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Immunohistochemistry Applications

  • Basil S. Cherpelis
  • L. Frank Glass
  • John R. HamillJr
  • Neil A. Fenske
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Abstract

Immunohistochemistry can be applied judiciously in the delineation of tumoral histiogenesis and the extent of lesional involvement in frozen section pathology. Among the more important immunostains and applications are the use of the MART-1 stain in melanoma, cytokeratin immuno stain in cutaneous epithelial malignancy and Ber-EP4 in basal cell carcinoma.

Keywords

Freeze Section Hair Follicle Basal Cell Carcinoma Merkel Cell Carcinoma Sebaceous Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Basil S. Cherpelis
    • 1
  • L. Frank Glass
    • 2
  • John R. HamillJr
    • 3
    • 4
  • Neil A. Fenske
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Pathology, and Cutaneous Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research InstituteUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  3. 3.Gulf Coast DermatologyTampaUSA
  4. 4.University of South Florida, and Director, Advance Dermatological Surgery, James A. Haley Veterans HospitalTampaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgerUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA

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