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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e240118, 2023. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1278559

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Abstract For many centuries human populations have been suffering and trying to fight with disease-bearing mosquitoes. Emerging and reemerging diseases such as Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya affect billions of people around the world and recently has been appealing to control with chemical pesticides. Malathion (MT) is one of the main pesticides used against mosquitoes, the vectors of these diseases. This study aimed to assess cytotoxicity and mutagenicity of the malathion for the bioindicator Allium cepa L. using a multivariate and integrative approach. Moreover, an appendix table was compiled with all available literature of insecticides assessed by the Allium cepa system to support our discussion. Exposures during 48h to 0.5 mg mL-1 and 1.0 mg mL-1 MT were compared to the negative control (distilled water) and positive control (MMS solution at 10 mg L-1). The presence of chromosomal aberrations, micronuclei frequency, and mitotic index abnormalities was evaluated. Anaphase bridges were the alterations with higher incidence and presented a significantly elevated rate in the concentration of 0.5 mg mL-1, including when compared to the positive control. The integrative discriminant analysis summarizes that MT in assessed concentrations presented effects like the positive control, corroborating its potential of toxicity to DNA. Therefore, it is concluded that MT in its pure composition and in realistic concentrations used, has genotoxic potential in the biological assessment of A. cepa cells. The multivariate integrative analysis was fundamental to show a whole response of all data, providing a global view of the effect of MT on DNA.


Resumo Por muitos séculos, as populações humanas sofrem e tentam combater os mosquitos transmissores de doenças. Doenças emergentes e reemergentes como Dengue, Zika e Chikungunya afetam bilhões de pessoas em todo o mundo e, recentemente, vem apelando ao controle com pesticidas químicos. O Malation (MT) é um dos principais pesticidas usados ​​contra mosquitos, vetores dessas doenças. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a citotoxicidade e a mutagenicidade do MT para o bioindicador Allium cepa L. usando uma abordagem multivariada e integrativa. Além disso, uma tabela suplementar foi compilada com toda a literatura disponível de inseticidas avaliada pelo sistema Allium cepa para apoiar nossa discussão. Exposições ao MT durante 48h a 0,5 mg mL-1 e 1,0 mg mL-1 foram comparadas a um controle negativo (água destilada) e um controle positivo (10 mg L-1 de MMS). Foram avaliadas a presença de aberrações cromossômicas, frequência de micronúcleos e anormalidades no índice mitótico. As pontes anafásicas foram as alterações com maior incidência e apresentaram uma taxa significativamente elevada na concentração de 0,5 mg mL-1, inclusive quando comparadas ao controle positivo. A análise discriminante integrativa resume que o MT nas concentrações avaliadas apresentou efeitos semelhantes ao controle positivo, corroborando seu potencial de toxicidade para o DNA. Portanto, conclui-se que o MT, em sua composição pura e nas concentrações realistas utilizadas, possui potencial genotóxico na avaliação biológica de células de A. cepa. A análise integrativa multivariada foi fundamental para mostrar uma resposta completa de todos os dados, fornecendo uma visão global do efeito da MT no DNA.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Zika Virus , Zika Virus Infection , Insecticides/toxicity , DNA Damage , Chromosome Aberrations , Plant Roots , Onions , Mosquito Vectors , Malathion/toxicity , Mitotic Index
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An. bras. dermatol ; 95(6): 691-695, Nov.-Dec. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS, ColecionaSUS | ID: biblio-1142133

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Abstract Background: The mitotic index is no longer used to classify T1 melanoma patients into T1a and T1b, so it should not be used to indicate sentinel node biopsy in these patients. Objectives: To evaluate patients with T1 melanoma who underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy and to compare those who were classified as T1a with those classified T1b, according to the 7th and 8th Edition of the melanoma staging system, regarding a positive biopsy result. The authors also aimed to assess whether there is any difference in the results in both staging systems. Material and methods: This was a retrospective analysis of 1213 patients who underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma, from 2000 to 2015, in a single institution. Results: Of 399 patients with thin melanomas, 27 (6.7%) presented positive sentinel lymph nodes; there was no difference in positivity for sentinel node biopsy when comparing T1a vs. T1b in both staging systems. Furthermore, the clinical results were also similar between the two groups. However, in the complete cohort analysis, the mitotic index was associated with positivity for sentinel lymph node biopsy (p < 0.0001), positivity for non-sentinel lymph node (p < 0.0001), recurrence-free survival (p < 0.0001), and specific melanoma survival (p = 0.023). Study limitation: Unicentric study. Conclusion: The mitotic index was shown to be a very important prognostic factor in the present study, but it was not observed in patients classified as T1. The mitotic index should no longer be used as the only reason to refer sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with thin melanoma.


