Interpretation of Mismatch Repair Protein Immunohistochemistry in Endometrial Carcinoma Should Consider Both Lynch Syndrome Screening and Immunotherapy Susceptibility: An Illustrative Case Report

We present an instructive case of FIGO grade 1 endometrioid endometrial carcinoma with a biphasic morphology, corresponding to subclonal loss of mismatch repair proteins (MMRP) MLH1 and PMS2 by immunohistochemistry and subclonal microsatellite instability. A pulmonary metastasis represented only the tumor component with retention of MMRPs. This case illustrates the need for pathologists to recognize and report heterogenous expression of MMRPs in endometrial carcinoma, to consider tumor heterogeneity when selecting foci for molecular studies, and to re-evaluate MMRP expression in tumor metastases, when clinically indicated. These considerations are particularly important as the relevance of MMRP expression in endometrial cancer expands beyond Lynch syndrome screening, into a new role as a predictive marker for immunotherapy.
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research

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Lynch syndrome (LS) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by a germline mutation in DNA mismatch repair genes which increases the risk of several cancers such as endometrial and colorectal cancers. However, there are only a few reports of peritoneal malignancies in patients with LS. Herein, we report the first case of a primary peritoneal low-grade serous carcinoma in a woman with LS and provide a literature review of peritoneal malignancies in patients with LS. The patient was a 72-yr-old gravid 2 para 2 Japanese woman with a germline mutation in MLH1. She had a history of colon cancer and endometrial cancer and was tre...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
In conclusion, somatic mutational signatures suggest that conventional MMR status of tumor tissues is likely to underestimate the significance of the predisposing MMR defects as contributors to breast tumorigenesis in LS. PMID: 32292574 [PubMed]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Endometrial carcinoma (EC), as described by Bokhman, has historically been classified as Type I (low-grade, hormone-dependant, young patients, good prognosis) or Type II (high-grade, hormone-independent, older patients, poor prognosis). This classification is no longer pragmatic, however, as EC is a much more heterogeneous disease. Four molecular subtypes of EC were identified by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), and subsequent studies have demonstrated its utility in predicting prognosis. While endometrial serous carcinoma (ESC), the prototypical Type II EC, largely occurs in older women, younger women with ESC were not acc...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Mismatch repair deficiency (MMRD) is involved in the initiation of both hereditary and sporadic tumors. MMRD has been extensively studied in colorectal cancer and endometrial cancer, but not so in other tumors, such as ovarian carcinoma. We have determined the expression of mismatch repair proteins in a large cohort of 502 early-stage epithelial ovarian carcinoma entailing all the 5 main subtypes: high-grade serous carcinoma, endometrioid ovarian carcinoma (EOC), clear cell carcinoma (CCC), mucinous carcinoma, and low-grade serous carcinoma. We studied the association of MMRD with clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical ...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Abstract About 23% of adnexal tumors are related to a hereditary syndrome, most often hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome or Lynch syndrome, responsible of epithelial tumors. However, the pathologist should be aware of rare hereditary syndromes responsible of non-epithelial ovarian tumors. Ovarian tumors associated with germline mutation of BRCA genes are essentially high-grade serous carcinomas of tubal origin, while those seen in Lynch syndrome are most often endometrioid or clear cell carcinomas. Sex-cord tumors associated with a familial predisposition are Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors in DICER syndrome...
Source: Annales de Pathologie - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Ann Pathol Source Type: research
We present a 47-year-old woman with an MLH1 gene mutation (G133X 397G>T) who presented with menorrhagia. Eleven family members have this mutation, 6 with carcinoma: 5 colorectal and 1 with a gynecologic primary of unknown type. Colonoscopy and endoscopy were unremarkable. Positron emission and computed tomography revealed a 3 cm anterior dome bladder mass without additional extrauterine disease or uterine connection. She underwent partial cystectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and lymphadenectomy. The uterus demonstrated a dedifferentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma, immunohistochemical...
Source: Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology - Category: Chemistry Tags: Online Articles: Case Reports Source Type: research
Muir-Torre syndrome is a rare subtype of Lynch syndrome characterized by coincidence of skin neoplasm and visceral malignancies. Here, we report a case of this rare disease, whose diagnosis of the syndrome was first suspected by the pathologist. This was a 60-yr-old woman who presented with an axillary skin nodule, which was diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma. Further inquiry revealed that she was hospitalized for evaluation of a recurrent vaginal stump endometrial carcinoma. Histologic workup and immunohistochemistry for mismatch repair proteins of both the skin and vaginal tumor suggested the possibility of Muir-Torre syn...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology of the Corpus: Case Reports Source Type: research
AbstractTo prevent endometrial carcinoma in Lynch syndrome (LS), regular gynecological surveillance visits and prophylactic surgery are recommended. Previous data have shown that prophylactic hysterectomy is an effective means of cancer prevention, while the advantages and disadvantages of surveillance are somewhat unclear. We aimed to evaluate female LS carriers ’ attitudes towards regular gynecological surveillance and factors influencing their decision-making on prophylactic surgery that have not been well documented. Pain experienced during endometrial biopsies was also evaluated. Postal questionnaires were sent ...
Source: Familial Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The ProMisE classification proved to be an efficient and easily implementable system. Future research should elucidate the precise biological and prognostic meaning of the cases with multiple molecular markers. PMID: 31980219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
In conclusion, only two endometrial hyperplasias displayed an altered pattern of MMR expression. Our results suggest the limited utility of the immunohistochemical analysis of MMR protein in the early detection of Lynch syndrome in Tunisian patients diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasias. Multicenter studies with larger sample size are needed to more explore these findings. PMID: 31955910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Histochemica - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Acta Histochem Source Type: research
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