Case Reports in Pathology http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2015 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in a Sentinel Lymph Node as an Early Sign of Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:35:14 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/594970/ Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a clonal hematopoietic malignancy with features of both a myeloproliferative neoplasm and a myelodysplastic syndrome. Even though extramedullary leukemic infiltration is common in CMML patients, lymph node involvement has rarely been reported in the literature. We present an unusual case of a 72-year-old female who was found to have extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) in a sentinel lymph node that was excised during mastectomy for lobular breast carcinoma. One year later bone marrow biopsy was performed due to persistent anemia, thrombocytopenia, and monocytosis and the patient was diagnosed with CMML. Our case illustrates the importance of recognizing EMH in a lymph node during routine histological examination, especially in adults. Proliferation of bone marrow elements in a lymph node, in a patient with no known hematologic disorder, should trigger immediate bone marrow evaluation, as this could be the first clue in diagnosing underlying bone marrow disorder. Joslin M. Bowen, Anamarija M. Perry, Erin Quist, and Mojtaba Akhtari Copyright © 2015 Joslin M. Bowen et al. All rights reserved. Microsatellite Genotyping to Distinguish Somatic β-HCG Secreting Carcinoma from Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:20:36 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/971970/ Objective. Morphologically, β-HCG secreting somatic carcinoma can be difficult to distinguish from epithelioid trophoblastic tumors (ETT). However, their distinction is critical due to their potentially differing prognoses and choice of chemotherapy. Presence of biparental alleles in ETT can be identified with molecular testing. We describe a patient who presented with metastatic carcinoma and elevated serum β-HCG and contrast this to an ETT in another patient. Data and Results. A 32-year-old female with recent possible miscarriage presented with pulmonary emboli and was found to have an increased serum β-HCG, a retroduodenal mass, and multiple nodules in her lungs, liver, and para-aortic lymph nodes. Biopsy showed a β-HCG and p63 positive epithelioid neoplasm with otherwise noncontributory immunohistochemistry. Molecular testing for biparental alleles in repeated length polymorphisms was negative, consistent with somatic origin. The second patient was a 35-year-old pregnant female with increased serum β-HCG and a uterine epithelioid tumor positive for β-HCG. Clinical and pathologic findings were characteristic of ETT and molecular testing was not required. These 2 cases illustrate that β-HCG secreting tumors of different etiologies may have similar appearances, and when clinical and/or IHC findings are inconclusive, molecular testing may be useful. Mary Anne Brett, Monalisa Sur, Dean Daya, Jefferson Terry, and Alice Lytwyn Copyright © 2015 Mary Anne Brett et al. All rights reserved. Colorectal Microcarcinoids in Association with Long-Term Exposure to Urinary Content: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:42:59 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/806310/ Long-term exposure of colonic mucosa to urinary content and its association with increased risk of infection, mechanical and biochemical irritation, and malignancy have been described in the literature. Existing case reports and studies depict the low but distinct risk of malignancy in gastrointestinal segments which come in contact with urinary content as a result of surgical correction of urinary tract abnormalities. However, these reports are largely limited to colonic adenocarcinoma and urothelial cell carcinoma. Late urointestinal carcinoma in patients with ileal incorporation into the urinary tract has also been reported. To the best of our knowledge, however, there is only one case report documenting neuroendocrine (NE) cell hyperplasia in colonic mucosa after long-term cystoplasty. Our case is the first to describe microcarcinoids and diffuse NE hyperplasia occurring in a patient with congenital anorectal anomalies, resulting in long-term exposure of colonic mucosa to fecal stream and urinary content. This case, in conjunction with the reported cases in the literature, raises the distinct possibility of an association between exposure of colonic mucosa to urine and long-term development of malignancy, including NE neoplasms. Grace W. Weyant, Dipti M. Karamchandani, and Negar Rassaei Copyright © 2015 Grace W. Weyant et al. All rights reserved. Ameloblastic Fibrosarcoma of the Mandible: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:56:31 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/245026/ Ameloblastic fibrosarcoma is an uncommon odontogenic tumor composed