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Jhingook Kim 4 Articles
Pulmonary Vascular Sarcomas: Clinicopathologic Analysis of 14 Cases.
Na Rae Kim, Jhingook Kim, Seung Yeon Ha, Joungho Han
Korean J Pathol. 2011;45(2):132-138.
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Pulmonary vessel sarcomas are rare, and their pathogenesis is still unclear.
We focus on the pathologic findings of fourteen pulmonary artery and/or vein sarcomas along with clinical prognosis.
Nine patients were male and five were female, and they ranged in age from 26 to 72 years (mean, 47 years). There were ten cases of pulmonary artery sarcoma, three cases of pulmonary artery and vein sarcoma, and one case of pure pulmonary vein sarcoma. Ten out of the fourteen cases were associated with pulmonary thromboembolism. Microscopically, all the tumors showed an undifferentiated sarcomatous portion. There were leiomyosarcoma portions in 8 cases, malignant fibrous histiocytomatous portions in 7 cases, angiosarcomatous differentiation in 3 cases, and osteosarcomatous portion in 1 case. All but two patients died during the follow up period (range, 1 to 78 months). The mean survival time of the patients who died was 14 months and the longest survival time was 78 months after surgical resection.
The current study is one of the largest single institutional reviews of pulmonary artery and/or vein sarcoma. Regardless of the histological components and macroscopic growth patterns, these rare tumors have a grave prognosis.


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Solitary Pulmonary Mixed Squamous Cell and Glandular Papilloma: A Brief Case Report.
Chan Ohk Sung, Jhingook Kim, In Gu Do, Joungho Han
Korean J Pathol. 2008;42(6):393-395.
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Pulmonary mixed squamous cell and glandular papillomas are extremely rare-only a few cases have been reported worldwide. We report a case of mixed squamous cell and glandular papilloma that presented as a solitary pulmonary nodule in a 53-year-old man. The tumor was located in the peripheral small bronchus of the posterobasal segment of the right lower lobe. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of papillary structures lined by squamous and glandular epithelium with mucous material. The fibrovascular cores showed lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates.
Placental Transmogrification of the Lung: A Brief Case Report.
Eun Su Park, Joungho Han, Won Jung Koh, Kyung Soo Lee, Jhingook Kim, Jinwon Seo, Jiyoung Kim
Korean J Pathol. 2008;42(5):308-310.
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Placental transmogrification (PT) is an unusual condition in which the alveoli develop a peculiar villous configuration that resembles the placental villi. We report a rare case of pulmonary PT in a 46-year-old man who presented with multiple cystic lesions and nodules on radiography. The patient was treated with a surgical excision. The cut surface of the lung lesion had a villous spongiform manifestation with a partly yellow granular appearance. Microscopically, multiple papillary cores mimicking the villous structures of the placenta were observed within the bullous airspaces. These papillary cores contained many vascular structures, lymphoid aggregates, interstitial clear cells, mature fat and dystrophic calcification. This case was solitary and not associated with other pulmonary or systemic diseases. The etiology is unknown, and further studies will be needed to understand the pathogenesis of the lesion.
Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma of the Lung: A Report of Six Cases and Clinicopathological Analysis.
Na Rae Kim, Mi Sook Lee, Young Cheol Yoon, Dae Su Kim, Kyong Soo Lee, Gee Young Suh, Jhingook Kim, Joung Ho Han
Korean J Pathol. 2003;37(2):87-92.
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Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) accounts for 0.5-1% of soft tissue sarcomas, and often metastasizes to the lung. Cases of pulmonary ASPS of unknown primary site have rarely been reported in literature.
Here, we report three cases of metastatic pulmonary ASPS and three cases of presumably primary ASPS using immunohistochemistry and clinicoradiologic findings.
All of the cases occurred in young females. Two of the cases had metastasized from soft tissue ASPS of the lower extremities, and one case had metastasized from one of the patient? femur bones. Immunohistochemical stains were applied to four cases that had available paraffin blocks. The tumor cells of all cases on which immunohistochemical stains were done were positive for vimentin (4/4, 100%). None of the tumors were positive for myoglobin, desmin, smooth muscle actin, progesterone receptor, estrogen receptor, thyroid transcription factor-1, S-100 protein, pancytokeratin, and HMB-45 antibodies.
The present study revealed that the rare pulmonary ASPS has nonspecific clinicoradiologic findings. In the immunohistochemical results, no differences existed between the presumably primary ASPS and the metastatic ASPS except for a higher Ki-67 labeling index in the latter (less than 0.1% vs. 30%). The higher index was not dissimilar to those of the extrapulmonary ASPS which showed a tumor with a low proliferation index, signifying a better prognosis and have a low potential to metastasize.

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