V Koljonen

Summary

Affiliation: Helsinki University Central Hospital
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in primary Merkel cell carcinoma
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
    J Cutan Pathol 32:55-8. 2005
  2. ncbi Neuroendocrine differentiation in primary Merkel cell carcinoma--possible prognostic significance
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, PO Box 266, FIN 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Anticancer Res 25:853-8. 2005
  3. ncbi Tenascin-C expression in Merkel cell carcinoma lymph node metastasis
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    APMIS 114:39-42. 2006
  4. ncbi Nonexpandable mesh grafts combine the advantages of mesh grafts and sheet grafts
    Virve Koljonen
    Helsinki Burn Center, Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Dermatol Surg 33:831-4. 2007
  5. ncbi Expression of endostatin in merkel cell carcinoma
    Heli Kukko
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Anticancer Res 27:2583-6. 2007
  6. pmc Conservative treatment of a scald in a puppy
    Elina Dahlqvist
    Korson Eläinlääkäriasema KIRSU, Urpiaisentie 1B, 01450 Vantaa, Finland
    Eplasty 9:e46. 2009
  7. doi Lateral distribution of Merkel cell carcinoma in a nationwide cohort
    V Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 27:884-8. 2013
  8. doi Health-related quality of life of hospitalized patients with burns-comparison with general population and a 2-year follow-up
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki Finland, P O Box 266, 00029 HUS, Finland
    Burns 39:451-7. 2013
  9. doi Specifically requesting surgical tattoo removal: are deep personal motivations involved?
    V Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Toolo Hospital, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 26:685-9. 2012
  10. doi Tumor burden of sentinel lymph node metastasis in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Toolo Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Cutan Pathol 38:508-13. 2011

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in primary Merkel cell carcinoma
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
    J Cutan Pathol 32:55-8. 2005
    ..The aim of the present report was to study Cox-2 expression in MCC and find out whether this expression correlates with outcome...
  2. ncbi Neuroendocrine differentiation in primary Merkel cell carcinoma--possible prognostic significance
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, PO Box 266, FIN 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Anticancer Res 25:853-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the level of neuroendocrine differentiation to determine its association with clinicopathological parameters...
  3. ncbi Tenascin-C expression in Merkel cell carcinoma lymph node metastasis
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    APMIS 114:39-42. 2006
    ..There was a clear distinction between the metastatic and normal lymphatic tissue. Furthermore, invasion to the surrounding tissue was easily demonstrated. Contrary to previous studies, CK-20 expression seemed to fluctuate...
  4. ncbi Nonexpandable mesh grafts combine the advantages of mesh grafts and sheet grafts
    Virve Koljonen
    Helsinki Burn Center, Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Dermatol Surg 33:831-4. 2007
  5. ncbi Expression of endostatin in merkel cell carcinoma
    Heli Kukko
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Anticancer Res 27:2583-6. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the expression of endostatin in Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and to correlate the expression with tumour growth and the development of metastasis...
  6. pmc Conservative treatment of a scald in a puppy
    Elina Dahlqvist
    Korson Eläinlääkäriasema KIRSU, Urpiaisentie 1B, 01450 Vantaa, Finland
    Eplasty 9:e46. 2009
    ..We describe a case of a large scald in a 9-month-old puppy that was treated conservatively...
  7. doi Lateral distribution of Merkel cell carcinoma in a nationwide cohort
    V Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 27:884-8. 2013
    ..However, there seems to be a paucity in the data correlating the laterality and presence of Merkel cell polyoma virus (MCPyV) DNA as an aetiological factor for this phenomenon...
  8. doi Health-related quality of life of hospitalized patients with burns-comparison with general population and a 2-year follow-up
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki Finland, P O Box 266, 00029 HUS, Finland
    Burns 39:451-7. 2013
    ..Our objective was to compare HRQoL of medium severity hospitalized burn victims with no need for intensive care treatment with that of the general population...
  9. doi Specifically requesting surgical tattoo removal: are deep personal motivations involved?
    V Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Toolo Hospital, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 26:685-9. 2012
    ..Most studies on the motivations for tattoo removal have focused on patients seeking laser therapy. We hypothesized that patients seeking surgical tattoo removal would present with different motivations...