of a benign epithelial component and a malignant ectomesenchymal component most frequently seen in the third and fourth decades of life. It mainly presents as a painful maxillary or mandibular swelling. Radiographs show a radiolucent mass with ill-defined borders. Radical surgical excision and long-term follow-up are the suggested treatment. We report the case of a 22-year-old female with a 2-month history of an asymptomatic swelling in her left mandible. Examination revealed an exophytic growth measuring  cm extending from the mandibular left first premolar to the second molar. The patient underwent a left hemimandibular resection. Histopathological examination revealed a biphasic tumor composed of inconspicuous islands of benign odontogenic epithelium and an abundant malignant mesenchymal component with marked cellularity, nuclear pleomorphism, hyperchromatism, and moderate mitotic figures with clear margins; one year after the surgical procedure, the patient is clinically and radiologically disease-free. Abelardo Loya-Solis, Karla Judith González-Colunga, Cynthia M. Pérez-Rodríguez, Natalie Sofía Ramírez-Ochoa, Luis Ceceñas-Falcón, and Oralia Barboza-Quintana Copyright © 2015 Abelardo Loya-Solis et al. All rights reserved. Cytological Features of Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland in a 15-Year-Old Girl: A Case Report with Review of the Literature Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:03:11 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/656107/ Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently recognized tumor of salivary glands characterized by the ETV6-NTRK3 fusion gene. This tumor is very rare in children and adolescents. We report a case of MASC in a 15-year-old girl, the fifth youngest case so far reported. The patient complained of a left infra-auricular mass that gradually enlarged for a year. Fine-needle aspiration cytology/imprint cytology showed individual tumor cells that had faintly eosinophilic granular cytoplasm with secretion granules sometimes seen adjacent to the tumor cells. These cytological features overlapped between those of zymogen granule-poor acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC) and MASC. In addition to the case report, we present a review of the related literature with a focus on the cytological features of MASC. The differential diagnostic clues are also discussed. Takako Inaba, Yuki Fukumura, Tsuyoshi Saito, Junkichi Yokoyama, Shinichi Ohba, Atsushi Arakawa, and Takashi Yao Copyright © 2015 Takako Inaba et al. All rights reserved. Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Both Fibrolamellar and Classical Components: An Unusual Morphological Pattern Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:09:07 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/609780/ Fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC) is an uncommon form of primary liver malignancy with unique clinical, histological, and biological characteristics. It is usually seen in young adults without underlying liver disease. Histologically, it shows large cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, large vesicular nuclei, prominent nucleoli, and lamellar type fibrosis. In contrast, classical hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is typically present in elderly male patients with cirrhosis. It is the most common histological subtype, and it is characterized by its resemblance to the normal liver, both in its growth pattern and its cytology. The unusual case of a liver carcinoma that presented with histological features of both FLC and classical HCC is herein reported. This was the case of a 37-year-old female complaining of diffuse abdominal discomfort and epigastric pain for two months. She was referred to us for further management after she was diagnosed with HCC in a noncirrhotic liver. She underwent a left-sided hepatectomy. A yellow nodular mass with well-defined borders and a necrotic center was present in the resection specimen. The morphological features and immunohistochemical studies were consistent with a diagnosis of FLC mixed with classical HCC. The patient was followed up for five months, and no signs of recurrence were evident. Diana Castro-Villabón, Luis E. Barrera-Herrera, Paula A. Rodríguez-Urrego, Rachel Hudacko, Alonso Vera, Johanna Álvarez, Rafael Andrade, and Rocío López Copyright © 2015 Diana Castro-Villabón et al. All rights reserved. Unusual Initial Presentation of Herpes Simplex Virus as Inguinal Lymphadenopathy Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:03:49 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/573230/ Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are a common cause of inguinal lymphadenopathy. However, surgical excision of enlarged inguinal nodes is almost never performed to initially diagnose genital herpes simplex virus, due to the distinct external presentation of genital herpetic vesicles that usually occur with the first symptoms