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Volume 21(2); June 1987
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Original Articles
Multiple Primary Malignant Tumors: 39 cases.
Sun Young Kim, Sang Pyo Kim, Jong Min Chae, Sang Sook Lee, Eun Sook Chang, Chai Hong Chung
Korean J Pathol. 1987;21(2):67-74.
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Thirty nine cases of multiple primary malignant tumors examined at the Department of Pathology, Keimyung University School of Medicine during the period from November 1974 through March 1986 were analysed clinicopathologically. The findings are as follows: 1) Thirty nine cases had synchronous lesion and six cases metachronous lesion. The second primary malignancy occurred mean 4.7 years after the first malignancy in patients with metachronous lesion. 2) The age at diagnosis of the first malignancy ranged from 26 to 76 years, the average being 51.8 years. The male-female ratio was slightly less than 1:1.2. 3) The most commonly involved site in multicentric origin was gastrointestinal tract (44.4%) with all adenocarcinoma and the second urogenital system (29.6%). In cases of different tissues or organs (11 cases), ovary was the most frequent site (5 cases), followed by cervix (4 cases). 4) Multiple primary malignant tumors of urogenital system were all eight cases and six cases among them (75%) had smoking and drinking habits. 5) The detailed informations about possible environmental, familial and host factors necessary for the investigation of multiple primary tumors were lacking in most cases. Therefore, the history taking with special attention to these factors must be carefully recorded. And also, we suggest that in the high-risk individuals, careful follow-up and thorough search for early cancer detection or prevention should be taken.
A Histopathologic, Histochemical and Immunocytochemical Study of Cardiac Myxoma.
Dong Hwan Shin, Hee Jeong Ahn, In Joon Choi
Korean J Pathol. 1987;21(2):75-81.
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The immunoreactivities of surgically removed 16 cardiac myxomas were studies for factor VIII-related Ag (F VIII-RA), Ulex europaeus agglutinin I (UEA-I) and desmin alpha1-antichymotrypsin, and this study was accompained by a clinicopathologic review. More than 50% of the patients with cardiac myxomas were in their fourth and fifth decades, and cardiac myxomas were much more common in women than in men. All but on occurred in the left atrium, and the majority were attached to the atrial septum, usually in the region corresponding to the fossa ovalis. In one case, an atrial myxoma recurred 37 months after the initial excision. Microscopically, the myxomas contained a myxoid matrix composed of acid mucopolysaccharides within which were embedded polygonal cells. The cells forming both the surface and complicated vascular like channels throuhout the myxoid stroma tested positive for F VIII-RA and UEA-I. The outer cell layers of the complex vascular structures demonstrated variable staining for F VIII-RA, while isolated bundles of smooth muscle cells were present and stained for desmin. A small number of the so-called myxoma cells, immunoreactive for alpha1-antichymotrypsin which were not laden with hemosiderin pigment but were similar to histiocytes, were present particularly around the areas of hemorrhage. These findings support the current view that cellular and histologic heterogeneity arose from the divergent differentiation of multipotential mesenchymal cells. In particular, it remains to be confirmed by further study whether or not true histiocytic differentiation occurs.
Study on the Stromal Response of Colon Cancer in Relation with the Stage of the Cancer.
Dong Soo Suk
Korean J Pathol. 1987;21(2):82-89.
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Total 74 cases of colon cancer were examined in the Inje Medical College, Pusan Paik-hospital, which were collected from 1979 to the April 1986. The stromal histopathological findings are as followings; 1) The highest frequency of the good reactions of the four parameters of the stromal response (i.e., good general stromal reaction, peripheral tumor disintergration, and each inflammatory cell infiltration and fibrous proliferation alone) was found in Dukes class B1 and the least frequency in Dukes C1. The good general stromal response and the peripheral tumor disintegration are more closely related with the stage than the other two parameters. They are about 60% in class B1, 30% in class B2 and C2, and 20% in class C1. 2) The insistent poorest stromal response of the Dukes C1 in all parameters may be explained from the fact that the cancer cells of this particular stage are very aggressive biologically because the cancer cells are capable to invade the regional lymph nodes before the main tumor can infiltrate all through the layers of the wall. 3) Among the four types of the colon cancer, the better stromal reactions are observed in more than half of the cases of the well and moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma while this trend is completely opposite in the mucinous and poorly differentiated types. 4) The above findings indicate that how closely the stroma influences upon the progress of the colon cancer, or how closely it represents the status of the individual immunological force.
