The Akt/mTOR pathway is activated in verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity

The Akt/mTOR pathway is activated in many malignancies including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Oral verrucous carcinoma (OVC) is a low grade variant of OSCC. However, the role of the Akt/mTOR p... View →

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Endometriosis with gut obstruction: a case report of 38 years old woman with acute abdominal pain

A woman, age thirty-eight years old, came to the hospital with acute diarrhea and complained of having severe abdominal pain for two days. She had no underling disease and no history of alcohol or to... View →

Author : Garan Phrommee, M.D.
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Difficult case in the diagnosis of pineal tumor with ectomesenchymal differentiation: teratoma versu

Pineal region tumors are rare and heterogeneous including germ cell tumors, pineal parenchymal tumors and neuroepithelial tumors. Amongthe pineal region tumors, germ cell tumorssuch as germinoma and ... View →

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Astudy of prostatic cancer in radical prostatectomyspecimenand acorrelationwithpre-operativeserum PS

To assess arelationship between serum prostate specifi c antigen (PSA) levels and pathologic parameters in radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens for prostate cancer in Chiang Mai University Hospital, ... View →

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Placental villous hypermaturation in idiopathic spontaneous preterm births in Srinagarind Hospital

To determine the association between preterm births (PTBs) and placental villous hypermaturation (PVH), a pathological fi nding which suggests placental insuffi ciency.... View →

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Automated counting of Ki-67 labeling index compares with eyeballing estimation to predict behavior o

Pituitary adenoma has been classified as benign according to slow-growing tumor. However, some atypical pituitary adenoma may have clinical aggressiveness such as parasellar invasion and high recurrenc... View →

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Specificity of cytologic features of metastatic lung adenocarcinoma in malignant pleural effusion

Metastatic lung adenocarcinoma is commonly presented with effusions. The cytologic examination of the fl uid is one of the fi rst diagnostic techniques attempted in these patients. Identifi cation of the... View →

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Accuracy in distinguishing between primary adenocarcinoma of cervix and adenocarcinoma of endometriu

Endometrial and endocervical adenocarcinomas can seem histologically identical and it can be diffi cult to determine the primary site of origin based on morphology alone. As the distinction is signifi c... View →

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Prevalence of Microsatellite instability (MSI) determined by immunohistochemical staining of MSH6 an

Microsatellite instability(MSI) is one of the genetic abnormalities that leads to colon cancer. The defect, known as mismatch repair genes(MMR) can be either sporadic or a germ line mutation. A immuno... View →

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Inflammatory bowel disease: Review of histologic features

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic infl ammation of the digestive tract with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) being among the two most common IBD conditions. To evaluate the e... View →

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