of infection. Therefore, the histologic and immunophenotypic features of HSV-associated inguinal lymphadenopathy are unfamiliar to most pathologists. The current report describes the lymph node pathology of two immunocompetent patients, whose initial HSV diagnosis was established through surgical excision of enlarged inguinal lymph nodes. Histologic examination showed features consistent with viral lymphadenopathy, including florid follicular hyperplasia, monocytoid B-cell hyperplasia, and paracortical hyperplasia without extensive necrosis. Immunohistochemical stains for HSV antigens, using polyclonal anti-HSV I and II antibodies, demonstrate strong immunoreactivity for HSV in a small number of cells in the subcapsular sinuses, especially in areas with monocytoid B-cell hyperplasia. Rare scattered HSV-positive cells also are identified in paracortical areas and germinal centers. We conclude that an initial diagnosis of genital HSV infection may be established by inguinal lymph node biopsy. Sarah A. Fleming and John G. Strickler Copyright © 2015 Sarah A. Fleming and John G. Strickler. All rights reserved. Pleomorphic Adenoma of Breast: A Radiological and Pathological Study of a Common Tumor in an Uncommon Location Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:19:56 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/172750/ Pleomorphic adenoma occurs commonly in the major salivary glands but is uncommonly encountered in the breast. In both of these locations, the tumor is typically grossly circumscribed and has a “mixed” histological appearance, being composed of myoepithelial and epithelial components amid a myxochondroid matrix. Herein, we report a case of pleomorphic adenoma of the breast which was preoperatively thought to represent a fibroadenoma on clinical and radiological grounds. It is the rarity of the tumor in the breast, rather than its histological appearance, that causes diagnostic difficulty. Paula S. Ginter, Theresa Scognamiglio, Pamela Tauchi-Nishi, Lilian B. Antonio, and Syed A. Hoda Copyright © 2015 Paula S. Ginter et al. All rights reserved. Parathyroid Adenoma with Prominent Lymphocytic Infiltrate Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:36:31 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/705843/ Only very few previously reported cases of pronounced lymphocytic infiltration in parathyroid adenoma can be found in the English medical literature. The objective of this report is to present such a rare case and to investigate to a certain extent the immunohistochemical profile of this rare histologic observation. The lymphoid cell population within the tumour was composed of nodule-forming B-cells and different subsets of infiltrating T-cells and caused minimal destruction of neoplastic tissue. Alexandros Iliadis, Triantafyllia Koletsa, Ioannis Kostopoulos, and Georgia Karayannopoulou Copyright © 2015 Alexandros Iliadis et al. All rights reserved. Inverted Lymphoglandular Polyp in Descending Colon Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:15:21 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/646270/ A 47-year-old male with a history of left colon cancer, status post left colon resection for 12 years, presented with rectal bleeding. Colonoscopic examination revealed an 8 mm sessile polyp in the proximal descending colon. Microscopic examination showed that the surface of this polyp was covered with a layer of normal colonic mucosa with focal surface erosion. In the submucosal layer, an intimate admixture of multiple cystically dilated glands and prominent lymphoid aggregates with germinal centers was seen. The glands were lined by columnar epithelium. Immunohistochemical staining showed the glands were positive for CK20 and CDX2 and negative for CK7, with a low proliferative index, mostly consistent with reactive colonic glands. The patient remained asymptomatic after one-year follow-up. A review of the literature shows very rare descriptions of similar lesions, but none fits exactly this pattern. We would designate this inverted lymphoglandular polyp and present this case to raise the awareness of recognizing this unusual histological entity. Shengmei Zhou, Yanling Ma, and Parakrama Chandrasoma Copyright © 2015 Shengmei Zhou et al. All rights reserved. Congenital Oligodendroglioma: Clinicopathologic and Molecular Assessment with Review of the Literature Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:00:57 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/370234/ Oligodendroglioma is an infiltrating glial neoplasm frequently seen in adults. Pediatric oligodendrogliomas are rare, with very few cases presenting in infancy and only rare congenital examples. In contrast to adult oligodendrogliomas, pediatric cases typically lack 1p/19q codeletion. Herein we report a case of WHO grade II oligodendroglioma diagnosed in a 7-month-old male infant. The patient initially presented at 3 months of age with symptoms suspicious for seizure. Initial workup