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Hanseong Kim 9 Articles
A Case of Endocrine Mucin-Producing Sweat Gland Carcinoma Co-existing with Mucinous Carcinoma: A Case Report.
Sunhee Chang, Sang Hwa Shim, Mee Joo, Hanseong Kim, Yong Kyu Kim
Korean J Pathol. 2010;44(1):97-100.
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An endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma (EMPSGC) is a rare skin tumor that most commonly occurs on the eyelids of elderly women. This tumor is morphologically analogous to endocrine ductal carcinoma in situ and solid papillary carcinoma of the breast. We describe one case of a 51-year-old male with an EMPSGC co-existing with mucinous carcinoma of the eyelid. The tumor was composed of dilated ducts with a smooth border and was partially filled with a papillary proliferation. Tumor cells were uniform, small-to-medium in size, and oval-to-polygonal with light eosinophilic cytoplasm. Nuclei were bland with diffusely stippled chromatin and inconspicuous nucleoli. Tumor cells expressed chromogranin, synaptophysin, estrogen and progesterone receptors, cytokeratin 7, and epithelial membrane antigen.


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  • A Case of Endocrine Mucin-Producing Sweat Gland Carcinoma of the Eyelid
    Ji Eon Kang, Sung Eun Kim, Suk-Woo Yang
    Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society.2023; 64(2): 149.     CrossRef
  • Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Michael H. Froehlich, Keith R. Conti, Ivy I. Norris, Jordan J. Allensworth, Nicole A. Ufkes, Shaun A. Nguyen, Evelyn T. Bruner, Joel Cook, Terry A. Day
    Journal of Dermatological Treatment.2022; 33(4): 2182.     CrossRef
  • Next-generation sequencing analysis suggests varied multistep mutational pathogenesis for endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma with comments on INSM1 and MUC2 suggesting a conjunctival origin
    Joseph G. Mathew, Anita S. Bowman, Jad Saab, Klaus J. Busam, Kishwer Nehal, Melissa Pulitzer
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.2022; 86(5): 1072.     CrossRef
  • Endocrine mucin‐producing sweat gland carcinoma and associated primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma: Review of the literature
    Rebecca Tian Mei Au, Manish M. Bundele
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.2021; 48(9): 1156.     CrossRef
  • An Update on Endocrine Mucin-producing Sweat Gland Carcinoma
    Meghana Agni, Meisha L. Raven, Randy C. Bowen, Nora V. Laver, Patricia Chevez-Barrios, Tatyana Milman, Charles G. Eberhart, Steven Couch, Daniel D. Bennett, Daniel M. Albert, R. Nick Hogan, Paul O. Phelps, Hillary Stiefel, Norberto Mancera, Martin Hyrcza,
    American Journal of Surgical Pathology.2020; 44(8): 1005.     CrossRef
  • A Case of Endocrine Mucin-Producing Sweat Gland Carcinoma: Is it Still an Under-Recognized Entity?
    Khaled A. Murshed, Mohamed Ben-Gashir
    Case Reports in Dermatology.2020; 12(3): 255.     CrossRef
  • Endocrine Mucin-Producing Sweat Gland Carcinoma, a Histological Challenge
    Mary Anne Brett, Samih Salama, Gabriella Gohla, Salem Alowami
    Case Reports in Pathology.2017; 2017: 1.     CrossRef
  • Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma occurring on extra-facial site: a case report
    Jia-Huei Tsai, Tzu-Lin Hsiao, Yi-Ying Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Hsiao, Jau-Yu Liau
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.2014; 41(6): 544.     CrossRef
  • Endocrine Mucin-Producing Sweat Gland Carcinoma
    Catharine A. Dhaliwal, Antonia Torgersen, Jonathan J. Ross, James W. Ironside, Asok Biswas
    The American Journal of Dermatopathology.2013; 35(1): 117.     CrossRef
A Case Report of Cutaneous Coccidioidomycosis.
Sunhee Chang, Sang Hwa Shim, Ji Eun Kwak, Mee Joo, Hanseong Kim, Hai Jin Park, Yee Gyung Kwak, Je G Chi
Korean J Pathol. 2008;42(4):223-225.
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Coccidioidomycosis, which results from inhaling the spores of Coccidioides species, is endemic in the southwestern United States. The primary infection site is the lung, and dissemination of the disease can occur. We report a case of cutaneous coccidioidomycosis in a 79-year-old Korean woman who presented with purpura on both lower extremities, but no pulmonary symptoms and no history of visiting an endemic area. Microscopically, skin biopsy showed multiple aggregates of granulomas in the dermis. Numerous multinucleated giant cells were associated with the granulomas. Mature and immature fungal spherules, which were 20 to 30 micrometer in diameter, were present inside and outside the multinucleated giant cells.