Subject(s)
Humans , Skin Neoplasms/pathology , Melanoma/pathology , Prognosis , United States , Retrospective Studies , Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy , Lymphatic Metastasis , Mitotic Index , Neoplasm Staging
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Dermatol. argent ; 26(1): 23-25, 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1146359

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Antecedentes: En la octava edición del manual de estadificación del cáncer del American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), se introdujeron cambios importantes en las categorías T, N y M. Al entrar en vigencia la octava guía de la AJCC, se modificó no solo el T, sino también la indicación de biopsia del ganglio centinela (BGC). Entre los cambios más significativos en la estadificación se encuentran: la exclusión del índice mitótico (IM) de la categoría T en los melanomas finos (de hasta 1 mm de espesor) y el cambio del punto de corte para el espesor tumoral para discriminar un T1a (< 0,8 mm sin ulceración) de un T1b (≥ 0,8 mm). Objetivo: Comparar la estadificación inicial de los melanomas finos según el criterio utilizado en la séptima edición, con la que tendrían de acuerdo con la perspectiva actual del AJCC, con especial atención en el índice mitótico. Diseño y métodos: Estudio observacional, de corte transversal, realizado mediante la recolección de datos de las historias clínicas desde el 1 de enero de 2000 hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2017. Resultados: De 131 melanomas finos incluidos, 28 tendrían cambios en su estadificación. Al considerar el nuevo punto de corte para el espesor tumoral, 22 melanomas T1a pasarían a T1b. Asimismo, se detectaron 20 melanomas con un IM ≥ 1 mitosis/mm2, de los cuales solo 6 tuvieron indicación de BGC por este criterio exclusivamente y serían clasificados como T1a en la actualidad. De estos, en 2 no se realizó la BGC por autodeterminación de los pacientes y en los 4 restantes el resultado fue negativo. Conclusiones: Veintiocho de nuestros pacientes tendrían hoy diferencias en la indicación de BGC: 22 serían considerados con mayor riesgo de metástasis ganglionares y serían candidatos a su pesquisa. Los otros 6 pacientes ya no tendrían indicación de ese estudio por la baja posibilidad de encontrar metástasis ocultas, lo cual coincide con el resultado negativo de la BGC en los 4 pacientes que se sometieron al procedimiento. (AU)


Background: In the 8th edition of the cancer staging manual of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), important changes were made in the T, N and M categories. When the 8th guideline of the AJCC came into effect, not only was the T stage modified, but also the indication for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). The most significant changes in staging included: the exclusion of the mitotic index (MI) as a determinant of the T category and the change of the threshold of tumor thickness to discriminate a T1a (< 0.8 mm without ulceration) from a T1b (≥ 0.8 mm). Objective: To compare the initial staging of thin melanomas according to the criteria used in the 7th edition, with the one that would have been used according to the current AJCC recommendations, with special focus on MI. Design and methods: Observational, cross-sectional study, carried out through the collection of data from medical records from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2017. Results: There were 131 thin melanomas included, 28 of which would have had changes in their staging. When considering the modified threshold for tumor thickness, 22 T1a melanomas would be classified as T1b. Among 20 thin melanomas with a MI ≥ 1, only 6 had an indication for SLNB solely due to the MI criterion and would be now classified as T1a. Two of these did not undergo SLNB because they rejected the procedure, and in the remaining 4, there were no SLN metastasis. Conclusions: Nowadays, 28 of our patients would have differences in the indication for SLNB: 22 would be considered to be at greater risk of lymph node metastasis and would be candidates for screening. The other 6 patients would no longer have an indication for this procedure due to the low probability of clinically occult metastases, which seems to concur with the negative result of SLNB in the 4 patients who underwent the procedure. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Skin Neoplasms/pathology , Practice Guidelines as Topic , Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy , Melanoma/pathology , Mitotic Index , Neoplasm Staging/methods , Skin Neoplasms/diagnosis , Cross-Sectional Studies , Risk Factors , Lymphatic Metastasis , Melanoma/diagnosis
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Biosci. j. (Online) ; 35(5): 1544-1551, sept./oct. 2019. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1049050

ABSTRACT

Today, a great interest in Jatropha-based products exists worldwide, mainly for the production of biofuel.However, the oil obtained from this plant is known to be toxic due to contained curcins andphorbol esters. Bioassays, including plant cytogenetic assays based on cell cycle observation, are useful for determining the toxicity of J. curcas oil. Hence, the aim of this study was to describe the mechanism of action of J. curcas oil by cell cycle analysis using Lactuca sativa as plant testing model. A decrease in root growth was observed, closely related to the reduction in mitotic index, along with an increase in condensed nuclei. J. curcas chemicals act both as aneugenic agents, leading to the formation of lagged, sticky chromosomes and c-metaphase cells, as well as clastogenic agents, inducing the formation of chromosome bridges and fragments. The cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of phorbol esters and other chemical components of J. curcas oil was determined and discussed.


Um grande interesse mundial existe em produtos à base de pinhão manso, principalmente para a produção de biocombustíveis. No entanto, o óleo obtido a partir desta planta é conhecidamente tóxico por conter curcina e ésteres de forbol. Bioensaios, incluindo ensaios citogenéticos em plantas-modelo com base na observação do ciclo celular, são úteis para determinar a toxicidade do óleo de J. curcas. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi descrever o mecanismo de ação do óleo de J. curcas por análise do ciclo celular usando Lactuca sativa como modelo de teste em plantas. Foi observada uma redução no crescimento das raízes, intimamente relacionada com a redução do índice mitótico e com um aumento de núcleos condensados. Os constituintes químicos de J. curcas atuam simultaneamente como agentes aneugênicos, levando à formação de cromossomos perdidos e pegajosos e células em c-metáfase, bem como agentes clastogênicos, induzindo a formação de pontes e fragmentos cromossômicos. A citotoxicidade e genotoxicidade do éster de forbol e outros componentes químicos do óleo de J. curcas foram determinados e discutidos.