including electroencephalography (EEG), electrocardiogram (EKG), and computed tomography (CT) of the head was negative. His symptoms persisted, and subsequent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed at age of 7 months revealed a 2 cm contrast-enhancing left temporal lobe mass. The mass was excised and the microscopic appearance was that of a classic low grade oligodendroglioma composed of cells with uniformly round nuclei, perinuclear halos, delicate branching capillaries, and an absence of high grade features. Mutant specific (R132H) isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) immunohistochemistry was negative, and the tumor lacked detectable 1p or 19q deletions by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). The onset of neurological symptoms in early infancy followed by the positive MRI findings suggests that this case represents a rare example of congenital oligodendroglioma. Hope Richard, Kimberly Stogner-Underwood, and Christine Fuller Copyright © 2015 Hope Richard et al. All rights reserved. Beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Producing Osteosarcoma of the Sacrum in a 26-Year-Old Woman: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:04:52 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/897230/ Ectopic secretion of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin is considered a poor prognostic marker in epithelial tumors. However, very few cases have been reported in sarcomas. We present the case of a 26-year-old female who presented with a metastatic osteosarcoma. She underwent usual testing prior to starting treatment and was found to have elevated levels of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin. As the patient was not pregnant, another source of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin secretion had to be considered. The tumor cells demonstrated positive staining for beta-human chorionic gonadotropin by immunohistochemistry, and serum levels of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin were used to monitor tumor progression and response to chemotherapy. We review the literature and discuss a potential role of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin in the treatment of such patients. Ryan Glass, Jaya Ruth Asirvatham, Leonard Kahn, and Mohamed Aziz Copyright © 2015 Ryan Glass et al. All rights reserved. Multiple Epithelioid Hemangiomas with Orbital Involvement Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:58:15 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/629805/ Epithelioid hemangioma, also known as angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia, is a cutaneous angioproliferative lesion that follows a benign clinical course. It is most frequently localized in the skin of the head and neck region; although it may sometimes arise deeper in soft tissues, orbital involvement is rare. Here we describe a patient who developed multiple epithelioid hemangiomas, including an intraorbital lesion. The histopathological parallels with other reactive and neoplastic lesions as well as therapeutic options are discussed. Branislava Miličić, Tomaž Velnar, Rado Pregelj, and Clara Limbaeck-Stokin Copyright © 2015 Branislava Miličić et al. All rights reserved. A Case of Typhoid Fever with Hepatic Granulomas and Enteritis Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:32:59 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/745461/ The common histopathologic hepatic manifestations in patients infected with Salmonella include cloudy swelling and balloon degeneration with vacuolation of the hepatocytes and steatosis. Hepatic granulomas are a very rare finding, so far reported in very few cases. We report a 64-year-old patient with Salmonella enteritis who was found to have multiple 1.4 to 1.6 cm hypoechoic liver masses on ultrasound of the abdomen which on biopsy revealed hepatic granulomas. This case highlights the importance of keeping the differential diagnosis of Salmonella typhi (S. typhi) in mind in a patient with hepatic granulomas. Shraddha Narechania, Marc Duran, Vidhya Karivedu, and K. V. Gopalakrishna Copyright © 2015 Shraddha Narechania et al. All rights reserved. Cytological Features of a Variant NUT Midline Carcinoma of the Lung Harboring the NSD3-NUT Fusion Gene: A Case Report and Literature Review Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:55:08 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/572951/ Background. Nuclear protein in testis (NUT) midline carcinoma (NMC) is a very rare and aggressive malignancy. In more than two-thirds of these NMC cases, a fusion between NUT and BRD4 or BRD3 has been documented; other variants are rare. The cytology of NMC itself has been sparsely documented and that of variant NMC has never been reported. Case Presentation. A 36-year-old woman was admitted because of a rapidly progressing lung tumor with metastases to the breast and bone. We recently reported this patient as the first case of