Immunohistochemistry in gynecological pathology

Michael T. Deavers, A. Malpica, E. G. Silva

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Although the majority of diagnoses in gynecological pathology are established on examination of routine hematoxylin and eosin stained sections, additional tests are occasionally required. Immunohistochemistry is widely used to provide additional diagnostic information in problematic cases. This review touches on some of the basics of the procedure, presents an example immunohistochemical panel, and discusses some of the most common immunohistochemical markers used in diagnostic gynecological pathology. Differential diagnostic problems and relevant immunohistochemical stains for the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, and ovary are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-579
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003


  • Cervical neoplasms
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Ovarian neoplasms
  • Uterine neoplasms
  • Vaginal neoplasms
  • Vulvar neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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