R H Young

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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  • M.B. Amin · R.H. Young

    No preview · Article · Feb 2005 · Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
  • RH Young · TM Ulbright

    No preview · Article · Feb 2005 · Modern Pathology

  • No preview · Article · Nov 2004 · New England Journal of Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: Ovarian small cell carcinoma of hypercalcemic type (OSCCHT) is a rare neoplasm with an aggressive behavior, broad differential diagnosis, and unknown histogenesis. To add to knowledge concerning the possible aid of immunohistochemistry in resolving problems in differential diagnosis and to further explore whether that modality points to any specific histogenesis, we undertook an immunohistochemical study of this neoplasm. Fifteen OSCCHTs (including four of the ''large cell" variant) were stained with a range of antibodies, some of which have not been investigated previously in this neoplasm. Cases were stained with AE1/3, EMA, BerEP4, CK5/6, calretinin, WT1, chromogranin, CD56, synaptophysin, CD99, NB84, desmin, S100, CD10, alpha inhibin, TTFI, and p53. Staining was classified as 0 (negative), 1+ (<5% cells positive), 2+ (5% to 25% cells positive), 3+ (26% to 50% cells positive), or 4+ (>50% cells positive). All cases were positive with p53 (two 1+, five 3+, eight 4+), 14 of 15 cases were positive with WT1 (one 1+, thirteen 4+), 14 of 15 with CD10 (three 1+, four 2+, two 3+, five 4+), 13 of 15 with EMA (three 1+, three 2+, two 3+, five 4+), 11 of 15 with calretinin (nine 1+, one 3+, one 4+), 9 of 15 with AE1/3 (eight 1+, one 2+), 4 of 15 with CD56 (one 1+, two 2+, one 4+), 3 of 15 with BerEP4 (two 2+, one 4+), 2 of 15 with synaptophysin (two 1+), and 1 of 15 with S100 (4+). All cases were negative with CK5/6, chromogranin, CD99, NB84, desmin, alpha inhibin, and TTF1. The only noticeable difference in the immunophenotype between typical OSCCHT and the large cell variant was that there was 4 +EMA positivity in three of four cases of large cell variant compared with two of 11 cases of typical OSCCHT. OSCCHT is characteristically positive with AE1/3, EMA, CD10, calretinin, WT1, and p53. Combined EMA and WT1 positivity, the latter usually intense and diffuse, may be of diagnostic value, inasmuch as only a few of the neoplasms in the differential diagnosis are positive with both antibodies. Negative staining with CD99, desmin, NB84, alpha-inhibin, and TTF1 may aid in the cases in which primitive neuroectodermal tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, intraabdominal desmoplastic small round cell tumor, neuroblastoma, a sex cord-stromal tumor, and metastatic pulmonary small cell carcinoma are in the differential. Calretinin positivity precludes its use in the differential with granulosa cell tumors. The results of this investigation do not settle the issue of histogenesis, which remains enigmatic. The typical age distribution, follicle formation, and calretinin positivity are consistent with a sex cord origin. On the other hand, WT1 and EMA positivity and negative staining with alpha-inhibin would be unusual in a sex cord-stromal neoplasm and can be used as an argument for a surface epithelial origin. Germ cell and neuroendocrine origins seem highly unlikely.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2004 · International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
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    ABSTRACT: Basaloid proliferations of the prostate with morphologic patterns other than usual basal cell hyperplasia are rare, and the distinction between benign and malignant lesions has been difficult. We describe 23 such lesions and classify them into two groups: adenoid cystic-like hyperplasia and adenoid cystic or basaloid carcinoma. Adenoid cystic-like hyperplasia (n = 19) was characterized by an older age at presentation (mean, 71.8 years), transition zone location with background of nodular hyperplasia, multifocality, lobulation, circumscription, and small acini with occasional hyalinization. A cribriform pattern limited to small- and medium-sized glands, squamous metaplasia, and hypercellular myxoid stroma were occasionally seen. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (n = 3) was characterized by a younger age at presentation (mean, 46.0 years), peripheral zone involvement, and large acini that were often dilated and exhibited extensive interanastomoses, prominent intraglandular hyalinization, perineural invasion , and extraprostatic extension. Basaloid carcinoma (n = 1) showed infiltration between normal glands, perineural invasion, and extraprostatic extension but lacked a cribriform architecture. The degree of cytologic atypia and mitotic rate overlapped between the hyperplasia and carcinoma cases. Both hyperplastic lesions and adenoid cystic carcinomas showed a basal cell phenotype with strong immunoreactivity to cytokeratins 14 and 34betaE12, but the basaloid carcinoma was negative for these markers. In all cases, the proliferating basal cells were nonreactive for myoepithelial and prostatic secretory cell markers. The 8 patients with adenoid cystic-like hyperplasia with available follow-up information had no progression of disease (mean follow-up period, 8.6 years). One patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma died with widespread metastases, but the 3 other patients with carcinomas had no disease progression (mean follow-up period, 7.0 years). In conclusion, most florid basaloid proliferations of the prostate fall into one of two categories. In the first, there is a clear association with nodular hyperplasia (adenoid cystic-like hyperplasia) and, although cytologic atypia and mitoses may be seen, they are present within a lesion that retains an orderly, vaguely nodular (noninfiltrative) pattern. The second group of cases (adenoid cystic and basaloid carcinoma) shows a widespread, haphazard infiltrative growth pattern. This study suggests that adenoid cystic carcinomas are biologically indolent following prostatectomy but have a low risk of distant metastasis.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2004 · American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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    ABSTRACT: To test whether alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR) is a sensitive and specific marker of prostate cancer. The expression levels of AMACR mRNA were measured by real-time polymerase chain reaction. A total of 807 prostatic specimens were further examined by immunohistochemistry specific for AMACR. Quantitative immunostaining analyses were carried out by using the ChromaVision Automated Cellular Imaging System and the Ariol SL-50 Imaging System, respectively. AMACR mRNA levels measured in prostatic adenocarcinoma were 55 times higher than those in benign prostate tissue. Of 454 cases of prostatic adenocarcinoma, 441 were positive for AMACR, while 254 of 277 cases of benign prostate were negative for AMACR. The sensitivity and specificity of AMACR immunodetection of prostatic adenocarcinomas were 97% and 92%, respectively. Both positive and negative predictive values were 95%. By automatic imaging analyses, the AMACR immunostaining intensity and percentage in prostatic adenocarcinomas were also significantly higher than those in benign prostatic tissue (105.9 versus 16.1 for intensity, 45.7% versus 0.02% and 35.03% versus 4.64% for percentage, respectively). We have demonstrated the promising features of AMACR as a biomarker for prostate cancer in this large series and the potential to develop automated quantitative diagnostic tests.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2004 · Histopathology

  • No preview · Article · Jul 2004 · New England Journal of Medicine
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    W G McCluggage · R H Young
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    ABSTRACT: To describe six cases seen in consultation in which artefactual vascular involvement within the ovary by benign granulosa cells caused diagnostic confusion. In five cases, the initial favoured diagnoses of the submitting pathologists were metastatic carcinoma (three cases) and immature neural elements within a teratoma (two cases). In two cases, the ovary contained a benign cystic teratoma (one with struma ovarii), in two cases endometriosis, in one case follicular cysts, and in the other no pathological lesion was present. In all cases, several small ovarian vascular channels contained cohesive groups of cells with mildly atypical nuclei and cytoplasm, which varied from scant to abundant and eosinophilic. In four cases, mitotic figures were identified. The cells were morphologically consistent with benign granulosa cells and were associated in four cases with a nearby follicle lined by similar cells. There was no evidence of a mass lesion, grossly or histologically, to suggest a granulosa cell tumour. The nature of the cells was confirmed using immunohistochemistry for alpha inhibin and calretinin in one case. This phenomenon is probably an artefact secondary to surgical trauma or sectioning within the laboratory; alternatively, it could be related to ovulation. It is important that this benign process is not misinterpreted as cancer, either primary or metastatic, which may prompt inappropriate treatment or investigations that are not needed.
    Preview · Article · Mar 2004 · Journal of Clinical Pathology

  • No preview · Article · Jan 2004 · New England Journal of Medicine
  • NM Heney · BE Lawner · RH Young · P Gomery · TJ Ongaro

    No preview · Article · Dec 2003 · New England Journal of Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: In the female genital tract CD10 has been used to assist in the evaluation of mesenchymal tumours of the uterus and in determining whether endometrial stroma is present. CD10 positivity has also been shown in cervical mesonephric remnants and this antibody has been suggested as a useful immunohistochemical marker of mesonephric lesions in the female genital tract. Calretinin has also been shown to be positive in mesonephric lesions. In this study the specificity of these two antibodies in evaluating cervical and uterine glandular lesions and the value of CD10 in determining whether stroma is endometriotic or not were investigated. Cases of cervical tubo-endometrial metaplasia (TEM) (n = 11), microglandular hyperplasia (MGH) (n = 10), endometriosis (n = 8), mesonephric remnants/hyperplasia (n = 12), endocervical adenocarcinoma, usual type (n = 15), mucinous variant of minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA) (n = 7) and mesonephric adenocarcinoma (n = 3) were stained with antibodies against CD10 and calretinin. Nine cases of endometrial adenocarcinoma of endometrioid type were also stained. In all the cervical cases normal endocervical glands were negative with both antibodies except for one case with strong positive luminal staining with CD10. All cases of TEM, MGH and endometriosis were negative with CD10 and calretinin except for focal staining with CD10 in one case each of MGH (cytoplasmic staining) and endometriosis (luminal staining). Most usual endocervical adenocarcinomas were negative with both antibodies, although one exhibited focal cytoplasmic staining with calretinin and five exhibited limited luminal positivity with CD10. All MDAs were negative with both antibodies. Ten of 12 mesonephric remnants/hyperplasia showed luminal positivity with CD10 and one exhibited cytoplasmic and nuclear staining with calretinin. Two of three mesonephric adenocarcinomas showed luminal positivity with CD10 and nuclear and cytoplasmic positivity with calretinin. Seven of nine endometrial adenocarcinomas were positive with CD10 (four cytoplasmic, two membranous and cytoplasmic, one luminal and cytoplasmic) and three with calretinin (two cytoplasmic, one nuclear and cytoplasmic). Positive staining of endometriotic stroma with CD10 was present in all endometriosis cases but normal cervical stroma was also strongly positive, especially around glands. Endometriotic stroma and cervical stroma were negative with calretinin. We conclude that most endocervical glandular lesions, including mesonephric remnants/ hyperplasia, are negative with calretinin. However, the focal nuclear and cytoplasmic positivity with calretinin in two of three mesonephric adenocarcinomas suggests that this may be a useful indicator of a mesonephric origin of a cervical adenocarcinoma. Most mesonephric remnants/hyperplasias exhibit luminal positivity with CD10, although this is not invariable and staining is usually focal. Positive luminal staining of a benign endocervical glandular lesion with CD10 may help confirm mesonephric remnants. Although positive staining with CD10 was found in two of three mesonephric adenocarcinomas, the observed immunoreactivity of several conventional cervical adenocarcinomas limits the diagnostic value of CD10 in confirming a mesonephric origin for an adenocarcinoma. Since all cervical MDAs were negative with CD10, positivity with this antibody may be of value in distinguishing mesonephric hyperplasia from MDA, although this distinction rarely necessitates immunohistochemistry. Most endometrial adenocarcinomas of endometrioid type stain with CD10 and thus positivity with this antibody is not specific for a mesonephric origin of an endometrial adenocarcinoma. Positivity of normal cervical stroma limits the value of CD10 staining in confirming a diagnosis of cervical endometriosis.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2003 · Histopathology
  • JH Eichhorn · RH Young · PB Clement · RE Scully
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    ABSTRACT: Forty cases of mesodermal adenosarcoma of the ovary occurred in women 30-84 years of age (mean 54 years). Abdominal discomfort and distension were the usual complaints. All the patients were treated with an oophorectomy, which was accompanied by a hysterectomy in 85%, a contralateral oophorectomy in 65%, and nonsurgical therapy in 28%. Tumor rupture occurred at or before the operation in 67% of the cases. Twenty-six tumors were stage 1, 11 stage 11, and 3 stage III. The tumors were unilateral in 97.5% of the cases and 5.5-50 cm (mean 14 cm) in greatest dimension; most of the tumors were predominantly solid but contained numerous small cysts. Microscopic examination revealed sarcomatous overgrowth in 12 tumors. Sex cord-like elements were present in six tumors (including four with sarcomatous overgrowth) and heterologous elements in five (including two with sarcomatous overgrowth). The highest mitotic index of the sarcomatous component was 1-25 (mean 6) mitotic figures per 10 high power fields. Only 6 of 26 women (23%) who were followed postoperatively for greater than or equal to5 years were free of tumor. In the other 20 patients recurrent tumor appeared at 0.4-6.6 years (mean 2.6 years) after operation as pure sarcoma (low grade or high grade) or adenosarcoma (with or without sarcomatous overgrowth). Eight women had additional recurrences, and four women had blood-borne metastases. One patient was alive at 15.7 years after the excision of pulmonary metastases. The 5-, 10-, and 15-year survival rates were 64%, 46%, and 30%, respectively. Age <53 years, tumor rupture, a high grade, and the presence of high-grade sarcomatons overgrowth appeared to be associated with recurrence or extraovarian spread. Ovarian adenosarcomas have a worse prognosis than uterine adenosarcomas, presumably because of the greater ease of peritoneal spread. Many of the tumors caused problems in differential diagnosis.
    No preview · Conference Paper · Oct 2002
  • R H Young · P B Clement
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    ABSTRACT: Adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix and its variants account for a much greater number of cases in routine practice of histopathology than they did several decades ago. The varied morphology of these tumours results in diverse problems in differential diagnosis. The overall area of glandular pathology of the cervix, of which invasive adenocarcinoma is only one subset, is further complicated by the fact that there are many benign glandular proliferations of the cervix that can potentially be misinterpreted as adenocarcinoma. In this review the histopathology of endocervical adenocarcinoma and its variants is presented with the emphasis on evaluation of routinely stained sections, still the bedrock of routine practice, relatively little aid being provided by immunohistochemistry or other new techniques, contrary to what is sometimes implied in the literature. Description of the appearance of each subtype of adenocarcinoma or variant thereof is followed by a section on their differential diagnosis. Eighty percent of endocervical carcinomas are of the so-called usual type being characterized by cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm and generally brisk mitotic activity. It is sometimes stated that endocervical adenocarcinomas are mucinous but the usual form just noted often has little or no mucin. Pure or almost pure mucinous adenocarcinoma do occur, however, and have an important subtype, the so-called adenoma malignum (minimal deviation adenocarcinoma). Although treacherous because of its bland cytological features and sometimes deceptive pattern, a cone biopsy or hysterectomy specimen showing this neoplasm typically has easily recognizable features that indicate the presence of an infiltrative adenocarcinoma. An important variant of usual endocervical adenocarcinoma is the well differentiated villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma, a designation that should be reserved for tumours with grade 1 cytologic features as usual endocervical adenocarcinoma, which is typically grade 2, may have papillae. In our opinion all other variants of pure adenocarcinoma, including endometrioid, are rare and include in addition to the latter clear cell, serous and mesonephric neoplasms. Tumours with a glandular and nonglandular component are also reviewed: adenosquamous carcinoma, glassy cell carcinoma, adenoid basal carcinoma, 'adenoid cystic' carcinoma and adenocarcinoma admixed with a neuroendocrine tumour.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2002 · Histopathology
  • E Oliva · P. B Clement · R. H Young
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    ABSTRACT: Smooth muscle tumours and endometrial stromal tumours represent the two main categories of mesenchymal tumours of the uterus. Although their diagnosis is straightforward in most cases, difficulties arise with particular leiomyoma variants, especially highly cellular leiomyoma (often confused with an endometrial stromal tumour) and leiomyoma with bizarre nuclei, mitotically active leiomyoma, and leiomyomas with hydropic or myxoid change, which may cause concern for leiomyosarcoma. Endometrial stromal tumours including several recently described variants, those with smooth muscle, sex-cord-like or glandular differentiation, or a fibrous-myxoid background are responsible for their own subset of diagnostic problems as are two other entities considered here: high-grade endometrial sarcomas and uterine tumours resembling ovarian sex-cord tumours. This review highlights useful morphologic features as well as immunohistochemical findings that may help in the classification of these often confusing tumours.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2002 · Current Diagnostic Pathology
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives. Although radical cystectomy remains the standard of care for invasive bladder cancer in the United States, many groups are exploring the use of trimodality therapy using transurethral resection of the bladder tumor, radiation, and chemotherapy in an attempt to spare patients the need for cystectomy. As transitional cell carcinoma often arises from a urothelial field change, there is concern that the retained bladder is at risk of subsequent superficial (Ta, T1, Tis) tumors, some of which may have lethal potential. This study reports the outcomes of those patients with superficial relapse of transitional cell carcinoma after trimodality therapy.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2001 · Urology
  • R H Young

    No preview · Article · Sep 2001 · Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
  • R H Young · R E Scully
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    ABSTRACT: The differential diagnosis of ovarian tumors is reviewed based on their patterns and cell types. This approach, which differs from the standard textbook discussion of each neoplasm as an entity, has practical value as differential diagnosis depends largely on the pattern or patterns and cell type or types of tumors. Awareness of the broad range of lesions that may exhibit particular patterns or contain one or more cell types is crucial in formulating a differential diagnosis. The following patterns are considered: moderate-to-large-glandular and hollow-tubular; solid tubular and pseudotubular; cords and ribbons; insular; trabecular; slit-like and reticular spaces; microglandular and microfollicular; macrofollicular and pseudomacrofollicular; papillary; diffuse; fibromatous-thecomatous; and biphasic and pseudobiphasic. The following cell types are considered: small round cells; spindle cells; mucinous cells, comprising columnar, goblet cell and signet ring cell subtypes; clear cells; hobnail cells; oxyphil cells; and transitional cells. The morphologic diversity of ovarian tumors poses many challenges; knowledge of the occurrence and frequency of these patterns and cell types in various tumors and tumor-like lesions is of paramount diagnostic importance. A specific diagnosis can usually be made by evaluating routinely stained slides, but much less often, special staining, immunohistochemical staining or, very rarely, ultrastructural examination is also required. Finally, clinical data, operative findings, and gross features of the lesions may provide important, and at times decisive diagnostic clues.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2001 · Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
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    J H Eichhorn · R H Young
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    ABSTRACT: Neuroendocrine tumors are more common in the female than male genital tract; most are uterine small cell carcinomas or ovarian carcinoids. Primary ovarian carcinoids are divided into insular, trabecular, strumal, and mucinous types; most are benign. Carcinoids metastatic to the ovary are more aggressive; most arise in the gastrointestinal tract. Scattered neuroendocrine cells are seen in a variety of ovarian surface epithelial tumors; sporadic mucinous cystic tumors with neuroendocrine cells have been associated with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Frank neuroendocrine carcinomas in the ovary include small cell carcinoma and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, each with a poor prognosis and often associated with a conventional surface epithelial tumor Such carcinomas also occur in the endometrium and cervix. Uterine carcinoids are rare if strict criteria are applied. Small cell neuroendocrine carcinomas also occur rarely in the vagina and vulva. Most male genital tract neuroendocrine tumors are prostatic small cell carcinomas or testicular carcinoids. Extragonadal carcinoids of the male genital tract are rare. Testicular carcinoids should be distinguishedfrom metastatic tumors. It is important to distinguish prostatic small cell carcinoma from poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma with small cells. Small cell neuroendocrine carcinomas also occur rarely in the scrotum, penis, and penile urethra.
    Preview · Article · Jul 2001 · American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The expression of Mullerian inhibiting substance (MIS), CD99 (MIC-2 gene product), and HEA125 in ovarian tumors is potentially useful for diagnostic purposes. Methods: We studied the expression of MIS, CD99, and an epithelial cell-associated antigen recognized by antibody HEA125 in a series of 179 ovarian tumors using monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies and standard immunohistochemical techniques. Results: MIS was consistently detected in primary and metastatic sex cord tumors with annular tubules (SCTAT) (n=9). 3 of 9 adult granulosa cell tumors (AGCT) 4 of 8 juvenile granulosa cell tumors (JGCT), 3 of 9 Sertoli cell tumors (SCT), 2 of 2 unclassified sex cord tumors, 2 of 7 steroid cell tumors, 1 of 1 gonadoblastoma (sex cord cells positive, germ cells negative), 3 of S female adnexal tumors of probable wolffian origin (FATPWO), and 2 of 4 small cell carcinomas of the hypercalcemic type (SCCHCT) were also MIS positive. In contrast, 9 thecomas, 10 fibromas, 10 fibrosarcomas, S sclerosing stromal tumors (SST), and 6 Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors (SLCT) were MIS negative. All 11 primary and metastatic JGCT were CD19 positive. In addition, 1 of 13 AGCTs, 3 of II thecomas, 3 of II SSTs, 3 of 11 SCTs, 2 of 10 SLCTs, 2 of 12 SCTATs, 1 of 1 gynandroblastoma, 1, of 2 unclassified sex cord tumors, and 4 of 12 SCCHCTs were also CD99 positive. However, 11 fibromas, 10 fibrosarcomas, 9 steroid cell tumors, 5 gonadoblastomas, and 10 FATPWOs were CD99 negative. Likewise, except for weak focal CD99 immunostaining in 1 of 3 yolk sac tumors (YST), all 16 remaining germ cell tumors and all 18 borderline or malignant epithelial-stromal tumors were negative. HEA125 immunoreactivity was detected in 2 of 11 thecomas, 1 of 11 SCTs, 4 of 10 SLCTs, 1 of 2 unclassified sex cord tumors, 1 of 10 FATPWOs, 4 of 12 SCCHCTs as well as in most germ cell tumors and epithelial-stromal tumors. 13 AGCTs, 11 JGCTs, 11 fibromas, 10 fibrosarcomas, 11 SSTs, 12 SCTATs, 1 gynandroblastoma, 9 steroid cell tumors, and 5 gonadoblastomas were HEA125 negative. Conclusion: Our findings indicate that MIS is a marker of sex-cord differentiation and may be useful as a serum tumor marker for certain sex cord tumors, especially SCTAT. Although the detection of MIS and CD99 in some SCCHCTs and FATPWOs might argue in favor of a sex cord origin, the histogenesis of these tumors remains unclear. Although inhibin-cr has previously been shown to be a more sensitive marker of sex-cord differentiation, a panel of immunohistochemical markers including MIS, CD99 and HEA125 may be helpful in the differential diagnosis of certain ovarian neoplasms.
    No preview · Article · May 2001 · Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
  • R K Yantiss · P B Clement · R H Young
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    ABSTRACT: Endometriosis of the intestinal tract may mimic a number of diseases both clinically and pathologically. The authors evaluated 44 cases of intestinal endometriosis in which endometriosis was the primary pathologic diagnosis, and evaluated them for a variety of gross and histologic changes. Cases with preneoplastic or neoplastic changes were excluded specifically because they were the subject of a previous study. The patients ranged in age from 28 to 56 years (mean age, 44 years), and presenting complaints included abdominal pain (n = 15), an abdominal mass (n = 12), obstruction (n = 8), rectal bleeding (n = 2), infertility (n = 3), diarrhea (n = 2), and increasing urinary frequency (n = 1). The clinical differential diagnoses included diverticulitis, appendicitis, Crohn's disease, tubo-ovarian abscess, irritable bowel syndrome, carcinoma, and lymphoma. Forty-two patients underwent resection of the diseased intestine and two patients underwent endoscopic biopsies. In 13 patients there were predominantly mural masses, which were multiple in two patients (mean size, 2.6 cm). In addition, 11 cases had luminal stenosis or strictures, six had mucosal polyps, four had submucosal masses that ulcerated the mucosa (sometimes simulating carcinoma), three had serosal adhesions, one had deep fissures in the mucosa, and one was associated with appendiceal intussusception. Involvement of the lamina propria or submucosa was identified in 29 cases (66%) and, of these, 19 had features of chronic injury including architectural distortion (n = 19), dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates (n = 7), pyloric metaplasia of the ileum (n = 1), and fissures (n = 1). Three cases had features of mucosal prolapse (7%), ischemic changes were seen in four (9%), and segmental acute colitis and ulceration were seen in four and six cases (9% and 13%) respectively. In 14 patients, endometriosis formed irregular congeries of glands involving the intestinal surface epithelium, mimicking adenomatous changes. Mural changes included marked concentric smooth muscle hyperplasia and hypertrophy, neuronal hypertrophy and hyperplasia, and fibrosis of the muscularis propria with serositis. Follow-up of 20 patients (range, 1-30 years; mean, 7.8 years) revealed that only two patients had recurrent symptoms. None of the patients developed inflammatory bowel disease. Endometriosis can involve the intestinal tract extensively, causing a variety of clinical symptoms, and can result in a spectrum of mucosal alterations. Because the endometriotic foci may be inaccessible to endoscopic biopsy or may not be sampled because of their focality, clinicians and pathologists should be aware of the potential of this condition to mimic other intestinal diseases.
    No preview · Article · May 2001 · American Journal of Surgical Pathology

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  • 1999-2005
    • Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • 1981-2004
    • Harvard Medical School
      • Department of Pathology
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 1980-2002
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
      • Department of Pathology
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 1989-1999
    • University of British Columbia - Vancouver
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1997
    • Johns Hopkins Medicine
      • Department of Pathology
      Baltimore, MD, United States
    • Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • Henry Ford Hospital
      • Surgery
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
      • Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
      Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • 1987-1996
    • Vancouver General Hospital
      • Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (UBC)
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1994
    • Jefferson College
      Хиллсборо, Missouri, United States
  • 1993
    • Bridgeport Hospital
      Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
  • 1992
    • Maine Medical Center
      Portland, Maine, United States