Many immunohistochemical studies have investigated the relationship between immunohistochemical characteristics and histopathological findings in colorectal tumors. One of the most extensively studied markers has been tissue CEA, although the prognostic significance of this and other antigens is still uncertain. The authors report results relative to three tumoral antigens (carcinoembryonic antigen, CEA; tissue polypeptide antigen. TPA, and carbohydrate antigen 19-9, CA 19-9) determined by immunohistochemical methods in tissue samples of 52 colorectal carcinomas. The relationship between the immunohistochemical characteristics of the neoplasms and the clinicopathologic parameters, as well as their influence on the prognosis of the patients, were examined. Positive CEA reaction has a significant relationship with grade of differentiation of the tumor while diffuse cellular expression of this antigen often indicates neoplasms extending beyond the intestinal wall and invading the lymph vessels. The number of tissue antigens expressed is significantly related to the extent of tumor spread through the intestinal wall. A greater incidence of recurrence and shorter disease-free interval and survival were observed in neoplasms that expressed tissue TPA antigen or more than one tissue antigens. In the present study the latter parameter has demonstrated to have independent prognostic significance for the disease-free interval. Immunohistochemical evaluation of antigens in colorectal carcinoma tissue shows a possible independent prognostic value of the antigenic heterogeneity of tumors, which could be related to their different biological behavior.
Scheda prodotto non validato
Scheda prodotto in fase di analisi da parte dello staff di validazione
|Titolo:||Histopathological and prognostic evaluation of immunohistochemical findings in colorectal cancer.|
|Rivista:||THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MARKERS|
|Citazione:||Lorenzi, M., Vindigni, C., Minacci, C., Tripodi, S.a., Iroatulam, A., Petrioli, R., et al. (1997). Histopathological and prognostic evaluation of immunohistochemical findings in colorectal cancer. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MARKERS, 12(2), 68-74.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
File in questo prodotto: