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Immunocytochemical identification of human chorionic gonadotropin- and alpha-fetoprotein-producing cells of hepatoblastoma associated with precocious puberty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6187119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A one-year-five-month-old boy with hepatoblastoma producing both human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is presented. Histologically, the primary tumor was mainly composed of well differentiated hepatoblastoma cells, with minor areas of poorly differentiated cells. Immunoperoxidase staining of the tumor for hCG and AFP showed that a few well differentiated, fetal type cells and multinucleated giant cells were positive for hCG, and AFP was never stained in the same cells. In areas where cells were poorly differentiated, positive reactions for either hCG or AFP were not observed. Electron microscopic studies revealed focal aggregates of cytoplasmic cored vesicles in some tumor cells, similar to secretory granules.
A Nakagawara; K Ikeda; Y Hayashida; M Tsuneyoshi; M Enjoji; A Kawaoi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Virchows Archiv. A, Pathological anatomy and histopathology     Volume:  398     ISSN:  0174-7398     ISO Abbreviation:  Virchows Arch A Pathol Anat Histopathol     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302198     Medline TA:  Virchows Arch A Pathol Anat Histopathol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / analysis*,  complications,  pathology,  surgery
Chorionic Gonadotropin / analysis*
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Liver Neoplasms / analysis*,  complications,  pathology,  surgery
Postoperative Period
Puberty, Precocious / etiology*
alpha-Fetoproteins / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 0/alpha-Fetoproteins

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