Immunocytochemical presentation of alpha-fetoprotein-producing gastric cancer in ascitic fluid: a case study.


A case of primary gastric cancer without hepatic metastasis showing extremely high alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels is reported. This case illustrates the application of the immuno-peroxidase technique to ascitic fluid cytology. Papanicolaou-stained smears of the ascites permitted the diagnosis of a metastatic carcinoma. A positive reaction to AFP was… (More)


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