A potential source of false-positive sentinel nodes immunostain misadventure Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • False Positive Reactions
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • The clinical and pathologic aspects of sentinel lymph node biopsy have generated much attention. Pitfalls in the pathologic handling of sentinel lymph node specimens have received little attention. We report a case in which a false-positive diagnosis might have been rendered on a sentinel lymph node because of an inadvertent immunostaining error. Attention was drawn to the problem by an unusual pattern of distribution of immunoreactive cells-which proved to be plasma cells rather than metastatic carcinoma cells.

publication date

  • November 28, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11698013

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1497

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 125

number

  • 11