Subject(s)
Cell Cycle , Aneugens , Jatropha , Toxicity , Mitotic Index
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Acta cir. bras ; 34(6): e201900606, 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1019270

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Abstract Purpose To investigate the effects of pine needle extract (PNE) on the expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and Ki-67 during liver regeneration induced by 70% partial hepatectomy (PH) in rat. Methods Forty-eight male rats (SD, 7 weeks) had surgery (70% PH). They were randomly divided into two groups. PH + PNE group was only provided PNE diluted in water (10%) for drinking and PH group was provided water from 5 days before surgery to the time of sacrifice. PNE was made by pressing and filtering. Animals were sacrificed at 12h, 24h, 36h, 60h, 84h, 168h after PH, respectively. The expressions of PCNA and Ki-67 were determined as proliferation indices. Results Immunohistochemistry turned out to increase the expression of PCNA and Ki-67. PCNA expression of PH+PNE group increased up to twice of that of PH group. Western blot also seemed to increase the PCNA expression. These results indicated the promotion of cell proliferation in liver tissue and hepatic regeneration. Conclusions Pine needle extract stimulates the expression of some mitotic proteins during liver regeneration induced by 70% PH in rats. It suggests that administration of pine needle extract could accelerate the liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen/drug effects , Ki-67 Antigen/adverse effects , Pinus/chemistry , Hepatectomy/methods , Liver Regeneration/drug effects , Time Factors , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen/metabolism , Ki-67 Antigen/metabolism , Cell Proliferation , Mitotic Index
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-739664

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A 53-year old man who had a left hemiparesis from head injury of traffic accident 20 years ago visited an emergency room with suddenly developed semi-comatose mental status. Brain CT showed 8.6-cm sized solid and cystic mass on right temporal lobe that was associated with hemorrhage. Solid lesion showed a strong enhancement after an administration of contrast media. Because of severe mass effect, emergency operation was performed. The mass was an intraparenchymal lesion with yellowish cystic fluid and the firm reddish-brown solid lesion was hemorrhagic. The lesion was totally resected. Pathologically, anaplastic solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma was diagnosed with 70/10 high power fields. Postoperative radiotherapy of 50 Gy was done. Postoperative 2 months later, the patient was recovered to alert mental state. We report this unusual case of non-dural based intraparenchymal solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma with high mitotic index and acute massive hemorrhage. Rapid tumor growth of hypervascular tumor might have a chance of bleeding.


Subject(s)
Accidents, Traffic , Brain , Brain Neoplasms , Central Nervous System , Cerebral Hemorrhage , Contrast Media , Craniocerebral Trauma , Emergencies , Emergency Service, Hospital , Hemangiopericytoma , Hemorrhage , Humans , Mitotic Index , Paresis , Radiotherapy , Solitary Fibrous Tumors , Temporal Lobe
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An. acad. bras. ciênc ; 89(2): 1251-1258, Apr.-June 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-886681

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ABSTRACT Tricyclazole is currently one of the fungicides recommended for the treatment of diseases in irrigated rice. However, there is relatively little information on its cytotoxic and genotoxic potential. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of rice crop water after apllication of the tricyclazole fungicide through the Allium cepa L. test. The rice crop water samplings were collected before and 1, 15 and 30 days after application of the fungicide in rice plant shoots. The Allium cepa roots were placed in contact with the rice crop water to check for possible chromosomal abnormalities and mitotic index of the bioindicators meristematic cells. The data obtained by the Allium cepa test indicates that the application of the tricyclazole fungicide leads to an increase in the genotoxic activity in the rice crop water, through the appearance of chromosomal abnormalities, without, however, causing significant effects on the mitotic index. The major chromosomal alterations observed were anaphasic and telophasic bridges and laggard chromosomes.


Subject(s)
Oryza/drug effects , Onions/drug effects , Fungicides, Industrial , Oryza/genetics , Water Pollutants, Chemical/toxicity , DNA Damage , Chromosome Aberrations/chemically induced , Crops, Agricultural , Crops, Agricultural/genetics , Agricultural Irrigation , Mitosis/drug effects , Mitotic Index , Mutagenicity Tests/methods
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Acta cir. bras ; 32(3): 194-202, Mar. 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-837694

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Abstract Purpose: To investigate the effects of lycopene and resveratrol pretreatment on hepatic hyperplasia in partially hepatectomized rats. Methods: The lycopene group and the resveratrol group received 40 mg/kg/day of lycopene or resveratrol, respectively (dissolved in olive oil or in saline solution, respectively) and administered via a gastric tube for 30 days. The partially hepatectomzed (PH) control groups received saline or olive oil via a gastric tube for 30 days, respectively, and the normal control group received no treatment. Liver tissue and intracardiac blood samples were obtained 24, 36 or 48 h after PH. Results: No areas of fibrosis were detected. No significant changes in mitotic index, in the number of apoptosis events or in aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase levels were observed. Conclusions: Lycopene and resveratrol pretreatment did not interfere on hepatic hyperplasia in partially hepatectomized rats.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Stilbenes/pharmacology , Carotenoids/pharmacology , Hepatectomy/methods , Liver/surgery , Liver/drug effects , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Aspartate Aminotransferases/blood , Time Factors , Reproducibility of Results , Treatment Outcome , Rats, Wistar , Apoptosis/drug effects , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Alanine Transaminase/blood , Liver/enzymology , Liver/pathology , Liver Regeneration/drug effects , Mitotic Index
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Clinical Endoscopy ; : 64-68, 2017.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-67665