Fibrovascular Polyp of the Hypopharynx: A Case Report.
Sunhee Chang, Sang Hwa Shim, Ji Eun Kwak, Mee Joo, Hanseong Kim, Bum Jo Jung, Joong Wook Shin, See Young Park, Kyung Ja Cho, Je G Chi
Korean J Pathol. 2008;42(4):226-228.
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We report here on a case of fibrovascular polyp arising in the hypopharynx of a 62-year-old man. Laryngomicroscopic surgery with laser ablation was performed to excise the mass. Histopathologically, the surface of the polyp was covered with mature squamous epithelium. The polyp showed a characteristic lobular proliferation of mature adipose tissue that was separated by myxoid or collagenous connective tissue. Some scattered skeletal muscle bundles were seen in the central portions of the polyp and these bundles were surrounded by a concentric proliferation of the spindle cells; this was reminiscent of Pacinian corpuscles. Regarding their location and the intermingled pattern of proliferating tissues, it is more plausible that the skeletal muscle is a hamartomatous component rather than entrapped, preexisting tissue.
A Diagnostically Challenging Case of an Infarcted Adenomatoid Tumor of the Epididymis.
Sunhee Chang, Sang Hwa Shim, Ji Eun Kwak, Mee Joo, Hanseong Kim, Je G Chi, Keon cheol Lee
Korean J Pathol. 2008;42(4):229-231.
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We describe a case of an infarcted adenomatoid tumor of the epididymis that was challenging to diagnose. A 20-year-old man presented with acute left scrotal pain. He was found to have a 2x1.5x1 cm tumor that was relatively well circumscribed on gross examination. There was a central necrotic area that exhibited gaping spaces and ghost outlines of epithelial cells. The periphery of the necrotic lesion showed focally viable adenomatoid tumor. The majority of the tissue adjacent to the necrosis consisted of granulation tissue, fibroblastic and myofibroblastic proliferation, and neutrophils. The fibroblasts and myofibroblasts showed plump nuclei, often with small nucleoli. No mitotic activity was present. The differential diagnosis for an infarcted adenomatoid tumor includes malignant mesothelioma, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, and inflammatory conditions. The key to diagnosing an infarcted adenomatoid tumor is to consider it in the differential diagnosis of any spindle cell tumor with necrosis occurring in the genital tract.
Synchronous Development of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor and Arteriovenous Malformation in the Jejunum: A Case Report.
Sang Hwa Shim, Yoon Hee Han, Ji Eun Kwak, Sun Hee Chang, Hanseong Kim, Je G Chi, Mee Joo
Korean J Pathol. 2008;42(3):185-188.
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Vascular malformations associated with neoplasms are extremely rare. Herein we report an extraordinary coincidence of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in the jejunum. A 44-year-old woman presented with melena and anemia. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a highly vascularized, strong early arterial enhancing soft tissue mass in the jejunum, which was confirmed by angiography to be an AVM supplied by the distal jejunal branch of the superior mesenteric artery. An emergency operation was performed due to active gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The resected jejunum showed a protruding, mostly solid subserosal mass. The mass was confirmed to be a spindle cell type GIST and was intermingled with the AVM located in the overlying submucosa and muscularis propria. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of an AVM associated with a GIST. This case masqueraded radiologically as an AVM alone and presented clinically with GI bleeding.
Cytologic Findings of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of 23 Schwannomas.
Sunhee Chang, Mee Joo, Hanseong Kim
Korean J Cytopathol. 2008;19(1):41-46.
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In an attempt to better define the cytologic characteristics of schwannomas, we have reviewed aspirates and corresponding histologic sections from 23 schwannomas. Of this number, the original cytologic diagnoses were: schwannoma in 14 cases (61%), benign soft tissue tumor in 2 cases (9%), and insufficient specimen in 7 cases (30%). The cytologic findings common to all cases of schwannoma included fragments of tightly cohesive fascicles with variable cellularity and corresponding Antoni type A area. The Antoni type B area, consisting of scattered spindle cells and some histiocytes and lymphocytes against a myxoid background, was seen in 14 cases. Fibrillary stroma was seen in 12 cases. The tumor cells had spindle- or oval-shaped nuclei, with pointed ends and indistinct cell borders. Nuclear palisading was seen in 10 cases, and distinctive Verocay bodies were seen in 5 cases. In ancient schwannomas, there were no Verocay bodies. Most schwannomas have distinct cytomorphologic features that allow correct diagnosis. The major problem with fine needle aspiration cytology of these tumors is the high frequency of poor cellularity, particularly in lesions with cystic degeneration. Of 7 cases with insufficient specimen, 4 showed marked cystic changes and 1 showed marked hyaline changes on histologic sections. In conclusion, we believe that if cytopathologist reminds the situation such as cystic degeneration or hyaline degeneration, the correct diagnosis of the schwannoma will be easily made.
