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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Basaloid squamous carcinoma of oral cavity: a histologic and immunohistochemical study
Author: Coletta, RD
Cotrim, P
Almeida, OP
Alves, VAF
Wakamatsu, A
Vargas, PA
Abstract: Basaloid squamous carcinoma (BSC) is an aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with a predilection for the upper aerodigestive tract. In the English literature, approximately 40 cases of BSC have been described in the oral cavity. BSC has frequently been confused with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), basal cell adenocarcinoma, and undifferentiated SCC. The purpose of the investigation was to examine the histological features and immunohistochemical expression of differentiation-related substances, including cytokeratin (CK) subtypes, vimentin, S-100, chromogranin, laminin, and type IV collagen, for the characterization of biological features of these tumours. We studied three cases of BSC of the oral cavity, three cases of ACC, and one case of basal cell adenocarcinoma. Well-differentiated and undifferentiated SCCs were also studied for comparison. The BSCs showed many histopathologic similarities to cases previously reported. Among the CK subtypes analyzed, CK14 was the only subtype expressed by all basaloid cells of BSC. Potentially useful for the differential diagnosis was the finding of CKs 7 and 19 expression in the basaloid cells of ACC, and CKs 7 and 8 in basal cell adenocarcinoma. In BSCs, laminin and type IV collagen were found in the microcystic spaces between basaloid cells, but neither ACCs nor basal cell adenocarcinoma showed this feature. These data suggest that immunohistochemical findings are helpful in distinguishing BSC of the oral cavity from other histopathologically similar tumours. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: basaloid squamous carcinoma
differential diagnosis
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Citation: Oral Oncology. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, v. 38, n. 7, n. 723, n. 729, 2002.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S1368-8375(02)00010-6
Date Issue: 2002
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