Additionally, there is an interesting protein called S-phase kinase-associated protein-2 that is overexpressed in the course of neoplastic processes
. The protein contributes to the formation of distant metastases.
Lung masses on imaging, a common diagnostic challenge that internists face, include a broad differential diagnosis such as infections, neoplastic processes
, pneumoconiosis, and infiltrative process, to name just a few.
This presentation can either be as a result of physiological, iatrogenic (by means of stimulation with medications) or neoplastic processes
. It has an incidence of between 30 and 50% in the population [1,6].
To date, no relationships between tissue expression of MMP-3 and the advancement of neoplastic processes
and survival prognosis have been found [8,17].
Also, level of alfa feto protein, serum BHCG, abdominal sonography, portal and hepatic vein Doppler sonography, and abdominal spiral CT scan with intravenous and oral contrast were conducted and revealed no clue for vascular problems-including portal vein thrombosis and hematoma-as well as neoplastic processes
such as hemangioma, hepatocellular adenoma and carcinoma, infantile hemangioendothelioma, cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, and metastatic tumors of the liver.
Overall risk factors for lung hernias include environmental and operative trauma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inflammatory and neoplastic processes
, and chronic steroid use.
The differential diagnosis of these swellings is vast and ranges from acute obstructive salivary gland disease to neoplastic processes
. We present a rare case of a swelling in the pre-auricular region caused by an ectopic wisdom tooth and associated cyst formation.
According to STRICKER & KUMAR (2008), the tumor suppressor gene p53 is one of the most commonly involved in different neoplastic processes
in human beings and which in over 70% of neoplasias show certain mutation in this gene (MORO et al., 2010)
(5) Recently, fusion imaging with positron-emission tomography and CT has been used to demonstrate neoplastic processes
, including lymphomatous processes of the base of the skull, and to enhance post-treatment follow-up assessments.
Fetal spinal MRI is used to characterize primary congenital anomalies, neoplastic processes
, and CNS abnormalities that secondarily affect the spine.
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Because of this persistent and refractory dysphagia, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was recommended, with a clinical differential diagnosis including gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, or other, less common inflammatory and neoplastic processes
. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed an ulcer in the midesophagus, which was biopsied.