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Immunoreactivity for Sox10 in Basaloid Neoplasms of The Skin.

Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Section of Dermatopathology, Division of Surgical Pathology-Cytopathology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.

Basaloid tumors of the skin pose a diagnostic challenge to pathologists, because the differential diagnosis is broad, sometimes with subtle differentiating features. We evaluated SOX10 expression in 120 primary cutaneous tumors with epidermal, sweat glandular, neuroendocrine/neuroectodermal, follicular, and sebaceous lineages. Our findings were compared with those of previous studies that evaluated SOX10 in tumors of the skin. Read More

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December 2018

SOX10 Immunoexpression in Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinomas: A Diagnostic Pitfall for Ruling out Salivary Differentiation.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

SOX10 immunoexpression is increasingly recognized in salivary gland tumors, including but not limited to those with myoepithelial, serous acinar, and intercalated duct differentiation. However, SOX10 expression has not been extensively evaluated in other epithelial tumors that can mimic salivary origin. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a unique variant of SCC that shows morphologic overlap with several salivary tumors, including adenoid cystic carcinoma, basal cell adenocarcinoma, and myoepithelial carcinoma. Read More

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November 2018

Unusual metastatic localization to the kidney of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx.

Urologia 2018 Nov 23;85(4):182-185. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

1 Pathology Unit, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Case Presentation:: A 55-year-old man with a history of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx with laterocervical lymph node metastases 6 years before (and treated with chemoradiation) presented with flank pain and hematuria. Computed tomography scan found a renal lesion, with radiological features more suspicious for primitive renal neoplasia. Histopathological and immunohistochemical examination after surgical excision revealed a basaloid squamous cell carcinoma involving renal parenchyma. Read More

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November 2018
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Basal cell enumeration does not predict malignancy in canine perianal gland tumor cytology.

Vet Clin Pathol 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Background: Perianal (hepatoid) gland tumors are common in dogs, and the distinction between the benign and malignant forms is clinically important. Cytology of these tumors typically contains many large hepatoid cells and fewer small basal cells.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine whether the proportion of the smaller basaloid reserve cells in cytologic samples from perianal tumors correlates with malignancy. Read More

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November 2018
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Multiple Eccrine Spiradenomas in a Zosteriform Distribution.

Skinmed 2018 9;16(5):351-352. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Dermatology, Research Unit "Genodermatoses and Cancers LR12SP03," Habib Thameur Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia.

A 52-year-old man was referred to our department with a 28-year history of painful nodular lesions located on his left buttock and left inguinal region that had recently increased in size and number. The lesions had developed progressively over many years. Cutaneous examination revealed multiple, well-circumscribed, subcutaneous, blue-gray nodules in a zosteriform distribution across the left inguinal region and the left buttock. Read More

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November 2018
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Cause-specific mortality prediction model for patients with basaloid squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck: a competing risk analysis.

J Cancer 2018 16;9(21):4009-4017. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Division of Allergy, Department of Medical Subspecialties, National Center for Child Health and Development, 2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8535, Japan.

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a rare, high-grade variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Most published studies based on population-based datasets focus on prognostic differences between SCC and BSCC. Competing risk analyses for this disease have not been performed. Read More

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October 2018
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Gene networks in basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid, analyzed using gene expression profiling.

Oncol Lett 2018 Nov 21;16(5):6729-6734. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Department of Ophthalmology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama 930-0194, Japan.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequent malignant tumor of the eyelid; it progresses slowly and rarely metastasizes. However, BCC of the eyelid is partially invasive and can extend to the surrounding ocular adnexa even if appropriate treatment is performed. To understand the molecular mechanism underlying its pathogenesis, global gene expression analysis of surgical tissue samples of BCC of the eyelid (n=2) and normal human epidermal keratinocytes was performed using a GeneChip system. Read More

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November 2018
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Basal cell adenocarcinoma on bulbar conjunctiva of third eyelid in a dog.

J Vet Med Sci 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Veterinary Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University.

