Author(s): Mittal K, Soslow R, McCluggage WG
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Abstract CONTEXT: A large variety of tumors and lesions arise in the female genital tract. Although the majority of these can be correctly recognized on routine hematoxylin-eosin-stained slides, occasional cases present a diagnostic challenge. Immunohistochemical stains are extremely useful in resolving many of these problematic cases. As the knowledge in this area is constantly expanding, it is useful to have this updated information in a review form for easy access. OBJECTIVE: To present our current knowledge of immunohistochemistry of the lesions of the female genital tract in a readily accessible form. DATA SOURCES: The review is based on previously published articles on this topic. CONCLUSIONS: Immunohistochemical stains help in reaching a conclusive diagnosis in a variety of problematic lesions seen in gynecologic pathology. As in any other system, immunohistochemical findings need to be interpreted in light of the clinical history and morphologic findings.
This article was published in Arch Pathol Lab Med
and referenced in Journal of Cytology & Histology