The utility of azan trichrome staining in Ameloblastoma

Background: It is occasionally difficult to distinguish the stellate reticulum-like region of ameloblastoma from the fibrous connective tissue stroma. This difficulty is further pronounced in the plexiform variant of ame
Background: It is occasionally difficult to distinguish the stellate reticulum-like region of ameloblastoma from the fibrous connective tissue stroma. This difficulty is further pronounced in the plexiform variant of ameloblastoma that has very sparse fibrous connective tissue.
Aim: To test the utility of Azan trichrome stain in marking tumour regions and the peri-tumour environment of ameloblastoma.
Materials and Methods: Sections were prepared for 18 formalin fixed paraffin-embedded blocks of ameloblastoma cases and stained with Azan trichrome stain according to the manufacturer's specification.
Results and Conclusions: The tumour areas were stained mostly brown, with the ameloblasts mainly marked as deep brown while the stellate reticulum-like region was light brown. The structures in the peri-tumour region were marked with different shades of blue. Azan trichrome staining was able to distinguish between the fibrous connective tissue and the stellate reticulum-like areas in 100% of the cases.
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Author:Akinyele Olumuyiwa Adisa, Udeabor Samuel Ebele, Alica Kubesch, Mike Barbeck, Shahram Ghanaati
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-403459
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1117-1936.180187
ISSN:1117-1936
Parent Title (English):The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal
Publisher:Wolters Kluwer
Place of publication:Mumbai
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2016
Year of first Publication:2016
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/06/02
Tag:Ameloblastoma; Azan trichrome stain; connective tissue; stellate reticulum
Volume:23
Issue:1
Pagenumber:3
First Page:44
Last Page:46
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This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‑NonCommercial‑ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non‑commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
HeBIS PPN:423895052
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
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