An 8-year-old castrated Toy poodle presented with swelling and proptosis of the right third eyelid caused by an exophytic mass on the bulbar surface. Histologically, the mass was composed of stratified neoplastic basaloid cells, arranged in nests and interconnecting islands, which were mixed with tubular structures. Immunohistochemically, the basaloid cells were positive for p63 and cytokeratin (CK) 14, and the inner epithelial cells of the tubular structures were positive for CK7, CK8, and CK19. Read More

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November 2018

Automatic classification of cervical cancer from cytological images by using convolutional neural network.

Biosci Rep 2018 Dec 28;38(6). Epub 2018 Nov 28.

College of Medical Engineering and Technology, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830011, China.

Cervical cancer (CC) is one of the most common gynecologic malignancies in the world. The incidence and mortality keep high in some remote and poor medical condition regions in China. In order to improve the current situation and promote the pathologists' diagnostic accuracy of CC in such regions, we tried to propose an intelligent and efficient classification model for CC based on convolutional neural network (CNN) with relatively simple architecture compared with others. Read More

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December 2018

Subtyping salivary gland neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential based on cell type demonstrates differential risk of malignancy.

Cancer Cytopathol 2018 Nov 18;126(11):924-933. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Background: The newly unveiled Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology (MSRSGC) has proposed salivary gland neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential (SUMP) as an indeterminate category. The category is reserved for fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cases that are diagnostic of a salivary gland neoplasm but cannot be further designated as a specific tumor type. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the clinical utility of subtyping SUMP cases based on different cell types. Read More

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November 2018
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P16INK4a expression in patients with penile cancer.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(10):e0205350. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Pathology, Ribeirão Preto Medical of School, University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.

Background: Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is reported to be present in 30-50% of penile cancer cases. The immunohistochemical test for p16INK4a is used as an indicator of the presence of HPV and as a prognostic marker for squamous cell carcinomas in various sites. However, the role of this marker in penile carcinoma has not yet been completely elucidated. Read More

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October 2018
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Adamantinoma-like Ewing Sarcoma of the Salivary Glands: A Newly Recognized Mimicker of Basaloid Salivary Carcinomas.

Am J Surg Pathol 2018 Oct 3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Adamantinoma-like Ewing sarcoma (ALES) is a rare tumor that demonstrates the EWSR1-FLI1 translocation characteristic of Ewing sarcoma despite overt epithelial differentiation including diffuse expression of cytokeratins and p40. Most cases of ALES described to date have occurred in the head and neck where they can mimic a wide range of small round blue cell tumors. Because distinguishing ALES from basaloid salivary gland carcinomas can be particularly difficult, we analyzed a series of 10 ALESs that occurred in the salivary glands with the aim of identifying features that allow for better recognition of this entity. Read More

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October 2018
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Human Papillomavirus-Related Multiphenotypic Sinonasal Carcinoma with Unique HPV type 52 Association: A Case Report with Review of Literature.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400012, India.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related multiphenotypic sinonasal carcinoma (HMSC) is a recently described distinctive clinicopathologic entity defined by association to high risk HPV, localization to sinonasal tract and close histologic resemblance to salivary gland tumors. Lack of awareness of its pathologic features and biology among pathologists and oncologists make this entity susceptible to misdiagnosis and erroneous management. Herein, we illustrate a case of HMSC of the nasal cavity associated with heretofore unreported subtype HPV-52 and discuss the challenges associated with diagnosis and management of this rare tumor. Read More

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September 2018
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Cutaneous inflammation as a marker of malignant transformation in a patient with linear unilateral basaloid follicular hamartoma.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Sep 19. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Connective Tissue Diseases Unit, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Basaloid follicular hamartoma is a rare, benign and superficial malformation of hair follicles, characterized histologically by epithelial proliferation of basaloid cells with radial disposition. It can be mistaken for basal cell carcinoma. Even though these hamartomas are considered benign lesions, malignant transformation has rarely been reported. Read More

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September 2018
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An Update on the Role of Immunohistochemistry in the Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders.