a variant NMC of the lung harboring an NSD3-NUT fusion, based on immunohistochemical and genetic analyses. Cytological material was available for the present review. A highly cellular smear contained a predominantly noncohesive pattern of monomorphic cells with diameters 2–2.5 times greater than those of small lymphocytes, with a round-to-oval nucleus, slightly irregular nuclear contours, variably prominent nucleoli, scant cytoplasm, and identifiable mitotic figures. Foci of stratification and overt pearl formation, including a dyskeratocyte, were occasionally observed. The necrotic background contained naked nuclei, karyorrhectic debris, apoptotic cells, and macrophages phagocytizing karyorrhectic debris; nuclear crushing was noted. Conclusion. The cytological features of a variant NMC of the lung are described for the first time. Shiho Kuroda, Shioto Suzuki, Akira Kurita, Mari Muraki, Yoichiro Aoshima, Fumihiko Tanioka, and Haruhiko Sugimura Copyright © 2015 Shiho Kuroda et al. All rights reserved. Bilateral Elastofibrolipoma: Distinguishing from Elastofibroma with Adipose Tissue Migration Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:58:29 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/967670/ We present a case of a 54-year-old female patient. MRI examination showed a mass adjacent to the left scapula and a localized heterogeneous mass in the right subscapular area. Microscopic examination revealed abnormal elastic fibers and globules and mature adipose tissue mixed with collagen bands in all areas of the lesion. Genetic analysis was done and there were no changes in DNA copy number. The lesion was diagnosed as elastofibrolipoma which is a rare tumor. No bilateral elastofibrolipoma has been previously described. Betül Ünal, Ali Uzar, Murat Şedele, and Bekir Erol Copyright © 2015 Betül Ünal et al. All rights reserved. Small Bowel Dissemination of Coccidioidomycosis Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:37:10 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/403671/ Gastrointestinal coccidioidomycosis is extremely rare, with less than 10 cases reported in the literature. We report a case of small bowel dissemination of coccidioidomycosis in a 21-year-old African American male with a history of living in San Joaquin Valley. The patient presented with one week of abdominal pain, nausea, shortness of breath, intermittent fever, and sweat, and one month of abdominal distention. A chest radiograph revealed complete effusion of left lung. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed diffuse small bowel thickening and enhancement, as well as omental and peritoneal nodules, and ascites. The coccidioidal complement fixation titer was 1 : 256. The duodenal biopsy revealed many spherules filled with round fungal endospores. Later, blood fungal culture showed positivity for Coccidioides immitis. The final diagnosis is disseminated coccidioidomycosis involving lungs, blood, and duodenum. Despite aggressive antifungal therapy, the patient’s clinical situation deteriorated and he succumbed to multisystem organ failure one and half months later. A high index of suspicion for gastrointestinal coccidioidomycosis should be maintained in patients from an endemic area presenting as abdominal distention and pain. Shengmei Zhou, Yanling Ma, and Parakrama Chandrasoma Copyright © 2015 Shengmei Zhou et al. All rights reserved. Tumor-to-Tumor Metastasis: Lung Carcinoma Metastasizing to Thyroid Neoplasms Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:11:27 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/153932/ Tumor-to-tumor metastasis is extremely rare in the thyroid glands, and only seven cases of lung carcinoma metastasizing to thyroid tumors have been reported in the literature. We report another two cases of lung carcinoma metastasizing to thyroid neoplasms and review of the literature. The first case was a 64-year-old man presenting with neck mass, hoarseness, and easy choking for 2 months. Image studies showed several nodular lesions within bilateral thyroid glands. A histological examination after radical thyroidectomy revealed lung small cell carcinoma metastasizing to a thyroid follicular adenoma. The second case was a 71-year-old woman with a history of lung adenosquamous carcinoma. The PET/CT scan showed left lower lung cancer and a hypermetabolic area in the right thyroid lobe, highly suspicious for malignancy. Radical thyroidectomy and left lung lobectomy were performed, and the thyroid gland revealed lung adenosquamous carcinoma metastasizing to a papillary thyroid carcinoma. Shiuan-Li Wey and Kuo-Ming Chang Copyright © 2015 Shiuan-Li Wey and Kuo-Ming Chang. All rights reserved. A Rare Soft Tissue Tumor Masquerading as a Parathyroid Adenoma in a Patient with Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome and Multiple Cervical Endocrinopathies Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:10:14 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/753694/ Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder