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  • IMMUNOCYTOCHEMICAL STUDY OF 12E7 IN SMALL ROUND-CELL TUMORS OF CHILDHOOD - AN ASSESSMENT OF ITS SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY HISTOPATHOLOGY Ramani, P., Rampling, D., Link, M. 1993; 23 (6): 557-561

    Abstract:

    12E7 is a monoclonal antibody to the MIC2 gene product and can be applied to formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. The diagnostic utility of 12E7 as a marker of Ewing's sarcoma and peripheral neuroectodermal tumour was assessed. Immunocytochemical studies were performed on 120 small round-cell tumours from children and adolescents. Immunoreactivity for 12E7 was seen in 13 of 15 Ewing's sarcomas. 14 of 15 peripheral neuroectodermal tumours, four of 14 embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, seven of 11 T-lymphoblastic lymphomas and one T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Immunoreactivity was located on the cell-membrane of Ewing's sarcomas, peripheral neuroectodermal tumours and lymphoid tumours while rhabdomyosarcomas showed weak, cytoplasmic staining in differentiated rhabdomyoblasts. Studies on alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas (n = 10), acute myeloid leukaemias (3), B-lymphoblastic lymphomas (8), blastema-rich nephroblastomas (9), neuroblastomas (20) and retinoblastomas (10) as well as single examples of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Ki-1 anaplastic lymphoma of indeterminate phenotype and intra-abdominal desmoplastic tumour with divergent differentiation were negative. 12E7 is a sensitive marker for the Ewing's sarcoma/peripheral neuroectodermal group of tumours and is useful in distinguishing them from neuroblastoma and blastema-rich nephroblastoma. However, immunopositivity for 12E7 should be interpreted in conjunction with the results of neural and lymphoid markers.

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