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Sun Hee Kim 6 Articles
Comparison of Liquid-based (SurePath(TM)) and Conventional Preparations in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration.
Seoung Wan Chae, Sun Hee Kim, Hee Dae Park, Woon Sun Park, Young Hye Cho, Sung Hee Kang, Dong Hoon Kim, Jin Hee Sohn
Korean J Pathol. 2010;44(6):651-656.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2010.44.6.651
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BACKGROUND
The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in cytologic findings between conventional preparation (CP) and SurePath(TM) liquid-based preparation (LBP) in thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA).
METHODS
We analyzed cytological features on a total of 182 thyroid FNAs (83 CP and 99 LBP) that were histologically confirmed as nodular hyperplasia (NH) or papillary carcinoma (PAC).
RESULTS
LBP was superior in cellular preservation and cellularity than CP. Interestingly, in LBP, cellularity of NH was similarly high compared to that of PAC. The three-dimensional pattern was more prominent in LBP than in CP. The presence of follicle structures was more frequently found in LBP than in CP in the PAC group. Dispersed single cells in the background were more prominent in LBP than in CP. In the PAC group, contrast of the nuclear membrane was more distinctive in CP than in LBP.
CONCLUSIONS
In thyroid FNA, LBP is better for cellular preservation, cellularity, background and nuclear detail than CP. However, some features in LBP such as high cellularity in NH, prominent dispersed single cells, and frequent follicle patterns were unfamiliar findings in CP. Hence, we should be aware of these cytomorphologic features in LBP to make a proper diagnosis.

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  • Comparison of EASYPREP┬«and SurePath┬«in thyroid fine-needle aspiration
    Yosep Chong, Ki Hyun Baek, Jee Young Kim, Tae-Jung Kim, Eun Jung Lee, Chang Suk Kang
    Diagnostic Cytopathology.2016; 44(4): 283.     CrossRef
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.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2009.43.2.157
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BACKGROUND
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.
METHODS
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.
RESULTS
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.
CONCLUSIONS
The cervicovaginal smear is a powerful tool for screening of cervical squamous cell neoplasms.

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  • Overall accuracy of cervical cytology and clinicopathological significance of LSIL cells in ASC-H cytology
    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
Cytologic Features of Folliculars Adenoma and Follicular Carcinoma of the Thyroid: A Study on the Likelihood of Cytologic Diagnosis by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology.
Hee Dae Park, Woon Sun Park, Sun Hee Kim, Seock Hyun Choi, Young Hye Cho, Sung Hee Kang, Kyung Bun Lee, Dong Hoon Kim, Seoung Wan Chae, Jin Hee Shon
Korean J Cytopathol. 2008;19(2):152-159.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3338/kjc.2008.19.2.152
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Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) cannot differentiate follicular adenoma from follicular carcinoma since this distinction can only be based on the presence of capsular or vascular invasion, and this cannot be detected on a cytologic smear. The goal of this study was to define the diagnostic cytologic findings of follicular neoplasm and the possibility of diagnosing follicular neoplasm by performing FNAC. The cases of histologically diagnosed follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma on the thyroidectomy specimens were retrieved. Among them, the cases with preoperative FNAC that was done within 3 months of the operation were finally selected. Then we reviewed the FNAC and histologic slides of 19 cases: 9 follicular adenomas and 10 follicular carcinomas. Our results suggest that for cases of follicular neoplasm, the aspirates show high or abundant cellularity, frequent follicle formation and occasional cellular atypism of the follicular cells. However, the atypism is more pronounced and more frequently noticed in the cases of follicular carcinoma, which reveals more higher anisocytosis (7/10, 70%), nuclear pleomorphism (9/10, 90%), coarse clumping of chromatin (8/10, 80%) and cellular overlapping (8/10, 80%).
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the Diagnosis of a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor of the Stomach: A Case Report.
Lucia Kim, Hyung Gil Kim, Young Chae Chu, In Suh Park, Suk Jin Choi, Jee Young Han, Sun Hee Kim, Don Haeng Lee, Joon Mee Kim
Korean J Cytopathol. 2008;19(2):178-182.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3338/kjc.2008.19.2.178
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We report here a case of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in the stomach that was diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNA). A 67 year old male patient underwent regular check-ups for five years due to the presence of a submucosal tumor that was found in the fundus of the stomach incidentally. EUS-FNA was performed to evaluate the tumor, which had increased in size from 1cm to 2.8cm. A cytologic smear revealed cohesive sheets or clusters of spindle cells with elongated nuclei. Immunohistochemical staining revealed a strong positive reaction for c-kit and CD34, without any reaction for smooth muscle actin and Ki-67. Therefore, a diagnosis of GIST was made.
Usefulness of Sputum Cytology as a Diagnostic Tool of Lung Cancer.
Eun Yoon Cho, Hee Dae Park, Sun Hee Kim, Woon Sun Park, Seoung Wan Chae, Eo Jin Kim, Jin Hee Sohn
Korean J Cytopathol. 2004;15(2):75-80.
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To analyze the accuracy and usefulness of sputum cytology as a screening method, 103 cases of histologically proven lung cancer registered from 1998 to 2000 at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital were retrospectively examined. We reviewed the original cytologic and surgical diagnoses for the cases, and the cytology slides of all cytologically negative cases. The overall sensitivity of sputum cytology was 0.83 ; the sensitivity of prebronchoscopy sputum cytology for bronchogenic carcinoma was 0.87. Central tumor location (P=0.002), tumor size (>2.4 cm), (P=0.027) and the number of sputum samples (> or =3) (P=0.001) were associated with a positive cytologic diagnosis. Of the 18 cytologically negative cases, 9 cases (38% of smears) were determined to be insufficient for diagnosis, due strictly to low cellularity and saliva. After a review of the cytology slides of cytologically negative cases, we identified several atypical clusters in one case of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma. This negativity was thus attributed to an interpretation error (1/18, 5.6%). Our results suggest that its sensitivity is more strongly related to the specimen adequacy and the times of sampling than to interpretation error. In terms of sensitivity, specificity, accessibility, cost, and morbidity associated with the screening tests, sputum cytology was found to be an accurate effective screening method for lung cancer.
Microsatellite Instability in Colorectal Carcinomas.
Hee Jeong Cha, Dong Kyun Woo, Sun Hee Kim, Yong ll Kim, Jae Gahb Park, Woo Ho Kim
Korean J Pathol. 2001;35(2):111-114.
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BACKGROUND
Microsatellite instability (MSI), which is caused by a deficient mismatch repair system, is seen in most of the hereditary non-polyposis colon cancers and a portion of sporadic colorectal cancers.
METHODS
Two hundreds forty-six consecutive sporadic colorectal cancer patients were analyzed for MSI using an ABI 377 automatic sequencer and fluorescent dye-labelled primers (BAT-25 and BAT-26).
RESULTS
The overall incidence of MSI in studied cases was 9.8% (24/246). This incidence is lower than most of the reported incidences in western countries. The incidence of MSI tumors in the proximal colon was 29.6%, while that of the distal colon was only 4.2% (p<0.001). MSI in sporadic colorectal cancers was more prevalent in poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. In contrast to western countries, mucinous carcinoma did not show higher incidence of MSI.
CONCLUSION
The results suggest that MSI frequently occurs in cancers of the proximal colon and in tumors with poorly differentiated histology.

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