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Mucoepidermoid tumors of salivary glands: histoprognostic value of NORs stained with AgNOR technique.

Authors
  • Chomette, G P
  • Auriol, M M
  • Labrousse, F
  • Vaillant, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1991
Volume
20
Issue
3
Pages
130–132
Identifiers
PMID: 1709971
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A total of 31 patients surgically treated for salivary mucoepidermoid tumor had a comprehensive follow-up. Two groups were classified as: 16 with favorable outcome (no recurrence or late recurrences at 5 yr postoperatively and still alive; 15 with poor outcome (local recurrences before 5 yr, metastases, lethal evolution in 11 cases). We evaluated nucleolar organizer in every case, using AgNOR count. The AgNOR count seemed better than histologic criteria for establishing the prognosis of mucoepidermoid tumors. It correlated significantly with the clinical course: a high count was principally found in lethal forms, low counts (less than 1.8) were always detected in patients with a good outcome.

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