Document Detail

Frequent association of human papillomavirus 16 and 18 DNA with anal squamous cell and basaloid carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8782197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) play a major role in the development of genital neoplasia. Their role in anal carcinogenesis is less clear, and the rate of HPV genome detected in invasive anal carcinoma varies considerably in the different reports. Moreover, the relationship of HPV to basaloid carcinoma, claimed to represent a histologic type different from the common squamous cell carcinoma, is still controversial. By use of both polymerase chain reaction and Southern blot hybridization on DNA extracted from frozen tissue specimens, we looked for HPV sequences in 12 cases of squamous cell carcinoma, in 9 cases of basaloid invasive carcinoma, in 1 case of carcinoma in situ, and in 1 case of Paget's disease of the anal canal. We have looked for correlations between virologic data and histologic types of tumors, and analyzed the clinical characteristics of HPV-positive and HPV-negative lesions. In our series, 20 (74%) of 27 cases of invasive anal carcinoma were positive for HPV DNA by Southern blot hybridization and/or polymerase chain reaction. HPV 16 DNA was found in 17 cases, HPV 18 in 2 cases, and in 1 case, the type of the HPV sequences detected remained undetermined (HPV X). Histovirologic correlations showed that 12 of 18 squamous cell carcinomas were associated with HPV 16 and that 8 of 9 cases of basaloid carcinoma were HPV positive; 5 case corresponded to HPV 16, 2 cases to HPV 18, and 1 case to HPV X. The carcinoma in situ case and the Paget's disease case were negative. An analysis of these data within the framework of the literature indicates that approximately 75% of cases of invasive anal carcinoma can actually be considered associated with HPV sequences. Basaloid carcinoma is also frequently associated with HPV genomes and is more likely to represent a histologic variant of squamous cell carcinoma than a separate entity. No clinical characteristics related to the HPV status of the tumors were observed in our series. Epidemiologic data on cervical, anal, and vulvar neoplasia are compared and their relation to the oncogenic properties of HPV in these different tissues are discussed.
A Vincent-Salomon; A de la Rochefordière; R Salmon; P Validire; B Zafrani; X Sastre-Garau
Related Documents :
11845907 - Neuroendocrine carcinoma (carcinoid) of the thymus associated with cushing's syndrome.
15086207 - Spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report and literature review.
3724187 - Metastatic colonic carcinoma to the testes: case report and review of the literature.
217527 - The triad of hemochromatosis, hepatoma and erythrocytosis.
8346477 - Aqueductal stenosis due to mesencephalic venous malformation: case report.
18990987 - Anorectal anomalies, diaphragmatic defect, cleft palate, lower lip pits, hypopigmentati...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0893-3952     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-20     Completed Date:  1996-11-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806605     Medline TA:  Mod Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  614-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Institut Curie, Paris, France.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anus Neoplasms / virology*
Blotting, Southern
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / virology*
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell / virology*
DNA, Viral / isolation & purification
Middle Aged
Papillomaviridae / genetics*,  isolation & purification
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Viral

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Gastrointestinal stromal tumors with prominent signet-ring cell features.
Next Document:  Identification of Epstein-Barr virus lytic activity in post-transplantation lymphoproliferative dise...