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnostic efficacy of current tissue sampling techniques for gastric subepithelial tumors (SETs) is limited. Better tissue sampling techniques are needed to improve pathological diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new technique, mucosal incision and forceps biopsy, for reliable tissue sampling of gastric SETs. METHODS: This study enrolled 12 consecutive patients who underwent mucosal incision and forceps biopsy of gastric SETs between November 2011 and September 2014 at Gangneung Asan Hospital. The medical records of patients were reviewed retrospectively. The safety and diagnostic yield of this method were evaluated. RESULTS: By performing mucosal incision and forceps biopsy, we were able to provide a definitive histological diagnosis for 11 out of 12 cases. The pathological diagnoses were leiomyoma (3/11), gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST; 2/11), lipoma (2/11), schwannoma (1/11), and ectopic pancreas (3/11). In cases of leiomyoma (n=3) and GIST (n=2), tissue samples were of sufficient size to allow immunohistochemical staining. In addition, the mitotic index was evaluated in two cases of GIST. There were no procedure-related complications. CONCLUSIONS: Mucosal incision and forceps biopsy can be used as one of several methods to obtain adequate tissue samples from gastric SETs.


Subject(s)
Biopsy , Diagnosis , Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors , Gastroscopy , Humans , Leiomyoma , Lipoma , Medical Records , Methods , Mitotic Index , Neurilemmoma , Pancreas , Retrospective Studies , Stomach , Surgical Instruments
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-176899

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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical results of adjuvant chemotherapy with hydroxyurea and to compare those with the results of postoperative radiotherapy after incomplete resection of atypical meningiomas (ATMNGs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 84 patients with ATMNGs diagnosed in the period from January 2000 to December 2014. Clinical data included patient sex and age at the time of surgery, presenting symptoms at diagnosis, location and size of tumor, extent of surgery, use of postoperative radiotherapy or hydroxyurea chemotherapy, duration of follow-up, and progression. In terms of the extent of surgical resection, incomplete resection was defined as Simpson grade II–V. RESULTS: Among the 85 patients, 55 (65.5%) patients underwent incomplete resection; 24 (43.6%) were treated with adjuvant hydroxyurea (group A), and 20 (36.4%) with postoperative radiotherapy (group B), and 11 (20.0%) underwent conservative treatment after surgery (group C). Twenty-five (45.5%) patients experienced the progression of tumors during the follow-up period (mean 47.7 months, range 12.4-132.1 months); 8 of 24 (33.3%) patients in group A, 7 of 20 (35.0%) patients in group B, and 10 of 11 (90.9%) patients in group C. The mean progression-free survival (PFS) was 30.9 months (range 6.4-62.3 months); 46.2 months in group A, 40.4 months in group B, and 11.9 months in group C (p=0.041). Multivariate analysis showed that Simpson grade (p=0.040), adjuvant treatment after surgery (p<0.001), increased Ki67 (p=0.017), mitotic index (p=0.034), and overexpression of p53 (p=0.026) predicted longer PFS. CONCLUSION: This investigation suggested that adjuvant treatment after incomplete resection of ATMNGs are associated with longer PFS than conservative treatment, and that there is no difference of PFS between hydroxyurea chemotherapy and radiotherapy after surgery. Therefore, hydroxyurea chemotherapy can be considered as another adjuvant tool for the ATMNGs if the postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy cannot be applicable.


Subject(s)
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant , Diagnosis , Disease Progression , Disease-Free Survival , Drug Therapy , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , Hydroxyurea , Medical Records , Meningioma , Mitotic Index , Multivariate Analysis , Neurosurgery , Radiotherapy , Radiotherapy, Adjuvant , Retrospective Studies
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-13604

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BACKGROUND: Immature teratoma (IT) is a tumor containing immature neuroectodermal tissue, primarily in the form of neuroepithelial tubules. However, the diagnosis of tumors containing only cellular neuroglial tissue (CNT) without distinct neuroepithelial tubules is often difficult, since the histological characteristics of immature neuroectodermal tissues remain unclear. Here, we examined the significance of CNT and tried to define immature neuroectodermal tissues by comparing the histological features of neuroglial tissues between mature teratoma (MT) and IT. METHODS: The histological features of neuroglial tissue, including the cellularity, border between the neuroglial and adjacent tissues, cellular composition, mitotic index, Ki-67 proliferation rate, presence or absence of tissue necrosis, vascularity, and endothelial hyperplasia, were compared between 91 MT and 35 IT cases. RESULTS: CNTs with a cellularity grade of ≥ 2 were observed in 96% of IT cases and 4% of MT cases (p < .001); however, CNT with a cellularity grade of 3 in MT cases was confined to the histologically distinct granular layer of mature cerebellar tissue. Moreover, CNT in IT exhibited significantly higher rates of Ki-67 proliferation, mitoses, and necrosis than those in MT (p < .001). Furthermore, an infiltrative border of neuroglial tissue and glomeruloid endothelial hyperplasia were significantly more frequent in IT cases than in MT cases (p < .001). CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that if CNT with a cellularity grade of ≥ 2 is not a component of cerebellar tissue, such cases should be diagnosed as IT containing immature neuroectodermal tissue, particularly if they exhibit an infiltrative border, mitoses, necrosis, and increased Ki-67 proliferation.


