Expression of E-selectin and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in so-called 'negative' appendices: first results to support the pathological diagnosis in borderline cases.

@article{Brochhausen2010ExpressionOE,
  title={Expression of E-selectin and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in so-called 'negative' appendices: first results to support the pathological diagnosis in borderline cases.},
  author={Christoph Brochhausen and Fernando Bittinger and Volker H Schmitt and Friederich Kommoss and H-A Lehr and Achim Heintz and C James Kirkpatrick},
  journal={European surgical research. Europaische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales europeennes},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 3-4},
  pages={350-5}
}
BACKGROUND Since the rate of histologically 'negative' appendices still ranges between 15 and 20%, appendicitis in 'borderline' cases remains a challenging disease. As previously described, cell adhesion molecule expression correlates with different stages of appendicitis. Therefore, it was of interest to determine whether the 'negative' appendix correlated… CONTINUE READING