c-KIT Analysis and Targeted Molecular Sequencing of Mesonephric Carcinomas of the Female Genital Tract

April 22, 2020 | Histopathology

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Mesonephric carcinoma is a rare malignancy, thought to derive from Wolffian remnants. To date, no targeted molecular therapeutic options have been identified. On the basis of limited case reports, c-KIT immunohistochemical expression has been reported in female adnexal tumors of Wolffian origin, and targeted therapy with Imatinib has been attempted with mixed success. Currently, it is unclear whether c-KIT immunohistochemical expression is seen in mesonephric carcinoma, a tumor that is thought to be related to female adnexal tumors of Wolffian origin, and how this correlates with KIT mutational status. In this study, we assessed the immunohistochemical expression of c-KIT and KIT mutational status, in a series of 13 mesonephric neoplasms (5 cervical [including 2 cervical carcinosarcomas], 3 uterine corpora, 4 ovarian, and 1 vaginal/pelvic). The intensity of staining and proportion of cells showing cytoplasmic/membranous staini... You can read the complete article in  The American Journal of Surgical Pathology Blog.

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