Stromal thrombospondin-1 expression is a prognostic indicator and a new marker of invasiveness in intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas.

@article{Okada2010StromalTE,
  title={Stromal thrombospondin-1 expression is a prognostic indicator and a new marker of invasiveness in intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas.},
  author={Ken-ichi Okada and Kenichi Hirabayashi and Toshihide Imaizumi and Masahiro Matsuyama and Naoki Yazawa and Shoichi Dowaki and Kosuke Tobita and Yasuo Ohtani and Makiko Tanaka and Sadaki Inokuchi and Hiroyasu Makuuchi},
  journal={Biomedical research},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={13-9}
}
The invasion of intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is sometimes difficult to diagnose using only ordinary hematoxylin-eosin sections. The aim of this study was to evaluate the invasion of IPMN more precisely using thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) immunohistochemistry as a useful adjunct to morphological examination. Eighty patients that underwent primary… CONTINUE READING