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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Papillomas and carcinomas of the choroid plexus - Histological and immunohistochemical studies and comparison with normal fetal choroid plexus
Author: Barreto, ASCD
Vassallo, J
Queiroz, LD
Abstract: Background: Choroid plexus tumors are rare. Results on immunohistochemical features are scanty and controversial even regarding normal plexus. Method: Thirteen cases of choroid plexus tumors and five samples of normal fetal choroid plexus were submitted to immunohistochemical study using a panel of epithelial, neuronal and stromal markers. Results/Conclusions: Relevant histological findings were presence of clear cells in 3/5 papillomas (PP) and 7/8 carcinomas (CA) and all 5 fetal plexuses; rhabdoid cells, desmoplasia and vascular proliferation were found respectively in 3, 4 and 5 cases out of 6 poorly differentiated CA and were absent in PP and well differentiated CA. Pancytokeratin AE1/AE3 was strongly positive in all 13 cases, even in the undifferentiated component of poorly differentiated CA, where reactivity was focal in 3 and diffuse in 3 cases. Low molecular weight cytokeratin (35betaH11) was not expressed in any of the 8 CA, but was present in ail 5 PP. In 4 of 6 poorly differentiated CA there was reactivity for smooth muscle actin (1A4) in 10 to 30% of the cells. This was true also for one case lacking rhabdoid cells. Laminin was undetectable in all 6 cases of poorly differentiated CA but was present in 4 PP and 2 well differentiated CA. All 5 fetal plexuses expressed GFAP. KEY WORDS: choroid plexus tumors, normal fetal choroid plexus,
Subject: choroid plexus tumors
normal fetal choroid plexus
central nervous system
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2004000400007
Date Issue: 2004
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