Subject(s)
Diagnosis , Female , Hyperplasia , Mitosis , Mitotic Index , Necrosis , Neural Plate , Neuroglia , Ovary , Teratoma
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Braz. j. biol ; 76(2): 520-525, Apr.-June 2016. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-781411

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Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the action of Hymenaea stigonocarpa bark hydroalcoholic extract against a mutagenic compound using A. cepa meristematic root cells as a test system. The treatment groups were: Negative Control (NC) – distilled water; Positive Control (PC) – paracetamol at a concentration of 0.008 mg/mL, Jatoba Control (JC) – aqueous fraction jatobá-do-cerrado at 0.5 or 1.0 or 1.5 mg/mL, and Simultaneous Treatment (ST) - jatobá-do-cerrado aqueous fraction at a concentration of 0.5 or 1.0 or 1.5 mg/mL associated with paracetamol solution at a concentration of 0.008 mg/mL. All groups were analyzed at 24 and 48 h. Five onion bulbs (five replications) were used for each treatment group. The root tips were fixed in Carnoy and slides prepared by the crush technique. Cells were analyzed throughout the cell cycle, totaling 5,000 for each treatment group at each exposure time. Mitotic indices were subjected to statistical analysis using the chi-square test (p<0.05). From the results it was found that the ST group, at the three concentrations, significantly potentiated the antiproliferative effect of the test system cells when compared to PC, NC and TJ at the three concentrations. Furthermore, the three ST concentrations significantly reduced the number of cell aberrations when compared to the number of aberrant cells obtained for the PC, demonstrating antimutagenic action on the A. cepa test system cells.


Resumo O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar a ação do extrato hidroalcólico do ritidoma de Hymenaea stigonocarpa frente a um composto mutagênico, utilizando como sistema teste as células meristemáticas de raízes de A. cepa. Os grupos tratamentos avaliados foram: Controle Negativo (CN) – água destilada; Controle Positivo (CP) – paracetamol na concentração de 0,008 mg/mL, Controle Jatobá (CJ) – fração aquosa de jatobá-do-cerrado na concentração de 0,5 ou 1,0 ou 1,5 mg/mL, e Tratamento Simultâneo (TS) – fração aquosa de jatobá-do-cerrado na concentração de 0,5 ou 1,0 ou 1,5 mg/mL associada a solução de paracetamol na concentração de 0,008 mg/mL. Todos os grupos foram analisados nos tempos de 24 e 48 h. Para cada grupo tratamento cinco bulbos de cebolas (cinco repetições) foram utilizados. As radículas foram fixadas em Carnoy e as lâminas preparadas pela técnica de esmagamento. Analisaram-se células em todo ciclo celular, totalizando 5.000 para cada grupo tratamento em cada tempo de exposição. Os índices mitóticos obtidos foram submetidos à análise estatística do Qui-quadrado (p<0,05). A partir dos resultados verificou-se que o grupo TS, nas três concentrações, potencializou o efeito antiproliferativo significativo as células do sistema teste quando comparado ao CP, CN e TJ nas três concentrações. Ainda, o TS nas três concentrações reduziu de forma significativa o número de aberrações celulares quando comparado com o número de células aberrantes obtidas para o CP, demonstrando ação antimutagênica as células do sistema teste A. cepa.


Subject(s)
Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Onions/cytology , Onions/physiology , Hymenaea , Acetaminophen/pharmacology , Time Factors , Cell Cycle/drug effects , Meristem , Plant Bark , Antimitotic Agents/pharmacology , Antipyretics/pharmacology , Mitotic Index/methods , Mutagens/metabolism , Mutagens/pharmacology
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Braz. j. biol ; 76(2): 439-443, Apr.-June 2016. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-781381

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Abstract Despite their great importance for the food industry, flavorings, in general, raise a number of questions regarding their cytotoxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity, since, in the literature, there are few studies found evaluating the toxicity on the systemic and cellular level, of these chemical compounds. The root meristems of Allium cepa (onion) are widely used for the assessment of toxicity of chemical compounds of interest. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate, in A. cepa meristematic cells, individually and in combination at the cellular level, the toxicity of synthetic Cheese and Cheddar Cheese food flavorings, identical to the natural, at doses of 1.0 and 2.0 mL, at exposure times of 24 and 48 hours. In combination we used 0.5 mL of Cheese flavor associated with 0.5 mL of Cheddar flavor; and 1.0 mL of Cheese flavor associated with 1.0 mL of Cheddar flavor, at exposure times of 24 and 48 hours. For these evaluations, we used groups of five onion bulbs, which were first embedded in distilled water and then transferred to their respective doses. The root tips were collected and fixed in acetic acid (3:1) for 24 hours. The slides were prepared by crushing and were stained with 2% acetic orcein. Cells were analyzed throughout the cell cycle, totaling 5,000 for each control and exposure time. The mitotic indices calculated and cellular aberrations observed were subjected to statistical analysis using the chi-square test (p <0.05). No chromosomal abnormalities nor those of mitotic spindle were observed for the treatments performed. The results, both individually and in combination, showed that the flavorings under study significantly reduced the cell division rate of the test system cells used. Therefore, under the conditions studied, the two flavorings were cytotoxic.