Adv Anat Pathol 2018 Sep 18. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

As in other organ systems, immunohistochemistry (IHC) serves as an ancillary diagnostic tool for a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders, including infections, work-up of inflammatory conditions, and subtyping neoplasms of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In addition, IHC is also used to detect a variety of prognostic and predictive molecular biomarkers for carcinomas of the GI tract. The purpose of this review is to highlight the use of IHC in common diagnostic scenarios throughout the tubular GI tract. Read More

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September 2018

[Significance of HPV and cell cycle related proteins in basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2018 Sep;47(9):682-686

Department of Pathology, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100038, China.

To study the significance of HPV and cell cycle related proteins in basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) of the larynx. Twenty-nine cases of laryngeal BSCC from Beijing Tongren Hospital from January 2005 to December 2011 were reviewed. HPV typing by polymerase chain reaction-reverse dot blot (PCR-RDB) and p53, Ki-67, p16, p21 and cyclin D1 expression by immunohistochemistry were performed. Read More

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September 2018

Genetic and molecular reappraisal of spindle cell adamantinoma of bone reveals a small subset of misclassified intraosseous synovial sarcoma.

Mod Pathol 2018 Sep 11. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Adamantinoma represents a distinct group of bone tumors showing both mesenchymal and epithelial differentiation most commonly involving the tibial diaphysis. Most adamantinomas contain a fibro-osseous component and an epithelial component consisting of squamous or basaloid cells. Adamantinomas are considered malignant neoplasms requiring en bloc excision that frequently recur locally and can rarely metastasize. Read More

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September 2018
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Verruciform and Condyloma-like Squamous Proliferations in the Anogenital Region.

Authors:
May P Chan

Arch Pathol Lab Med 2018 Sep 11. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

From the Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor.

Context: - Histologic distinction between condyloma acuminatum and various benign and malignant condyloma-like lesions in the anogenital area poses a common diagnostic challenge to pathologists across subspecialties.

Objective: - To review the overlapping and distinguishing features of condyloma acuminatum and its mimics, and to clarify confusing terminology and diagnostic criteria for problematic entities.

Data Sources: - A review of the literature on condyloma acuminatum (ordinary and giant types), verrucous carcinoma, warty/warty-basaloid high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion and squamous cell carcinoma, papillary squamous cell carcinoma, bowenoid papulosis, verruca vulgaris, epidermolytic acanthoma, and verruciform xanthoma was performed. Read More

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September 2018
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Shadow Cell Differentiation: A Comparative Analysis of Modes of Cell Death with Apoptosis and Epidermal/Trichilemmal Keratinization.

Dermatopathology (Basel) 2018 Jul-Sep;5(3):86-97. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Suwa Red Cross Hospital, Suwa, Japan.

Shadow cells are characterized by an eosinophilic cytoplasm and a ghost-like nuclear contour; the cell shape is preserved, in spite of nuclear disappearance. Shadow cell nests (SCNs) are frequently observed in pilomatricoma (PMX), where the transitional cells immediately adjacent to SCNs often have a crescent-shaped nucleus showing fragmentation similar to that of apoptotic bodies. They show nuclear accumulation of beta-catenin and DNA double strand breaks (as revealed by in situ 3'-tailing reaction or immunohistochemistry for single-stranded DNA [ssDNA]), while they are negative for cleaved caspase-3 or cleaved lamin A, suggesting that shadow cell differentiation (SCD) is a caspase-independent programmed cell death. Read More

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July 2018
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast: Experience at a tertiary care centre of Northern India.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 31;51:204-209. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Deptt. of Surgery, SGT Medical College, Budheda, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Electronic address:

Introduction: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast (breast-ACC) is a rare tumor with a favorable prognosis, despite its triple-negative status and special type of basal-like tumor for which scant population-based descriptive data exist. We sought to provide new population-based information on breast-ACC in India. Due to the paucity of the number of cases, the natural history of the disease is not fully understood. Read More

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August 2018
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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and genitourinary cancers: a narrative review.

Minerva Urol Nefrol 2018 Aug 29. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Urology Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy: 2 Urology Unit, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Introduction: Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted pathogen and its potential role in the genesis of several diseases such as cervical, head and neck, anal and penile cancers, is now largely recognized. Aim of this review article is evaluate and summarize the state of the art of HPV-related uro-genital cancers, focusing on the potentially innovative methods for the diagnosis of infection that should be used to improve viral causative detection and prevent its diffusion through sexual intercourses.

