Usefulness of silver intensification of immunostaining for cytologic diagnosis of primary melanoma of the female genital organs.

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OBJECTIVE To improve the procedure for diagnosing vaginal melanoma with cytopathologic analysis of HMB-45. STUDY DESIGN The study examined silver intensification of immunostaining of HMB-45 in nine cases of primary melanoma of the vagina and vulva using archival Papanicolaou-stained smears. RESULTS All nine samples showed positive staining for HMB-45… (More)

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