Uterine smooth muscle tumors: utility of classification by proliferation, ploidy, and prognostic markers versus traditional histopathology.

@article{Layfield2000UterineSM,
  title={Uterine smooth muscle tumors: utility of classification by proliferation, ploidy, and prognostic markers versus traditional histopathology.},
  author={Lester J Layfield and Katharine Liu and Richard K. Dodge and Sanford H. Barsky},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={221-7}
}
CONTEXT Accurate categorization of uterine smooth muscle neoplasms by light microscopic examination is difficult. Multiple classification schemes have been proposed based on mitotic rate, nuclear atypia, and the presence or absence of necrosis. None of these classification systems has been entirely successful. Multiple ancillary techniques have been tested for their ability to predict behavior of uterine smooth muscle tumors. OBJECTIVE We assayed 45 smooth muscle neoplasms for a variety of… CONTINUE READING