Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Keratoacanthoma and keratoacanthoma-like squamous cell carcinoma similar morphology but different pathogenesis|
|Author:||Watanabe, Isabela C.|
Magalhães, Renata F.
Moraes, Aparecida M. de
Stelini, Rafael F.
Cintra, Georgia F.
Cintra, Maria L.
|Abstract:||Differential diagnosis between keratoacanthoma (KA) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is difficult due to their similarities. The mechanisms that drive their distinct biological behavior are poorly understood.To investigate whether the assessment of microvessel density (MVD) could be helpful in KA and SCC differential diagnosis and to gain insight into the pathogenesis of KA-like neoplasms, we compared the density of CD105- and CD34-stained vessels in KAs and SCCs and their relation to the expression of the p53 oncoprotein and proliferation marker Ki67.This is an observational retrospective cohort study. Forty lesions with clinical appearance of KAs (29 KAs and 11 SCCs) entered the study. A biopsy was taken from each lesion at presentation and the natural clinical course was monitored for at least 1 month. Growing or minimally regressing lesions were submitted to complete surgical excision. The diagnoses were established on combined clinical, histological, and follow-up evaluations. The MVD and p53 or Ki67 expression in neoplastic cells were assessed through morphometry.The MVD did not show discriminating power between KAs and SCCs. The Ki67 proliferation rate was significantly higher in SCCs. Although neoangiogenesis (CD105-MVD) in KAs was associated with cell proliferation, in SCCs it was not. There was significant correlation between p53 expression and neoplasia size in SCCs but not in KAs.From our results, we may conclude that KA and SCC have similarities, as CD105- and CD34-MVD. However, the low Ki67 proliferation index and the positive correlation between Ki-67 index and neovascularization in KA suggest a dependence in neovascularization to grow in KA, pointing to involvement of distinct pathogenesis.|
Differential diagnosis between keratoacanthoma (KA) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is difficult due to their similarities. The mechanisms that drive their distinct biological behavior are poorly understood.To investigate whether the assessment of micro
|Editor:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Citation:||Keratoacanthoma And Keratoacanthoma-like Squamous Cell Carcinoma Similar Morphology But Different Pathogenesis. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 94, p. JUN-2015.|
|Appears in Collections:||FCM - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
HC - Artigos e Outros Documentos
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.