Table 4

Immunohistochemical staining scores of serous and mucinous ovarian tumors as benign, borderline, and malignant
Serous Mucinous
Benign Borderline Malignant Benign Borderline Malignant
(n = 13) (n = 9) (n = 24) (n = 12) (n = 7) (n = 3)
p53* 0a 0 (0–1)b 4 (0–4)b 0 0 1 (0–4)c
p21* 3 (0–4)d,e 4 (1–4)f 4 (1–4)f 0.5 (0–4) 2 (1–4) 2 (2–4)
bax** 0 (0–2) 1 (0–4) 1 (0–6) 0 (0–1)g 0 (0–4) 1 (0–3)
bcl-2** 0 (0–2) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–4) 0 0 0
c-kit** 1 (0–6) 0 (0–4) 0.5 (0–12) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–1) 0
Telomerase* 0 (0–3) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–2) 0 0 (0–3) 1 (0–3)
Metallothionein** 2 (0–6) 4 (1–6)i 6 (0–12)i 0 (0–9) 2 (0–12)j 2 (1–6)

Data were presented as median (min-max). * Nuclear staining score. ** Quick score.

a,e,gP < 0.05 vs. borderline and malignant serous.

b,fP < 0.05 vs. benign and borderline mucinous.

c,iP < 0.05 vs. benign serous and benign mucinous.

d,jP < 0.05 vs. benign mucinous.

Ozer et al.

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

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