Resumo Apesar da grande importância para a indústria alimentícia, os aromatizantes, em geral, suscitam uma série de dúvidas quanto a sua citotoxicidade, mutagenicidade e carcinogenicidade, visto que, na literatura, poucos são os trabalhos encontrados avaliando a toxicidade, em nível sistêmico e celular, destes compostos químicos. Os meristemas de raízes de Allium cepa (cebola) são muito utilizados para a avaliação da toxicidade de compostos químicos de interesse. Desta forma, este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar em células meristemáticas de A. cepa, de forma individual, a toxicidade em nível celular de aromatizantes alimentares sintéticos, idênticos aos naturais, de sabores Queijo e Queijo Cheddar, nas doses de 1,0 e 2,0 mL, nos tempos de exposição de 24 e 48 horas; e de forma associada, onde se utilizou 0,5 mL do aromatizante sabor Queijo associado a 0,5 mL do aromatizante sabor Queijo Cheddar; e 1,0 mL do aromatizante sabor Queijo associado a 1,0 mL do aromatizante sabor Queijo Cheddar, nos tempos de exposição de 24 e 48 horas. Para estas avaliações utilizou-se grupos de cinco bulbos de cebolas, que primeiramente foram enraizados em água destilada, e em seguida transferidos para as suas respectivas doses. As radículas foram coletadas e fixadas em ácido acético (3:1) por 24 horas. As lâminas foram preparadas pela técnica de esmagamento e coradas com orceína acética a 2%. Analisaram-se células em todo ciclo celular, totalizando 5.000 para cada controle e tempo de exposição. Os índices mitóticos calculados e as aberrações celulares observadas foram submetidos à análise estatística do Qui-quadrado (p<0,05). Não foram observadas alterações cromossômicas e anomalias de fuso mitótico para nenhum dos tratamentos realizados. Os resultados obtidos, tanto individualmente como de forma associada, mostraram que os aromatizantes em estudos reduziram de forma significativa os índices de divisões celulares das células do sistema teste utilizado. Portanto, nas condições analisadas, os dois aromatizantes foram citotóxicos.


Subject(s)
Cheese , Meristem/drug effects , Onions/drug effects , Flavoring Agents/toxicity , Cell Division/drug effects , Onions/cytology , Mitotic Index
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Braz. j. biol ; 76(1): 245-249, Feb. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-774493

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Abstract The latex obtained from Hancornia speciosa Gomes (Mangabeira tree) is widely used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of diseases, including diarrhea, ulcer, gastritis, tuberculosis, acne and warts. In this study, the cytotoxicity and genotoxicity effects of H. speciosa latex on the root meristem cells of Allium cepa were examined. Onion bulbs were exposed to different concentrations of latex and then submitted to microscopic analysis using Giemsa stain. Water was used as a negative control and sodium azide as a positive control. The results showed that, under the testing conditions, the mitotic index (MI) of the onion roots submitted to latex treatment did not differ significantly from the negative control, which suggests that the latex is not cytotoxic. Low incidence of chromosome aberrations in the cells treated with H. speciosa latex was also observed, indicating that the latex does not have genotoxic effect either. The MI and the chromosome aberration frequency responded to the latex concentration, requiring more studies to evaluate the dosage effect on genotoxicity. The results indicate that in tested concentrations H. speciosa latex is probably not harmful to human health and may be potentially used in medicine.


Resumo O látex obtido de Hancornia speciosa é amplamente utilizado na medicina popular para tratar uma variedade de doenças, tais como: diarreia, úlcera, gastrite, tuberculose, acne e verrugas. Nesse estudo, foram avaliados os efeitos citotóxicos e genotóxicos do látex de H. speciosa sobre as células meristemáticas das raízes de Allium cepa. Os bulbos das cebolas foram expostos a diferentes concentrações de látex e depois submetidos à analise microscópica usando o corante Giemsa. A água foi usada como controle negativo e a ázida sódica como controle positivo. Os resultados mostraram que o índice mitótico (IM) das raízes de cebola submetidas ao tratamento com látex, nas condições testadas, não diferiram significativamente do controle negativo, e sugerem que o látex não é citotóxico. Também foi observada uma baixa incidência de aberrações cromossômicas nas células tratadas com látex de H. speciosa, o que sugere que o látex também não possui efeito genotóxico. O IM e a frequência de aberrações cromossômicas foram dependentes da concentração de látex. Outros estudos devem ser realizados para avaliar o efeito da dose na genotoxidade. Os resultados indicam que o látex de mangabeira, nas concentrações testadas, provavelmente não é danoso para saúde humana e pode ter potencial para ser usado na medicina.


Subject(s)
Apocynaceae/chemistry , DNA Damage , Latex/toxicity , Onions/drug effects , Chromosome Aberrations/drug effects , Mitotic Index , Mutagenicity Tests , Meristem/drug effects , Onions/genetics , Plant Roots/drug effects
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-345410

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To establish a modified method for microculturing whole human blood for cytogenetic analysis.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>A novel tube rack was designed to overcome the drawbacks of directly culturing the cells within centrifuge tubes. The fractions of human plasma, human serum and two commercial fetal bovine sera were analyzed with 15% sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The influence of adding 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% autologous plasma to the culture on lymphocyte transformation rate and mitotic index (MI) was examined.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The SDS-PAGE analysis showed a significant difference between commercial fetal bovine sera, and that the components of human plasma were similar to those of fetal bovine serum. The value of MI in lymphocyte was evidently increased along with addition of autologous plasma. However, this has exerted no significant effect on the transformation rate. With the addition of 10% autologous plasma, the MI value has become much higher than the conventional method.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>A modified method was established by application of a novel tube inclined rack and optimization of whole blood inoculation. This method is easier and cheaper, and is suitable for application in clinical practice.</p>


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Adolescent , Adult , Cell Culture Techniques , Methods , Cytogenetics , Female , Humans , Lymphocytes , Male , Mitotic Index
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-170067

