Role of electron microscopy and other special techniques in the diagnosis of childhood round cell tumors.

Abstract

A series of case presentations show unique challenges associated with childhood round cell tumors and the role of ancillary techniques in diagnosis. Electron microscopy is shown to be the most powerful individual technique. Immunohistochemistry is less effective but also essential. Other ancillary techniques may provide needed additional diagnostic information. Because this is an area where it is of great importance to secure the most rapid, accurate, and specific diagnosis possible, an integrated multimodal approach is recommended--incorporating light microscopic, electron microscopic, and immunohistochemical studies as a matter of routine, and providing for cytogenetic and/or molecular diagnostic studies as indicated.

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@article{Mierau1998RoleOE, title={Role of electron microscopy and other special techniques in the diagnosis of childhood round cell tumors.}, author={Gary W. Mierau and Douglas A. Weeks and Martin J. Hicks}, journal={Human pathology}, year={1998}, volume={29 12}, pages={1347-55} }