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  1. To explore the clinical characteristics and placental pathological changes of pregnant women with 2019 novel coronavirus (CoV) disease (COVID-19) in the third trimester, and to assess the possibility of vertic...

    Authors: Likun Gao, Jiacai Ren, Li Xu, Xiaokang Ke, Lin Xiong, Xiaoli Tian, Cuifang Fan, Honglin Yan and Jingping Yuan

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2021 16:8

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  2. Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a rare neoplasm showing morphological and immunophenotypic features of mature tissue histiocytes. We report a patient with nodal HS exhibiting prominent reactive eosinophilic infilt...

    Authors: Rintaro Ohe, Takanobu Kabasawa, Aya Utsunomiya, Yuka Urano, Takumi Kitaoka, Kazushi Suzuki, Naing Ye Aung, Ichiro Kawamura, Katsushi Tajima, Tomoharu Ishiyama and Mitsunori Yamakawa

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2021 16:6

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  3. Gastric cancer (GCa) is one of the six major malignancies in the world with low survival rate. Although there are advances in therapeutic approaches, the prognosis of patients with GCa remains not optimistic. ...

    Authors: Zhong Zheng, Jun Li, Junyan An, Yikuan Feng and Lirong Wang

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2021 16:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. IL4Rα and IL13Rα1 are constituents of the type II IL4 receptor. Recently, IL4Rα and IL13Rα1 were reported to have roles in cancer progression and suggested as potential prognostic markers. However, studies on ...

    Authors: Kyoung Min Kim, Usama Khamis Hussein, See-Hyoung Park, Young Jae Moon, Zhongkai Zhang, Asmaa Gamal Ahmed, Ae-Ri Ahn, Ho Sung Park, Jung Ryul Kim and Kyu Yun Jang

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2021 16:2

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  5. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) with uniform CD56 expression is a rare condition, that has been described in limited literature, and its clinicopathological features have not yet been well illustrated. T...

    Authors: Bao-Hua Yu, Yan Zhang, Tian Xue, Ruo-Hong Shui, Hong-Fen Lu, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Xiong-Zeng Zhu and Xiao-Qiu Li

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2021 16:1

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  6. Identification of somatic mutations in key oncogenes in melanoma is important to lead the effective and efficient use of personalized anticancer treatment. Conventional methods focus on few genes per run and, ...

    Authors: Irene Vanni, Milena Casula, Lorenza Pastorino, Antonella Manca, Bruna Dalmasso, Virginia Andreotti, Marina Pisano, Maria Colombino, Ulrich Pfeffer, Enrica Teresa Tanda, Carla Rozzo, Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Antonio Cossu, Paola Ghiorzo and Giuseppe Palmieri

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:143

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  7. The involvement of circular RNAs (circRNAs) in chemoresistance of tumors has been identified. Herein, this study aims to investigate the role and the underlying mechanism of circ_0003998 in doxorubicin (DOX) r...

    Authors: Xiaomin Li, Jiefeng He, Xiaojing Ren, Haichao Zhao and Haoliang Zhao

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:141

    Content type: Research

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  8. Pancreatic Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasms (SPNs) are rare low-grade malignant tumors with a marked preponderance for young females. Objective was to describe the morphology, differential diagnosis, and progno...

    Authors: Nasir Ud Din, Shabina Rahim, Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar, Arsalan Ahmed and Zubair Ahmad

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:139

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  9. High grade basal-like breast carcinomas are triple negative, express basal cytokeratins, and are known for the overall poor prognosis and aggressive behavior. HPV related multiphenotypic sino-nasal carcinoma h...

    Authors: Diana M. Oramas, Diana Bell and Lavinia P. Middleton

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:137

    Content type: Case Report

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  10. Karyopherin α2 (KPNA2), a member of the karyopherin α family, has been studied in several cancers but has not yet been substantially investigated in malignant bone tumors. The purpose of the current study was ...

    Authors: Lucen Jiang, Jianghuan Liu, Qingzhu Wei and Yiyang Wang

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:135

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  11. Pulmonary NUT carcinoma is rare, but lethal, thus, must not be overlooked. The definitive diagnosis is made by a NUT monoclonal antibody or gene analysis, but these are not always routinely available. Therefor...

