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Tran T.A.N.,Florida Orlando Hospital | Tran Q.,Trinity Preparatory School | Carlson J.A.,Albany Medical College
International Journal of Surgical Pathology | Year: 2017

Intralymphatic histiocytosis (ILH) is a peculiar pathological process characterized by the collections of benign histiocytes in dilated lymph vessels. Although the majority of ILH patients present clinically with various forms of cutaneous manifestation, rare extracutaneous incidences have been reported in the literature. To date, ILH has not been described in an internal visceral organ. We report the case of a 68-year-old woman who underwent an appendectomy during a surgical procedure for a primary peritoneal high-grade, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of Müllerian origin. Although no malignancy was identified in the appendix, the appendiceal mucosa and submucosa were expanded by dilated vascular channels harboring aggregates of uniform epithelioid cells. Similar histological changes were also identified in the right fallopian tube. Immunohistochemical studies revealed the lymphatic nature of the vessels and the histiocytic origin of the intravascular cells. Of note was the presence of scattered multinucleated giant cells in the histiocytic population, a histological feature not described hitherto in ILH. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first case of ILH harboring multinucleated giant cells, involving internal visceral organs, and associated with a malignant tumor of the gynecological system. As such, the current case report expands the clinical and histological spectrum of ILH. © The Author(s) 2016.

Ajaz B.,Florida Orlando Hospital | Tran T.A.N.,Florida Orlando Hospital | Truong T.,Florida Orlando Hospital | Manoucheri M.,Florida Orlando Hospital
International Journal of Surgical Pathology | Year: 2013

Thymolipoma is a very rare anterior mediastinal mass of thymic origin, accounting for only 2% to 10% of all thymic neoplasm. Histologically, the tumor is usually composed of adipose tissue interspersed with thymic tissues. We report a case of a 58-year-old man who presented with a few weeks history of shortness of breath, cough, and chest pain, found to have a retrocardiac infiltrate on chest X-ray. Computed tomography scan of the chest showed a large anterior mediastinal mass. Surgical excision revealed an ovoid fatty mass, which on histological examination displayed thymic tissue intermixed with lipomatous tissue consistent with a thymolipoma. Of note was the presence of a microscopic nodule of thymic epithelial proliferation with sebaceous differentiation and focal cylindroma-like architecture. Although sebaceous tissue has been rarely reported in thymic tissue, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of sebaceous differentiation in a thymolipoma. © The Author(s) 2013.

Raghu P.,Albany Medical College | Tran T.A.,Florida Orlando Hospital | Rady P.,University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Tyring S.,University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Carlson J.A.,Albany Medical College
American Journal of Dermatopathology | Year: 2012

Chronic papillomatous dermatitis (CPD) is a stoma site complication due to chronic irritant contact dermatitis. Papillomatosis can also arise in the setting of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection or chronic lymphedema (elephantiasis). Herein, we report the case of a 57-year-old female who presented with a papillomatous growth surrounding a loop ileostomy suspected to be recurrent ovarian serous carcinoma. Excisional biopsy demonstrated nevus sebaceous (NS)-like organoid hyperplasia with koilocytes overlying a dermal scar that exhibited lymphangiectases. Polymerase chain reaction and sequencing for HPV DNA detected HPV 16. In situ hybridization for high-risk HPV DNA showed punctate nuclear pattern in the keratinocytes populating the NS-like hyperplasia indicating integrated HPV 16 DNA. No recurrence has been observed 11 months postexcision. Reports of CPD have documented a spectrum of reactive epidermal hyperplasias including pseudoepitheliomatous, verrucous, papillomatous, syringofibroadenomatous, and rudimentary follicular hyperplasias. HPV DNA has been detected in 3 of 4 CDP cases tested to date and in authentic NS. We postulate that localized lymphedema secondary to scarring coupled with chronic epidermal irritation and inflammation allowed for latent HPV infection to manifest as CPD with NS-like cutaneous hyperplasia. Copyright © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Tran T.A.N.,Florida Orlando Hospital | Carlson J.A.,Albany Medical College | Malpica A.,University of Houston
International Journal of Gynecological Pathology | Year: 2015

A spectrum of invasive adenocarcinomas presumably arising from the anogenital mammary-like glands of the vulva has been reported. Even rarer are the cases of pure ductal carcinoma in situ that originated from these unique glandular structures. Herein, we report an 81-yr-old woman presented with an invasive well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva. Unexpectedly, the underlying dermis demonstrated a cystically dilated structure that displayed a layer of malignant squamous cells in the periphery, and a second centrally located population of neoplastic cells exhibiting glandular differentiation. In addition, a spindle and pleomorphic malignant cell population consistent with a sarcomatoid carcinoma was identified around the cystic structure. Scattered benign anogenital mammary-like glands were present in the adjacent dermis. The histologic and immunohistochemical findings were consistent with those of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma that has undergone sarcomatoid transformation after spreading in a pagetoid fashion into an underlying focus of ductal carcinoma in situ of anogenital mammary-like gland origin. © 2015 International Society of Gynecological Pathologists.

Tran T.A.N.,Florida Orlando Hospital | Niu G.,Albany Medical College | Tomasello C.A.,Florida Orlando Hospital | Tran H.V.,Florida Orlando Hospital | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Gynecological Pathology | Year: 2014

Pigmented lesions of the uterine cervix (UC) have not been systematically studied in the literature. Over an 18-mo period, we prospectively investigated the histologic spectrum of all macroscopically visible pigmented lesions of the UC. The incidence of pigmented UC was 1.6% (33/2118). Histologic examination revealed 32 cases (97%) with a histologic correlate, of which 26 lesions were of melanocytic nature including 25 blue nevi (BNs) (81%) and 1 melanotic macule (3%). The nonmelanocytic lesions included 1 case of focal granulomatous vasculitis (3%), 2 biopsy site-associated reactive changes with hemosiderin-laden macrophages (6.4%), 1 case of hemorrhagic Nabothian cyst (3%), 1 hemangioma (3%), and 1 case of multinucleated giant cell reaction to dark black carbon-like material (3%). Women with UC BN (1.2% incidence) were mostly whites (13/25, 52%) with a mean age of 47.4 yr (range, 31-64 yr). The number and size of BN per UC, all located in the endocervix, varied between 1 to 3 and 0.1 to 2 cm (mean, 0.68 cm). UC BN exhibited 3 distinct morphologic patterns: (1) stromal melanocytic focus composed of fine spindle cells (9/25, 36%); (2) mixed pattern with fine spindle, plump spindle, and epithelioid cells (15/25, 60%); and (3) nevoid stage with epithelioid cells (1/25, 4%). In contrast, cervical melanotic macule was located in the squamous epithelium of the ectocervix and characterized by hyperpigmentation of the basal keratinocytes admixed with scattered slightly enlarged melanocytes. In conclusion, pigmented lesions of the UC are not as uncommon as reported and mostly benign in nature. Several cases may require deeper levels for their detection and to exclude the rare phenomenon of UC melanoma. © 2013 International Society of Gynecological Pathologists.

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