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Title: The pitfalls of immunohistochemistry
Authors: Cilia Vincenti, Albert
Keywords: Medicine -- Anecdotes
Lymphomas -- Treatment
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Cilia Vincenti, A. (2018). The pitfalls of immunohistochemistry. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 17(5), 12.
Abstract: This is 1996. I had returned to a consultant histopathologist’s post at St Luke’s Hospital the year before, and had become acquainted socially with a Maltese commercial lawyer and his ex-pat wife. Shortly afterwards, he informed me that his wife hasn’t been well and that Dr Mario Vassallo had just performed a private gastroscopy, was worried she had something serious and whether I would mind looking at the biopsy material. Mario Vassallo found a large gastric ulcer with rolled edges, practically diagnostic of a carcinoma. Fortunately the histology showed a low grade lymphoma of “mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue” (MALT) type, which carried a far better prognosis.
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