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Kyoung Bun Lee 5 Articles
Correlation Analysis Between Cervicovaginal Cytologic and Histopathologic Diagnoses in Cervical Squamous Cell Neoplasm.
Kyoung Bun Lee, Woon Sun Park, Jin Hee Sohn, Min Kyung Kim, Dong Hoon Kim, Hee Sung Kim, Seoung Wan Chae, Sung Hee Kang, Young Hye Cho, Hee Dae Pak, Sun Hee Kim
Korean J Pathol. 2009;43(2):157-163.
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The aim of this study was to confirm the usefulness of cervicovaginal smears in the screening of squamous cell neoplasms of the uterine cervix by comparative analysis between the cytologic diagnosis of cervicovaginal smears and the histologic diagnosis of tissue specimens.
We selected 743 patients who had both cervicovaginal smears and histologic evaluations of the uterine cervix by colposcopic biopsy, conization, or hysterectomy at the Kangbuk Samsung Medical Center between January 2005 and December 2007.
The accuracy rate of cervicovaginal smears and histologic diagnoses was 93.0% (691/743) and showed a high correspondence (kappa value, 0.770, p-value, 0.000). The false-negative and false-positive rates were 0.5% (6/484) and 17.8% (46/259), respectively. The sampling and interpretation errors were identified in four and two cases of six false-negative cases and 29 and 17 cases of 46 false-positive cases, respectively. In screening high grade squamous cell neoplasms, there were no false-negative cases and only one false-positive case which resulted from sampling error. The false-negative rate of cervicovaginal smears and the false-positive rate in high-grade squamous cell neoplsams were very low.
The cervicovaginal smear is a powerful tool for screening of cervical squamous cell neoplasms.


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    S. H. Kim, J. M. Lee, H. G. Yun, U. S. Park, S. U. Hwang, J.-S. Pyo, J. H. Sohn
    Cytopathology.2017; 28(1): 16.     CrossRef
  • Clinical Validation of Anyplex II HPV HR Detection Test for Cervical Cancer Screening in Korea
    Sunkyung Jung, Byungdoo Lee, Kap No Lee, Yonggoo Kim, Eun-Jee Oh
    Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.2016; 140(3): 276.     CrossRef
  • Incidental Finding of Abnormal Cervical Pathology in Hysterectomy Specimens after Normal Preoperative Papanicolaou Smears in Thammasat University Hospital
    Pong-Anan Chundarat, Komsun Suwannarurk, Kornkarn Bhamarapravatana, Junya Pattaraarchachai, Yuthadej Thaweekul, Karicha Mairaing, Yenrudee Poomtavorn
    Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.2014; 15(14): 5811.     CrossRef
The Relationship between Prognostic Factors and the Expression Pattern of Fascin and E-cadherin in Renal Cell Carcinoma.
Sung Hee Kang, Seoung Wan Chae, Kyoung Bun Lee, Dong Hoon Kim, Min Kyoung Kim, Jin Hee Sohn
Korean J Pathol. 2009;43(2):139-144.
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Fascin is associated with motility in various transformed cells. Overexpression of fascin is known to aid in the progression of some cancers and is associated with a poor prognosis. E-cadherin is a major protein of epithelial cells and its expression is involved in the regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation. The aim of this study was to determine the expression pattern for fascin and E-cadherin and how it is related to the prognostic factors for renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
The expression of fascin and E-cadherin was evaluated in 208 RCCs including 175 clear cell, 20 papillary, and 9 chromophobe types using tissue array analysis.
The expression of fascin increased as the tumor stage (p=0.00) and Fuhrman grade (p=0.00) increased. A high positive rate of expression for fascin was observed in cases with sarcomatoid changes (p=0.27). E-cadherin expression was seen in the distal tubules and collecting ducts of normal kidneys with a membranous pattern. The positive rate of expression for E-cadherin increased as the Fuhrman grade increased (1, 0%; 2, 23.2%; 3, 34.9%; and 4, 53.8%, p=0.00). An inverse correlation in RCCs was observed in the expression of fascin and E-cadherin (p=0.026, r=-0.158).
In patients with RCC, the increased expression of fascin and E-cadherin was positively correlated to poor prognostic factors such as a higher Fuhrman nuclear grade and advanced pTNM stage.
The Usefulness of SurePath(TM) Liquid-Based Smear in Sono-Guided Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration; a Comparison of a Conventional Smear and SurePath(TM) Liquid-Based Cytology.
Dong Hoon Kim, Min Kyung Kim, Seoung Wan Chae, Kyoung Bun Lee, Eun Mee Han, Sung Hee Kang, Jin Hee Sohn
Korean J Cytopathol. 2007;18(2):143-152.
