Chaperon Normal Goblet Cells Intercalated with Dysplastic Cells in Duodenal Adenomas Express Synaptophysin
Anticancer Research, 07/27/2012
Rubio CA et al. – Normal goblet cells found in duodenal adenomas express synaptophysin. Consequently, duodenal adenomas with synaptophysin–expressing goblet cells should also be stained with alcian blue (pH 2.5) or with MUC2 to confirm that these are native normal goblet cells, thereby rejecting the possibility of a composite adenoma–microcarcinoid in the duodenum.