    Authors: Satoe Numakura, Koji Saito, Noriko Motoi, Taisuke Mori, Yuichi Saito, Fumi Yokote, Yasuyuki Kanamoto, Momoko Asami, Takashi Sakai, Yoshikane Yamauchi, Yukinori Sakao, Hiroshi Uozaki and Masafumi Kawamura

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:134

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  12. Lung cancer (LC) is a malignant tumor originating in the bronchial mucosa or gland of the lung. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are proved to be key regulators of tumor progression. However, the regulatory effect of ...

    Authors: Koudong Zhang, Hang Hu, Juan Xu, Limin Qiu, Haitao Chen, Xingzhi Jiang and Yongqian Jiang

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:133

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  13. Spitzoid melanocytic lesions represent a heterogeneous group of proliferations with ambiguous and overlapping terminology. The exact distinction of a Spitz nevus from a Spitzoid melanoma can be very difficult ...

    Authors: Jiri Vachtenheim Jr, Roman Kodet, Ondrej Fischer, Vitezslav Kolek, Zuzana Strizova, Andrej Ozaniak, Jan Simonek, Alan Stolz, Jiri Pozniak, Jan Kolarik, Monika Svorcova, Jiri Vachtenheim and Robert Lischke

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:132

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  14. Gastric adenocarcinoma of the fundic gland type (GA-FG) has been added to the 2019 edition of the World Health Organization’s list of digestive system-associated cancers. This lesion differentiates toward the ...

    Authors: Chengfang Li, Xinglong Wu, Shuang Yang, Xiaorong Yang, Jin Yao and Hong Zheng

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:131

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  15. The conventional method for the diagnosis of malaria parasites is the microscopic examination of stained blood films, which is time consuming and requires expertise. We introduce computer-based image segmentat...

    Authors: Syed Saiden Abbas and Tjeerd M. H. Dijkstra

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:130

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  16. Histologic features of idiopathic non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) may overlap with those without INCPH. Recently, these features have been recognized as part of the larger spectrum of porto-sinusoida...

    Authors: Michel Kmeid, Chunlai Zuo, Stephen M. Lagana, Won-Tak Choi, Jingmei Lin, Zhaohai Yang, Xiuli Liu, Maria Westerhoff, M. Isabel Fiel, Kajsa Affolter, Eun-Young K. Choi and Hwajeong Lee

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:129

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  17. Colorectal T/natural killer (NK)-cell lymphomas (TNKCL) are very rare. Endoscopic and clinicopathological characteristics of colorectal TNKCL have not been clearly demonstrated. In this study, we demonstrated ...

    Authors: Hideki Ishibashi, Satoshi Nimura, Fumihito Hirai, Naohiko Harada, Hiromi Iwasaki, Sigeto Kawauchi, Yumi Oshiro, Atsuji Matsuyama, Shotaro Nakamura, Yasushi Takamatsu, Hirotoshi Yonemasu, Taturo Shimokama and Morishige Takeshita

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:128

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  18. Histologic distinction between well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and benign hepatocellular mass lesions is a known challenge. Existing biomarkers are of limited diagnostic value. Our previous ...

    Authors: Yuan Li, Fangfang Liu, Wendi Zhou, Sharon Zhang, Peiguo Chu, Fan Lin and Hanlin L. Wang

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:127

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  19. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) still remains intractable disease with few therapeutic options. Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), which is essential for immune evasion, is involved in the pathogenes...

    Authors: Hong Kyu Lee, Mi Jung Kwon, Yong Joon Ra, Hee Sung Lee, Hyoung Soo Kim, Eun Sook Nam, Seong Jin Cho, Hye-Rim Park, Soo Kee Min, Jinwon Seo, Ji-Young Choe, Kyueng-Whan Min and So Young Kang

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:126

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  20. Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) is associated with the pathogenesis of a variety of malignancies, most notably lymphomas. Especially in the background of immunodeficiency, such as primary immunodeficiency disorder (P...

    Authors: Yusuke Kajimoto, Yasuhiro Terasaki, Mika Terasaki, Shinobu Kunugi, Yugo Okabe, Satoshi Wakita, Koiti Inokuchi and Akira Shimizu

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:125

    Content type: Case Report

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  21. The tumor transformation mechanism of a plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma remains unexplained. We describe the case of a plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis in which the expression of zinc fi...

