Clinicopathologic analysis of 4 perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) of the gastrointestinal tract.
ABSTRACT This study describes the clinical, histologic, and immunohistochemical features of four cases of GI PEComa. The size of the tumors ranged from 3.5 to 6.0cm in diameter, and all were located in wall of the large bowel. Microscopically, the tumors were characterized by an epithelioid arrangement of tumor cells, which had abundant clear to pale eosinophilic granular cytoplasm, vesicular nuclei and prominent nucleoli. The stroma was rich in capillaries, a sinusoidal vasculature and thick-walled blood vessels. Mitotic figures were generally rare. Immunohistochemically, the tumors were positive for Vimentin (4/4), HMB-45 (4/4), Melan-A(4/4),alpha-smooth muscle actin (4/4), and desmin (3/4). The patients have been well with no evidence of disease at 8, 15, 32 and 36 months,respectively, after the surgical operation. GI tract PEComas should be regarded as tumors of an uncertain malignant potential until long-term outcome data for a larger number of patients become available.
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ABSTRACT: Structure of liquids is discussed in terms of Voronoi figures and Delaunay polyhedra. Equations of the respective models and precise experimental data recently available for argon lead to calculated values of the coordination number z and the geometric parameter mu. The relation between z and mu is thus found empirically. Further, calculated values of coordination numbers are compared with those coming from thermal-neutron and X-ray scattering data. A selection among the existing methods of obtaining z from the radial distribution function g(R) is made. The method chosen enables one to find z[g(R)] corresponding to the Voronoi structure.Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 01/1975; 80(5):513-522. · 1.72 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We report a case of perivascular epithelioid cell tumor arising in the rectum of a 55-year-old woman. The tumor was treated by transanal endoscopic microsurgery. After 1 year follow-up, the patient is alive with no radiologic or endoscopic evidence of recurrence. Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor is a rare mesenchymal tumor characterized by co-expression of melanocytic and smooth muscle markers. This rare tumor can arise in various organs, including the falciform ligament, uterus, uterine cervix, liver, kidney, lung, breast, cardiac septum, pancreas, prostate, thigh, and gastrointestinal tract. Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor of the gastrointestinal tract is very rare, with only 23 previously reported cases. We review the literature on perivascular epithelioid cell tumors arising in the gastrointestinal tract.World Journal of Surgical Oncology 01/2014; 12(1):12. · 1.20 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Glomus tumor (GT) of the stomach is a rare mesenchymal tumor. There have been few detailed studies on these tumors. A total of 1894 cases of resected gastric mesenchymal tumors were collected and eleven confirmed gastric GTs were studied. The clinical, pathological, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural and molecular characteristics of the tumors were analyzed through a retrospective study. Histologically, most tumors had gastric smooth muscle immediately adjacent and surrounding the tumor. Tumor cells around blood vessels were small, uniform, and round. Foci of hyaline and myxoid changes were observed. Prominent clear cell features were observed in two tumors. Positive expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), laminin, collagen type IV, and vimentin was detected by immunohistochemical analysis in all patients. However, in clear cell areas the expression of α-SMA, laminin, and type IV collagen were mild, while Syn was positive. Moreover, myofibrils and neuroendocrine granules were also present in the cytoplasm of these cells. No C-kit or PDGFR-α genetic mutations were detected in all patients. To conclude, Our results show that GTs in the stomach are histologically and immunophenotypically fully comparable with the glomus tumors of peripheral soft tissues. Neuroendocrine granules and neuroendocrine differentiation were identified in some of the gastric GT cells. Thus, a novel subtype of gastric glomus tumor expressing neuroendocrine cell markers may exist.International journal of clinical and experimental pathology 01/2014; 7(4):1438-48. · 1.78 Impact Factor