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SynonymsEdit

AntibodiesEdit

Technical InfoEdit

Staining PatternEdit

Expression in Normal TissuesEdit

  • Smooth muscle


Expression in Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

BenignEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining (Sensitivity) Number of Cases Specificity Comments
Uterine smooth muscle tumors [1]


Intermediate/Uncertain Malignant PotentialEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining (Sensitivity) Number of Cases Specificity Comments


MalignantEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining (Sensitivity) Number of Cases Specificity Comments

Expression in Non-Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

Pertinent NegativesEdit

This antigen is typically NOT expressed by the following entities:

  • Endometrial stromal tumors[1]

Practical Uses / PanelsEdit

Common PitfallsEdit

Related Links/Other ResourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nucci M, O'Connell JT, Huettner PC, Cviko A, Sun D, Quade BJ. h-Caldesmon expression effectively distinguishes endometrial stromal tumors from uterine smooth muscle tumors. Am J Surg Pathol. 2001;25(4):455-63

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