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Sang Hak Han 3 Articles
IgG4-Related Sclerosing Sialadenitis: Report of Three Cases.
Ji Seon Bae, Joo Young Kim, Sang Hak Han, Seung Ho Choi, Kyung Ja Cho
Korean J Pathol. 2011;45:S36-S40.
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Chronic sclerosing sialadenitis, Mikulicz disease or Kuttner tumor has been recently recognized as a spectrum of IgG4-related sclerosing disease. IgG4-related disease is characterized by a high serum IgG4 level and tissue infiltration of IgG4-positive plasmacytes. We report three cases of chronic sclerosing sialadenitis with variably associated systemic involvement. All patients presented with a submandibular mass or swelling, and all the resected submandibular glands showed diffuse lymphocytic infiltration, lymphoid follicles, and septal fibrosis. Two of the specimens revealed numerous IgG-positive plasma cells, most of which were IgG4-positive on immunohistochemical staining. One of them was associated with dacryoadenitis and hypophysitis. The other patient had ureterorenal lesions. Immunohistochemical study was unavailable in remaining one case, but the histologic features along with elevated IgG level and associated pancreatitis supported the diagnosis. All patients received steroid therapy postoperatively and are doing well. Salivary gland involvement in IgG4-related fibrosclerosis should be recognized in systemic medical pathology.


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Histological and Immunohistochemical Findings of the Intermediate Trophoblasts in Normal Full Term and Pre-eclamptic Placentas.
Sang Hak Han, Kyu Rae Kim, Yonghee Lee, Jae Y Ro
Korean J Pathol. 2010;44(1):63-69.
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Recent studies have suggested that implantation site intermediate trophoblasts (ISITs) and chorionic type intermediate trophoblasts (CTITs) show different immunohistochemical findings, and that each type has specific location in placentas. However, we observed that both subtypes are intimately admixed in many areas of the placentas and both types are proliferated around the infarcts.
In order to examine the site specificity in their distribution and the changes of intermediate trophoblasts (ITs), if any, in the pre-eclamptic placentas, quantitative analyses of ISITs and CTITs using p63, CD146, placental alkaline phosphatase, human placental lactogen, and alpha-inhibin were performed in normal and pre-eclamptic placentas containing infarcts.
In the fetal membranes of both normal and pre-eclamptic placentas, CTITs and ISITs were equally identified, forming distinct layers. ISITs were predominant in the intervillous septum and basal plate, while CTITs were predominant in the subchorionic area. At the margin of infarcts in pre-eclamptic placentas, both subtypes were increased in number, forming distinct layers.
The subtypes of ITs do not have site specificity in placentas. Increased number of ITs and zonal distribution around infarcts suggest that CTITs and ISITs have differentiation associated relationship, and the differentiation might be related to the microenvironment of placenta, such as intraplacental oxygen concentration.
Omental Histiocytic Sarcoma: A Case Report.
Sang Hak Han, Song Chul Kim, Min Hee Ryu, Chan Jeong Park, Joo Ryung Huh
Korean J Pathol. 2009;43(4):351-354.
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We report a case of perigastric histiocytic sarcoma (HS) involving the lesser omental sac in a 30-year-old man. HS is an exceedingly rare malignancy of mature tissue histiocyte. The tumor was a multi-lobulated, bulging enhancing mass in the lesser omentum with metastasis to lymph nodes and liver. The tumor consisted of diffuse non-cohesive proliferation of pleomorphic large oval to round neoplastic cells with giant cells showing vesicular chromatin and ample eosinophilic cytoplasm. In some areas, the tumor cells showed spindling with elongation of the nuclei and cellular shapes. Many of the tumor cells, especially giant forms contained phagocytosed lymphocytes. Immunohistochemical analysis of the tumor cells showed expression of leukocyte common antigen, CD68, lysozyme, vimentin, CD4, and CD163. Ki-67 index was 50-60%. After the operation, he was treated with chemotherapy, but the response was poor.

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