Publications (3)3.1 Total impact
Article: Comparison of microscopic (pT3a) and gross extravesical extension (pT3b) in pathological staging of bladder cancer: analysis of patient outcomes.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic value of pT3 bladder urothelial carcinoma substaging in patients without lymphatic involvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pathologic and clinical data were reviewed on patients who underwent radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma between 1991 and 2010. Of the 460 reviewed patients, 74 patients were diagnosed with pathologic T3No urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. The impact of pathologic substaging (pT3a vs. pT3b) was examined to determine the effect on overall and disease-specific survival. RESULTS: Five years disease-specific and overall survival rates were 46.9 % and 39.6 % for patients with pT3aNo tumor, whereas these ratios were 34.4 and 30.3 %, respectively, for patients with pT3bNo tumor (p > 0.05). Mean disease-specific survival time was 43.94 ± 6.50 months for pT3aNo, while it was 39.01 ± 7.19 months for pT3bNo (p = 0.539). In multivariate cox regression analysis, age (p = 0.459), gender (p = 0.710), urinary diversion type (p = 0.088), and pT3 substaging (p = 0.554) were not noticed as an independent predictive factor for survival. CONCLUSION: Macroscopic extravesical extension (pT3b) is not associated with a worse outcome than pT3a disease in lymph node-negative cases of bladder urothelial carcinoma.International Urology and Nephrology 01/2013; · 1.47 Impact Factor
Article: Immunohistochemical determination of ETS-1 oncoprotein expression in urothelial carcinomas of the urinary bladder.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: ETS-1 protooncogene is an important transcription factor that plays a role in the regulation of physiological processes, such as cell proliferation and differentiation. ETS-1 is thought to be related to the growth of carcinoma cells by its regulation of the transcription of matrix metalloproteinases and urokinase-type plasminogen activator. In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression pattern of ETS-1 oncoprotein in urothelial carcinomas of the urinary bladder and determine its relationship with histopathologic parameters, including tumor grade and stage. One hundred six specimens of urothelial carcinoma and a total of 14 normal urothelium were analyzed immunohistochemically with anti-ETS-1 monoclonal antibody. The normal urothelium showed positive ETS-1 immunostaining. ETS-1 expression remained high in low-grade and noninvasive tumors, whereas it frequently decreased in high-grade or invasive carcinomas. Interestingly, ETS-1 was highly expressed in the basal cell layer of the noninvasive urothelial carcinomas. ETS-1 expression showed a strong negative correlation with the tumor grade (P<0.001; r, -0.67) and stage (P<0.001; r, -0.75). The nonmuscle-invasive tumors (pTa+pT1) and noninvasive tumors (pTa) had significantly higher ETS-1 expression than the muscle-invasive tumors (pT2; P<0.001) and invasive tumors (pT1+pT2; P<0.001), respectively. Results of our study show that decreased ETS-1 expression is significantly associated with high grade and advanced stage in urothelial carcinomas of the urinary bladder, and that the downregulation of ETS-1 expression may be a marker of the aggressiveness of such malignancies.Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology: AIMM / official publication of the Society for Applied Immunohistochemistry 05/2011; 20(2):153-8. · 1.63 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Schwannomas are usually benign rare tumors that originating from Schwann cells of peripheral nerve sheaths. Presentation is gen-erally varied and changed in a non-specific range from abdominal mass, flank pain to inci-dental findings. Herein we report 2 cases of retroperitoneal giant schwannomas with dif-ferent clinical presentations, of whom one pre-sented with vague abdominal pain, palpable abdominal mass for 4 years, swelling and bilat-eral hydronephrosis that caused by giant abdominal mass; the other one presented with right flank pain, rectal hemorrhage and lower extremities edema. Two patients were treated by complete surgical excision of masses. The histological and immunohistochemical diag-nosis was reported as benign schwannoma. Both of patients are doing well and had no recurrence in 9 years and 28 months follow-up, respectively.