    Authors: Atsuko Takada-Owada, Yumi Nozawa, Masato Onozaki, Shuhei Noda, Tsengelmaa Jamiyan, Yuumi Tokura, Yoshimasa Nakazato, Takao Kamai and Kazuyuki Ishida

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:124

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  22. The presence of histologically different neoplasms in the same organ is rare in pathologic practice. We report the first case of synchronous clear cell renal cell carcinoma (clear cell RCC) and papillary renal...

    Authors: Hyun Jung Lee, Dong Hoon Shin, Joon Young Park, So Young Kim, Chung Su Hwang, Jung Hee Lee, Jee Yeon Kim, Mee Young Sol and Jong Kil Nam

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:123

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  23. Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) are a heterogeneous group of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas for which diagnosis can be challenging given the potential for overlap with inflammatory dermatoses. Current diag...

    Authors: Rebecca Rojansky, Sebastian Fernandez-Pol, Erica Wang, Kerri E. Rieger, Roberto A. Novoa, James L. Zehnder, Christian A. Kunder, Youn H. Kim, Michael S. Khodadoust and Ryanne A. Brown

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:122

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  24. Cytokeratin-positive interstitial reticulum cells (CIRCs), which are a subgroup of fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs), are known to be present in the lymph nodes. There have been only a few cases of tumors de...

    Authors: Sachiko Kaji, Nobuyuki Hiruta, Daisuke Sasai, Makoto Nagashima, Rintaro Ohe and Mitsunori Yamakawa

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:121

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  25. Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is an extremely rare malignant vascular tumor which is often multifocal and, in many cases, discovered incidentally. Here, we describe the clinicopathological features ...

    Authors: Nasir Ud Din, Shabina Rahim, Tamana Asghari, Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar and Zubair Ahmad

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:120

    Content type: Research

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  26. Uterine adenosarcoma, a rare uterine tumor subtype, is a biphasic tumor consisting of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. To date, there is no research comparing the histopathological features and immunohisto...

    Authors: Makiko Omi, Akiko Tonooka, Tomohiro Chiba, Yuji Tanaka, Atsushi Fusegi, Yoichi Aoki, Hidetaka Nomura, Hiroyuki Kanao and Yutaka Takazawa

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:119

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  27. Carcinosarcoma is a rare neoplasm with a poor prognosis that is most often discovered at an advanced stage; a gastric carcinosarcoma is even rarer than carcinosarcomas originating in other organs, such as the ...

    Authors: Akihiro Shioya, Nozomu Kurose, Kenichi Mizutani, Motona Kumagai, Ken Kawaura, Naohiko Nakamura, Takeo Kosaka, Nozomu Motono, Hidetaka Uramoto and Sohsuke Yamada

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:118

    Content type: Case Report

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  28. Primary cardiac lymphomas are extremely rare entities (< 2% of cardiac tumours) and the most frequent histologic type is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Fibrin-associated DLBCL (FA-DLBCL) is a very unus...

    Authors: Esther Moreno Moreno, Ana Ferrer-Gómez, Héctor Pian Arias, Irene García García and Mónica García-Cosío

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:117

    Content type: Case Report

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  29. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Danielle J. Fassler, Shahira Abousamra, Rajarsi Gupta, Chao Chen, Maozheng Zhao, David Paredes, Syeda Areeha Batool, Beatrice S. Knudsen, Luisa Escobar-Hoyos, Kenneth R. Shroyer, Dimitris Samaras, Tahsin Kurc and Joel Saltz

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:116

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    The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:100

  30. Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma is a rare distinctive variant of liver cancer with unique epidemiological and pathological characteristics, characterized by dense lymphocyte infiltration. It can be divided in...

    Authors: Kai Zhang, Changcheng Tao, Zonggui Tao, Fan Wu, Songlin An, Jianxiong Wu and Weiqi Rong

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:115

    Content type: Case Report

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  31. While ETV6- NTRK3 fusion is common in infantile fibrosarcoma, NTRK1/3 fusion in pediatric tumors is scarce and, consequently, not well known. Herein, we evaluated for the presence of NTRK1/3 fusion in pediatric m...

    Authors: Jeongwan Kang, Jin Woo Park, Jae-Kyung Won, Jeong Mo Bae, Jaemoon Koh, Jeemin Yim, Hongseok Yun, Seung-Ki Kim, Jung Yoon Choi, Hyoung Jin Kang, Woo Sun Kim, Joo Heon Shin and Sung-Hye Park

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:114

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  32. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) with rapid on-site evaluation has a great potential for the diagnosis of fungal lesions and other opportunistic infections. Fungal infections have been in increasing tren...

