In Reply.--The proper classification of atypical Spitz tumors (ASTs
) and the related questions regarding appropriate clinical management are worthy of ongoing discussion as more is learned about these challenging lesions.
The transverse-sigmoid sinus junction was defined as the transitional zone where the transverse sinus ended by the vertical descending segment of the sigmoid sinus viewed from the inside of the cranium.[sup] Thus, the ASTS
was identified as the anterosuperior point of the junction.
Lee participated in the ASTS
Chimera Chronicles video project and his interview can be viewed at www.asts.org.
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members and other transplant professionals involved in the production included: Dale Distant, MD, Chief of Transplant Surgery, State University of New York Down State Medical Center, Brooklyn; Richard Howard, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville; Catherine Garvey, RN, Transplant Coordinator, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, Minneapolis; Rebecca Hays, MSW, Clinical Transplant Social Worker, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison; Errol Williams, Kidney Donor, Chattanooga, TN; and Natalia Williams, Chattanooga, TN.
In their letter to ASTS
members, Sollinger, Ferguson and Pinson argued that "a couple of large centers" have been able to "persuade the media" that the vast majority of surgeons back the new regulations and that opposing views should be dismissed as "protectionist" interests of mid-size and small transplant programs.
Several days later Miller sent Neylan a "Proposed Statement of Principles on the Process for Creation of a Single Society" outlining ASTS
' position on provisions it says must be met before a merger can be effected.
"However, in the interest of achieving an outcome that ASTS
still strongly believes would be in the interest of all of the transplant professional community, the ASTS
Council has unanimously voted to propose to ASTP a new effort to achieve formation of a single professional society through common embrace of the following Statement of Principles on the process for creation of a single society.
In addition to national leaders, the ASTS
campaign will focus on enlisting America's leading companies as corporate supporters of the pledge, Ferguson said.
Established in 2009, AST
Adventures is a reputable tour operator company in the US and Central America.