The differential diagnosis between peritoneal mesotheliomas and serous carcinomas involving the peritoneum may be difficult, but it can be facilitated by the use of immunohistochemistry.
  • To determine whether estrogen receptors (ER) or progesterone receptors (PR) may have any value as immunohistochemical markers for discriminating between these malignancies, 40 serous carcinomas of the ovary metastatic to the peritoneum, 7 primary peritoneal serous carcinomas, 30 epithelioid peritoneal malignant mesotheliomas, 5 well-differentiated papillary mesotheliomas, and 4 adenomatoid tumors were immunostained for ER and PR.
  • None of the mesotheliomas or adenomatoid tumors expressed ER or PR.
  • It is concluded that, because of its high sensitivity for serous carcinomas, ER immunostaining could be very useful in distinguishing between serous carcinomas and peritoneal mesotheliomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / diagnosis. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Receptors, Estrogen / metabolism. Receptors, Progesterone / metabolism

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  • [CommentIn] Hum Pathol. 2005 Nov;36(11):1153 [16260266.001]
  • (PMID = 16260268.001).
  • [ISSN] 0046-8177
  • [Journal-full-title] Human pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hum. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Receptors, Estrogen; 0 / Receptors, Progesterone
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61. Bandier PC, Hansen A, Thorelius L: [Adenomatoid tumour of the adrenal gland]. Ugeskr Laeger; 2009 Jan 26;171(5):306-8
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumour of the adrenal gland].
  • [Transliterated title] Adenomatoid tumor i binyre.
  • An adenomatoid tumour in the right suprarenal gland was discovered during clinical cancer staging of a 73-year-old woman.
  • Adenomatoid tumours in the suprarenal glands are rare and are most often found incidentally.
  • Differential diagnoses comprise malignant vascular neoplasm or adenocarcinoma.
  • Immunohistochemistry or electron microscopy allows uncomplicated distinction between these tumours.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / pathology

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  • [CommentIn] Ugeskr Laeger. 2009 Mar 16;171(12):1015; author reply 1015 [19306484.001]
  • (PMID = 19176156.001).
  • [ISSN] 1603-6824
  • [Journal-full-title] Ugeskrift for laeger
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ugeskr. Laeg.
  • [Language] dan
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Denmark
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62. Grasso M, Blanco S, Raber M, Nespoli L: Elasto-sonography of the testis: preliminary experience. Arch Ital Urol Androl; 2010 Sep;82(3):160-3
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  • In the remaining 3 cases it allowed a better characterization of 2 small benign tumors and of an intratesticular haematoma.
  • Infact elastosonography resulted helpful in the determination of 2 small lesions diagnosticated after surgery as Sertoli tumor and adenomatoid tumor of the testis, respectively in a third case the elastosonography identified an intraparenchimal hematoma (confirmed after surgical exploration )in the differential diagnosis with a solid tumor.

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  • (PMID = 21121434.001).
  • [ISSN] 1124-3562
  • [Journal-full-title] Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch Ital Urol Androl
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
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63. Cabay RJ, Siddiqui NH, Alam S: Paratesticular papillary mesothelioma: a case with borderline features. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2006 Jan;130(1):90-2
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  • [Title] Paratesticular papillary mesothelioma: a case with borderline features.
  • Most often, mesotheliomas involve the serosal (serous) membranes of the pleura and peritoneum.
  • Sometimes, mesothelial proliferations are identified in other locations.
  • On very rare occasions, a mesothelioma is found within the tunica vaginalis of the paratesticular region.
  • We report a case of papillary mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis in a 52-year-old man.
  • Although this lesion had papillary structures lined by a single layer of mesothelial cells with predominantly bland nuclear and cytologic features, there was evidence of a minimal presence of mesothelial cells in the underlying stroma.
  • This combination of benign and semimalignant characteristics can make the diagnosis of such a lesion problematic.
  • We think that a diagnosis of "borderline papillary mesothelioma" can be considered for similar mesothelial proliferations to allow for a possible increase in diagnostic accuracy and provide an enhanced informational platform from which patients and clinicians can benefit.
  • [MeSH-major] Mesothelioma / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology. Testicular Neoplasms / pathology. Testis / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Disease-Free Survival. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16390245.001).
  • [ISSN] 1543-2165
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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64. Doviner V, Maly B, Reinhartz T, Vlodavsky I, Sherman Y: Heparanase expression: a potential ancillary diagnostic tool for distinguishing between malignant cells and reactive mesothelium in body cavity effusions. Cytopathology; 2007 Feb;18(1):13-9
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  • [Title] Heparanase expression: a potential ancillary diagnostic tool for distinguishing between malignant cells and reactive mesothelium in body cavity effusions.
  • We investigated whether heparanase expression may serve as a reliable marker to discriminate benign mesothelial cells from malignant cells shed into body cavities.
  • Strong immunoreactivity was noted in 35 of 40 (88%) carcinoma samples and in all three malignant mesothelioma cases.
  • Only rare (<3%) reactive mesothelial cells were noted showing a faint negligible staining.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma / enzymology. Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Biomarkers, Tumor / biosynthesis. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Epithelium / enzymology. Epithelium / pathology. Extracellular Matrix / metabolism. Exudates and Transudates / cytology. Exudates and Transudates / enzymology. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / enzymology. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / pathology. Humans. Retrospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 17250598.001).
  • [ISSN] 0956-5507
  • [Journal-full-title] Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cytopathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; EC 3.2.1.- / heparanase; EC 3.2.1.31 / Glucuronidase
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65. Agaba EI, Ekwempu CC, Ugoya SO, Echejoh GO: Meigs' syndrome presenting as haemorrhagic pleural effusion. West Afr J Med; 2007 Jul-Sep;26(3):253-5
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  • BACKGROUND: The association of a benign ovarian tumor with ascites and hydrothorax that resolve after tumor resection, known as Meigs syndrome is a rare clinical entity.
  • Rarer still is the haemorrhagic form of the syndrome OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of benign ovarian tumour associated with ascites and bloody pleural effusion.
  • METHODS: A thirty-seven year old woman was referred for the further management of a pleural effusion.
  • Repeated pleural fluid cytology showed mesothelial cells but was negative for malignancy.

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  • (PMID = 18399347.001).
  • [ISSN] 0189-160X
  • [Journal-full-title] West African journal of medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] West Afr J Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Nigeria
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66. Prasad ML, Pellegata NS, Huang Y, Nagaraja HN, de la Chapelle A, Kloos RT: Galectin-3, fibronectin-1, CITED-1, HBME1 and cytokeratin-19 immunohistochemistry is useful for the differential diagnosis of thyroid tumors. Mod Pathol; 2005 Jan;18(1):48-57
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  • [Title] Galectin-3, fibronectin-1, CITED-1, HBME1 and cytokeratin-19 immunohistochemistry is useful for the differential diagnosis of thyroid tumors.
  • The diagnosis of thyroid tumors is critical for clinical management; however, tumors with follicular architecture often present problems.
  • We evaluated the diagnostic use of the protein expression of four genes that were found to be upregulated in papillary thyroid carcinoma compared to normal thyroid (LGALS3, FN1, CITED1 and KRT19), and of the mesothelial cell surface protein recognized by monoclonal antibody HBME1 in thyroid tumors.
  • Coexpression of FN1 and GAL3 (FN1+ GAL3+, 70/85) or FN1 and HBME1 (FN1+ HBME1+, 53/85) was restricted to carcinomas, while their concurrent absence (FN1- GAL3- or FN1- HBME1-, 18/21 adenoma) was highly specific (96%) for benign lesions.
  • An immunohistochemical panel consisting of GAL3, FN1 and HBME1 may be useful in the diagnosis of follicular cell-derived thyroid tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Thyroid Gland / pathology. Thyroid Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 15272279.001).
  • [ISSN] 0893-3952
  • [Journal-full-title] Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mod. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCRR NIH HHS / RR / M01-RR00034
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CITED1 protein, human; 0 / Fibronectins; 0 / Galectin 3; 0 / HBME-1 antigen; 0 / Nuclear Proteins; 0 / Trans-Activators; 0 / Transcription Factors; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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67. Lehsnau M, Hecht L: [Adenomatoid tumor of the testes--a rare entity. Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects]. Urologe A; 2006 Nov;45(11):1431-4
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumor of the testes--a rare entity. Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects].
  • [Transliterated title] Adenomatoidtumor des Hodens--eine seltene Entität. Klinische, diagnostische und therapeutische Aspekte.
  • Adenomatoid tumor with intra-testicular localization is rare.
  • Adenomatoid tumors occur in both sexes and are also found in the uterus, ovary and fallopian tubes of the female genital tract.
  • Adenomatoid tumors are benign proliferations of mesothelial origin.
  • We report the case of a 50-year-old male with an adenomatoid tumor of the left testis.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / diagnosis. Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Biopsy. Calbindin 2. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Keratins / analysis. Male. Middle Aged. Orchiectomy. Prognosis. S100 Calcium Binding Protein G / analysis. Testis / pathology. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Ultrasonography. Vimentin / analysis

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  • (PMID = 16933122.001).
  • [ISSN] 0340-2592
  • [Journal-full-title] Der Urologe. Ausg. A
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Urologe A
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G; 0 / Vimentin; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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68. Koren J, Cunderlík P: [Adenomatoid tumor of the right adrenal gland: a case report]. Cesk Patol; 2005 Jul;41(3):111-4
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumor of the right adrenal gland: a case report].
  • [Transliterated title] Adenomatoidný tumor pravej nadoblicky: kazuistika.
  • Adenomatoid tumor of adrenal gland is a very rare primary tumor with favourable prognosis.
  • The mesothelial origin of this tumor was confirmed by multiple studies of various authors.
  • In our case report, we present an interesting case of the adenomatoid tumor of the right adrenal gland in a 55-year-old woman.
  • Our case is the second well-documented case of this tumor occurring in a female adult patient.
  • We emphasize the presence of an intraluminal thread-like bridging strands, generally considered to be a characteristic histologic feature of this tumor, which have not yet been reported in literature in adenomatoid tumor located in adrenal glands.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16161457.001).
  • [ISSN] 1210-7875
  • [Journal-full-title] Československá patologie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cesk Patol
  • [Language] slo
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Czech Republic
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69. Moreira Leite KR, Sarkis AS, Camara-Lopes LH: Benign glandular inclusion in obturator lymph node of a man treated for prostate carcinoma. Pathol Int; 2007 Jul;57(7):454-7
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  • [Title] Benign glandular inclusion in obturator lymph node of a man treated for prostate carcinoma.
  • Benign glandular inclusions in lymph nodes are extremely rare in men.
  • Described herein is the first case of benign glandular inclusion in an obturator lymph node dissected during a radical prostatectomy for treatment of prostate adenocarcinoma.
  • Benign glandular inclusion was found in microscopic examination.
  • The lesion was characterized by two glandular spaces lined by a single, cuboid, benign epithelium localized in the sinus of one of four dissected lymph nodes.
  • Immunohistochemistry showed mesothelial differentiation.
  • Pathologists should be aware of benign glandular inclusion in obturator lymph nodes dissected during a radical prostatectomy for treatment of prostate cancer in order to avoid the incorrect diagnosis of metastatic disease.
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Lymph Node Excision. Male. Middle Aged. Prostatectomy

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  • (PMID = 17587246.001).
  • [ISSN] 1320-5463
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology international
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Int.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Australia
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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70. Okamoto S, Ito K, Sasano H, Moriya T, Niikura H, Terada Y, Sato S, Okamura K, Yaegashi N: Ber-EP4 and anti-calretinin antibodies: a useful combination for differential diagnosis of various histological types of ovarian cancer cells and mesothelial cells. Tohoku J Exp Med; 2005 May;206(1):31-40
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  • [Title] Ber-EP4 and anti-calretinin antibodies: a useful combination for differential diagnosis of various histological types of ovarian cancer cells and mesothelial cells.
  • The differential diagnosis between reactive mesothelial cells and ovarian carcinoma cells is often difficult in cytologic specimens.
  • Therefore, we evaluated the practical value of various epithelial and mesothelial markers in differential diagnosis of these two types of cells.
  • Various types of ovarian carcinoma (serous, n = 22; mucinous, n = 10; endometrioid, n = 7; clear cell, n = 10) and benign mesothelial tissues (n = 15) were studied by immunohistochemistry.
  • We then studied effective panels of antibodies by immunohistochemistry in 43 cytologic specimens of ascites or peritoneal lavage fluid consisting of 20 reactive mesothelium and 23 adenocarcinomas of the ovary.
  • In the tissue specimens, Ber-EP4, a monoclonal antibody of epithelial antigen, and a polyclonal antibody against calretinin, which is expressed in mesothelium, are used in differentiating reactive mesothelial cells from ovarian carcinoma.
  • Using multiple regression analysis, the correlation coefficient between epithelial antigen and calretinin reactivity was r = 0.938, with a significance level of p < 0.0001.
  • In conclusion, the combined immunostaining of cytologic specimens for Ber-EP4 and the anti-calretinin antibody is helpful for the differential diagnosis between mesothelial cells and not only serous type, but also mucinous, endometrioid and clear cell types of ovarian cancer cells.
  • [MeSH-major] Antibodies. Biomarkers, Tumor / immunology. Epithelium / immunology. Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis. S100 Calcium Binding Protein G / immunology

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  • (PMID = 15802873.001).
  • [ISSN] 0040-8727
  • [Journal-full-title] The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tohoku J. Exp. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CALB2 protein, human; 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G; 0 / human epithelial antigen-125
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71. Boldú J, Eguía VM: [Benign pleural diseases induced by asbestos]. An Sist Sanit Navar; 2005;28 Suppl 1:21-7
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  • [Title] [Benign pleural diseases induced by asbestos].
  • Together with the prolonged latency existing between exposure and the disease, this means that for many years we will continue to see pleural clinical manifestations from past exposure, in spite of the increasingly limited use of asbestos in recent decades.
  • This exposure can show itself in different manifestations, both malign, such as mesothelioma, and benign, principally benign pleural effusion, pleural plaques, diffuse pleural fibrosis and massive atelectasis.

