Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the uterine cervix is less characterized than neuroendocrine neoplasms of other sites such as of the digestive system and the lung. Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 2 (SATB2) recently emerged as a marker of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Among NECs, SATB2 is more frequently expressed in cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma than in NEC of other anatomical sites. In our study, we performed an immunohistochemical study of SATB2 in 16 NECs of the uterine cervix, where the expression of these markers is still undefined. SATB2 was expressed in 12/16 cervical NECs (75%), with 7/16 cases (44%) showing SATB2 positivity in ≥ 50% of cells. In 7 cervical NECs associated with a non-neuroendocrine component, the expression of SATB2 was restricted to the neuroendocrine component. SATB2 was positive in all cases that expressed CDX2 (n = 7) and TTF1 (n = 5), with no evident association with p16 and p53. Our study demonstrated that SATB2 is often expressed in NECs of the uterine cervix. This information should be taken into account when assessing the origin of a NEC.

SATB2 is expressed in neuroendocrine carcinoma of the uterine cervix / Inzani, F.; Angelico, G.; Santoro, A.; Travaglino, A.; Insabato, L.; Raffone, A.; Arciuolo, D.; Scaglione, G.; D'Alessandris, N.; Valente, M.; Carlino, A.; Rindi, G.; Zannoni, G. F.. - In: VIRCHOWS ARCHIV. - ISSN 0945-6317. - 480:4(2022), pp. 873-877. [10.1007/s00428-021-03255-7]

SATB2 is expressed in neuroendocrine carcinoma of the uterine cervix

Travaglino A.;Insabato L.;Raffone A.;Carlino A.;
2022

Abstract

Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the uterine cervix is less characterized than neuroendocrine neoplasms of other sites such as of the digestive system and the lung. Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 2 (SATB2) recently emerged as a marker of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Among NECs, SATB2 is more frequently expressed in cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma than in NEC of other anatomical sites. In our study, we performed an immunohistochemical study of SATB2 in 16 NECs of the uterine cervix, where the expression of these markers is still undefined. SATB2 was expressed in 12/16 cervical NECs (75%), with 7/16 cases (44%) showing SATB2 positivity in ≥ 50% of cells. In 7 cervical NECs associated with a non-neuroendocrine component, the expression of SATB2 was restricted to the neuroendocrine component. SATB2 was positive in all cases that expressed CDX2 (n = 7) and TTF1 (n = 5), with no evident association with p16 and p53. Our study demonstrated that SATB2 is often expressed in NECs of the uterine cervix. This information should be taken into account when assessing the origin of a NEC.
2022
SATB2 is expressed in neuroendocrine carcinoma of the uterine cervix / Inzani, F.; Angelico, G.; Santoro, A.; Travaglino, A.; Insabato, L.; Raffone, A.; Arciuolo, D.; Scaglione, G.; D'Alessandris, N.; Valente, M.; Carlino, A.; Rindi, G.; Zannoni, G. F.. - In: VIRCHOWS ARCHIV. - ISSN 0945-6317. - 480:4(2022), pp. 873-877. [10.1007/s00428-021-03255-7]
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