Somatostatin and adrenocorticotrophic hormone like immunoreactivity in small cell carcinoma of the lung.


The immunocytological detection of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and somatotropin release inhibitor factor (SRIF) like immunoreactivity was carried out on tumour cells from bronchial brush smears in 39 cases of lung tumours. Results obtained were compared with the cytological and histological diagnosis and confirmed the high incidence of ACTH… (More)


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