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Histopathological diagnosis of hydatidiform mole

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>05/1983
<mark>Journal</mark>The Journal of Pathology
Issue number1
Volume140
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)51-67
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Two microscopical methods are described which are useful for the identification of hydatidiform molar trophoblast. The first is an application of Nomarski's differential interference contrast microscopy which allows whole-mounted villi to be studied by optical sectioning. The second is an application of indirect immunofluorescence microscopy using a specific antiserum directed against the endothelial cell structural protein known as vimentin.