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  • (PMID = 15915168.001).
  • [ISSN] 1137-6627
  • [Journal-full-title] Anales del sistema sanitario de Navarra
  • [ISO-abbreviation] An Sist Sanit Navar
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Spain
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 1332-21-4 / Asbestos
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72. Canedo-Patzi AM, León-Bojorge B, de Ortíz-Hidalgo C: [Adenomatoid tumor of the genital tract. Clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical study in 9 cases]. Gac Med Mex; 2006 Jan-Feb;142(1):59-66
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumor of the genital tract. Clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical study in 9 cases].
  • [Transliterated title] Tumor adenomatoide del aparato genital, Estudio clinicopatológico e inmunohistoquímico de 9 casos.
  • OBJECTIVE: [corrected] Describe the histological andimmunohistochemicalfeatures of nine genital tract adenomatoid tumors.
  • MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nine cases of adenomatoid tumors were collected from the files of the Pathology department at a private hospital (ABC Hospital).
  • Tumors were studied from a histological and inmunohistochemical perspective.
  • Tumors were located in the uterus (seven),fallopian tube (one) and epididymis (one).
  • Tumor size ranged from 0.4 to 5.8 cm.
  • Arrangement of the neoplastic tubules around fascicles of smooth muscle; angiomatoidpattern with a peripheral location, and solid and adenoidpatterns with a central location in the tumor were some of the observed histological features.
  • Immunohistochemically all tumors exhibited strong and diffuse positivity for calretinin and AE1/AE3.
  • Thrombomodulin was positive in all tumors (focal and weak in angiomatoid pattern and diffuse and strong in adenoid and solid patterns).
  • The CK5/6 antibody was positive in seven tumors (diffuse in three and focal in four).
  • Two tumors were negative for this marker.
  • All tumors were negative for CD31.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The immunopheno type of the adenomatoid tumors in our series confirms their mesothelial origin.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Epididymis. Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / pathology. Genital Neoplasms, Male / pathology. Uterine Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16548294.001).
  • [ISSN] 0016-3813
  • [Journal-full-title] Gaceta médica de México
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gac Med Mex
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Mexico
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73. Monappa V, Rao AC, Krishnanand G, Mathew M, Garg S: Adenomatoid tumor of tunica albuginea mimicking seminoma on fine needle aspiration cytology: a case report. Acta Cytol; 2009 May-Jun;53(3):349-52
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumor of tunica albuginea mimicking seminoma on fine needle aspiration cytology: a case report.
  • BACKGROUND: Adenomatoid tumor is one of the most common primary neoplasms of the paratesticular area.
  • Review of the literature showed very few reports on the cytologic features of adenomatoid tumor.
  • We report the cytologic features of a case of adenomatoid tumor arising from testicular tunica albuginea.
  • Histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis as adenomatoid tumor of tunica albuginea.
  • CONCLUSION: FNAC of an adenomatoid tumor poses a diagnostic challenge when the tumor arises from sites other than the epididymis because they can be mistaken for intratesticular tumors.
  • It is thus important to consider this tumor in the differential diagnosis of scrotal swellings.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Seminoma / pathology. Testicular Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma / secondary. Adult. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Cystadenoma, Papillary / diagnosis. Diagnosis, Differential. Epithelium / pathology. Humans. Hyperplasia / diagnosis. Male. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Orchiectomy

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  • (PMID = 19534283.001).
  • [ISSN] 0001-5547
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta cytologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Cytol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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74. García-González J, Villanueva C, Fernández-Aceñero MJ, Paniagua P: Paratesticular desmoplastic small round cell tumor: case report. Urol Oncol; 2005 Mar-Apr;23(2):132-4
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  • [Title] Paratesticular desmoplastic small round cell tumor: case report.
  • BACKGROUND: The desmoplastic small round cell tumor has recently been separated from other small round cell tumors because of its characteristic pathological and clinical features.
  • They are usually intra-abdominal tumors affecting young people and have classically been associated with a bad prognosis.
  • However, in recent years there have reports on desmoplastic small round cell tumors affecting other body regions, including the paratesticular area.
  • CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 23-year-old male, that consulted on a progressive enlargement of the right hemiscrotum in the last year and a half.
  • Physical examination revealed a round elastic firm 2 to 3 cm mass distal to the tail of the epididymis, which was excised with a preoperative diagnosis of adenomatoid tumor.
  • However, histological and immunohistochemical diagnosis confirmed a desmoplastic small round cell tumor.
  • Today, 6 years after diagnosis the patient remains well and free of disease.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Recent reviews on desmoplastic small round cell tumor affecting the paratesticular area have shown a better prognosis for tumors of this origin compared to abdominal ones.
  • We should include this lesion among the differential diagnosis of paratesticular tumors, mainly in children and adolescents.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Disease-Free Survival. Humans. Male

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  • (PMID = 15869999.001).
  • [ISSN] 1078-1439
  • [Journal-full-title] Urologic oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Urol. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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75. Sayed DM, el-Attar MM, Hussein AA: Evaluation of flow cytometric immunophenotyping and DNA analysis for detection of malignant cells in serosal cavity fluids. Diagn Cytopathol; 2009 Jul;37(7):498-504
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  • The serosal cavities are frequent sites of tumor metastasis.
  • The distinction between carcinoma cells, inflammatory cells, and reactive or malignant mesothelial cells can be difficult in cytology.
  • In this study, we aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of FCM immunophenotyping and DNA in comparison with serum tumor markers and classic cytology for detection of malignant cells in pleural and ascitic fluids.
  • The mean of DI differed statistically in patients with malignant effusions than in benign one.
  • DI showed no difference in fluids due to infiltration of malignant epithelial cells or hematopoietic malignancy or due to hepatocellular carcinoma developing in cirrhotic liver.
  • [MeSH-major] DNA, Neoplasm / genetics. Flow Cytometry / methods. Neoplasm Proteins / genetics. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Neoplasms / genetics. Neoplasms / metabolism. Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19217060.001).
  • [ISSN] 1097-0339
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / DNA, Neoplasm; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins
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76. Bisceglia M, Carosi I, Scillitani A, Pasquinelli G: Cystic lymphangioma-like adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland: Case presentation and review of the literature. Adv Anat Pathol; 2009 Nov;16(6):424-32
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  • [Title] Cystic lymphangioma-like adenomatoid tumor of the adrenal gland: Case presentation and review of the literature.
  • Adenomatoid tumors (AT) are usually found in the genital tract of both sexes.
  • Thirty-four cases have been reported so far, more often presenting grossly as solid tumors, rarely as solid with cystic areas, and 5 cases were almost entirely cystic.
  • On light microscopy the diagnosis may be very difficult if the tumor is rich in vacuolated cells, mimicking metastatic signet ring-cell adenocarcinoma.
  • Immunophenotyping and/or electron microscopy are paramount in helping to ascertain their mesothelial lineage.
  • Lymphangioma is the main histologic mimic of solid-cystic and cystic AT-AG, but lymphangioma is immunopositive for endothelial markers and negative for cytokeratins and mesothelial markers.
  • The adrenal tumor was 5.5 cm in size and was fully investigated immunohistochemically and ultrastructurally.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / pathology. Lymphangioma, Cystic / pathology


77. Alvarez Maestro M, Tur Gonzalez R, Alonso Dorrego JM, Jesus De la Peña Barthel J, Nistal Martin De Serrano M: [Adenomatoid tumors of the epididymis and testicle: report of 9 cases and bibliographic review]. Arch Esp Urol; 2009 Mar;62(2):137-41
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumors of the epididymis and testicle: report of 9 cases and bibliographic review].
  • [Transliterated title] Tumor adenomatoide de epidídimo intratesticular: A proposito de nueve casos y revisión de la literatura.
  • BACKGROUND: To report the cases of adenomatoid tumors seen at Hospital Universitario La Paz in the last 15 years.
  • METHODS: A clinical, pathological, and surgical study was conducted of males with testicular or paratesticular tumors with a histological report of adenomatoid tumor.
  • RESULTS: Among the nine cases studied, seven had paratesticular and two intratesticular adenomatoid tumors.
  • Treatment of choice was mass removal for epididymal tumors and orchidectomy for intratesticular tumors.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Adenomatoid tumors are uncommon benign neoplasms of a possible mesothelial origin.
  • Because of their benign nature, the treatment of choice is local excision (conservative surgery), but orchidectomy was performed in two cases due to tumor location.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor. Epididymis. Genital Neoplasms, Male. Testicular Neoplasms

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  • (PMID = 19448282.001).
  • [ISSN] 0004-0614
  • [Journal-full-title] Archivos españoles de urología
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Esp. Urol.
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Spain
  • [Number-of-references] 10
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78. Ohe C, Sakaida N, Yanagimoto Y, Toyokawa H, Satoi S, Kwon AH, Tadokoro C, Takasu K, Uemura Y: A case of splenic low-grade mucinous cystadenocarcinoma resulting in pseudomyxoma peritonei. Med Mol Morphol; 2010 Dec;43(4):235-40
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  • Microscopically, splenic parenchyma was occupied by large mucinous pools focally lined with mucinous epithelial cells and mesothelial cell-like cells, which were considered benign.
  • Although most PMP cases are known to be caused by low-grade mucinous appendiceal tumor, the present case represents the first report of a splenic MCCa resulting in PMP.

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  • (PMID = 21267701.001).
  • [ISSN] 1860-1499
  • [Journal-full-title] Medical molecular morphology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Med Mol Morphol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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79. Bahílo Mateu P, Soto Poveda AM, Di Capua Sacoto C, García Fadrique G, Morales Solchaga G, Morera J, Jiménez Cruz JF: [Adenomatoid tumor of the tunica albuginea. A case report]. Actas Urol Esp; 2010 Feb;34(2):208-9
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumor of the tunica albuginea. A case report].
  • [Transliterated title] Tumor adenomatoide de túnica albugínea. Caso clínico.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Epididymis / pathology. Genital Neoplasms, Male / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Cell Dedifferentiation. Epithelial Cells / pathology. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Mesoderm / pathology. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Orchiectomy

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  • (PMID = 20403289.001).
  • [ISSN] 1699-7980
  • [Journal-full-title] Actas urologicas españolas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Actas Urol Esp
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] Spain
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80. Nagata S, Aishima S, Fukuzawa K, Takagi H, Yonemasu H, Iwashita Y, Kinoshita T, Wakasugi K: Adenomatoid tumour of the liver. J Clin Pathol; 2008 Jun;61(6):777-80
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumour of the liver.
  • An unusual primary adenomatoid tumour arising in the normal liver is described.
  • Hepatectomy was performed, and the patient is alive and free of disease 1 year postsurgery.
  • Grossly, the tumour showed a haemorrhagic cut surface with numerous microcystic structures.
  • Immunohistochemical studies showed that the epithelioid cells were strongly positive for a broad spectrum of cytokeratins (AE1/AE3, CAM5.2, epithelial membrane antigen and cytokeratin 7) and mesothelial markers (calretinin, Wilms' tumour 1 and D2-40).
  • Atypically, abundant capillaries were observed; however, the cystic proliferation of epithelioid cells with vacuoles and immunohistochemical profile of the epithelioid element were consistent with hepatic adenomatoid tumour.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Liver Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Calbindin 2. Hepatectomy. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Keratins / analysis. Male. Neovascularization, Pathologic. S100 Calcium Binding Protein G / analysis. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 18505892.001).
  • [ISSN] 1472-4146
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Clin. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CALB2 protein, human; 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2569191
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81. Wheeler YY, Burroughs F, Li QK: Fine-needle aspiration of a well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma in the inguinal hernia sac: A case report and review of literature. Diagn Cytopathol; 2009 Oct;37(10):748-54
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  • [Title] Fine-needle aspiration of a well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma in the inguinal hernia sac: A case report and review of literature.
  • Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) is an uncommon subtype of epithelioid mesothelioma.
  • In contrast to malignant epithelioid mesothelioma, WDPM has a low malignant potential and an indolent clinical course.
  • WDPM may be difficult to diagnose and differentiate from benign reactive mesothelial cells and other malignant neoplasm on cytology specimens due to the presence of papillary or tubulopapillary clusters of tumor cells.
  • We report a case of a 63-year-old Asian male with a slowly growing left inguinal hernia mass for several years and a concurrent 8 cm mass in the peritoneal wall.
  • The cytology of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of the left inguinal hernia and peritoneal masse reveal cellular specimens with numerous individual and tubulopapillary clusters of epithelioid mesothelial cells in a background of scant hyalinized material.
  • Tumor cells show minimal cytological atypia.
  • The differential diagnoses are broad and include reactive mesothelial cells, WDPM, and other malignant neoplasm.
  • It is important to recognize this entity in the differential diagnosis, because the clinical management of WDPM is quite different from that of malignant neoplasm.
  • [MeSH-major] Hernia, Inguinal / pathology. Inguinal Canal / pathology. Mesothelioma / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19373910.001).
  • [ISSN] 1097-0339
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 26
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82. Afify A, Pang L, Howell L: Diagnostic utility of CD44 standard, CD44v6, and CD44v3-10 expression in adenocarcinomas presenting in serous fluids. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol; 2007 Dec;15(4):446-50
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  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which metastatic adenocarcinomas in effusions express CD44s, CD44v6, and CD44v3-10 and to assess their diagnostic utility in distinguishing reactive mesothelial cells from adenocarcinomas.
  • Archival paraffin-embedded cell blocks of serous fluids from 23 cases of benign effusions containing reactive mesothelial cells and 45 cases of malignant effusions with metastatic adenocarcinoma (18 ovarian, 11 pulmonary, 9 gastrointestinal, and 7 breast) were retrieved from the surgical pathology files.
  • Strong staining in at least 10% of the tumor cells was required to consider the case positive for the particular marker.
  • In benign effusions mesothelial cells expressed CD44s in 22 cases (96%), CD44v6 in 1 cases (4%) and CD44v3-10 in 0 cases (0%).
  • CD44s immunostaining can be used as a reliable marker to identify reactive mesothelial cells, meanwhile CD44v3-10 immunostaining can detect majority of adenocarcinomas in malignant effusions.

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  • (PMID = 18091389.001).
  • [ISSN] 1541-2016
  • [Journal-full-title] Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Appl. Immunohistochem. Mol. Morphol.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD44; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CD44 protein, human; 0 / CD44v6 antigen; 0 / Glycoproteins
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83. Acikalin MF, Tanir HM, Ozalp S, Dundar E, Ciftci E, Ozalp E: Diffuse uterine adenomatoid tumor in a patient with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Int J Gynecol Cancer; 2009 Feb;19(2):242-4
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  • [Title] Diffuse uterine adenomatoid tumor in a patient with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.
  • Uterine adenomatoid tumors are usually solitary lesions.
  • Adenomatoid tumors diffusely infiltrating the entire myometrium have rarely been reported in the literature.
  • A feature common to half of the reported cases of diffuse uterine adenomatoid tumor was an immunocompromised status of the patient caused by the medications for renal transplantation.
  • In this article, we describe an unusual case of diffuse uterine adenomatoid tumor in a patient with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.
  • Pathological examination showed, in addition to multiple leiomyomas, diffuse uterine adenomatoid tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / immunology. Hepatitis C, Chronic / immunology. Immunocompromised Host. Uterine Neoplasms / immunology

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  • (PMID = 19396001.001).
  • [ISSN] 1525-1438
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Gynecol. Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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84. Shima M, Takahashi S, Maeda T, Masumori N, Itoh N, Tsukamoto T: [Adenomatoid tumor of the testis with testicular pain: a case report]. Hinyokika Kiyo; 2009 May;55(5):285-6
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumor of the testis with testicular pain: a case report].
  • The intraoperative findings showed a small, white, elastic solid, a smooth surface tumor that originated from the tunica albuginea of the right testis.
  • It seemed to be benign macroscopically and partial orchiectomy was performed.
  • Pathohistological examination revealed an adenomatoid tumor of the testis which originated from the rete testis.
  • Adenomatoid tumor of the testis is a rare benign tumor.
  • Therefore, we should be aware that an adenomatoid tumor of the testis can be one of the differential diagnoses of acute scrotum.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / complications. Adenomatoid Tumor / surgery. Pain / etiology. Scrotum. Testicular Neoplasms / complications. Testicular Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Male. Orchiectomy

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  • (PMID = 19507549.001).
  • [ISSN] 0018-1994
  • [Journal-full-title] Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hinyokika Kiyo
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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85. Arunaa S, Ponniah I: Distribution pattern of the adenomatoid odontogenic tumor: a retrospective study from the files of a government teaching hospital, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India. J Investig Clin Dent; 2010 Aug;1(1):23-8
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  • [Title] Distribution pattern of the adenomatoid odontogenic tumor: a retrospective study from the files of a government teaching hospital, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India.
  • AIM: To determine the distribution and clinicopathologic characteristics of adenomatoid odontogenic tumors from Tamil Nadu, India, to provide meaningful data for comparison among different population groups, mainly in the Asian context.
  • METHODS: Forty-three adenomatoid odontogenic tumors were reviewed from 493 odontogenic tumors recorded between 1970 and 2008.
  • The data pertaining to age, sex, anatomic site, associated impacted teeth and radiographic details, provisional diagnoses, and macroscopic and microscopic details of the 43 odontogenic tumors were reviewed.
  • RESULTS: The relative frequency of adenomatoid tumors comprised 8.72% of the total odontogenic tumors.
  • The age range was 9-30 years, with a mean age of 16.88 years for combined adenomatoid odontogenic tumors.
  • The mean age for other variants of adenomatoid odontogenic tumors assessed in this study differed slightly between sexes.
  • For combined adenomatoid odontogenic tumors, the male-to-female ratio was 1:1.26, and the maxilla-to-mandible ratio was 2.9:1.
  • CONCLUSION: The present study shows variations in the distribution of adenomatoid odontogenic tumors within the population assessed, but no definite conclusion emerged with regard to regional or ethnic effect.
  • [MeSH-major] Odontogenic Tumors / epidemiology

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  • (PMID = 25427183.001).
  • [ISSN] 2041-1626
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Investig Clin Dent
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Australia
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Asian / Dravidian / India / Tamil Nadu / adenomatoid odontogenic tumor
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86. Neumann V, Löseke S, Tannapfel A: [Medical insurance aspects of peritoneal tumors with particular attention to peritoneal mesotheliomas]. Med Klin (Munich); 2009 Oct 15;104(10):765-71
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  • [Title] [Medical insurance aspects of peritoneal tumors with particular attention to peritoneal mesotheliomas].
  • [Transliterated title] Versicherungsmedizinische Aspekte bei peritonealen Mesotheliomen und sonstigen peritonealen Tumoren.
  • Malignant peritoneal mesotheliomas arise mainly in male patients and the median age of initial diagnosis is about 56 years.
  • Epitheloid subtype predominates in peritoneal mesotheliomas.
  • Asbestos exposure is the best-known and most common risk factor associated with the development of both pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas and, therefore, about 90% of cases can be assessed as asbestos-associated.
  • Patients with peritoneal mesotheliomas have distinctly higher asbestos burden of the lungs than patients with pleural mesotheliomas.
  • The mean latency period between exposure and diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma ranges from 35 to 40 years and is comparable to that of pleural mesothelioma.
  • Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis also belongs to the group of peritoneal mesotheliomas.
  • No significant evidence exists for the classification of well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma, solitary fibrous tumor, adenomatoid tumor, primary peritoneal serous borderline tumor, and benign multicystic mesothelioma as asbestos-associated tumors.
  • Except malignant mesotheliomas, the induction of other abdominal tumors is independent of an exposure to asbestos dust.
  • [MeSH-major] Asbestosis / epidemiology. Mesothelioma / epidemiology. National Health Programs / statistics & numerical data. Peritoneal Neoplasms / epidemiology

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  • (PMID = 19856150.001).
  • [ISSN] 1615-6722
  • [Journal-full-title] Medizinische Klinik (Munich, Germany : 1983)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Med. Klin. (Munich)
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Number-of-references] 76
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87. Davidson B, Dong HP, Holth A, Berner A, Risberg B: Chemokine receptors are infrequently expressed in malignant and benign mesothelial cells. Am J Clin Pathol; 2007 May;127(5):752-9
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  • [Title] Chemokine receptors are infrequently expressed in malignant and benign mesothelial cells.
  • We studied chemokine receptor expression in malignant mesothelioma (MM), reactive mesothelium (RM), and leukocytes in effusions.
  • Chemokine receptors are widely expressed on leukocytes in MM and RM effusions but are infrequently found on cells of mesothelial origin.
  • This finding suggests a major role for an autocrine chemokine pathway in leukocytes but not in MM cells.
  • The increased monocyte infiltration and their higher chemokine receptor expression in MM effusions may have a tumor-promoting rather than tumor-inhibiting effect.
  • [MeSH-major] Epithelial Cells / immunology. Leukocytes / immunology. Mesothelioma / immunology. Receptors, Chemokine / analysis

