Rhabdoid large cell carcinoma of lung, with illustrative immunohistochemical and molecular findings.

Dettmer, Matthias; Hench, Juergen; Pang, Brendan; Willi, Niels; Cathomas, Gieri (2012). Rhabdoid large cell carcinoma of lung, with illustrative immunohistochemical and molecular findings. Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology, 20(3), pp. 208-213. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS 10.1097/PAI.0b013e31823d8121

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Large cell carcinomas with rhabdoid phenotype (LCC-RP) account for <1% of pulmonary large cell carcinomas and are associated with extremely poor prognosis. We report a case of a 64-year-old male patient who presented at an advanced stage with a LCC-RP, arising from a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the lung. Ninety percent of the tumor consisted of large pleomorphic rhabdoid tumor cells that showed eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions and the remaining 10% showed evidence of adenomatous differentiation. Rhabdoid areas were immunohistochemically positive for pan-cytokeratin AE1/3, epithelial membrane antigen, vimentin, thyroid transcription factor-1, integrase interactor-1, and negative for desmin. Nuclear positivity was absent for Myo-D1. The parent adenocarcinoma was positive for thyroid transcription factor-1 and cytokeratins 7. Epidermal growth factor receptor mutation analysis revealed the same mutation (p.delL747-T751) in both areas, suggesting that the malignant rhabdoid phenotype represents a dedifferentiation phenomenon of the adenocarcinoma. This is the first reported case of an Exon 19 deletion in epidermal growth factor receptor of the activating type detected in a LCC-RP associated with a poorly differentiated pulmonary adenocarcinoma.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology > Clinical Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology > Tumour Pathology

UniBE Contributor:

Dettmer, Matthias

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1541-2016

Publisher:

LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS

Language:

English

Submitter:

Matthias Dettmer

Date Deposited:

04 Dec 2019 11:05

Last Modified:

04 Dec 2019 11:05

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/PAI.0b013e31823d8121

PubMed ID:

22505007

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.136130

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/136130

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