Relationship between FIGO grade and AgNOR, S100-positive Langerhans cells in endometrial adenocarcinoma
Cell kinetic information is an important adjuvant to histological grading in some malignant tumors. In the current study, 20 endometrial adenocarcinomas were graded according to the 1988 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and nuclear grading system and the expression of silver-stained nucleolar organizer regions (AgNOR) and S100-positive Langerhans cells were determined. According to the FIGO grade, eight patients were in grade 1, seven were in grade 2 and five were in grade 3. Nuclear grade 1, 2 and 3 was determined in six, eight and six cases, respectively. Although an overlap was seen in some grade 2 and 3 cases, AgNOR counts were the highest in grade 3. S100-positive Langerhans cells were depleted when the grades elevated. It is concluded that AgNOR and Langerhans cells can be correlated with grades. Further studies, including survival data of the patients, could be performed and AgNOR and Langerhans cells can be correlated with prognosis.