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Sono-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the thyroid is widely used, but the aspirated samples are typically not well preserved and low cellularity makes diagnosis difficult in many cases. The object of the current study is to evaluate the adequacy and diagnostic accuracy of the use of SurePath(TM) liquid-based cytology (SP-LBC) in the sonoguided fine needle aspiration of the thyroid nodule and to compare its use with that of the use of a conventional smear (CS). A total of 172 sono-guided FNAs of thyroid nodules from April to June, 2006 were prepared by the use of the split method with either SP-LBC or CS; the samples were stained with the use of hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) and Papanicolaou (Pap) stains. A cyto-histological correlation was performed in 69 (30 SP and 39 CS) cases that had been histologically confirmed. The rate of producing unsatisfactory slides by the use of the SP-LBC method (9.3%) was less than that of the use of the CS method (20.9%). The diagnostic accuracy of the SP method (93.3%) was better than that of the CS method (85.3%). The sensitivity and specificity of the SP method (94.4% and 92.3%) was better than that of the CS method (83.3% and 70%), respectively (p<0.05). The CS of sono-guided aspirated specimens had some unavoidable limitations related to inadequate sampling such as a bloody background, low cellularity and an indication that some clinicians smeared many useless slides (averaging four to ten slides), and that most slides showed only blood that included few follicular cells. The SP method resulted in more thinly smeared slides and showed cleaner background and greater cellularity than the use of the CS method. Each follicular cell shows superior nuclear detail, and more distinct cytoplasmic features than with the use of the CS method. SP-LBC appears to be an easy, highly accurate, and reliable cytological method for employ for a diagnostic approach of thyroid disease and thyroid nodules. The SP-LBC method is a suitable alternative to the CS method to overcome diagnostic difficulties.
Immunohistochemical Characteristics of Kaposi Sarcoma and its Mimicries.
Kyoung Bun Lee, Hye Seung Lee, Hee Eun Lee, So Yeon Park, Jin Haeng Chung, Gheeyoung Choe, Woo Ho Kim, Kye Yong Song
Korean J Pathol. 2006;40(5):361-367.
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The differential diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma includes many disease that range from benign disease to malignant tumors. However, little information is available about the immunohistochemical characteristics of Kaposi sarcoma.
The expressions of 13 various proteins (HHV-8 LNA-1, Ki-67, bcl-2, p53, CD31, CD34, factor VIII, D2-40, vimentin, SMA, S-100, EMA, and c-kit) were evaluated immunohistochemically in 49 vascular tumors including 16 Kaposi sarcomas, 8 angiosarcomas, 2 hemangioendotheliomas, and 23 benign vascular tumors with using the tissue array method.
All 16 cases of Kaposi sarcoma showed nuclear staining for HHV-8 LNA-1, whereas all the cases of angiosarcoma and benign vascular lesions were negative for HHV-8 LNA-1 (p<0.001). All Kaposi sarcoma were positive for D2-40, which is a marker of lymphatic differentiation, but 25% of the benign vascular lesions and 30.4% of the angiosarcoma were positive for D2-40 (p<0.001). The mean proliferation index as assessed by Ki-67 immunostaining revealed no difference between the benign and malignant vascular lesions (p>0.05). No Kaposi sarcoma showed a bcl-2 expression, but 62.5% of the angiosarcomas and 21.7% of the benign vascular tumors had bcl-2 expressions (p=0.005).
Immunohistochemical detection of HHV-8 LNA-1 and D2-40 are useful tools to differentiate Kaposi sarcoma from other vascular tumors.
Immunohistochemical Analysis of Insular Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland.
Hye Sook Min, Jin Ho Paik, Kyoung Bun Lee, Seong Hoe Park, Doo Hyun Chung
Korean J Pathol. 2005;39(5):326-331.
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Insular thyroid carcinoma (ITC) is a relatively infrequent thyroid carcinoma that has distinctive histologic features. ITC shows an aggressive clinical course and the predominant presence of an insular component, which has been reported to be an independent factor of a poor prognosis. We retrospectively examined clinical details of the nine ITC patients, which represented 9 years of experience with ITC, and investigated the expressions of variable neuroendocrine and other immunohistochemical markers associated with well-differentiated thyroid carcinomas.
We adopted an immunohistochemical approach and studied the expressions of synaptophysin, chromogranin A, CD56, NSE, S-100, RET, PPARgamma, calcitonin, galectin-3, and thyroglobulin in formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue array slides of the 9 ITC patients, and investigated clinical features. Seven cases of follicular carcinoma and 4 cases of medullary carcinoma were also included as controls.
ITCs were positive for synaptophysin (44%, 4/9), CD56 (11%, 1/9), NSE (89%, 8/9), S100 (67%, 6/9), calcitonin (22%, 2/9), galectin-3 (78%, 7/9), and thyroglobulin (100%, 9/9), but completely negative for chromogranin A, RET, and PPARgamma.
ITCs express neuroendocrine markers in variable proportions and appear not to be associated with the oncoproteins of conventional thyroid carcinomas. Notably, its differential diagnosis from medullary carcinoma is required in cases showing focal calcitonin positivity.

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