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CYFRA 21-1 assay, measuring cytokeratin 19 fragments, was compared with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) assay, as an addition to cytological analysis for the diagnosis of malignant effusions. Both markers were determined with commercial enzyme immunoassays in pleural fluid from 196 patients. Cytological analysis and/or pleural biopsy confirmed the malignant(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate antigens 15-3, 19-9 and 72-4 (CA 15-3, CA 19-9 and CA 72-4), cytokeratin 19 fragments (CYFRA 21-1), neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC) were evaluated in pleural fluid for the diagnosis of malignant effusions. With a specificity of 99%, determined in a series of 121 benign(More)
This paper presents an immunocytochemical study performed on cytocentrifuged deposits from 109 peritoneal and pleural effusions including 20 transudates, 43 malignant metastatic effusions and 46 effusions containing atypical cells, unidentifiable as reactive mesothelial or malignant epithelial cells on the classical morphological criteria. A panel of four(More)
A comparative study of the reactivity of two monoclonal antibodies (MAb), NEO 723 (anti-CEA) and Leu M1 (CD15) was performed by immunocytochemistry on sixty five reactive effusions and sixty two neoplastic effusions, fifty eight due to metastases from carcinomas, two due to disseminations of sarcoma and two due to malignant mesotheliomas. The study of the(More)
This paper describes a morphologic, quantitative, cytochemical study of mononuclear non lymphoid cells in knee synovial fluid in osteoarthritis and various arthritides. Morphologic criteria allow to identify among these cells various synoviocytic and monocytic subtypes with in both types, phagocytic subtypes. Quantitative study shows in arthritides an(More)
Mice with vaginal plugs were irradiated, seven hours after mating, i.e near fecundation, by 5, 10 and 25 rads of gamma rays from a 60Co source. Females were sacrificed on the 18th day of gestation. The total number of implantations was unchanged after exposure to 5 and 10 rads but the frequency of resorptions was increased for all doses. No abnormalities(More)
The study of cancers of the vulva, first of all, attempts to classify precancerous lesions of the external genital apparatus. The proceedings of the ISSVD were carried out here in 1975. Clinical, epidemiological and viral arguments of HPV and HSV have been considered in order to demonstrate their responsibility in neoplasms of the vulva. However, HPV seems(More)