Ki-67(MIB-1) and Progesterone Receptor in Meningioma An Immunohistochemical Study
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2012, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 157-167
BACKGROUND: In meningioma the tumor grade, subtype, and extent of surgical resection are strong prognostic factors, the growth of this tumor is still unpredictable, and additional prognostic markers are needed. Many studies have shown that the detection of the proliferative potential of meningioma by Ki-67 (MIB-1) and the detection of the progesterone receptor might predict the natural history of tumor and patient survival. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the proliferative fraction Ki-67 (MIB-1) and progesterone receptor in meningioma, To correlate the expression of these two markers with various clinico- pathological parameters, To compare these results with other studies . PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study, in which 50 cases of meningioma were collected in Nineveh province. These cases were examined immunohistochemically. The results of these two markers were correlated with various clinico- pathological parameters. RESULTS: The mean age of all cases was 46 years. There were 16 male and 34 female patients. According to the W.H.O 2000 classification, there were 84% grade I, 10% were grade II and 6 %were grade III. Only 14% of the patients had a history of recurrence. Progesterone receptor was positive in 72% of all cases. Significant relation was observed between the progesterone receptor and the patients age .It was significantly higher in female than male. A significant relationship was found between progesterone receptor with grade and histological types. Thirty three out of 43 cases without recurrence had positive progesterone receptor. The mean±Standard deviation (SD) of Ki-67 Labeling Index (Ki-67 LI) was 2.7±4.2%. No significant relation was found between the Ki-67 LI and patients age. The male patients had a higher Ki-67 LI than that of the female. Significant relation was found between Ki-67 LI and the grade of meningioma . The mean of Ki-67 LI in the recurrent cases was higher than in non recurrent cases. An inverse relationship was found between Ki-67 LI and progesterone receptor . CONCLUSION: Progesterone receptor showed a significant relation with the age and histological types. Ki-67 LI had a direct significant association with the grade and the recurrent cases., while inverse relation was observed between the progesterone receptor with the grade and the recurrent cases. An inverse relationship was observed between the progesterone receptor and Ki-67 LI.
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