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Uterine perivascular epithelioid cell tumour.
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PMID:  24833025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Uterine perivascular epithelioid cell tumour (PEComa) is a rare disease and its biological behaviour remains unclear. This paper describes the clinical, histological and immunohistochemical features of three cases of uterine PEComa to add to our limited knowledge of the biological characteristics of these tumours. Histologically, the tumours were characterised by an epithelioid arrangement of tumour cells with abundant clear to eosinophilic, pale, granular cytoplasm. Immunohistochemically, the tumours were uniformly positive for HMB45, desmin and progesterone receptor; they were uniformly negative for h-caldesmon, α-smooth muscle actin, CD34, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) and oestrogen receptor (ER). Review of the literature suggests that the size of the primary tumour (> 5 cm in diameter) and high mitotic rates are two important indicators of recurrence. Treatment options are limited though new mTOR inhibitors show some promise in early reports.
Ying Yu; Hai-Yan Shi; He-Feng Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  -    
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