Evidence Acquisition: The initial search was carried out by using the Medline and the Google Scholar computerized databases through the selected key-words to identify the more recent literature on HPV epidemiology and its relationship with the main relevant urinary tract cancers. Read More

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August 2018
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Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma: Report of two rare cases and review of literature.

J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2018 May-Aug;22(2):285

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Telangana, India.

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a histologically distinct variant of SCC in the head-and-neck region it occurs most commonly in older men with a history of heavy smoking and alcohol abuse and usually presents as a high stage disease with widespread metastases and hence poor prognosis. BSCC is believed to arise from a totipotential primitive cell in the basal layer of the surface epithelium or from the salivary duct lining epithelium. BSCC is an uncommon tumor with a predilection for the upper aerodigestive tract, is a distinct variant of squamous carcinoma, due to its unique histological features and ominous clinical behavior. Read More

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August 2018
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Generalized basaloid follicular hamartoma syndrome versus Gorlin syndrome: A diagnostic challenge.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Nov 28;35(6):e396-e397. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Basaloid follicular hamartoma is a relatively rare benign neoplasm of follicular origin that can be mistaken histologically for basal cell carcinoma, but hereditary forms of basaloid follicular hamartoma are associated with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, or Gorlin syndrome. The pathophysiology of basaloid follicular hamartoma development involves mutations in the patched gene, which is also causative in nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. We present a mother and daughter with basaloid follicular hamartomas, with genetic testing confirming patched gene mutation in the daughter. Read More

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November 2018
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Intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusion bodies with embryonic folliculosebaceous-apocrine unit differentiation in syringocystadenoma papilliferum.

J Cutan Pathol 2018 Dec 24;45(12):923-926. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Dermatology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan.

We describe a case of syringocystadenoma papilliferum (SCAP) with a unique histopathology. A 50-year-old Japanese woman presented with a pedunculated tumor in the pubic region. Histopathological examination showed that the tumor was composed of basaloid cell proliferation interconnecting from the epidermis to the dermis. Read More

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December 2018
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SMARCB1 (INI1) -deficient sinonasal carcinoma: a series of thirteen cases with assessment of histological patterns.

Hum Pathol 2018 Aug 15. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Department of Pathology, All, India, Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029. Electronic address:

A significant proportion of sinonasal malignancies is comprised of poorly differentiated/undifferentiated carcinomas that defy accurate histological classification, and behave aggressively. Recent years have seen a refinement of this spectrum by inclusion of novel entities harboring specific genetic alterations, including SMARCB1 (INI1)-deficient sinonasal carcinoma (SDSC), characterized by inactivating alterations in SMARCB1 gene, as demonstrated by loss of INI1 immunoexpression. Cyclin D1 is a cell-cycle regulatory protein downstream of INI1. Read More

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August 2018
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Cervical Adenoid Basal Carcinoma: Clinicopathologic Features of 9 Cases With Reference to CK17 and Ki-67 Expression.

J Low Genit Tract Dis 2018 Aug 13. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Department of Surgical Pathology, the Affiliated Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University. Zhejiang Province, China.

Objective: The aims of this study were to clarify the histological features of adenoid basal carcinoma (ABC) and determine whether cytokeratin 17 (CK17) and Ki-67 can facilitate the differential diagnosis of ABC from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Materials And Methods: Nine cases of pure ABC were collected from the files of the Division of Pathology at the Zhejiang University Hospital Women's School of Medicine. For comparison, 20 cases of moderately to poorly differentiated cervical SCC, including 2 of basaloid SCC, were also retrieved from the same period. Read More

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Eccrine spiradenoma: A rare adnexal tumor.