Expression of c-kit and Cell Cycle Regulators in Non-small Cell Lung Carcinoma.
Sun Hee Chang, Mee Joo, Hanseong Kim
Korean J Pathol. 2006;40(6):427-431.
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The abnormal expression of c-kit is implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of solid tumors. The Rb pathway and p53 act as cell cycle regulators. The purpose of this study was to assess the expression of c-kit, Rb, p53, p16 and cyclin D1 and their relationship to clinical and pathological parameters in patients with non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC(s)).
Tissue microarrays consisting of 2 mm cores from the corresponding blocks were constructed from 54 NSCLC(s). Immunohistochemical staining for c-kit, Rb, p53, p16 and cyclin D1 was performed. C-kit immunostaining was considered positive if > or =10% of tumor cells were immunoreactive along the membrane and/or in cytoplasm. For Rb, p53, p16 and cyclin D1, tumor cells showing a nuclear staining pattern were interpreted as positive.
We found that c-kit was expressed in 13 (24%) cases, Rb was lost in 39 (72%) cases, p53 was expressed in 28 (52%) cases, p16 was lost in 42 (78%) cases and cyclin D1 was expressed in 33 (61%) cases. The c-kit expression was significantly higher in adenocarcinoma (39%) than in squamous cell carcinoma (8%). We did not find any correlation between c-kit, Rb, p53, p16 and cyclin D1 expression and clinicopathological parameters such as: age, tumor size, lymph node involvement, disease stage and distant metastasis. There was a direct correlation between p53 expression and Rb loss.
These results suggest that c-kit may be a useful therapeutic target for patients with c-kit positive tumors, and that the disruption of Rb and p53 pathways may play an important role in the development and progression of NSCLC(s).
Urachal Adenocarcinoma with a Concomitant Urachal Remnant: A Case Report.
Tae Hoon Kim, Mee Joo, Min Kyung Kim, Hanseong Kim, Je G Chi, Jae Y Ro
Korean J Pathol. 2004;38(4):280-283.
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Urachal adenocarcinoma is a rare tumor, and it has similarities with nonurachal adenocarcinoma; therefore, it is sometimes difficult to make a diagnosis. We present a typical case of urachal adenocarcinoma that had all the diagnostic criteria including the presence of an urachal remnant. A 65-year-old woman presented with complaints of a painless gross hematuria. Pelvic CT and cystoscopy showed an intraluminal protruding mass centered in the bladder wall. When diagnosed as adenocarcinoma with a signet ring cell component being noted by frozen biopsy, partial cystectomy with resection of the median umbilical ligament and peritoneum was carried out for a suspected urachal adenocarcinoma. The tumor morphology showed as typical mucinous adenocarcinoma. Characteristic tubular structures showing the typical histology of an urachal remnant was found in the perivesical fat. On immunohistochemical staining, the urachal adenocarcinoma showed a pattern similar to colonic adenocarcinoma, while the urachal remnant showed strong positivity for CK7 and Chromogranin A.
Genomic Imbalances in Ependymoma by Degenerate Oligonucleotide Primed PCR-Comparative Genomic Hybridization.
Sung Hye Park, Gi Jin Kim, Min Kyung Kim, Hanseong Kim, Yoen Lim Suh, Sun Hwa Park
Korean J Pathol. 2004;38(3):133-137.
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The most consistent chromosomal abnormality in ependymomas, is loss of 22q (17-75%) and gain of 1q (0-50%). However, significance of this abnormality is uncertain.
Genomic imbalances in 27 Korean ependymomas, including 21 low grade ependymomas, 4 anaplastic and 2 myxopapillary ependymomas, were analyzed by degenerate oligonucleotide primed-PCR-comparative genomic hybridization.
Common gains were found in 17 (63%), 20q (59%), 9q34 (41%), 15q24-qter (33%), 11q13 (30%), 12q23 (26%), 7q23-qter (26%), 16q23-qter (30%), 19 (26%), and 1q32-qter (22%). DNA amplification was identified in 12 tumors (44%). Chromosomal loss was a less common occurrence in our study, but was found in 13q (26%), 6q (19%), and 3 (11%).
The recurrent gains or losses of the chromosomal regions which were identified in this study provide candidate regions that may be involved in the development and progression of ependymomas.

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