Table 2

Immunohistochemical staining scores of benign, borderline and malignant ovarian tumors
Benign (n = 25) Borderline (n = 16) Malign (n = 27) Significance
p53 * 0 (0–0) 0.5 (0–3) 4 (0–4) p < 0.05
p21 * 1 (0–4) 3.5 (1–4) 4 (1–4) p = 0.05
bax ** 0 (0–2) 1 (0–4) 1 (0–6) p < 0.05
bcl-2 ** 0 (0–2) 0 (0–6) 0 (0–4) NS
c-kit ** 0 (0–6) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–12) NS
Telomerase* 0 (0–3) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–3) NS
Metallothionein** 0 (0–9) 3.5 (0–12) 6 (0–12) p < 0.05

Data were presented as median (min-max).

NS, not significant. *Nuclear staining score. **Quick score.

Ozer et al.

Ozer et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:124   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-124

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