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  • (PMID = 17439834.001).
  • [ISSN] 0002-9173
  • [Journal-full-title] American journal of clinical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Clin. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Receptors, CXCR4; 0 / Receptors, Chemokine; 0 / Receptors, Interleukin-8A
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88. Llarena Ibarguren R, Rodríguez JG, Olano Grasa I, Azurmendi Arín I, Cantón Aller E, Pertusa Peña C: [Adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis. Report of five cases]. Arch Esp Urol; 2008 Sep;61(7):831-4
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis. Report of five cases].
  • [Transliterated title] Tumor adenomatoide epididimario. Aportación de 5 casos.
  • OBJECTIVE: Adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis is unfrequent, benign, with no malignant outcomes described.
  • METHODS: We report five cases, with patient's ages varying from 31 to 76 years, and tumor sizes from 6 to 30 mm.
  • Pathology confirmed the benign adenomatoid character in all cases.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Despite the clinical, ultrasound and physical examination findings suggest the localization in the epididymis and its benign character, surgical exploration is mandatory with surgical excision of the paratesticular mass.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor. Epididymis. Genital Neoplasms, Male

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  • (PMID = 18972922.001).
  • [ISSN] 0004-0614
  • [Journal-full-title] Archivos españoles de urología
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Esp. Urol.
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Spain
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89. Shen J, Pinkus GS, Deshpande V, Cibas ES: Usefulness of EMA, GLUT-1, and XIAP for the cytologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma in body cavity fluids. Am J Clin Pathol; 2009 Apr;131(4):516-23
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  • [Title] Usefulness of EMA, GLUT-1, and XIAP for the cytologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma in body cavity fluids.
  • We compared the effectiveness of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) with 2 newly described markers, X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) and an isoform of glucose transporter (GLUT-1), in the distinction between malignant mesothelioma (MM) and benign effusion (BE) in body cavity fluids.
  • [MeSH-major] Glucose Transporter Type 1 / biosynthesis. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Mucin-1 / biosynthesis. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / diagnosis. Pleural Neoplasms / diagnosis. X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein / biosynthesis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Area Under Curve. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 19289587.001).
  • [ISSN] 1943-7722
  • [Journal-full-title] American journal of clinical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Clin. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Glucose Transporter Type 1; 0 / Mucin-1; 0 / X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein; 0 / XIAP protein, human
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90. Timonera ER, Paiva ME, Lopes JM, Eloy C, van der Kwast T, Asa SL: Composite adenomatoid tumor and myelolipoma of adrenal gland: report of 2 cases. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2008 Feb;132(2):265-7
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  • [Title] Composite adenomatoid tumor and myelolipoma of adrenal gland: report of 2 cases.
  • Adenomatoid tumor and myelolipoma are benign, hormonally inactive tumors that are often incidental findings in the adrenal glands.
  • Myelolipoma is more common than adenomatoid tumor in this location but both are rare, and as yet, the pathogenesis of both remains unclear.
  • We report 2 cases of composite adenomatoid tumor and myelolipoma, incidentally found in the adrenal gland on investigation for other diseases.
  • To our knowledge, composite adenomatoid tumor and myelolipoma of adrenal gland has not been previously reported.

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  • (PMID = 18251587.001).
  • [ISSN] 1543-2165
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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91. Hanley KZ, Facik MS, Bourne PA, Yang Q, Spaulding BO, Bonfiglio TA, Xu H: Utility of anti-L523S antibody in the diagnosis of benign and malignant serous effusions. Cancer; 2008 Feb 25;114(1):49-56
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  • [Title] Utility of anti-L523S antibody in the diagnosis of benign and malignant serous effusions.
  • BACKGROUND: Immunohistochemistry is helpful in distinguishing metastatic carcinoma from atypical mesothelial cells; however, it is not useful in differentiating atypical mesothelial cells from malignant mesothelial cells.
  • Using a mouse monoclonal antibody (L523S) against KOC, KOC expression was investigated in malignant tumors and reactive mesothelial cells in serous effusions.
  • METHODS: Seventy-six cases with paraffin-embedded pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal serous effusion cell blocks including 60 malignant serous effusions (11 malignant pleural mesotheliomas and 49 metastatic carcinomas) and benign pleural effusions (14 cases with reactive mesothelial cells and 2 cases with atypical cells with uncertain significance) were selected for immunohistochemical analysis with L523S, calretinin, and CK5/6.
  • RESULTS: Immunohistochemical studies showed that positive staining for KOC of variable degrees of intensity was observed in 47 of 60 cases in malignant serous effusions including 10 of 11 mesotheliomas and 36 of 49 metastatic carcinomas.
  • The associated reactive mesothelial cells were negative for KOC but positive for calretinin and CK5/6.
  • All 11 malignant mesotheliomas exhibited positivity for calretinin, and 9 of 11 cases had CK5/6 staining.
  • In addition, 16 cases that were originally diagnosed either as pleural effusions with reactive mesothelial cells (14) or atypical cells with uncertain significance (2) were also tested for KOC expression.
  • Interestingly, 3 of 16 cases exhibited various degrees of positivity for KOC, 2 of which were diagnosed as lung adenocarcinoma with a recurrence after tumor resection and 1 as malignant pleural mesothelioma.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Anti-L523S antibody is a useful marker for the detection of malignant cells in serous effusions and it can have significant utility in differentiating reactive mesothelial cells from malignant mesothelioma and metastatic carcinoma in combination with calretinin and CK5/6 staining.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Neoplasm Proteins / analysis. Pleural Effusion / diagnosis. Pleural Effusion, Malignant / diagnosis. RNA-Binding Proteins / analysis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Ascitic Fluid / chemistry. Calbindin 2. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Metastasis. Pericardial Effusion / chemistry. S100 Calcium Binding Protein G / analysis

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  • [Copyright] (c) 2007 American Cancer Society
  • (PMID = 18098206.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Evaluation Studies; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CALB2 protein, human; 0 / Calb2 protein, mouse; 0 / Calbindin 2; 0 / IMP3 protein, human; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / RNA-Binding Proteins; 0 / S100 Calcium Binding Protein G
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92. Pila Pérez R, Rosales Torres P, Pila Peláez R, Holguín Prieto V, Torres Vargas E: [Adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis: an infrequent case]. Arch Esp Urol; 2009 Oct;62(8):656-60
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  • [Title] [Adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis: an infrequent case].
  • [Transliterated title] Tumor adenomatoide del epidídimo: una infrecuente observación.
  • OBJECTIVES: To present a new case of adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis, the first report in our hospital since 1962.
  • METHODS: We report a clinical case with a brief bibliographic review about adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis.
  • Physical examination and ultrasound study demonstrated a tumor of 5x5x2 cm.
  • It was removed and the histopathological study was compatible with adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis.
  • CONCLUSION: The adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis is a neoplasm located in the paratesticular region, however it can be found infrequently in other sites.
  • Mesothelial origin has been mentioned and inflammation has played some role in the development of these tumors.
  • It can minimally invade adjacent structures, though it is benign without metastatic potential.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor. Epididymis. Genital Neoplasms, Male

