ABSTRACT: Neoplasms originating from the urachus are rare. The most common urachal malignancy is adenocarcinoma, whereas extragonadal germ cell tumors, primarily of the urachus, are an extremely rare finding.
To describe a primary yolk sac tumor (YST) of the urachus in an adult.
A 44-year-old woman presented with 6 months of pelvic pain associated with a sensation of progressive mass growth. At the time of tumor resection, the tumor was found to be attached by a pedicle to the dome of the bladder, with no injury to the adjacent organs. Pathological study showed a neoplasm with epithelioid cells, pseudocysts, a myxomatous background, and Schiller-Duval body formations. Immunohistochemistry stains showed positivity to AE1/AE3, α-1-fetoprotein, and α-1-antitrypsin and negativity to other markers.
An unusual case of a YST in the urachus is presented. This is the first reported adult case based on the authors' bibliographic search.
International Journal of Surgical Pathology 10/2011; 19(5):658-61. · 1.00 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: Spindle cell oncocytoma of the adenohypophysis (SCO) is defined as spindle to epithelioid cells with oncocytic appearance presenting in the adenohypophysis. In contrast to pituitary adenomas, the SCO does not show immunoreactivity for neuroendocrine markers and pituitary hormones but co-expressed vimentin, S-100 protein, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), and antimitochondrial antibody MU213-UC clone 131-1. We describe an SCO in an adult, a 42-year-old woman whose magnetic resonance (MR) images documented an intrasellar lesion located in the hypophysis. Histopathological examination showed a tumor composed predominantly of spindle cells. Immunohistochemical studies showed positivity for vimentin, S10, EMA, and antimitochondrial antibody MU213-UC clone 131. Cytokeratin (CK) (AE1/AE3), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), chromogranin, synaptophysin, PGP9.5, CD57, desmin, D2-40, smooth muscle actin (SMA), Bcl-2, progesterone receptor, and CD34 were negative. Neuropeptides were negative. With electron microscopy, the neoplastic cells appear filled with mitochondria, well-formed desmosomes, but lacked secretory granules. SPO is a rare non-endocrine neoplasm of the adenohypophysis with benign biological behavior corresponding to WHO grade I.
Brain Tumor Pathology 07/2011; 28(4):359-64. · 1.19 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: The collecting duct carcinoma (Bellini's carcinoma) is an unfrequent lesion; its macro and microscopic characteristics can help diagnosis. 65-year-old Colombian woman presenting left-flank and hypochondrio stub-type episodic pain associated with hematuria, nausea and weight loss.
The diagnosis was of collecting duct carcinoma.
The clinical characteristics, macrocospic features, histology and immunohistochemistry are analyzed; we also perform a bibliography review.
Archivos españoles de urología 61(1):67-71.