MRI features of spinal epidural angiolipomas. (33/36)


Correlation between clinicopathological features and karyotype in lipomatous tumors. A report of 178 cases from the Chromosomes and Morphology (CHAMP) Collaborative Study Group. (34/36)

Soft tissue tumors commonly show cytogenetic abnormalities, some of which are tumor specific. Lipomatous tumors represent the largest category of soft tissue neoplasms, and numerous karyotypic aberrations have been identified. However, clear-cut correlation between morphology and karyotype has not been undertaken on a systematic basis in a double-blind setting. The morphological features and histological diagnosis of 178 lipomatous neoplasms were reviewed independently without knowledge of the clinical data. The consensus diagnoses were then correlated with the clinical findings and compared with the tumors' karyotypes, using G-banded preparations from short-term cultures. The data were collated by a multicenter collaborative group of pathologists, geneticists, and surgeons. Clonal chromosomal abnormalities were identified in 149 cases studied (84%) and, to a large extent, the karyotype correlated with the morphological diagnosis. Specifically, 26 (96%) of 27 myxoid liposarcomas and its poorly differentiated variants showed a t(12;16); 29 (78%) of 37 atypical lipomatous tumors (including 5 dedifferentiated cases) showed ring chromosomes; 74 (80%) of 93 subcutaneous and intramuscular lipomas had karyotypic aberrations affecting mainly 12q, 6p, and 13q; 7 of 8 spindle cell and pleomorphic lipomas had aberrations of 16q; 3 lipoblastomas showed 8q rearrangements; and 2 hibernomas showed 11q abnormalities. We conclude that cytogenetic abnormalities are common in lipomatous tumors, correlate reliably with morphological sub-type in many cases, and can be of diagnostic value in histologically borderline or difficult cases.  (+info)

Spinal angiolipomas: MR features. (35/36)

PURPOSE: To determine the MR features of spinal angiolipomas and to compare these findings with their histologic appearance. METHODS: The MR examinations of three patients with surgically proved angiolipomas were reviewed for tumor location and extent, signal characteristics, and pattern of contrast enhancement, and were then compared with the histologic findings. RESULTS: Four tumors were found in the three patients, all located in the posterior epidural compartment, averaging about 2.5 vertebral bodies in length. On noncontrast T1-weighted images, all lesions were inhomogeneous and hypointense relative to epidural fat. Inhomogeneous enhancement was seen in three lesions on postcontrast T1-weighted images obtained with fat-saturation techniques. Angiolipomas were least conspicuous on T2-weighted images. A high vascular content correlated with the presence of large hypointense regions on T1-weighted images. CONCLUSION: Spinal angiolipomas are typically hyperintense on noncontrast T-1-weighted images relative to other tumors. Angiolipomas that contain large hypointense foci on noncontrast T1-weighted images can be expected to have a high degree of vascularity.  (+info)

Successful combined lung and kidney transplantation for pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis and renal angiolipomas. (36/36)

Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and renal angiolipomas are rare but distinct clinical entities that share similar morphological features. Lung transplantation is considered as a valuable therapeutic modality in patients with end-stage pulmonary LAM. However, in some patients, renal complications due to bleeding angiomyolipomas and cyclosporin-induced nephropathy have become newly identified problems. This study reports the first case of combined lung and kidney transplantation for pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis and renal angiolipomas. Two years after transplantation, renal and pulmonary function have remained stable and the patient has resumed a normal daily life, including a full-time professional activity.  (+info)