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Kunc, M; Gabrych, A; Rekawiecki, B; Gorczynski, A; Haybaeck, J; Biernat, W; Czapiewski, P.
Immunohistochemical evaluation of mismatch repair proteins and p53 expression in extrauterine carcinosarcoma/sarcomatoid carcinoma
WSPOLCZESNA ONKOL. 2020; 24(1): 1-4.
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Haybäck Johannes

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Introduction: Carcinosarcoma (CS) is a tumor with components: epithelial (carcinomatous) and mesenchymal (sarcomatous), developing in the mechanism of epithelial-mesenchymal transition. It is known that the p53 defect is a frequent finding in a carcinosarcoma in different anatomical locations, additionally, in a subgroup of uterine CS MMR defect plays a role in the pathogenesis. The aim of this paper was to investigate the frequency of MMR and p53 aberrations in extrauterine CS. Material and methods: Twenty eight extrauterine CS from the lung (n = 8), breast (n = 6), head and neck (n = 5), ovary (n = 3), urinary bladder (n = 3), adrenal gland (n = 1), skin (n = 1), and stomach (n = 1) were stained for hMLH1, PMS2, hMSH2, hMSH6 and p53. The pattern of expression was evaluated separately in carcinomatous and sarcomatous component. Results: Immunostainings for hMLH1, PMS2, hMSH2 and hMSH6 were positive in all tumors. p53 defect was observed in 19 out of 28 samples (67.85%). In all cases except one (96.42%) there was a concordance between sarcomatoid and carcinomatous components. Conclusions: MMR deficiency does not seem to play a role in the pathogenesis of extrauterine CS. p53 aberrant expression is frequent and almost always consistent in carcinomatous and sarcomatous component.

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