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Agreement between cytotechnologists and cytopathologists as a new measure of cytopathologist performance in gynecologic cytology

BACKGROUND

Although objective measures of cytotechnologist (CT) and cytopathologist (CP) performance exist, challenges remain. Two assumptions deserve examination: CPs’ interpretations are correct, and CTs and CPs render interpretations independently of each other. 215 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Microcystic/Reticular Schwannoma of the Frontal Lobe: An Unusual Occurrence

Schwannoma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor that typically involves cranial nerves of the head and neck region. Intraparenchymal occurrence of this tumor is uncommon. 43 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Vascular anatomy of the stomach related to resection procedures strategy

Abstract

                <p>This study is focused on the vascular anatomy of the stomach in relation to the gastric pull-up construction. The vascular anatomy was studied on forty-one human specimens. 138 more words
By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of a rare case of a poorly differentiated synovial sarcoma with “Rhabdoid” features, including treatment implications

Abstract

Synovial sarcoma is a high-grade, soft tissue sarcoma that is relatively chemosensitive. Its exact diagnosis is crucial, including differentiation from its closest diagnostic mimic, ie, Ewing sarcoma, in view of different treatment options, including chemotherapy regimens, for both these tumors. 213 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Lichenoid folliculitis, a unifying concept

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Skin diseases presenting with keratotic papules, atrophy, cicatricial alopecia, and/or “lichenoid” histopathologic changes have been described under at least 30 names. This family of diseases contains two subgroups, largely based on clinical features: keratosis pilaris atrophicans (KPA; including keratosis pilaris atrophicans faciei/ulerythema ophryogenes, atrophoderma vermiculata , and keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans); and the lichen planopilaris (LPP) subgroup (including LPP, frontal fibrosing alopecia, Graham-Little-Piccardi-Lassueur Syndrome, and fibrosing alopecia in a pattern distribution). 88 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Dynamic measurements of cervical neural foramina during neck movements in asymptomatic young volunteers

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                </span><h3>Purpose</h3> 
                <p>Neural foraminal dimensions are considered important in nerve root compression and development of cervical radiculopathy, but baseline data regarding their range during normal motion are not available. 404 more words
By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis