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Author Radhakrishnan, V. V. ♦ Radhakrishnan, N. S. ♦ Misra, B. K. ♦ Rout, D.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Neoplasms ♦ Endocrine System Diseases ♦ Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Pathology
Abstract In this study, thirty-two non-functional and eighteen functional pituitary adenomas were analysed for the presence of argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions (Ag-NORs) in paraffin sections, using an one-step silver-colloidal staining method. Differences in the mean Ag-NOR numbers of functional pituitary adenomas were statistically significant than those of non-functional pituitary adenomas. It is being emphasised that evaluation of Ag-NOR count is a more reliable index than the presence of mitotic figures in predicting the proliferative activity as well as possibility of recurrence in a patient with pituitary adenoma.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Indian journal of pathology & microbiology
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 1
Page Count 8
Starting Page 25
Ending Page 32