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Jun Kang 4 Articles
Histologic Parameters Predicting Survival of Patients with Multiple Non-small Cell Lung Cancers.
Joo Young Kim, Hee Jin Lee, Jun Kang, Se Jin Jang
Korean J Pathol. 2011;45(5):506-515.
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In multiple lung cancers (MLCs), distinction between intrapulmonary metastases and multiple primary tumors is important for staging and prognosis. In this study, we have investigated histopathologic prognostic factors of patients with MLCs.
Histologic subtype, size differences, lobar location, lymphovascular invasion (LVI), size of the largest tumor, nodal status, number of tumors, morphology of tumor periphery, and immunohistochemical profiles using eight antibodies, were analyzed in 65 patients with MLCs.
There was no significant difference in the survivals of patients with multiple primary tumors and intrapulmonary metastases, as determined by the Martini-Melamed criteria (p=0.654). Risk grouping by four histologic parameters, LVI, margin morphology, size differences, and lobar locations of paired tumors were prognostic. The patients with one or two of aforementioned parameters had significantly longer survival than those with three or four parameters (p=0.017). In patients with largest mass (< or =5 cm), the risk grouping was found to be an independent prognostic factor (p=0.022). However, differences in immunohistochemical staining were not related to patients' survival.
A risk grouping of MLC patients by using combinations of histologic parameters can be a useful tool in evaluating the survival of patients with MLCs, and may indicate clonal relationship between multiple tumors.
The Clinicopathological Parameters for Making the Differential Diagnosis of Neonatal Cholestasis.
Heejin Lee, Jun Kang, Kyung Mo Kim, Joo Young Jang, Se Jin Jang, Eunsil Yu
Korean J Pathol. 2009;43(1):43-47.
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The diseases that cause neonatal cholestasis display several overlapping clinical feature. Making the differential diagnosis using liver biopsy specimens from infants with neonatal cholestasis is important for delivering the proper treatment.
We assessed the clinical manifestations, laboratory data, and histopathologic features of the pretreatment liver biopsy specimens from patients suffering with biliary atresia (n=66), intrahepatic bile duct paucity (n=15), and neonatal hepatitis (n=21).
The gender distribution was nearly equal for the patients with biliary atresia and intrahepatic bile duct paucity, whereas males predominated for the cases of neonatal hepatitis. Only the gamma-glutamyl transferase level differed significantly amongst the groups. The diagnostic features for making the differential diagnosis of bile duct lesions included marked bile ductular proliferation, severe fibrosis, and bile duct loss. The difference of the average percentage of portal tracts with bile duct loss was statistically significant between the patients with intrahepatic bile duct paucity (73.9%) and those patients with neonatal hepatitis (39.1%) (p<0.001).
Bile ductular proliferation, bile duct loss, and advanced fibrosis are useful for the differential diagnosis of neonatal cholestasis. Moreover, stricter diagnostic criteria for bile duct loss (more than 2/3 of bile ducts) should be applied for the definitive diagnosis of intrahepatic bile duct paucity, because bile duct loss also frequently occurs in infants suffering with neonatal hepatitis.


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Nasal Chondromesenchymal Hamartoma: A Case Report.
Jun Kang, Young Ok Hong, Geung Hwan Ahn, Young Min Kim, Hee Jeong Cha, Hye Jeong Choi
Korean J Pathol. 2007;41(4):258-262.
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We report a case of nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma. A 14-year-old boy presented with a 5 cm sized mass in the left maxillary sinus, facial swelling and a loose tooth. A subtotal left maxillectomy with a bone graft was performed. The excised mass was composed of partly encapsulated, solid and cystic fragments of soft tissues. The mass contained chondroid and myxoid areas consisting of mesenchymal tissues including hyaline cartilage, osteoid and spindle cells in various proportions. The hyaline cartilage component was the most prominent. The spindle cell component had a fibrous matrix with variable myxoid or sclerotic changes. Thick hyalinized eosinophilic osteoid-like trabeculae were focally present. Immunohistochemically, all the mesenchymal cells tested positive for vimentin. The chondrocytes tested positive for the S-100 protein, and the spindle cell component showed focal immunoreactivity for smooth muscle actin and desmin. However, the cells were negative to pan-cytokeratin and p63.
Intraneural Perineurioma in the Tongue: A Case Report.
Jun Kang, Shin Kwang Khang, Jene Choi, Jeong Won Kim, Eul Ju Seo, Bu kyu Lee, Eunsil Yu
Korean J Pathol. 2007;41(1):51-54.
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We report a case of an intraneural perineurioma that developed in an unusual location, the tongue. A 16-year-old male presented with a 1 cm sized protruding submucosal mass in his tongue without any sensory or motor signs or symptoms. The mass was excised. The mucosa was intact, with an ill-defined firm mass measuring 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm in the submucosa and muscle. The cut surface of the mass was pinkish gray and fibrotic. Microscopically, the mass contained tortuous and thickened peripheral nerve bundles in the submucosa, showing onion bulb like structures. The onion bulb like structures consisted of centrally located S-100 protein positive Schwann cells surrounded by Glut-1 positive perineurial cells. The FISH study did not reveal any genetic aberrations in chromosome 22.

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