Lymphovascular invasion in micropapillary urothelial carcinoma: A study of 22 cases Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Carcinoma, Papillary
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Urologic Neoplasms
  • Urothelium

abstract

  • Our results confirm that micropapillary lacunae are not lymphovascular channels. However, nearly all MPUC tumors (95% in this series) have evidence of lymphovascular invasion by immunohistochemical analysis. Our data support the use of micropapillary features as a morphologic marker for lymphovascular invasion and MPUC as an adverse histologic type of urothelial carcinoma.

publication date

  • June 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5858/arpa.2011-0463-OA

PubMed ID

  • 22646270

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 635

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 136

number

  • 6