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Min A Kim 6 Articles
Intranodal Palisaded Myofibroblastoma with Desmin Expression : A Brief Case Report.
Dong Chul Kim, Tae Hoon Kang, Min A Kim, Yoon Kyung Jeon
Korean J Pathol. 2009;43(3):263-265.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2009.43.3.263
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Intranodal palisaded myofibroblastoma is a rare benign mesenchymal neoplasm of the lymph node. It is characterized by intranodal spindle cell proliferation along with amianthoid fibers and prominent hemorrhage. It has been rarely reported in South Korea. We report here on a case of palisaded myofibroblastoma that arose in the left inguinal lymph node. The tumor mass was well demarcated, and it was composed of a proliferation of benign-looking spindle cells. It showed focal hemorrhage and a fibrous pseudocapsule. The tumor cells displayed little pleomorphism, no mitotic count, and characteristic palisading nuclei and amianthoid fibers. The tumor cells were positive for smooth muscle actin, vimentin, and also for desmin, but they were negative for S-100 protein, supporting the diagnosis of myofibroblastoma.
Comparison of Efficacy of Human Papilloma Virus Genotyping Assays using Restriction Fragment Mass Polymorphism and DNA Chip Analysis in Patients with Abnormal Pap Smear and Uterine Cervical Cancer.
Hyun Jae Chung, Sung Nam Kim, Eun Hee Lee, Mi Sun Jee, Min A Kim, Sun Young Hwang, Hee Jung Cho, Soo Ok Kim, Sun Pyo Hong
Korean J Pathol. 2006;40(6):439-447.
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BACKGROUND
High-risk human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the primary cause of cervical cancer; there is a need for more sensitive and reliable methods for HPV genotyping to use as screening tools for early detection and intervention. METHODS: A novel MALDI-TOF MSbased assay, termed Restriction Fragment Mass Polymorphism (RFMP) was developed for multiple HPV genotyping. Its performance was compared with DNA chip technology. The study was based on 164 cases classified as normal (n=40), ASCUS (n=53) and invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC, n=71) by a PAP smear and/or cervical colposcopic biopsy.
RESULTS
High-risk genotypes were detected in 7.5%, 47.2% and 97.2% in normal, ASCUS and SCC groups by RFMP, and in 20.0%, 41.5% and 90.1% using DNA chip technology, respectively. The results showed substantial concordance, with a kappa coefficient of 0.688, between the methods. Diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for cervical cancer were found to be 97.2% and 92.2% with RFMP and 90.1% and 80.0% using DNA chip microarrays.
CONCLUSIONS
RFMP and DNA chip technologies were shown to be reliable methods for HPV genotyping with a high concordance. The improved sensitivity and specificity should make RFMP a viable option for the management of women with cervical neoplastic lesions.
Myxoma of the Ovary with Uncertain Malignant Potential: A Case Report.
Min A Kim, Ji Hoon Kim, Jae Y Ro, Geunghwan Ahn, In Ae Park
Korean J Pathol. 2004;38(6):434-437.
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Primary ovarian myxoid tumor such as myxoma, myxoid liposarcoma and myxoid leiomyosarcoma is extremely rare neoplasm. We experienced a case of unusual myxoid tumor of the ovary in a 25 year-old woman. She was admitted for an incidentally found ovarian mass during antenatal check. Radiologic studies revealed a 5.5x5 cm-sized solid mass in left ovary and she was undertaken left oophorectomy. Grossly, the round ovarian mass was measuring 8x6x5 cm, and the cut surface was predominantly solid with myxoid appearance. Microscopically, the tumor was surrounded by thick collagenous capsule and had moderate cellularity and rich vascularity. The tumor cells were stellate-shaped with abundant extracellular myxoid material without atypia. We initially thought this lesion as myxoma, but the cellularity was too high as an ordinary myxoma. Myxoid liposarcoma could also be considered as the differential diagnosis, however there was no convincing lipoblast. So, we diagnosed that tumor as myxoma with uncertain malignant potential.
Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma with Giant Cell-rich Sarcomatous Component Resembling Giant Cell Tumor: A Case Report.
Pil Gyu Hwang, Jae Kyung Won, Min A Kim, Han Soo Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Chong Jai Kim
Korean J Pathol. 2004;38(5):345-349.
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Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma is an uncommon bone tumor, defined as a tumor in which two components -a low-grade chondrosarcoma and a high-grade non-cartilaginous sarcoma-coexist with abrupt interface. We report a rare case of giant-cell rich dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma occurred in the right distal femur shaft of a 60 year-old female. The plain X-ray film showed an irregular radiolucent mass. The T2-weighted MRI revealed a heterogeneous high signal intensity. It was an irregular mass composed of bluish-white, translucent chondroid elements and yellowish solid components with extraosseous invasion. Microscopically, a low-grade chondrosarcoma and a giant-cell rich spindle cell sarcoma with areas resembling giant cell tumor were recognized with abrupt transition. Immunohistochemical staining revealed a S100 protein positivity in chondroid cells and a few spindle cells. CD68 was strongly positive in giant cells. Vimentin was positive in both components and smooth muscle actin was positive in some spindle cells. There was no cytokeratin, desmin and myogenin immunopositivity. It is important to be aware of this rare variant of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma to avoid the misdiagnosis of more common bone tumors including giant cell tumors.
Intestinal Metastasis of Osteosarcoma Presenting with Intussusception: A Case Report.
Seong Ho Yoo, Min A Kim, Kyu Joo Park, Joon Koo Han, Sang Hoon Lee, Chong Jai Kim, Eui Keun Ham
Korean J Pathol. 2002;36(4):271-273.
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Metastatic osteosarcoma most commonly affects the lungs and other bones. Intestinal intussusception caused by metastatic osteosarcoma is very rare. We report a case of metastatic osteosarcoma of the intestine in a 39-year-old female. She underwent surgical resection of the left femur due to osteosarcoma and received additional chemotherapy 3 years ago. Pulmonary metastasis was found two years later and the patient complained of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting after 8 months following excision of the lung nodules. Abdominal computed tomography revealed intussusception with a suspected polypoid mass in the distal portion of the jejunum. The histologic findings of the resected bowel were those of osteosarcoma. This is the first case of documented intestinal metastasis of osteosarcoma in Korea. It is suggested that the tumor metastasis to the small intestine should be considered in patients with previous osteosarcoma, when the patient presents with acute abdominal symptoms and intussusception.
Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) Cytology and Ultrastructural Findings in a Patient with Amiodarone-Induced Pulmonary Toxicity: A Case Report.
Sun Lee, Min A Kim, Young Soo Shim, Chun Taek Lee, Je G Chi, Doo Hyun Chung
Korean J Pathol. 2002;36(3):175-178.
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Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent and can cause potentially life-threatening pulmonary fibrosis. Of the numerous side effects associated with amiodarone therapy, lugn toxicity is one of the most serious adverse reactions. Recently, we experienced a case of amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity (APT), which induced severe dyspnea and productive coughing, confirmed by cytologic and electron microscopic examination of the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). The symptoms and abnormalities in the chest X-ray were improved after the withdrawal of amiodarone. Cytologic examination of the BAL revealed numerous foam cells with cytoplasmic vacuoles or small particles. Ultrastructurally, the foam cells demonstrated characteristic lysosomal inclusions, which were electron-dense multilamellated bodies, crystalloid bodies, and mixed forms with small lipid vacuoles. It is strongly suggested that only cytologic and electron microscopic examination of the BAL without open lung biopsy is enough for diagnosis of APT, when APT is clinically suspected in a patient who has a history or ingestation of amiodarone.

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