Identifying colorectal metastases in liver biopsies: the novel CDX2 antibody is less specific than the cytokeratin 20+/7- phenotype.

  • Tibor Tot
  • Published 2004 in
    Medical science monitor : international medical…

Abstract

BACKGROUND Immunohistochemistry plays an important role in tracing the primary site in metastatic tumors of unknown origin. Therefore, determining the cytokeratin (CK) 20/CK7 pattern of metastases is one of the most helpful procedures as the CK20+/CK7- pattern is typical of colorectal adenocarcinomas. Expression of CDX2 protein is a new, highly specific and… (More)

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@article{Tot2004IdentifyingCM, title={Identifying colorectal metastases in liver biopsies: the novel CDX2 antibody is less specific than the cytokeratin 20+/7- phenotype.}, author={Tibor Tot}, journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research}, year={2004}, volume={10 5}, pages={BR139-43} }