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Hyun Wook Kang 4 Articles
Solitary Cutaneous Reticulohistiocytoma On the Upper Lip: A Case Report.
Jae Wang Kim, Hyun Wook Kang
Korean J Pathol. 2006;40(5):373-376.
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Reticulohistiocytosis represents a rare spectrum of non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis: the solitary cutaneous form (reticulohistiocytoma), the diffuse or multiple cutaneous form without systemic involvement, and multicentric reticulohistiocytosis with systemic involvement. To the best of our knowledge, there have been relatively few reports in the literature of solitary cutaneous reticulohistiocytoma found on the lip. We report here on a case of solitary cutaneous reticulohistiocytoma in a 58-year-old male, who presented with an asymptomatic dome-shaped nodule adjacent to the upper lip. The histopathologic examination revealed a dense dermal infiltrate, that was composed predominantly of large oncocytic histiocytes and multinucleated giant cells with abundant granular eosinophilic cytoplasms, which had a "ground-glass" appearance.
The Increased Expression and Diagnostic Usefulness of CD56 Antigen in Paraffin Embedded Plasma Cell Neoplasm.
Seok Hyung Kim, Chan Sik Park, Eun Young Choi, Hyun Wook Kang, Seong Hoe Park, Doo Hyun Chung
Korean J Pathol. 2001;35(3):201-205.
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BACKGROUND
The natural killer cell antigen CD56 (NCAM) is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily and is expressed on neurons, astrocytes, and Schwann cells. Recently, it has been reported that CD56 expression is detected on plasma cells of multiple myeloma by flow cytometry.
METHOD
In this study, to test the diagnostic usefulness of the anti-CD56 antibody for plasma cell neoplasm on paraffin-embedded materials, we performed immunohistochemical staining of samples from 19 patients with plasma cell neoplasms. These cases included 14 cases of multiple myeloma, 3 cases of solitary plasmacytoma of the bone, and two cases of extramedullary plasmacytoma.
RESULTS
The neoplastic plasma cells from 68 % of the patients with plasma cell neoplasms expressed CD56 highly. CD56 was expressed in all three cases of solitary plasmacytoma of the bone and one of two extramedullary plasmacytoma, and nine out of 14 multiple myeloma cases. In contrast, reactive plasma cells from the 18 patients with miscellaneous lesions were completely negative for CD56.
CONCLUSIONS
CD56 is aberrantly expressed on the neoplastic plasma cells, and it may be used as a useful marker for the diagnosis of plasma cell neoplasms in paraffin-embedded tissues.
Fatty Hamartoma of Epicardium.
Hyun Wook Kang, Jung Ran Kim, Jeong Wook Seo, Je G Chi
Korean J Pathol. 1989;23(1):132-135.
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The fatty hamartoma of pericardium is characterized by abnormal accumulations of adipose tissue forming a recognizable mass. We reported a case that could best be put into "fatty hamartoma" group. This 66 year old male presented with atrial fibrillation came in for a anterior mediastinal mass. He received an operation for adenocarcinoma of ascending colon several months ago. The chest CT revealed an inhomogeneous mass in the right anterior mediastinal area, which was not clearly demarcated from the right cardiac border. The heart was deviated to the left side due to the mass. Surgical excision was performed under the impression of cardiac teratoma. The large mass was well encapsulated, and was bright yellow and partly pink, and measured 12x8 cm. Microscopically, the mass consisted predominantly of mature fat cells and abundant fibrous tissue with scattered nests of primitive cardiac muscle cells. Reviewing the literature we found the term "fatty hamartoma" could also refer to rhabdomyolipoma or fibrolipoma. Since it contains entrapped cardiac muscle cells, abundant fibrous tissue, multiple blood vessels and fetal fat cells, it could best the categorized into "hamartoma". The term "fatty" represents it's main component. Therefore we propose the term "fatty hamartoma" that could to be used further.
Intracranial Encephalocele: an autopsy case of anterior basal type.
Hyun Wook Kang, Je G Chi, Tae Dong Park, Hum Rae Park
Korean J Pathol. 1988;22(4):500-504.
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Encephalocele is a relatively rare congenital anomaly which is classified into occipital, parietal, anterior syncipital and anterior basal type regarding to the protrusion site through the bony defect of the skull. Anterior basal type of encephalocele is important in view of it's pathogenesis as well as diagnostic difficulty because of invisibility on external appearance. We have experienced a case which could be best fit to anterior basal encephalocele. This type of encephalocele is extremely rare. This report deals with a case of deadborn of 34 weeks of gestation with body weight of 2400gm and head circumference of 32 cm. There was no evidence of protrusion of brain on external examination. On autopsy the normal brain structure was compressed by abnormal mass of brain with normal consistency which was found in the petrous portion of the parietal area and covered partly by the dura. In this case, there were another associated anomalies, such as atrophy of the left optic nerve, hemihypoplasia of the left mandible, patent ductus arteriosus, bilateral hydrocele, and Meckel's diverticulum.

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