Histopathological features and prognostic significance of the micropapillary pattern in lung adenocarcinoma

@article{Kamiya2008HistopathologicalFA,
  title={Histopathological features and prognostic significance of the micropapillary pattern in lung adenocarcinoma},
  author={Kazunori Kamiya and Yuichiro Hayashi and Junya Douguchi and Akinori Hashiguchi and Taketo Yamada and Yotaro Izumi and Masazumi Watanabe and Masafumi Kawamura and Hirohisa Horinouchi and Naoki Shimada and Koichi Kobayashi and Michiie Sakamoto},
  journal={Modern Pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={992-1001}
}
The micropapillary pattern is characterized by small papillary tufts with no fibrovascular core lying in spaces and has been reported as an aggressive variant of carcinoma in several organs. We investigated the histopathobiological properties of the micropapillary pattern with immunohistochemistry, serial sections, and electron microscopy in lung adenocarcinoma. We further analyzed its clinicopathological character and prognosis. The subjects included 383 adenocarcinoma cases, of which 184 (48… CONTINUE READING