Indian J Cancer 2017 Oct-Dec;54(4):695-696

Department of Pathology, 166 Military Hospital, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Eccrine spiradenoma is one of the rare adnexal tumors with eccrine differentiation; however, it is considered to have apocrine differentiation. Around 50 cases of eccrine spiradenoma have been reported in the literature. Due to vascularity and painful symptoms, it is often confused with the painful lesions of skin such as glomus tumor and angioleiomyoma. Read More

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October 2018
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INSM1 Is More Sensitive and Interpretable than Conventional Immunohistochemical Stains Used to Diagnose Merkel Cell Carcinoma.

Am J Surg Pathol 2018 Nov;42(11):1541-1548

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Dermatopathology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an extremely aggressive skin cancer that must be distinguished from other basaloid cutaneous neoplasms that have different treatments and prognoses. This is sometimes challenging in small shave specimens, crushed samples, lymph nodes, and core needle biopsies. Insulinoma-associated protein 1 (INSM1) immunohistochemistry is a sensitive nuclear marker of neuroendocrine differentiation. Read More

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November 2018
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Investigation of immune cell markers in feline oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2018 Aug 13;202:52-62. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common oral cancer in the cat and presents as a locally aggressive lesion for which an effective therapeutic protocol remains elusive. Feline oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) shares many clinical characteristics with human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Accordingly, present studies were conducted to determine similarities for immune markers shared by feline OSCC and human HNSCC. Read More

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August 2018
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Difference in transducin-like enhancer of split 1 protein expression between basal cell adenomas and basal cell adenocarcinomas - an immunohistochemical study.

Diagn Pathol 2018 Jul 27;13(1):48. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1-1, Idaigaoka, Hasama-machi, Yufu, 879-5593, Japan.

Background: Basal cell adenoma (BCA) and basal cell adenocarcinoma (BCAC) are benign and malignant, basaloid salivary gland neoplasms, respectively. These tumors show a dual-cell proliferation of inner luminal/ductal cells and outer abluminal/myoepithelial or basal cells. The only difference between them is defined as a malignant morphology such as invasion. Read More

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July 2018
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Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy for Anal Cancer: Dose-Volume Relationship of Acute Gastrointestinal Toxicity and Disease Outcomes.

Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 2018 Oct 23;30(10):634-641. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

GenesisCare Head Office, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Aims: Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is increasingly used in the treatment delivery of chemoradiotherapy in anal cancer with the ability to reduce toxicity. We report on 4 year outcomes since the introduction of IMRT and identify the most predictive bowel organ at risk that correlates with acute diarrhoea.

Materials And Methods: Fifty-eight patients receiving definitive chemoradiotherapy for squamous or basaloid cell anal carcinoma (T1-4NanyM0) were reviewed. Read More

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October 2018

Potential Difficulties in Cytological Approach of Basal Cell Adenoma of Salivary Glands: The Experience of a Single Institution.

Acta Cytol 2018 25;62(5-6):346-351. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Objective: Basal cell adenoma (BCA) is an uncommon benign epithelial neoplasm of salivary glands, which was first described by Kleinsasser and Klein in 1967 and which derives its name from the monomorphic basaloid appearance of tumor cells. This tumor represents 1-2% of all salivary gland epithelial tumors; the most common site of occurrence is the parotid gland. It usually arises in adults over 50 years of age with slight female prevalence. Read More

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July 2018
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[p40 Negative Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung;Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2018 Jul;71(7):547-550

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sapporo Medical Universiry, Sapporo, Japan.

Immunohistochemical staining is important for the differential diagnosis of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma(BSC)and other similar carcinomas, such as small-cell carcinomas and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas. p40 is a useful marker of squamous cell carcinoma that can be used for the diagnosis of BSC. We present the case of a 64-year-old man who was referred to our hospital for investigation of an abnormal shadow revealed on chest radiography. Read More

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July 2018
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the hard palate presenting as ipsilateral sixth nerve palsy.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 08;66(8):1218-1220

Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is an uncommon malignant neoplasm composed of basaloid epithelial and myoepithelial cells. The palate is the most commonly involved intraoral site for ACC. Here, we document the case of an advanced ACC arising from the hard palate that presented with right-sided sixth nerve palsy in a 75-year-old male with no other systemic illnesses. Read More