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  • (PMID = 19893140.001).
  • [ISSN] 1576-8260
  • [Journal-full-title] Archivos españoles de urología
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Esp. Urol.
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Spain
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93. Sangoi AR, McKenney JK, Schwartz EJ, Rouse RV, Longacre TA: Adenomatoid tumors of the female and male genital tracts: a clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of 44 cases. Mod Pathol; 2009 Sep;22(9):1228-35
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  • [Title] Adenomatoid tumors of the female and male genital tracts: a clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study of 44 cases.
  • Adenomatoid tumors of the female and male genital tracts are well characterized as mesothelial in origin, but a detailed histological and immunohistochemical analysis comparing both traditional and newer mesothelial markers across gender and site has not been formally conducted.
  • A variety of morphologic features previously described as characteristic of adenomatoid tumors were evaluated in 44 adenomatoid tumors from the male and female genital tracts.
  • All (n=44) the adenomatoid tumors from both the female and male genital tracts demonstrated a distinctive thread-like bridging strand pattern.
  • Lymphoid aggregates were seen in all 12 adenomatoid tumors of male patients, but in only 4 of 32 (13%) tumors in female patients (P<0.0001).
  • The remaining morphologic features were variably present with no clear sex predilection.
  • Pankeratin, calretinin, and D2-40 reactivity were identified in all female (n=32) and male (n=12) genital tract adenomatoid tumors.
  • Adenomatoid tumors expressed WT-1 in 11/12 (92%) male patients and in 31/32 (97%) female patients.
  • In male patients, reactivity for CK5/6 and caldesmon was found in 1/12 (8%) and 0/12 (0%) adenomatoid tumors (respectively), whereas reactivity in female patients was found in 5/32 (16%) and 1/32 (3%); respectively.
  • Female tumors differ from their male counterparts by the frequent absence of lymphoid aggregates and the presence of a circumscribed margin when occurring in the fallopian tube.
  • Of the putative mesothelial markers evaluated, calretinin, D2-40, and WT-1 show a similar immunoprofile and have a higher sensitivity than CK5/6 and caldesmon in genital tract adenomatoid tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Genital Neoplasms, Female / pathology. Genital Neoplasms, Male / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19543245.001).
  • [ISSN] 1530-0285
  • [Journal-full-title] Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mod. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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94. Kato Y, Tsuta K, Seki K, Maeshima AM, Watanabe S, Suzuki K, Asamura H, Tsuchiya R, Matsuno Y: Immunohistochemical detection of GLUT-1 can discriminate between reactive mesothelium and malignant mesothelioma. Mod Pathol; 2007 Feb;20(2):215-20
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  • [Title] Immunohistochemical detection of GLUT-1 can discriminate between reactive mesothelium and malignant mesothelioma.
  • The separation of benign reactive mesothelium (RM) from malignant mesothelial proliferation can be a major challenge.
  • A number of markers have been proposed, including epithelial membrane antigen, p53 protein, and P-glycoprotein.
  • To date, however, no immunohistochemical marker that allows unequivocal discrimination of RM from malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has been available.
  • GLUT-1 is largely undetectable by immunohistochemistry in normal epithelial tissues and benign tumors, but is expressed in a variety of malignancies.
  • Recently, in fact, some studies have shown that GLUT-1 expression is useful for distinguishing benign from malignant lesions.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Glucose Transporter Type 1 / metabolism. Immunoenzyme Techniques. Mesothelioma / metabolism. Pleural Neoplasms / metabolism. Pleurisy / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 17192790.001).
  • [ISSN] 0893-3952
  • [Journal-full-title] Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mod. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Glucose Transporter Type 1
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95. Kurman RJ, Shih IeM: The origin and pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer: a proposed unifying theory. Am J Surg Pathol; 2010 Mar;34(3):433-43
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  • [Title] The origin and pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer: a proposed unifying theory.
  • Efforts at early detection and new therapeutic approaches to reduce mortality have been largely unsuccessful, because the origin and pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer are poorly understood.
  • This has led to the proposal that ovarian cancer develops de novo.
  • Studies have shown that epithelial ovarian cancer is not a single disease but is composed of a diverse group of tumors that can be classified based on distinctive morphologic and molecular genetic features.
  • One group of tumors, designated type I, is composed of low-grade serous, low-grade endometrioid, clear cell, mucinous and transitional (Brenner) carcinomas.
  • These tumors generally behave in an indolent fashion, are confined to the ovary at presentation and, as a group, are relatively genetically stable.
  • Moreover, the carcinomas exhibit a shared lineage with the corresponding benign cystic neoplasm, often through an intermediate (borderline tumor) step, supporting the morphologic continuum of tumor progression.
  • In contrast, another group of tumors, designated type II, is highly aggressive, evolves rapidly and almost always presents in advanced stage.
  • Type II tumors include conventional high-grade serous carcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, and malignant mixed mesodermal tumors (carcinosarcoma).
  • They displayTP53 mutations in over 80% of cases and rarely harbor the mutations that are found in the type I tumors.
  • Recent studies have also provided cogent evidence that what have been traditionally thought to be primary ovarian tumors actually originate in other pelvic organs and involve the ovary secondarily.
  • Thus, it has been proposed that serous tumors arise from the implantation of epithelium (benign or malignant) from the fallopian tube.
  • Endometrioid and clear cell tumors have been associated with endometriosis that is regarded as the precursor of these tumors.
  • Finally, preliminary data suggest that mucinous and transitional (Brenner) tumors arise from transitional-type epithelial nests at the tubal-mesothelial junction by a process of metaplasia.
  • Appreciation of these new concepts will allow for a more rationale approach to screening, treatment, and prevention that potentially can have a significant impact on reducing the mortality of this devastating disease.


