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Am J Clin Pathol. 1986 Oct;86(4):438-43.

Neuroendocrine differentiation in müllerian neoplasms. An immunohistochemical study of a "pure" endometrial small-cell carcinoma and a mixed müllerian tumor containing small-cell carcinoma.


Two neoplasms of the endometrium exhibiting histologic features of small cell carcinoma (SCC) were studied immunohistochemically for the presence of antigens indicative of neuroendocrine differentiation. The first case, a pure SCC, was positive for neuron-specific enolase (NSE), Leu-7, and chromogranin. The second case, a mixed müllerian tumor, had an extensive SCC component; the latter element was reactive for NSE and Leu-7. The first patient has had an unexpectedly long survival, while the second patient died with multiple distant metastases, containing only SCC.

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