Authors:Beáta Török-Nagy, Péter Vajdovich, Lajos Balogh, Julianna Thuróczy and Béla Dénes
aggressiveness and increased levels of D-dimer and suggested its potential use as a prognostic marker. Different tumour types have been examined and a correlation was found between elevated D-dimer levels in patients diagnosed with lung ( Gabazza et al., 1993
Authors:Yonca B. Kabak, Mahmut Sozmen, Alparslan K. Devrim, Mert Sudagidan, Funda Yildirim, Tolga Guvenc, Murat Yarim, Yavuz M. Gulbahar, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Efe Karaca and Sinem Inal
VEGF expression indicates aggressive biological behaviour in human cutaneous SCCs. Similarly, VEGF-C expression was correlated with the depth of tumour invasion, tumour stage and lymph node metastasis in human oesophageal cancers ( Kitadai et al., 2001
Authors:J. Wójcik, M. Makara, B. Janoszczyk and K. Poturaj
An apparatus for thermogravimetric measurements is presented. This device gives the possibility of investigation reaction
as well as other processes taking place in aggressive atmosphere into the atmosphere composed of high purity gases. High flexibility
of the apparatus fitted into the MCVD line for optical fibres preparation provides a wide range of measurement possibilities.
Authors:Hugo Gregório, Isabel Pires, Fernanda Seixas and Felisbina Queiroga
We describe the case of a 14-year-old Domestic Short Hair male cat that presented with a single mammary tumour one centimetre in diameter, classified as invasive micropapillary carcinoma. Histology and immunohistochemistry revealed a high mitotic index, a KI-67 index of 10%, a lack of reactivity to myoepithelial markers, and a dense infiltration with T and B lymphocytes at the periphery of the tumour. Micrometastases were detected in the regional lymph node at the time of surgery. Overall survival time was 10 months with a disease-free interval of 7.5 months. Distant metastases in the sublumbar lymph nodes confirmed the aggressiveness of this tumour, which has recently been subtyped in female cats. This is the first case reported in male cats with a complete follow-up, highlighting the importance of prompt and aggressive treatment in the presence of mammary tumours in male cats.