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PURPOSE: High proliferation rate is a hallmark of cancer. The mitotic index is a useful and simple method for analysis of cell proliferation. However, the practical utility of mitotic index as a predictor of prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been determined. Therefore, we examined mitotic index as a prognostic marker in HCC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We counted the number of mitotic cells in 10 high-power fields of the tumor area on hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides representing 282 surgically resected HCCs. The highest number of mitotic cells was defined as the mitotic index. RESULTS: High mitotic index was observed in 127 of 282 HCCs. High mitotic index showed significant association with younger age, larger tumor size, higher Edmondson grade, microvascular invasion, major portal vein invasion, intrahepatic metastasis, higher American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) T-stage, higher Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage, higher alpha-fetoprotein level, hepatitis B virus etiology, and liver cirrhosis. Patients with high mitotic index had shorter disease-specific survival (DSS) (p < 0.001) and tended to have shorter recurrence-free survival (p=0.112). In subgroup analysis among patients with a larger tumor size, microvascular invasion, intrahepatic metastasis, higher AJCC T-stage, and higher BLCL stage, high mitotic index showed unfavorable influences on DSS (p=0.001, p=0.008, p=0.003, p=0.012, and p < 0.001, respectively). In addition, high mitotic index was an independent predictor of shorter DSS (p=0.004). CONCLUSION: High mitotic index may be a novel predictor of DSS in patients with HCC and may have utility as an auxiliary prognostic factor in HCC.


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alpha-Fetoproteins , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular , Cell Proliferation , Hematoxylin , Hepatectomy , Hepatitis B virus , Humans , Joints , Liver Cirrhosis , Liver Neoplasms , Mitotic Index , Neoplasm Metastasis , Portal Vein , Prognosis
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-10453

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PURPOSE: To evaluate the early histological effects of the intravesical instillation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in rabbit models of interstitial and hemorrhagic cystitis. METHODS: Thirty-six rabbits were classified into 6 groups: saline (S), S+PRP, hydrochloric acid (HCl), HCl+PRP, cyclophosphamide (CyP), and CyP+PRP. At 48 hours after induction, PRP was prepared and intravesically administered to the S+PRP, HCl+PRP, and CyP+PRP groups. Bladder sections were stained with toluidine blue for mast cell counting and with hematoxylin and eosin for histopathology and mitotic index determination. The proliferation index was determined by proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) immunolabeling. The nonparametric Mann-Whitney U-test was used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: No abnormalities were observed in the S group, whereas increased interstitial edema and increased average mitotic and proliferation indices were observed in the S+PRP group (P=0.023, P=0.004, and P=0.009, respectively). Intense epithelial loss, hemorrhage, and leukocyte infiltration were detected in the HCl and HCl+PRP groups, whereas a significantly increased average mitotic index was observed in the HCl+PRP group (P=0.002). When compared with its CyP counterpart, a significant reduction in hemorrhage and an increase in leukocyte infiltration and mitotic index were observed in the CyP+PRP group (P=0.006, P=0.038, and P=0.002, respectively). In addition, PCNA staining revealed a significantly increased proliferation index in the HCl+PRP and CyP+PRP groups (P=0.032 and P=0.015, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: The intravesical instillation of PRP increased the mitotic index in the saline and cyclophosphamide groups while decreasing macroscopic bleeding.


Subject(s)
Administration, Intravesical , Cyclophosphamide , Cystitis , Cystitis, Interstitial , Edema , Eosine Yellowish-(YS) , Hematoxylin , Hemorrhage , Hydrochloric Acid , Leukocytes , Mast Cells , Mitotic Index , Platelet-Rich Plasma , Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen , Rabbits , Tolonium Chloride , Urinary Bladder
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 13(4): 506-509, Oct.-Dec. 2015.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-770495

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ABSTRACT Objective To analyze the distribution of larger diameter in the pathological report of cutaneous melanoma patients. Methods Data were obtained from patients seen from 1994 to 2015. Date, sex, age, maximum diameter, histological subtype, primary site, microscopic thickness, mitoses, ulceration, vertical growth phase, and regression were the variables studied. This study was approved by the National Ethics Committee - Brazil Platform. Patients were grouped into smaller diameter (≤6mm) and larger diameter (>6mm). The statistical analysis used the χ2test (p<0.05). Results Of the 292 patients analyzed, 123 were seen between 1994 and 2004, and 169 between 2005 and 2015; in that, 151 women and 141 men, mean age of 52 years. The diameters ranged from 2 to 76mm (mean of 14mm), 81 patients with smaller diameter (≤6mm) and 211 with larger diameter (>6mm). Out of 81 patients with smaller diameter, 29 had invasive melanoma, while 179 of the 211 with larger diameter were invasive. A difference was observed in frequency of vertical growth phase. Conclusion Pigmented skin lesions with diameter smaller than 6mm should not be an excluding factor for biopsies, especially when patients present risk of developing skin cancer.