  10. doi Tumor burden of sentinel lymph node metastasis in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Toolo Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Cutan Pathol 38:508-13. 2011
    ..However, the concept of tumor burden with respect to MCC involving sentinel lymph nodes has not been analyzed. Our aim was to assess tumor burden in the sentinel lymph nodes of MCC patients...
  11. doi Second cancers following the diagnosis of Merkel cell carcinoma: a nationwide cohort study
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:62-5. 2010
    ..This risk may in part result from shared etiological factors between MCC and other tumour types, such as immunosuppression or possibly Merkel cell polyomavirus infection...
  12. pmc Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients have a high risk of Merkel-cell polyomavirus DNA-positive Merkel-cell carcinoma
    V Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 101:1444-7. 2009
    ..Immunosuppression and Merkel-cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) infection may have a role in the pathogenesis of Merkel-cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin...
  13. doi Incidence of Merkel cell carcinoma in renal transplant recipients
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:3231-5. 2009
    ..Some evidence suggests that MCC is more common in individuals with abnormal immune function resulting from viral infection, autoimmune disease or organ trans- plantation...
  14. ncbi Expression of HuR in Merkel cell carcinoma and in normal skin
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Cutan Pathol 35:10-4. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to explore the expression pattern of HuR in primary Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), lymph node metastases and non-neoplastic skin...
  15. ncbi Pedicled flaps are first choice in the reconstruction of hot air sauna burns
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, P O Box 266, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Burns 34:1047-50. 2008
  16. ncbi Multi-detector computed tomography demonstrates smoke inhalation injury at early stage
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, P O Box 266, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Emerg Radiol 14:113-6. 2007
    ..Multi-detector computed tomography is readily available in trauma centres and to simply neglect its potential as a diagnostic tool in some inhalation injury would be unwise...
  17. ncbi Cell cycle control by p21, p27 and p53 in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery and 2Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    Anticancer Res 26:2209-12. 2006
    ..Therefore, the expressions of the three studied cell cycle regulators cannot serve as prognostic markers for survival...
  18. ncbi Expression of cyclin A in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    APMIS 112:39-44. 2004
    ..Consequently, size of the primary tumour (>/=2 cm) remains the primary prognostic tool. As a result every tumour, even those small in size, should be considered aggressive and treated radically and rapidly...
  19. ncbi Frostbite injuries treated in the Helsinki area from 1995 to 2002
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Trauma 57:1315-20. 2004
    ..Exposure to cold results in frostbite, superficial or deeper tissue damage. In severe frostbites, amputations are life-saving but diminish quality of life (QOL)...
  20. pmc Tenascin-C in primary Merkel cell carcinoma
    V Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, 00029 HUS, Finland
    J Clin Pathol 58:297-300. 2005
    ..In previous studies, Tn-C expression correlated with prognosis in tumours of different origin...
  21. ncbi Merkel cell carcinoma: a clinicopathological study of 34 patients
    V Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    Eur J Surg Oncol 29:607-10. 2003
    ..Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare cutaneous malignant tumour. Its natural course is fast progression of the primary tumour and rapid regional metastasis...
  22. ncbi [Merkel cell carcinoma in elderly]
    Virve Koljonen
    Töölön sairaala, plastiikkakirurgian klinikka, Helsinki
    Duodecim 121:2205-13. 2005
  23. pmc Merkel cell carcinoma
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki Finland
    World J Surg Oncol 4:7. 2006
    ..During the last few years, the research on MCC has produced prognostic markers, which can be translated into clinical patient care...
  24. doi [Tattoos and dermatological, plastic and visceral surgery]
    N Kluger
    Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Skin and Allergy Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Meilahdentie 2, PO Box 160, 00029 HUS, Finlande
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 139:369-74. 2012
    ..This review focuses on the surgical situations potentially arising in tattooed patients...
  25. ncbi Merkel cell carcinoma in a young pregnant woman
    H Kukko
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61:1530-3. 2008
    ..No evidence of recurrence or disease progression was found 24 months after surgery...