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August 2018
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Consistent LEF-1 and MYB Immunohistochemical Expression in Human Papillomavirus-Related Multiphenotypic Sinonasal Carcinoma: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Jul 19. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5161 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75390, USA.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related multiphenotypic sinonasal carcinoma (HMSC) is a distinct, newly-described sinonasal tract neoplasm characterized by a salivary gland tumor-like appearance with myoepithelial and ductal cells, frequent surface squamous dysplasia, and relatively indolent behavior. When considering a diagnosis of HMSC, aggressive high-grade salivary gland carcinomas, particularly those with a basaloid morphology such as basal cell adenocarcinoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma, enter the differential diagnosis. The full morphologic and immunophenotypic profile of HMSC continues to be unraveled. Read More

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July 2018
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Cutaneous Adnexal Cysts Revisited: What We Know and What We Think We Know.

Dermatopathology (Basel) 2018 Apr-Jun;5(2):79-85. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

Cutaneous cysts have been classified by dermatopathologists in many different ways. Here, we propose a novel classification of cutaneous adnexal cysts according to their origin in the folliculosebaceous unit and the sweat glands. By examining the lining of the cystic structure, its origin can be easily identified. Read More

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June 2018
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Multiple metachronous and synchronous malignancies with lung and thorax involvement. Report of two cases.

Respir Med Case Rep 2018 19;24:5-7. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Thoracic Surgery Department, "Theagenio" Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Multiple primary malignant neoplasms (MPMN) is an uncommon phenomenon, while the diagnosis of such conditions is very significant. Considering that the strategy of the treatment is determined by the histological type of the tumor, practitioners should be alert in order to avoid malpractices in cases of multiple metachronous or synchronous malignancies. In this article we report two rare cases of MPMN. Read More

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March 2018
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Malignant Transformation of a Desmoplastic Ameloblastoma to Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Jul 4. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Ameloblastomas are the most common odontogenic tumors, excluding odontomas. Several morphologic variants have been described including follicular, plexiform, acanthomatous, granular cell, basaloid and desmoplastic. Desmoplastic ameloblastoma differs from other conventional ameloblastomas microscopically, clinically, and radiographically. Read More

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July 2018
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Combined Systemic and Intratumoral Administration of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Treat Multiple Cutaneous Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinomas.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 Aug;154(8):927-930

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.

Importance: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer, and its incidence is increasing. When surgical management is not an option, finding a safe and efficacious treatment is a challenge. Mounting evidence suggests that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is involved in the pathogenesis of some SCCs. Read More

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Immunoreactivity patterns of tight junction proteins are useful for differential diagnosis of human salivary gland tumors.

Med Mol Morphol 2018 Jun 28. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Department of Pathology, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, S1. W17, Sapporo, 060-8556, Japan.

The expression pattern of tight junction proteins (TJPs) varies among organs and tumor types. In this study, we examined the immunoreactivity of claudin (CLDN)-1, -4, and -7, and JAM-A in salivary gland tumors (SGTs) by histological types and cell types to estimate their usefulness as differential diagnostic markers. Immunoreactivity of CLDN1 was higher in ductal epithelium cells of SGTs than in non-tumor tissues. Read More

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Morphological features of tongue squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed in Dolj County population between 2012-2014.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2018 ;59(1):147-152

Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania; Department of Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania;

Tongue squamous carcinoma can be found in many forms, having a lot of risk factors, and whose morphological characteristics can be used as a prognostic. The purpose of this study was to histologically characterize a number of 54 patients diagnosed between 2012-2014, with tongue squamous carcinoma. Surgical resection specimens of tongue tumors were processed by paraffin inclusion technique. Read More

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October 2018

CD10, TDAG51, CK20, AR, INSM1, and Nestin Expression in the Differential Diagnosis of Trichoblastoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma.

Int J Surg Pathol 2018 Jun 1:1066896918781719. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

1 Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Trichoblastoma (TB) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are 2 different neoplasms composed of basaloid cells and have overlapping histopathological features. We compared the immunoexpression of CD10, T-cell death-associated gene 51 (TDAG51), cytokeratin 20 (CK20), androgen receptor (AR), insulinoma-associated protein 1 (INSM1), and nestin for the differential diagnosis of these tumors.

