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Mucosal large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head and neck regions in Japanese patients: a distinct clinicopathological entity
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    Re:Mucosal large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head and neck regions:inconsistent data
    • Kimihide Kusafuka, Chief
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      • Masato Abe, Yoshiyuki Iida, Testuro Onitsuka, Tomohito Fuke, Tomoyuki Kamijo, Takashi Nakajima

    Answers to the letter Dear Dr. Sir. 1. We confirmed that the patient was 79 years-old man on case 2. As the mitosis index and the Ki-67 labeling index were estimated with newly prepared sections, the indices were a bit different. We confirmed that the tumor cells were focally positive for chromogranin-A, but negative for synaptophysin on case 2. 2. Certainly, at the writing step of the review article (ref.3), the progno...

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    Mucosal large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head and neck regions:inconsistent data

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the recent original article entitled 'Mucosal large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head and neck regions in Japanese patients: a distinct clinicopathological entity' by Kusafuka et al.[1] The patient (Case 2) in this article had been previously reported.[2] I note some discrepancies between these two papers. In this original article, the patient (Case 2) was a 65-year-old...

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