that presents with renal tumors, pulmonary cysts with spontaneous pneumothoraces, and skin hamartomas. We present a case of a 67-year-old female with multiple endocrinopathies and a history of BHD syndrome. In 2011, a thyroidectomy with a four-gland parathyroidectomy was performed for toxic multinodular goiter (TMNG) and parathyroid hyperplasia. On frozen section, a tumor was identified next to a hypercellular parathyroid. After being worked up, this tumor was determined to be an adult rhabdomyoma. This represents the first time that both TMNG and parathyroid hyperplasia have been present in a BHD patient. Additionally, this is the first adult rhabdomyoma reported in a patient with BHD syndrome. Adult rhabdomyomas have no reported associations; however, potential colocation of the mutation in BHD syndrome and translocation in adult rhabdomyomas on chromosome 17p suggests a possible connection. Further work is needed to better understand this connection. Kael V. Mikesell, Afif N. Kulaylat, Keri J. Donaldson, Brian D. Saunders, and Henry S. Crist Copyright © 2014 Kael V. Mikesell et al. All rights reserved. Primary Synovial Sarcoma of Kidney: A Rare Differential Diagnosis of Renomegaly Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:40:38 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/657497/ Synovial sarcomas (SS) are classified as subgroup of soft tissue sarcomas affecting mainly extremities of young adults. Primary SS of kidney are very rare tumours with poor prognosis. Though they have characteristic histology and immunohistochemistry (IHC) due to rarity of incidence it is difficult to diagnose them. Sometimes chromosomal rearrangement studies are required to confirm the diagnosis. We are presenting a case of 41-year-old male who was referred to our cancer centre for evaluation of left renal mass. CT scan of abdomen revealed a large left renal mass encasing the aorta. Biopsy of renal mass revealed poorly differentiated sarcoma and IHC was positive for vimentin, CD99, and BCL2 and negative for AE1, epithelial membrane antigen, and leukocyte common antigen. The patient was clinically inoperable as renal mass was encasing the aorta. So he was subsequently offered palliative chemotherapy in form of ifosfamide and adriamycin. CT abdomen shows partial response after 3 cycles of chemotherapy according to RECIST criteria. Gaurang Modi, Irappa Madabhavi, Harsha Panchal, Asha Anand, Apurva Patel, Sonia Parikh, and Swaroop Revannasiddaiah Copyright © 2014 Gaurang Modi et al. All rights reserved. Carcinosarcoma of the Ureter with a Small Cell Component: Report of a Rare Pathologic Entity and Potential for Diagnostic Error on Biopsy Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:10:07 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/391615/ Carcinosarcomas of the ureter are rare biphasic neoplasms, composed of both malignant epithelial (carcinomatous) and malignant mesenchymal (sarcomatous) components. Carcinosarcomas of the urinary tract are exceedingly rare. We report a unique case of a carcinosarcoma of the ureter with a chondrosarcoma and small cell tumor component arising in a 68-year-old male who presented with microscopic hematuria. CT intravenous pyelogram revealed right-sided hydroureter and hydronephrosis with thickening and narrowing of the right ureter. The patient underwent robot-assisted ureterectomy with bladder cuff excision and subsequent adjuvant chemotherapy. The patient is disease-free at 32 months after treatment. We provide a brief synoptic review of carcinosarcoma of the ureter and bladder with utilization of immunohistochemical (IHC) stains and potential diagnostic pitfalls. Kent Newsom, Bayo Tojuola, Samer Al-Quran, Sijo Parekattil, William Hamilton, and Lizette Vila Duckworth Copyright © 2014 Kent Newsom et al. All rights reserved. Osteoclastic Giant Cell Rich Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:42:46 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/415328/ Cervical carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract and represents the second most common malignancy in women worldwide. Histologically 85 to 90% of cervical cancers are squamous cell carcinoma. Osteoclastic giant cell rich squamous cell carcinoma is an unusual histological variant of which only 4 cases have been reported. We present the case of a 49-year-old woman with a 6-month history of irregular vaginal bleeding. Examination revealed a 2.7 cm polypoid mass in the anterior lip of the uterine cervix. The patient underwent hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Microscopically the tumor was composed of infiltrative nests of poorly differentiated nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma. Interspersed in between these tumor cells were numerous osteoclastic giant cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm devoid of nuclear atypia, hyperchromatism, or mitotic activity. Immunohistochemistry was performed; CK and P63 were strongly positive in the squamous component and negative in the osteoclastic giant cells, while CD68 and Vimentin were strongly positive in the giant cell population and negative in the squamous component. The patient received chemo- and radiotherapy for recurrent disease identified 3 months later on a follow-up CT scan; 7 months after the surgical procedure the patient is clinically and radiologically disease-free. Lucía Alemán-Meza, Gabriela Sofía Gómez-Macías, Oralia Barboza-Quintana, Raquel Garza-Guajardo, and Abelardo Loya-Solis Copyright © 2014 Lucía Alemán-Meza et al. All rights reserved. Hemangioblastoma in the Lung: Metastatic or Primary Lesions? Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:10:42 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/468671/ Hemangioblastoma primarily occurs in the CNS, most commonly in the posterior fossa. Extracranial locations are less common, and metastatic tumor involving the lung is exceedingly rare with only three cases previously reported. Two were autopsy studies in patients who died of complications of the CNS hemangioblastomas in 1943 and 1981, and the third was mentioned in a case report addendum providing follow-up information on hepatic hemangioblastoma in 1991. We report a case of a 48-year-old man who presented with multiple lung nodules treated by surgical excision. Pathological study revealed features classic for hemangioblastoma. The patient had a remote history of hemangioblastomas having been excised from the posterior fossa 7 and 20 years previously. This report details a fourth case of metastatic pulmonary hemangioblastoma. It is the first report on surgically resected hemangioblastomas from the lung of a living patient with histological and immunohistochemical characterization. Li Lu, Peter A. Drew, and Anthony T. Yachnis Copyright © 2014 Li Lu et al. All rights reserved. Spinal Cord Glioneuronal Tumor with Rosetted Neuropil-Like Islands in Pediatric Age Group Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:17:43 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/471645/ Glioneuronal neoplasms are rare tumors. Recently, an unusual glioneuronal tumor histologically showing neuropil-like islands has been described. Here, we present such a tumor originating from spinal cord of a 14-year-old girl, who has scoliosis and urinary incontinence. Microscopically, the glial component was chiefly fibrillary astrocytic, punctuated by neuropil-like islands. Immunohistochemically, glial tissue was GFAP positive, and neuropil-like areas and big neurons were synaptophysin reactive. For astrocytic component Ki-67 proliferation index was 1% and p53 was immunonegative. This case is unique in that in the literature it is the second reported case in pediatric age group that is located at spinal cord. Nil Comunoglu, Ozgur Kilickesmez, and Buge Oz Copyright © 2014 Nil Comunoglu et al. All rights reserved. Pleomorphic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast in a Patient with Huntington’s Disease Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:35:58 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/979137/ A pleomorphic invasive ductal carcinoma developed in a patient with Huntington’s disease. The tumour showed marked nuclear pleomorphism and contained large number of bizarre tumour giant cells and abundant abnormal mitoses. Tumour cells showed nuclear vesicles and inclusions similar to those described in nuclei of neural cells in patients with Huntington’s disease. The case suggests that, in some patients, tumour morphology may reflect specific individual features. Sami Shousha Copyright © 2014 Sami Shousha. All rights reserved. Oral Verruciform Xanthoma: A Case Report and Literature Review Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:50:32 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/641015/ Oral verruciform xanthoma represents an uncommon entity, which affects mainly oral mucosa. This paper presents the major clinical and histological features of oral verruciform xanthoma and reports a case on the tongue. The differential diagnosis and a literature review are also provided in light of recent information. Yonara Maria Freire Soares Marques, Cleverton Roberto de Andrade, Suzana Cantanhede Orsini Machado de Sousa, and Cláudia Maria Navarro Copyright © 2014 Yonara Maria Freire Soares Marques et al. All rights reserved. Cervical Cystic Hygroma in an Adult Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:19:52 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/209427/ Cystic hygromas/lymphangiomas are extremely rare malformations in adults. They are usually seen in infants and children under 2 years of age. En bloc resection is difficult due to the adhesive characteristics of the tumors. Inadequate surgical intervention often leads to recurrent disease. We report herein the case of a cystic hygroma/lymphangioma that presented as an uncommon mass on the cervical region in an