Seonhui Han

Yonsei University, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: We herein report a case of gingival candidiasis in an advanced gastric cancer patient while receiving palliative cytotoxic chemotherapy. A 46-year-old male patient admitted to our hospital for known advanced gastric cancer with newly developed multiple liver metastases. While receiving 2nd line cytotoxic chemotherapy with 5FU, leucovorin, and paclitxel, he complained of gingival swelling accompanied by pain and whitish plaque. Due to lack of response to the conservative oral care, incisional biopsy of gingiva was done and the pathology confirmed gingival candidiasis. Although the lesion healed apparently after two-week antifungal therapy, pain as well as bony destruction remains. By presenting this case report, we intend to emphasize the immunocompromising effect of cancer while being on systemic chemotherapy.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2014 · Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: Increased aerobic glycolysis is a unique finding in cancers and hypoxia-related proteins are associated with aerobic glycolysis. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether hypoxia-related proteins can be predictive markers for malignant conversion of oral premalignant lesions with epithelial dysplasia (OED). Expression of HIF-1α, Glut-1 and CA9 were detected in clinical samples of eight normal oral mucosa, 85 transitional areas of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and 28 OED with or without malignant conversion using immunohistochemistry and were also comparatively detected in immortalised human oral keratinocyte (IHOK) and OSCC cell lines under hypoxia using immunoblotting. Sequential expression of HIF-1α, Glut-1 and CA9 was found both in transitional areas of OSCC and cell lines of IHOK and OSCC under hypoxia, supporting hypoxia-aerobic glycolysis-acidosis axis. Expression of all proteins showed significant association with malignant conversion of OED and CA9 was an independent risk factor of malignant transformation of OED. But the predictability of malignant transformation was improved when all three proteins were applied together. High expression of CA9 was an independent predictive marker of malignant conversion. Moreover, the combined application of these three proteins may be useful to assess the risk of malignant conversion of OED.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2013 · Pathology
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    ABSTRACT: Bisphosphonates are the mainstay of osteoporosis treatment. Despite the fact that bisphosphonates have a relatively good safety record and are tolerated well by the majority of patients, serious adverse events have been associated with their use. A 41-year-old man had been diagnosed with osteoporosis and had taken etidronate 200 mg/day daily for 2 years due to the judgmental error. He was referred for the management of refractory bone pain and generalized muscle ache. Serum calcium, phosphate, 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25(OH)D), and immunoreactive parathyroid hormone (iPTH) were within normal range. Plain X-ray showed multiple fractures. Whole body bone scan confirmed multiple sites of increased bone uptakes. Tetracycline-labeled bone biopsy showed typical findings of osteomalacia. He was diagnosed with iatrogenic, etidronate-induced osteomalacia. The patient received daily parathyroid hormone (PTH) injection for 18 months. PTH effectively reverses impaired bone mineralization caused by etidronate misuse. Currently, he is doing well without bone pain. Bone mineral density significantly increased, and the increased bone uptake was almost normalized after 18 months. This case seems to suggest that human PTH (1-34) therapy, possibly in association with calcium and vitamin D, is associated with important clinical improvements in patients with impaired bone mineralization due to the side effect of bisphosphonate.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2012
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    ABSTRACT: Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is listed in the new World Health Organization classification as extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of MALT. Most cases occur predominantly in adults and are rare in children or adolescents. We report, with a review of earlier literature, a MALT lymphoma of the lower lip in a 7-year-old immunocompetent child. The patient had a sessile, indurated, and firm mass on the lower lip without regional lymphadenopathy. Microscopically, dense lymphoid cell infiltrates composed of small- to medium-sized centrocyte-like cells and plasmacytoid cells infiltrating around scattered reactive germinal centers were observed, with formation of typical lymphoepithelial lesions. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated positivity of atypical lymphoid cells for CD20, CD43, CD79a, and Bcl-2 and negativity for CD3, CD5, CD10, CD23, Ki-1, Bcl-10, and ALK. Cytoplasmic kappa light chain restriction was demonstrated. We conclude that this case represents the youngest patient with a MALT lymphoma of the lip.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2009 · Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology