Immunohistochemical Ex-pression of p16 in Carcinoma Ex-pleomorphic Adenoma (undifferentiated and Adenocarcinoma Types) 3054-3056
Dr Bassel Tarakji,
Faculty, Head of Department of Oral Maxillofacial Sciences, Alfarabi College of Dentistry and Nursing,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Objective: This study was aimed at characterizing alterations in the immunohistochemical expression of p16 in carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenomas. Study Design: A selected series of 27 cases of carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenomas were examined.
Results: The results showed that p16 expression in non tumour duct cells was strongly positive nuclear staining in 23 (85%) cases out of 27 cases, that 3 (11.1%) had moderate staining, and that 1 (3.7%) had weak staining. p16 expression in carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenomas was indicated as a negative nuclear staining in 22 (81.4%) cases out of 27cases, and 5 (18.5%) cases expressed moderate staining.
Conclusion: This study suggests that alteration of p16 expression is detected in carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenomas. p16 has a role in development of carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenomas.