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KIT/PDGFRA Expression and Mutation in Testicular Seminoma and Ovarian Dysgerminoma.
Song Yi Choi, Kwang Sun Suh, Yong Beom Kim, Hyun Jeong Lee, Eun Sun Kim, Mee Ja Park
Korean J Pathol. 2009;43(6):528-534.
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KIT and PDGFRA are tyrosine kinase receptors. Stem cell factor/KIT-mediated signaling plays a role in normal spermatogenesis, and the alteration of KIT is important in the pathogenesis of seminomas/dysgerminomas (SD). METHODS: To determine the role of expression and mutation of the KIT and PDGFRA genes, we analyzed 16 seminoma cases, 4 spermatocytic seminoma (SS) cases and 8 dysgerminoma cases for KIT and PDGFRA expression and mutation of KIT (exons 9, 11, 13, and 17) and PDGFRA (exons 12 and 18) using PCR-SSCP methods. RESULTS: KIT was immunohistochemically positive in all 24 SD cases, and one of four (25%) SS cases. PDGFRA was immunohistochemically evident in 16 of the 24 (66.6%) SD cases, and two of the four (50%) SS cases. KIT expression was significantly reduced in SS compared with seminoma (p=0.0035). Four cases (14.3%) displayed mutation in KIT exon 17 or PDGFRA exon 12. Distant metastasis was present in three cases (10.7%), one of which had a nonsense mutation in KIT. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that KIT is expressed in the majority of SD cases, but not in most SS cases. However, there was no significant correlation between the clinicopathologic features and mutation or expression of KIT and PDGFRA.


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  • Expression of DOG1, PDGFRA, and p16 in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
    Sung Hee Jung, Kwang Sun Suh, Dae Young Kang, Dong Wook Kang, Young-Beum Kim, Eun-Sun Kim
    Gut and Liver.2011; 5(2): 171.     CrossRef
Malignant Glomus Tumor Arising in Benign Glomus Tumor.
Seung Sam Paik, Eun Sun Kim, Young Chun Moon, Chan Kum Park, Moon Hyang Park, Jung Dal Lee
Korean J Pathol. 1997;31(3):280-283.
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The glomus tumor is a distinct neoplasm composed of modified perivascular smooth-muscle cells identical to those described in the glomus body. Malignant glomus tumor, also referred to as glomangiosarcoma, is exceedingly rare. It has been subdivided into locally infiltrative glomus tumor, glomangiosarcoma arising in a benign glomus tumor, and glomangiosarcoma arising in de novo. A few cases of malignant glomus tumor arising in a benign glomus tumor have been reported. A 55-year-old man underwent resection of a solitary nodule in the right shoulder area. The tumor was biphasic with a typical benign glomus tumor at the periphery and the central sarcomatous area composed of oval to elongated pleomorphic cells with a single prominent nucleolus and occasional mitotic figures. Both tumor components showed intense staining for vimentin, smooth muscle actin, and muscle specific actin. Herein, we report a case of a malignant glomus tumor arising in a benign glomus tumor with an immunohistochemical study and a review of literatures.

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