Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 105–109

Expression of epithelial cadherin and cavernous sinus invasion in human pituitary adenomas

  • Hitoshi Kawamoto
  • Tatsuya Mizoue
  • Kazunori Arita
  • Atsushi Tominaga
  • Kuniki Eguchi
  • Kaoru Kurisu
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005709014239

Cite this article as:
Kawamoto, H., Mizoue, T., Arita, K. et al. J Neurooncol (1997) 34: 105. doi:10.1023/A:1005709014239

Abstract

Pituitary adenomas generally are regarded as benign tumors,although some invade the cavernous sinus and recur.We examined the epithelial cadherin (E-CD) expression in30 pituitary adenomas (6 with cavernous sinus invasionand 24 without). Immunoreactivity of E-CD were foundin all pituitary adenomas but they were veryvarious. The presence of an association between E-CDexpression and cavernous sinus invasion was assessed. Therewere no significant differences in E-CD expression betweeninvasive and noninvasive adenomas. These results suggest thatE-CD expression is not associated with cavernous sinusinvasion in pituitary adenomas.

epithelial cadherin pituitary adenomas cavernous sinus invasion 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitoshi Kawamoto
    • 1
  • Tatsuya Mizoue
    • 1
  • Kazunori Arita
    • 1
  • Atsushi Tominaga
    • 1
  • Kuniki Eguchi
    • 1
  • Kaoru Kurisu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHiroshima University School of MedicineHiroshimaJapan

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