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Genomic-based Ancillary Assays Offer Improved Diagnostic Yield of Effusion Cytology With Potential Challenges in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Pathology International 2020 June 15 [Link] Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Makoto Hamasaki, Shinji Matsumoto, Masayo Yoshimura, Ayuko Sato, Tohru Tsujimura, Toshiaki Kamei, Kunimitsu Kawahara, Kazuki Nabeshima Abstract BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) or methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) immunohistochemistry (IHC) or 9p21 fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) are useful for the diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, the effect […]

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HEG1, BAP1, and MTAP Are Useful in Cytologic Diagnosis of Malignant Mesothelioma With Effusion

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 May 22 [Link] Kenzo Hiroshima, Di Wu, Shinji Hamakawa, Shingo Tsuruoka, Daisuke Ozaki, Hideki Orikasa, Mizue Hasegawa, Eitetsu Koh, Yasuo Sekine, Yoko Yonemori, Kazuki Nabeshima, Shoutaro Tsuji, Yohei Miyagi, Kohzoh Imai Abstract Background: The specificity and sensitivity of HEG1 for malignant mesothelioma (MM) is high. The use of BAP1/MTAP immunohistochemistry (IHC) is […]

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Effusion cytology of malignant mesothelioma enables earlier diagnosis and recognizes patients with better prognosis.

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 February 20 [Link] Abd Own S, Höijer J, Hillerdahl G, Dobra K, Hjerpe A Abstract A conclusive diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) can be based on effusion cytology using the guidelines for the cytopathologic diagnosis of epithelioid and mixed-type MM. Briefly, the diagnosis is obtained when the mesothelial phenotype of malignant cells […]

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Cytoplasmic MTAP expression loss detected by immunohistochemistry correlates with 9p21 homozygous deletion detected by FISH in pleural effusion cytology of mesothelioma.

Histopathology 2019 April 8 [Link] Hamasaki M, Kinoshita Y, Yoshimura M, Matsumoto S, Kamei T, Hiroshima K, Sato A, Tsujimura T, Kawahara K, Nabeshima K Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive neoplasm with poor prognosis. Diagnosis includes verification of mesothelial origin and discrimination of MPM from reactive mesothelial hyperplasia (RMH) or reactive mesothelial […]

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What’s new in mesothelioma

Pathologica 2018 March [Link] Ascoli V, Murer B, Nottegar A, Luchini C, Carella R, Calabrese F, Lunardi F, Cozzi I, Righi L Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a neoplasm characterized by a very poor prognosis and medico-legal implications. Diagnosis, prognosis and therapy are often challenging and include several issues. Cytological diagnosis is frequently the first […]

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A second case of pericardial mesothelioma mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus in the literature in over 30 years: a case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 March 29 [Link] Mensi C, Romano A, Berti A, Dore R, Riboldi L Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm which commonly develops in the pleura of people exposed to asbestos. Pericardial mesothelioma accounts for only 0.7 % of all malignant mesotheliomas and it usually presents with pericardial effusion, […]

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The importance of EZH2 and MOC-31 expression in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant effusions

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2016 December 26 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sadullahoglu C, Nart D, Veral A Abstract BACKGROUND: All malignant tumors may spread throughout the pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial cavities. The presence of tumor cells in serosal fluid is a poor prognostic indicator. It may be difficult to differentiate nuclear atypia of mesothelial cells due […]

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CD24 is highly useful in differentiating high-grade serous carcinoma from benign and malignant mesothelial cells

Human Pathology 2016 August 30 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Davidson B Abstract CD24 was previously shown to be overexpressed in high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) effusions compared to malignant mesothelioma (MM) in gene expression array analysis. The present study validated this observation in a large series consisting of both effusions and surgical specimens. Effusions (n=206; […]

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Common Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Applications in Cytology

Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2016 August 4 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Savic S, Bubendorf L Abstract CONTEXT: -Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a well-established method for detection of genomic aberrations in diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive marker testing. OBJECTIVE: -To review common applications of FISH in cytology. DATA SOURCES: -The published literature […]

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Biphasic effects of l-ascorbate on the tumoricidal activity of non-thermal plasma against malignant mesothelioma cells

Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 2016 May 24 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Shi L, Wang Y, Ito F, Okazaki Y, Tanaka H, Mizuno M, Hori M, Richardson DR, Toyokuni S. Abstract Non-thermal plasma (NTP) is a recently developed technology that elicits a variety of biological effects. This includes cancer cell-specific cytotoxicity, which is mainly […]

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