    Authors: Santosh Tummidi, Bitan Naik, Arundhathi Shankaralingappa, Pavithra Balakrishna, Arati Ankushrao Bhadada and Navya Kosaraju

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:113

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  33. Peripheral blood smears are performed to evaluate a variety of hematologic and non-hematologic disorders. At the authors’ institutions, clinician requests for pathologist-performed blood smear reviews have inc...

    Authors: Amy K. Beckman, Valerie L. Ng, David L. Jaye, Manila Gaddh, Sarah A. Williams, Sophia L. Yohe, Lin Zhang and Michael A. Linden

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:112

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  34. Crawling-type adenocarcinoma (CRA) is an important gastric cancer (GC) subtype that exhibits a specific histological pattern and has characteristic clinicopathological findings. Despite its characteristic hist...

    Authors: Yasuko Fujita, Noriyuki Uesugi, Ryo Sugimoto, Makoto Eizuka, Yosuke Toya, Risaburo Akasaka, Takayuki Matsumoto and Tamotsu Sugai

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:111

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  35. Uterine tumors resembling ovarian sex-cord tumors (UTROSCTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms predominantly arising in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. UTROSCTs with growth regulation by estrogen in brea...

    Authors: Bin Chang, Qianming Bai, Lin Liang, Huijuan Ge and Qianlan Yao

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:110

    Content type: Case Report

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  36. Kang and colleagues evaluated on a case series of 1848 breast cancer (BC) patients operated for a first primary ER positive HER2 negative BC if Ki67 expression is a significant prognostic factor only when PgR ...

    Authors: Roberta Maltoni, Michela Palleschi, Sara Ravaioli, Maria Maddalena Tumedei, Mattia Altini and Sara Bravaccini

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:109

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. Chromogranin A (CgA), synaptophysin (Syn) and the Ki-67 index play significant roles in diagnosis or the evaluation of the proliferative activity of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs). ...

    Authors: Huiying Shi, Chen Jiang, Qin Zhang, Cuihua Qi, Hailing Yao and Rong Lin

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:108

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  38. Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma is widely detected in the gastrointestinal tract, head and neck, lower respiratory and urinary systems. Determining the nature (monoclonal or multicentric) of the intestinal aden...

    Authors: Mikiko Matsuo, Yuichiro Hatano, Yuko Imaizumi, Takahiro Kuroda, Toshinori Arai, Hiroyuki Tomita, Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Kazuhiro Yoshida and Akira Hara

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:106

    Content type: Case Report

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  39. Pulmonary epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare subtype of lung cancer. Because of its rarity, the molecular information on this carcinoma is insufficient.

    Authors: Naoki Yanagawa, Ayaka Sato, Masao Nishiya, Masamichi Suzuki, Ryo Sugimoto, Mitsumasa Osakabe, Noriyuki Uesugi, Hajime Saito and Tamotsu Sugai

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:105

    Content type: Case Report

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  40. Squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas are the most common types of cervical cancer. Compared to squamous cell carcinomas, adenocarcinomas are more common in younger women and have a poorer prognosis. Ye...

    Authors: Hailing Li, Xiaotong Jing, Jie Yu, Jiannan Liu, Tingguo Zhang, Shiming Chen and Xiaofang Zhang

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:104

    Content type: Research

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  41. The world is currently witnessing a major devastating pandemic of Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). This disease is caused by a novel coronavirus named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-...

    Authors: Sambit K. Mohanty, Abhishek Satapathy, Machita M. Naidu, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, Shivani Sharma, Lisa M. Barton, Edana Stroberg, Eric J. Duval, Dinesh Pradhan, Alexandar Tzankov and Anil V. Parwani

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:103

    Content type: Review

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  42. Ductal carcinoma of the prostate is a histological subtype with a higher mortality than acinar adenocarcinoma. The number of cases is small and there are no treatment guidelines. We believe that this is the fi...

    Authors: Kota Umeda, Takeo Kosaka, Kohei Nakamura, Toshikazu Takeda, Shuji Mikami, Hiroshi Nishihara and Mototsugu Oya

    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2020 15:102

    Content type: Case Report

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