  26. ncbi Fatal inhalation injury caused by airway fire during tracheostomy
    M Niskanen
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, ENT Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 51:509-13. 2007
    ..Immediately after the incident, bronchofibroscopic examination revealed inhalation injury. After remaining for 8 weeks in hospital, the patient was transferred to a health care centre, where he was found dead in his bed...
  27. doi Evolving practice of the Helsinki Skin Bank
    Andrew J Lindford
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Wound J 7:277-81. 2010
    ..As compared with synthetically produced temporary dressings currently available, our allograft skin is also more economical...
  28. doi The incidence of Chiari malformation in nonsyndromic, single suture craniosynostosis
    Junnu Leikola
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:771-4. 2010
    ..This study was designed to determine the incidence of Chiari malformation (CM) in nonsyndromic single suture craniosynostosis (N-SSSC)...
  29. ncbi Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Heli Kukko
    Department of Plastic Surgery and 2Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Anticancer Res 27:2587-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) in Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and to correlate the expression with tumour growth and the development of metastasis...
  30. ncbi Clinical factors associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus infection in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Harri Sihto
    Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Biomedicum, Helsinki, Finland
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:938-45. 2009
    ..Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare malignancy of the skin. Integration of Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) DNA to the tumor genome is frequent in these cancers. The clinical consequences of MCPyV infection are unknown...
  31. doi Hot air sauna burns--review of their etiology and treatment
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Burn Care Res 30:705-10. 2009
    ..Microvascular free flaps usually perish because of damage of vascular structures deeper to the visible burned cutaneous areas. Pedicled flaps are the treatment of choice...
  32. ncbi Recurrent DNA copy number changes revealed by comparative genomic hybridization in primary Merkel cell carcinomas
    Marcelo L Larramendy
    Department of Medical Genetics, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital Laboratory Diagnostics, Helsinki, Finland
    Mod Pathol 17:561-7. 2004
    ..Primary MCC expressing DNA alterations were predominantly distinguished in large tumors, and risk of metastatic dissemination was three-fold compared to tumors with no DNA alterations...
  33. doi Microvascular reconstruction in children-a report of 46 cases
    Eeva Konttila
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Trauma 68:548-52. 2010
    ..We report microvascular free tissue transfers in pediatric patients in a retrospective series...
  34. doi Expression of MMP-10, MMP-21, MMP-26, and MMP-28 in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Sari Suomela
    Department of Dermatology, University of Helsinki, Meilahdentie 2, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Virchows Arch 455:495-503. 2009
    ..Expression of MMP-21 and MMP-28 seems to associate with the tumors of lesser malignant potential. We also confirm the previous finding on the role of MMP-10 in MCC pathogenesis...
  35. ncbi Rhabdomyolysis caused by hot air sauna burn
    Antti Koski
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Toolo Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland P O Box 266, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Burns 31:776-9. 2005
    ..Even so, mortality in this small series was 50%. The best indicator of poor prognosis was a highly elevated CK value on the second post-injury day...
  36. doi Long hair, smoking, and deep facial burns
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki Burn Centre, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Burn Care Res 29:395-7. 2008
    ..The patients in this article suffered deep facial burns because of cigarette lighters...
  37. ncbi [Surgical site infections at Töölö hospital and the dog days myth]
    Virve Koljonen
    Töölön sairaala, Plastiikkakirurgian klinikka PL 266, 00029 HUS
    Duodecim 125:1415-20. 2009
    ..In the Finnish folklore, the time from June 23 to August 23 has been called "rotten month" (dog days), whereupon wound healing is delayed due to infections...
  38. ncbi Comparison of premortem clinical diagnosis and autopsy findings in patients with burns
    Outi Kallinen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Burns 34:595-602. 2008
    ..Despite the diagnostic advancements, some clinically important diagnoses remain undetected during intensive care in burn patients. The aim of this study was to compare the premortem clinical diagnoses and autopsy findings...
  39. doi Paediatric ICU burns in Finland 1994-2004
    Anthony Papp
    Kuopio University Hospital, Burn Unit, Kuopio, Finland
    Burns 34:339-44. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was firstly to determine the aetiology, incidence and prognosis of paediatric burns requiring intensive care in Finland and secondly to compare the possible differences between the two national burn centres...