The aim of this study was to investigate the immunohistochemical expression of p53 and Ki67 in colorectal adenomas in order to clarify their significance as indicators of malignancy and development of new polyps. Seventy-eight polyps were removed from 51 patients and examined. Twenty-nine patients (56.9%) had adenomas with low-grade atypia (13 of them developed new polyps at 3-year follow-up) and 22 (43.1%) had adenomas with high-grade atypia (6 of them developed new polyps at 3-year follow-up). We tested the association between p53 and Ki67 expression and various clinicopathological variables, and regression analysis was performed to identify the risk factors for malignancy and development of new adenomas. A significant correlation between the grade of atypia and p53 immunoreactivity was observed. Ki67 expression was not related to atypia and no correlation was found between p53 and Ki67 immunoreactivity. Regression analysis showed that size (p=0.0002) and p53 staining (p=0.0111) were the selected factors related to malignant transformation, whereas the number of synchronous primary polyps emerged as the only predictive factor of development of new adenomas, although without statistical significance. The expression of biological markers may be in future added to the currently examined features of polyps; however, further studies are needed to better define their predictive value.
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|Titolo:||Immunohistochemical expression of p53 and Ki67 in colorectal adenomas and prediction of malignancy and development of new polyps.|
|Rivista:||THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MARKERS|
|Citazione:||Vernillo, R., Lorenzi, B., Banducci, T., Minacci, C., Vindigni, C., LUCENTI FEI, A., et al. (2008). Immunohistochemical expression of p53 and Ki67 in colorectal adenomas and prediction of malignancy and development of new polyps. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MARKERS, 23(2), 89-95.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|