Hepatic Changes Resembling the Indian Childhood Cirrhosis in an IgM anti-CMV Positive Infant.
Soo Im Choi, Chan Il Park, Ki Sup Chung
Korean J Pathol. 1987;21(2):90-93.
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This is to describe a neonatal hepatitis with pericellular hepatic fibrosis and Mallory bodies in a sero-positive infant for IgM anti-CMV. A necropsy of the liver revealed severe heaptocellular swelling with many intracytoplasmic hyaline bodies, pronounced fibrosis of a creeping type, bile stasis with ductular proliferation, and the lack of parenchymal regeneration. These microscopical changes of the liver resembled those of Indian Childhood Cirrhosis (ICC). In the present case the patient's serum IgM anti-CMV is the only clue for the etiological diagnosis.
Subamniotic Hematoma as a Cause of Neonatal Death.
Je G Chi, Ro Hyun Sung, Kyung Jae Shin
Korean J Pathol. 1987;21(2):94-97.
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An autopsy case of a newborn male who died of exsanguination into the subamniotic space of placenta presumably due to the rupture of the umbilical vein, is reported. This fetus, previously uneventful except for hydramnios and partial breech presentation showed obvious signs of fetal distrees during the first stage of labor that lasted for 6 hours to this 25 year old multigravid mother who came to the hospital because of labor pain at 29 weeks of gestation. Immediately after birth the baby was pale and the Apgar score was 1. He died 30 minutes after birth. Postmortem examination confirmed generalized pallor in this 1380 gm baby, with petechial hemorrhage of viscera and subarachnoid hemorrhage. No other findings of the cause of death were found. The placenta showed large ellipsoid subamniotic hematoma containing approximately 76 ml of blood, which is 57% of the total circulation blood volume of the fetus.
Case Report
Postirradiation Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma (A case associated with aggressive fibromatosis).
Hy Min Kim, Je Geun Chi, Yong Il Kim, Eui Keun Ham
Korean J Pathol. 1987;21(2):98-101.
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A case of postirradiation extraskeletal osteosarcoma with aggressive fibromatosis of the overlying soft tissue of radiation field is reported in a 57 year old house wife who was treated with operation and radiation therapy for cervix carcinoma of the uterus 23 years ago. The overlying aggressive fibromatosis showed characteristic radiation angiitis and atrophic vascular changes such as hyaline degeneration and obliteration of the capillaries which were highly campatible with radiation changes. She also had multiple osteogenic sarcoma in pelvic cavity, occurring in the mesentery bed. As for the histogenesis in this case, we thought the possiblity that fibroblasts went through a process of differentiation into osteoblasts that were responsible for bone formation in the process of malignant change of the aggressive fibromatosis.
Original Articles
A Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma of Soft Tissue with Features of Fibrosarcomatous Redifferentiation.
Kyung Ja Cho, Yong Il Kim, Hyun Soon Lee, Se Il Suk
Korean J Pathol. 1987;21(2):102-107.
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A case of dedifferentiated liposarcoma in a fifty-one year old man is presented. The patient received a wide extirpation for a relatively rapidly growing mass in his right gluteal region. The mass was multinodular and consisted of two clearly distinct elements; well differentiated liposarcoma and non-lipogenic spindle cell sarcoma (fibrosarcoma). This is first proven case of dedifferentiated liposarcoma of the soft tissue in Korean literature, and its histogenesis is discussed along the dedifferentiation-redifferentiation pathway of fibrohistiocytic differentiation.
Fetus Papyraceus Caused by Velamentous Insertion of Cord to Dividing Membrane.
Je G Chi, Sung Sik Shin, Kie Sook Yoo
Korean J Pathol. 1987;21(2):108-110.
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Fetus papyraceus, also called fetus compressus, is a mummified and compressed fetus as a result of fetal death during pregnancy. It is always associated with twin pregnancy, and the other litter is usually alive to compress the dead feuts. The cause of death of the fetus is not always clear. Recently we had a case of fetus papyraceus from a 25-year-old woman, which we thought most probably caused by velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord into the dividing membrane of the placenta, resulting fetal death and subsequently becoming fetus papyraceus.

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