Fourteen cases of sarcomatoid carcinomas of breast were evaluated by means of a silver technique that selectively stains proteins located in the nucleolar organizer regions (Ag-NORs). The mean area of Ag-NORs (MNORA) was in each case quantitatively analyzed by means of an automated image analyzer. Patients who died early of the disease had a higher MNORA than patients who survived longer than 3 years. The difference was statistically significant. Ag-NORs might be a novel parameter of prognostic relevance in specific cases.
- Nucleolar organizer regions
- Sarcomatoid carcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Structural Biology