Materials And Methods: We assessed a total of 27 BCC and 27 TB cases, including 4 TB lesions in nevus sebaceous and 3 malignant TB lesions for CD10, TDAG51, CK20, AR, INSM1, and nestin expression. Read More

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June 2018
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Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma - A rare and aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma: A case report and review of literature.

Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jan-Jun;9(1):64-68

Department of Periodontology, Dental institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a rare and aggressive variant of oral squamous cell carcinoma with a predilection for the tongue and in other locations, such as floor of the mouth, palate, retromolar trigone, and gingival mucosa. Here, we present a case of BSCC of oropharynx in a 60-year-old male patient. Read More

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Systemic therapy in non-conventional cancers of the larynx.

Oral Oncol 2018 Jul 26;82:61-68. Epub 2018 May 26.

Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University, 1365 Clifton Road Building C, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States; Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, 1365 Clifton Road Building C, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States. Electronic address:

Laryngeal cancer (LC) remains a challenging disease to treat. The majority of LCs diagnosed worldwide are squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and current treatment guidelines are designed to address conventional laryngeal SCC. However, several histologically rare tumor types can originate in the larynx. Read More

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July 2018
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Laryngeal Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma with a Substantial Spindle Cell Component: Case Presentation and Updated Review of Literature.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Jun 5. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Malabar Cancer Center, Thalassery, Kerala, India.

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma with spindle cell component is an uncommon aggressive variety of squamous cell carcinoma with only a few reported cases in literature. Histologically a combination of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma and spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma is appreciated and immunohistochemistry serves a role in differentiation from malignant neoplasms of salivary gland or neuro-endocrine origin. Prime treatment modality is combination of surgery and external beam radiotherapy. Read More

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June 2018
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Basal-Cell Carcinoma With Matrical Differentiation: Report of a New Case in a Renal-Transplant Recipient and Literature Review.

Am J Dermatopathol 2018 Aug;40(8):e115-e118

Departments of Dermatology, and.

Basal-cell carcinoma with matrical differentiation (BCC-MD) is one of the rarest pathologic variants of basal-cell carcinoma, of which 41 cases have been so far reported in detail. One of them developed in a heart-transplant recipient. We report a new case of BCC-MD occurring in a renal-transplant recipient and review the relevant literature. Read More

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August 2018
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Sebaceous adenocarcinomas of the major salivary glands: a clinicopathological analysis of 10 cases.

Histopathology 2018 Oct 9;73(4):585-592. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil.

Aims: Sebaceous carcinomas are uncommon malignant cutaneous tumours originating from the pilosebaceous unit. Although its occurrence is mostly common in peri-ocular glands, other anatomical regions of the head and neck may be affected, including major and minor salivary glands.

Methods And Results: We describe a series of sebaceous adenocarcinomas of the parotid and submandibular glands. Read More

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October 2018
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Adenomatous ductal proliferation/hyperplasia in the parotid gland associated without any other pathological lesions; a report and survey of the literatures.

Med Mol Morphol 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.

Division of Oral Medicine and Pathology, Department of Human Biology and Pathophysiology, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, 1757 Kanazawa, Ishikari-Tobetsu, Hokkaido, 061-0293, Japan.

Adenomatous ductal proliferation/hyperplasia (ADP/H) is a rare hyperplastic condition of the salivary gland. It is mostly associated with other salivary gland pathologies such as tumors and inflammations, and is incidentally found in tissue sections during histopathological examinations of those diseases. Herein, we report a case of ADP/H in the parotid gland not associated with any other pathological lesions, and present a review of the literature on this condition. Read More

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May 2018
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Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma: Report of two cases with review of literature.

J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2018 Jan-Apr;22(1):108-111

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is a rare distinct histologic variant of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck region. Majority of them can be differentiated from squamous cell carcinoma by their aggressive clinical course and their histological features: the usual site of occurrence of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is the upper areodigestive tract, floor of mouth and base of tongue. We hereby present two cases of a rare but aggressive basaloid squamous cell carcinoma, both affecting mandible. Read More

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May 2018
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