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Immunohistochemical features of the gastrointestinal tract tumors.
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PMID:  22943017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gastrointestinal tract tumors include a wide variety of vastly different tumors and on a whole are one of the most common malignancies in western countries. These tumors often present at late stages as distant metastases which are then biopsied and may be difficult to differentiate without the aid of immunohistochemical stains. With the exception of pancreatic and biliary tumors where there are no distinct immunohistochemical patterns, most gastrointestinal tumors can be differentiated by their unique immunohistochemical profile. As the size of biopsies decrease, the role of immunohistochemical stains will become even more important in determining the origin and differentiation of gastrointestinal tract tumors.
Authors:
Hannah H Wong; Peiguo Chu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal oncology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2219-679X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gastrointest Oncol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-03     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101557751     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Oncol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-84     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA.
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