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Sung Joo Kim 3 Articles
Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Associated with Chronic Inflammation Manifested as a Soft Tissue Mass: Incidental Discovery on Histological Examination.
Sang Yun Ha, Yoon La Choi, Sung Joo Kim, Young Hye Ko
Korean J Pathol. 2011;45(4):417-422.
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We report an extraordinary case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma arising in a cystic necrotic mass in a 35-year-old man who presented with a soft tissue mass at the site of previous surgery. A benign mass was surgically removed 17 years ago, after which a cystic lesion gradually developed at the same site. The resected mass appeared as a thick-walled cyst filled with brown necrotic and hemorrhagic material. On microscopic examination, the cyst wall was primarily necrotic tissue with some aggregates of large atypical lymphoid cells. These atypical cells were diffusely positive for CD20 and showed a high proliferation index, Epstein-Barr virus positivity, and clonal rearrangement of the immunoglobulin gene. His present condition was diagnosed as Epstein-Barr virus-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma arising from chronic inflammation. It is important to be aware of the clinical manifestations and histological features of this rare disease in light of diagnosis and treatment.


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Giant Retroperitoneal Lipomatous Angiomyolipoma Simulating Liposarcoma: A Brief Case Report.
Dakeun Lee, Joungho Han, Sung Joo Kim, Dongil Choi
Korean J Pathol. 2007;41(6):406-408.
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Extrarenal retroperitoneal angiomyolipomas (AML) are extremely rare, therefore they may present a diagnostic challenge. In this paper, the authors describe a case of a huge retroperitoneal AML in a 49-year-old woman who presented with sudden abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed the presence of a large, round, fatty mass in the retroperitoneal space, which was easily removed by surgery. The mass was well encapsulated and dark yellow on the cut surface. Microscopically, the tumor was exclusively composed of adipose tissue with frequent multivacuolated, lipoblast-like cells masquerading as well differentiated liposarcoma. In addition, there were many clear, epithelioid cells present, especially around the small blood vessels, which were reactive for HMB-45 and smooth muscle actin.
Disseminated Systemic Candidiasis and Aspergillosis in a Liver Transplant Patient: An Autopsy Report.
Na Rae Kim, Dae Su Kim, Young Hyeh Ko, Sung Joo Kim
Korean J Pathol. 2002;36(5):348-352.
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Postoperative complications of liver transplantation include rejection, infection, hepatic vascular thrombus, and primary graft failure, etc. Among them, fungal infection shows nonspecific clinical symptoms and overlapping laboratory findings with variable etiologies causing post-transplant hepatic dysfunction. Therefore, early diagnosis of fungal infection is not easy. Here, we report an autopsy case of disseminated candidiasis and aspergillosis in a liver transplant patient. The case was at first misinterpreted as acute cellular rejection on biopsy because the histology of predominantly cellular infiltration, ductulitis and endothelialitis were similar to those of acute cellular rejection. On autopsy, the liver, lung and kidney showed multifocal hemorrhagic infarcts due to intra-arterial fungal emboli, which were composed mostly of candida species and a minor fraction of aspergillus. Fungal thrombi invading portal vein, intrahepatic arterioles with subsequent coagulation necrosis, venulitis and ductulitis were ascribed to the misdiagnosis on biopsies. It is unusual that systemic candidiasis, unlike aspergillosis, involves large arteries.

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