The value of epithelial membrane antigen expression in separating benign mesothelial proliferation from malignant mesothelioma: a comparative study.

@article{Saad2005TheVO,
  title={The value of epithelial membrane antigen expression in separating benign mesothelial proliferation from malignant mesothelioma: a comparative study.},
  author={Reda S. Saad and Patrick Cho and Yulin L Liu and Jan F. Silverman},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={156-9}
}
Differentiating reactive mesothelial (RM) proliferation from malignant mesothelioma (MM) can be cytologically challenging. There have been discordant studies reporting the value of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) in differentiating RM from MM. In this study, we investigated the expression of two different clones of EMA in RM and MM. Twenty cases of pleural effusion smears of RM and 20 cases of MM with their corresponding cell blocks were retrieved from the hospital computer system. Diagnosis… CONTINUE READING