In this study, the pathogenesis of clear cell change in colorectal epithelial lesions was studied. A total of 4 cases of clear cell change (1 hyperplasic polyp and 3 adenomas) were characterized using histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy. All lesions developed in the left colon. In all, 1 adenoma with clear cell dysplastic glands progressed to adenocarcinoma without clear cell change. Clear cell cytoplasmatic vacuoles were negative for glycogen and mucins (MUC 2, MUC 5AC). Ki-67 LI in clear cell adenoma components was lower than in common adenoma components of the same dysplasia grades (while p53 and beta-catenin were similarly expressed). Ultrastructural features of clear cell change showed features of lipid-like material. Clear cell change is found in hyperplastic and neoplastic lesions of the colon and is not due to the accumulation of glycogen or mucins. A degenerative nature of clear cell change is suggested by the demonstration of lipid-like material in the vacuoles of clear cells.
Intestinal rupture/perforation after abdominal trauma is a rare complication, but it is related to significant morbidity and mortality. Our objective is to identify determinants of prognosis in patients surgically treated for a bowel injury (small bowel and colon) after abdominal trauma.
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