96. Deniz H, Kibar Y, Güldür ME, Bakir K: Is D2-40 a useful marker for distinguishing malignant mesothelioma from pulmonary adenocarcinoma and benign mesothelial proliferations? Pathol Res Pract; 2009;205(11):749-52
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  • [Title] Is D2-40 a useful marker for distinguishing malignant mesothelioma from pulmonary adenocarcinoma and benign mesothelial proliferations?
  • Since pulmonary adenocarcinomas, malignant mesotheliomas (MM), and sometimes benign mesothelial proliferations show a great histomorphological resemblance to each other, an immunohistochemical panel is usually necessary for differential diagnosis.
  • It has also been suggested to be useful in identifying the mesothelial differentiation.
  • The aim of this study is to compare D2-40 immunostaining in MM, pulmonary adenocarcinoma, and benign mesothelial proliferations.
  • In this retrospective study, D2-40 immunostaining was investigated in 37 cases of MM, 36 cases of pulmonary adenocarcinoma, and 31 cases of benign mesothelial proliferation.
  • Predominantly membranous immunoreactivity was observed in 51% of MMs and in 55% of benign mesothelial proliferations.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Antibodies, Monoclonal. Lung / metabolism. Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Chi-Square Distribution. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged. Pleura / metabolism. Pleural Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pleural Neoplasms / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 19573998.001).
  • [ISSN] 1618-0631
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology, research and practice
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Res. Pract.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / monoclonal antibody D2-40
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97. Szczepulska-Wójcik E, Langfort R, Roszkowski-Sliz K: [A comparative evaluation of immunohistochemical markers for the differential diagnosis between malignant mesothelioma, non-small cell carcinoma involving the pleura, and benign reactive mesothelial cell proliferation]. Pneumonol Alergol Pol; 2007;75(1):57-69
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  • [Title] [A comparative evaluation of immunohistochemical markers for the differential diagnosis between malignant mesothelioma, non-small cell carcinoma involving the pleura, and benign reactive mesothelial cell proliferation].
  • INTRODUCTION: Histopathological diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) and differentiating it from tumors infiltrating the pleura is very difficult.
  • Distinguishing benign reactive mesothelial cell proliferation from MM also presents problems.
  • The objective of this study was to evaluate the significance of selected immunohistochemical stains in differentiating MM from non-small cell lung cancers infiltrating the pleura and from benign reactive mesothelial cell proliferation.
  • MATERIAL AND METHODS: The material encompassed 86 cases of MM, 54 cases of NSCLC infiltrating the pleura, and 43 cases of benign reactive mesothelial cell proliferation.
  • It included broad-spectrum antibodies to cytokeratins (CKAE1/AE3, CKMNF116), vimentin, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), mesothelial cells (HBME1, CK5/6, calretinin), adenocarcinoma cells (BerEp4, B72.3, CEA, TTF1), antibodies enabling the assessment of proliferation (Mib1) and cell-cycle regulating proteins (p53).
  • Benign reactive mesothelial cell proliferation: Protein p53 was present in 9.3% of cases, whereas no positive staining for EMA was found.
  • CONCLUSION: In diagnosing mesothelioma it is necessary to use a panel of immunohistochemical stains, which should contain antibodies to markers for adenocarcinoma and mesothelioma.
  • In the diagnosis of spindle-cell pleural tumors and the fibrous form of MM and benign reactive mesothelial cell proliferation , markers of mesothelial cells are noncontributory.
  • [MeSH-major] Antigens, Tumor-Associated, Carbohydrate / analysis. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / pathology. Mesothelioma / pathology. Neoplasm Proteins / analysis. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / pathology. Pleural Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 17541913.001).
  • [ISSN] 0867-7077
  • [Journal-full-title] Pneumonologia i alergologia polska
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pneumonol Alergol Pol
  • [Language] pol
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; English Abstract; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Poland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Antigens, Tumor-Associated, Carbohydrate; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins
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98. Manjunath GV, Nandini NM, Sunila: Fine needle aspiration cytology of adenomatoid tumour--a case report with review of literature. Indian J Pathol Microbiol; 2005 Oct;48(4):503-4
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  • [Title] Fine needle aspiration cytology of adenomatoid tumour--a case report with review of literature.
  • Adenomatoid tumours are neoplasms of male and female genital tract with the epididymis being the most common site.
  • These benign tumours are asymptomatic or cause mild symptoms and a palpable mass.
  • Fine needle aspiration of these tumours is very useful to differentiate malignant from benign lesions and helps to avoid unnecessary aggressive surgical procedures.
  • FNAC of these benign epididymal tumours is diagnostic, rapid, reliable, conclusive and cost effective.
  • We are reporting a case of adenomatoid tumour of epididymis in a 41 year old male patient, diagnosed by FNAC and confirmed by histopathology.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Epididymis. Genital Neoplasms, Male / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16366111.001).
  • [ISSN] 0377-4929
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of pathology & microbiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Pathol Microbiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Number-of-references] 7
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99. Politi E, Kandaraki C, Apostolopoulou C, Kyritsi T, Koutselini H: Immunocytochemical panel for distinguishing between carcinoma and reactive mesothelial cells in body cavity fluids. Diagn Cytopathol; 2005 Mar;32(3):151-5
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  • [Title] Immunocytochemical panel for distinguishing between carcinoma and reactive mesothelial cells in body cavity fluids.
  • The morphological evaluation of cytological specimens from body cavity fluids presents difficulties in the differential diagnosis between benign reactive mesothelial (RM) cells and adenocarcinoma (AC) or malignant mesothelioma (MM).
  • A total of 134 cytological specimens of serous effusions from 80 ACs, 50 RMs, and 4 MMs, previously stained with Papanicolaou stain, were selected retrospectively from our files and stained with anti-human mesothelial cell (HBME-1), calretinin, epithelial specific antigen (MOC-31), Ber-EP4, and BG8.
  • Statistical significance was found with HBME-1, calretinin, MOC-31, anti-human epithelial antigen (Ber-EP4), and blood group related antigen (BG8) when comparing AC vs. any type of mesothelial proliferation (MM or RM).
  • The sensitivity of HBME-1 and calretinin for mesothelial cells was 98 and 100%, respectively, and the specificity was 71 and 80%, respectively.
  • Both antibodies stained reactive mesothelial as well as MM cells, with calretinin showing a stronger intensity of immunostaining.
  • Our data suggest that immunocytochemical studies performed on Papanicolaou-stained cytological smears with HBME-1, calretinin, MOC-31, Ber-EP4, and BG8 proved to be useful in the differentiation between metastatic AC and mesothelial proliferation.
  • Probably, calretinin is a more preferred marker for mesothelial cells as evidenced by a more intense staining reaction.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Ascitic Fluid / pathology. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Mesothelioma / diagnosis. Pericardial Effusion / pathology. Pleural Effusion / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Diagnosis, Differential. Epithelial Cells / metabolism. Epithelial Cells / pathology. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Middle Aged

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
  • (PMID = 15690338.001).
  • [ISSN] 8755-1039
  • [Journal-full-title] Diagnostic cytopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Diagn. Cytopathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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100. Di Pierro GB, Sciarra A, Innocenzi M, Cristini C: [Rare case of multiple adenomatoid tumors arising from tunica vaginalis of testis and epididymis]. Actas Urol Esp; 2010 Jun;34(6):560-1
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  • [Title] [Rare case of multiple adenomatoid tumors arising from tunica vaginalis of testis and epididymis].
  • [Transliterated title] Raro caso de tumores adenomatoides múltiples derivados de la túnica vaginal de testículo y epidídimo.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenomatoid Tumor / pathology. Epididymis. Genital Neoplasms, Male / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology. Testicular Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20510121.001).
  • [ISSN] 1699-7980
  • [Journal-full-title] Actas urologicas españolas
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Actas Urol Esp
  • [Language] spa
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] Spain
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