20Jan 2017


  • Pathology Department, Faculty of medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Faculty of medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.
  • Surgery Department, Faculty of medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.
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Background: Ovarian carcinomas are frequently diagnosed at advanced-stage due to lack of distinct symptoms and reliable procedure for early detection. The applying of immunohistochemistry has become an important tool improving the prognosis of patients with ovarian carcinomas. Aim: To assess the expression of Glut-1 in epithelial ovarian tumors and study its correlation with PCNA to detect their usefulness in the diagnosis and prognosis of such tumors. Methods: Glut-1 immunoexpression was analyzed and correlated with PCNA in 45 epithelial ovarian tumors (7 benign, 10 borderline and 28 malignant tumors) Results: Glut-1 was expressed in 80% and 92.85% of the studied borderline and invasive carcinomas respectively, but not expressed in any benign tumors. These differences in Glut-1 expression among the benign, borderline and malignant cases, were statistically significant (p= 0.000). Analysis of Glut-1 immunoexpression with the clinicopathological criteria of ovarian carcinomas revealed that Glut-1 expression is moresignificantly expressed in high grade carcinoma and in tumors with an advanced FIGO stage (p=0.043 and p=0.005 respectively). Glut-1 was more significantly expressed in lymph node metastases positive group and in those with intraperitoneal implants (p=0.011 and 0.016 respectively).There was a strong positive significant correlation between Glut-1 and PCNA among the studied 45 ovarian tumors (Spearman correlation (r) = 0.603, p value= 0.000).Conclusion: Glut-1 can increase the diagnostic accuracy of ovarian tumors by help in differentiating between benign, borderline and malignant tumors. Glut-1 correlated with poor prognostic factors and can be used with PCNA as prognostic markers for epithelial ovarian tumors.

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[Samah S. Elbasateeny, Mai M. Abdelwahab, Mohamed A.Ibrahem and Ibtsam S. Harera. (2017); IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL EXPRESSION OF GLUT-1 IN EPITHELIAL OVARIAN TUMORS: CORRELATION WITH THE CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL FACTORS AND TUMOR PROLIFERATIVE MARKER PCNA. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 789-800] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Samah Said Elbasateeny
Pathology Department, Faculty of medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2815       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2815

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