RESUMO Objetivo Analisar a distribuição do maior diâmetro reportado no laudo histopatológico de portadores de melanoma cutâneo. Métodos Os dados foram obtidos de pacientes atendidos de 1994 a 2015. Data, sexo, idade, diâmetro máximo, subtipo histopatológico, sítio primário, espessura microscópica, mitoses, ulceração, fase de crescimento e regressão foram as variáveis estudadas. O estudo foi aprovado pela Comissão Nacional de Ética em Pesquisa na Plataforma Brasil. Os pacientes foram agrupados em diâmetro menor (≤6mm) e maior (>6mm). Análise estatística utilizou o teste χ2 (p<0,05). Resultados Dos 292 pacientes analisados, 123 foram atendidos entre 1994 e 2004, e 169 entre 2005 e 2015, sendo 151 mulheres e 141 homens, com média de idade de 52 anos. Os diâmetros variaram de 2 a 76mm (média de 14mm), sendo 81 pacientes com diâmetro menor que 6mm e 211 com diâmetro maior. Dos 81 pacientes com diâmetro menor, 29 apresentavam melanoma invasivo, enquanto 179 dos 211 com diâmetro maior eram invasivos. Houve também diferença de frequência da fase de crescimento vertical. Conclusão Diâmetro de lesões pigmentadas menor que 6mm não deve ser fator excludente para realização de biópsias, especialmente para paciente de risco para câncer de pele.


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Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Early Detection of Cancer/standards , Melanoma/pathology , Nevus, Pigmented/pathology , Tumor Burden , Biopsy , Chi-Square Distribution , Mitotic Index , Melanoma/prevention & control , Neoplasm Invasiveness
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Biosci. j. (Online) ; 31(4): 1213-1221, july/aug. 2015.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-964600

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The species Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (orange) is used in folk medicine as an infusion (tea) for the treatment of nerve irritation, insomnia, spasms, whooping cough, flue, and gastrointestinal problems. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antiproliferative and genotoxic potential of aqueous extracts of C. sinensis testing by Allium cepa L., as well as to determine the components in the complex mixture (tea). Leaves from two populations of this species were used in the preparation of infusions at two concentrations: 6g.L-1 and 24g.L-1, besides using distilled water as a negative control and 9.6% glyphosate as a positive control. Six groups of four bulbs of A. cepa were used, each group corresponding to one of the treatments. The bulbs were rooted in distilled water and then transferred to the respective treatments where they remained for 24 hours (the bulbs of the negative control remained in distilled water). The rootlets were collected, fixated in ethanol-acetic acid (3:1) for 24 hours and stored in 70% alcohol. 4,000 cells were analyzed per group of bulbs, and the calculated mitotic indices were submitted to statistical analysis using the c 2 test. The aqueous extracts of C. sinensis have as main components flavonoids and phenolic acids. The values of the mitotic index decreased with increasing concentration of the extracts relative to the control in water. The results indicated that the orange aqueous extracts in the studied concentrations in both populations have antiproliferative and genotoxic effects on the cell cycle of A. cepa.


A espécie Citrus sinensis (laranjeira) (L.) Osbeck é usada na medicina popular como infusão (chá) para o tratamento de irritações nervosas, insônia, espasmos, tosse convulsa, gripes e problemas gastrointestinais. O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar o potencial antiproliferativo e genotóxico dos extratos aquosos de Citrus sinensis pelo teste de Allium cepa L., bem como determinar os componentes na mistura complexa (chá). Folhas de duas populações dessa espécie foram utilizadas no preparo das infusões em duas concentrações: 6g.L-1 e 24g.L-1, além de serem usados água destilada como controle negativo e glifosato 9,6% como controle positivo. Utilizaram-se seis grupos de quatro bulbos de A. cepa, cada grupo correspondendo a um dos tratamentos. Os bulbos foram enraizados em água destilada e então transferidos para os respectivos tratamentos onde permaneceram por 24 horas (os bulbos do controle negativo permaneceram em água destilada). As radículas foram coletadas, fixadas em etanol-ácido acético (3:1) por 24 horas e armazenadas em álcool 70%. Foram analisadas 4,000 células por grupo de bulbos, e os índices mitóticos calculados submetidos à análise estatística pelo teste c 2. Os extratos aquosos de C. sinensis têm como componentes principais flavonoides e ácidos fenólicos. Os valores dos índices mitóticos diminuíram com o aumento das concentrações dos extratos, em relação ao controle em água. Os resultados indicaram que os extratos aquosos de laranjeira nas concentrações estudadas das duas populações possuem ação antiproliferativa e genotóxica sobre o ciclo celular de A. cepa.


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Onions , Citrus sinensis , Genotoxicity , Mitotic Index , Mutagens
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 13(2): 269-272, Apr-Jun/2015. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-751424

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Hemangioperycytoma is a rare perivascular tumor that seldom involves the urogenital system. This tumor often appears with an unspecific clinical picture, and sometimes is associated with hematuria or hypertension. Diagnosis is based on a combination of histological and immunohistological findings. We report a case of a 52-year-old patient with renal hemangiopericytoma who underwent surgical treatment at our service. This report also includes a literature review on the subject.


Hemangiopericitoma é um raro tumor perivascular que raramente envolve o sistema urogenital. Esses tumores geralmente se manifestam com quadro clínico inespecífico, por vezes associado a hematúria ou hipertensão. O diagnóstico baseia-se numa combinação de alterações histológicas e imuno-histológica. Este artigo relatou o caso de uma paciente de 52 anos de idade com um hemangiopericitoma renal submetida a tratamento cirúrgico em nosso serviço e incluiu uma revisão de literatura sobre o assunto.


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Female , Humans , Middle Aged , Hemangiopericytoma/pathology , Kidney Neoplasms/pathology , Hemangiopericytoma/surgery , Hemoglobins/analysis , Immunohistochemistry , Kidney Neoplasms/surgery , Mitotic Index , Nephrectomy , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Treatment Outcome
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