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Articles by W. Glenn McCluggage
Total Records ( 2 ) for W. Glenn McCluggage
  Aidan Brady , Anitha Nayar , Paul Cross , Amit Patel , Raj Naik , Susan Lee , Sonali Kaushik , Des Barton and W. Glenn McCluggage
  We report 2 cases of papillary cystadenoma, a rare neoplasm characteristic of patients with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, involving the pelvic soft tissues of women and probably arising within the broad ligament. In only one of the women was there a history of VHL disease. The other woman was investigated for VHL disease after the diagnosis of papillary cystadenoma and all tests were negative. There has been debate as to whether papillary cystadenomas in women are of mesonephric (Wolffian) or of Mullerian origin and to investigate this we undertook a detailed immunohistochemical analysis. Both tumors were positive with AE1/3, Ber EP4, epithelial membrane antigen, CK7, CD10, CA125, CA19.9, calretinin, and vimentin. One exhibited focal nuclear staining with WT1 and PAX8. The tumors were negative with estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, androgen receptor, CK20, CEA, TTF1, inhibin, RCC marker, and hepatocyte nuclear factor 1β. Although favoring a mesonephric origin, the immunohistochemical findings are essentially inconclusive and not definitive for either a mesonephric or a Mullerian origin. We believe that patients found to have papillary cystadenoma should be investigated for VHL disease if there is no history of this. This is the second reported example of papillary cystadenoma in a woman not known to have VHL disease and the first in which investigations have excluded this disease.
  Karen L. Talia , James Scurry , Thomas Manolitsas and W. Glenn McCluggage
  We report 2 cases of primary vaginal mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in adenosis in nondiethylstilbestrol-exposed women, 1 with uterus didelphys. Both tumors exhibited morphologic and immunohistochemical features (MUC6 and/or HIK 1083 positivity) identical to the recently described cervical gastric-type adenocarcinoma, a subtype of mucinous adenocarcinoma that is non-human papillomavirus related and possibly related to adenoma malignum. Both neoplasms were intensely p53 positive, suggesting that TP53 mutation may be implicated in their development. We believe that the vaginal tumors arose from adenosis through atypical adenosis, as benign and atypical glands were present at the periphery of the neoplasms. In reporting these cases, we discuss atypical adenosis and other types of non-diethylstilbestrol-associated vaginal adenocarcinomas. At least 9 other examples of primary vaginal, or more uncommonly cervical, adenocarcinomas arising in non-diethylstilbestrol-exposed women with congenital genitourinary malformations have been reported, suggesting a probable causal association between congenital malformation, vaginal adenosis, and vaginal adenocarcinoma.
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