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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 246, Issue 2, pp 61–84 | Cite as

Distribution of epithelial antigens in the human unterine cervix: A review

  • V. Serra
  • A. Ramirez
  • M. -C. Marzo
  • F. Valcuende
  • C. Lara
  • A. Castells
  • F. Bonilla-Musoles
Review

Summary

Epithelial antigen immunostaining in the uterine cervix has been claimed to be helful in the identification and classification of rare lesions, evaluation of basement membrane integrity, study of atypical condylomas, immunodetection of proliferating processes and early diagnosis of malignant transformation. The present review attempts to demonstrate the potential value of immunohistological techniques as a means of identifying normal and abnormal patterns of antigenic expression in cervical epithelium.

Key words

Immunohistochemistry Uterine cervix Epithelial markers Cervical carcinogenesis Monoclonal antibodies 

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Serra
    • 1
  • A. Ramirez
    • 2
  • M. -C. Marzo
    • 2
  • F. Valcuende
    • 2
  • C. Lara
    • 1
  • A. Castells
    • 2
  • F. Bonilla-Musoles
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyValencia University School of MedicineValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyValencia University School of MedicineValenciaSpain

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