adult, together with its histopathological, radiologic, and operative features. Serhan Derin, Murat Şahan, Yelda Dere, Neşat Çullu, and Leyla Şahan Copyright © 2014 Serhan Derin et al. All rights reserved. Bilateral Diffuse Tumorous Pseudoangiomatous Stromal Hyperplasia: A Case of Bilateral Mastectomy in a 29-Year-Old Woman Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:55:05 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/250608/ Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH) is a benign breast lesion commonly encountered as an incidental microscopic finding. However, it can also manifest as a mass-forming lesion (tumorous PASH) capable of recurrence after surgical excision. Most of the previously reported cases of tumorous PASH present as a single dominant mass. Here we reported a rare case of diffuse tumorous PASH involving bilateral breasts clinically mimicking malignancy. A 29-year-old African-American female presented with a one-year history of bilateral breast enlargement and asymmetry. Physical examination revealed multiple palpable nodules in bilateral breasts. Imaging studies demonstrated innumerable homogeneously enhancing masses throughout both breasts, greater on the left, with multiple cysts and edema. Biopsy of the breast nodules demonstrated histopathological changes consistent with PASH. Due to the extent of the lesions and progressive clinical symptoms, decision was made to perform bilateral mastectomy. Macroscopic examination of the bilateral mastectomy specimens revealed markedly enlarged breasts with marked edema and numerous well-defined firm nodules. Microscopic evaluation of the nodules confirmed the diagnosis of PASH. No evidence of malignancy was identified. Recognition of this rare form of PASH is essential for the proper clinical management. Hongyan Dai, Carol Connor, Wei Cui, Jason Gatewood, and Fang Fan Copyright © 2014 Hongyan Dai et al. All rights reserved. WHO Grade 2 Neuroendocrine Tumor in a 15-Year-Old Male: A Case Report and Literature Review Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:24:45 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/426161/ Neuroendocrine tumors, distinguished from adenocarcinomas by their neuroendocrine differentiation, are the most common pediatric epithelial malignancy that most often occurs in the appendix. In 2010, the WHO classified neuroendocrine neoplasms into three grades based on morphology, mitotic count, and Ki67 proliferation index. A 15-year-old male with a history of anemia and failure to thrive was diagnosed with a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor in the jejunum that invaded into the subserosal soft tissue and metastasized to four lymph nodes. Pediatric neuroendocrine tumors frequently arise within hereditary tumor syndromes with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors being the most common. Several studies also indicate an elevated risk of small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors in which children born to a parent with a history of neuroendocrine tumors in the small intestine have a significant increased risk of developing one. Eric Johannesen and Van Nguyen Copyright © 2014 Eric Johannesen and Van Nguyen. All rights reserved. Top Differential Diagnosis Should Be Microscopic Polyangiitis in ANCA-Positive Patient with Diffuse Pulmonary Hemorrhage and Hemosiderosis Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:10:16 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2014/286030/ A rat model of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitides reveals crescentic glomerulonephritis as seen in human renal biopsies and diffuse lung hemorrhage that is not well documented in human lung biopsies. A 64-year-old male, with shortness of breath and mild elevation of serum creatinine, was found to have a positive serum test for ANCA, but negative antiglomerular basement membrane antibody. A renal biopsy showed pauci-immune type of crescentic glomerulonephritis and focal arteritis. The prior lung wedge biopsy was retrospectively reviewed to show diffuse hemorrhage and hemosiderosis with focal giant cells. In addition, small arteries revealed subtle neutrophil aggregation, and margination along vascular endothelium, but no definitive vasculitis. The pathology of ANCA associated vasculitides results from activated neutrophils by ANCA and subsequent activation of the alternative complement cascade with endothelial injury, neutrophil aggregation and margination. Our findings, after the correlation between lung biopsy and renal biopsy, imply that the top differential diagnosis in the lung biopsy should be microscopic polyangiitis when diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage and hemosiderosis are present in this ANCA-positive patient. Nicholas D. Ward, Diane E. Cosner, Colleen A. Lamb, Wei Li, Jacqueline K. Macknis, Michele T. Rooney, and Ping L. Zhang Copyright © 2014 Nicholas D. 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