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Keywords
cytokeratin
gastric cancer with subserosal invasion
hematoxylin-eosin staining
immunohistochemical staining
serosal microinvasion
Abstract
In gastric cancer, the presence or absence of serosal invasion by cancer in the primary lesion is an important prognostic factor. Pathological findings are routinely determined by hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) staining, but it is well known that micrometastasis or microinvasion are easily overlooked by H&E staining. Cytokeratin (CK) proteins serve as reliable markers for cells from epithelial origins. The purpose of this study was to clarify the usefulness of CK immunohistochemical staining in the detection of serosal microinvasion in gastric cancer with subserosal invasion. We examined 50 primary lesions from 50 gastric cancer patients with subserosal invasion. Two consecutive sections were prepared for simultaneous staining with ordinary H&E and CK immunostaining with anticytokeratin antibody (CAM 5.2), respectively. Although there were no differences in the postoperative survival rates between patients with or without microinvasion, serosal microinvasion was 0detected in 8 (16%) of 50 patients by CK staining, including 1 patient whose invasion was detected by both H&E and CK stainings. CK immunostaining enabled us to make an accurate and detailed diagnosis which we believe to be useful for detecting serosal microinvasion in the primary lesion in gastric cancer with subserosal invasion.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
46
Issue
4
Start Page
125
End Page
131
Published Date
2003-12
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2003, 46(4), 125-131
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English