Table 1

Distribution of eosinophils in invasive and non-invasive squamous neoplasia

Specimen and Diagnosis

Eosinophils/hpf

Eosinophils/10hpf

0

1–4

5–9

10–20

>20

0

1–4

5–19

20 or greater



Biopsy

Invasive CA(41)

1(2%)

5(12%)

8(20%)

15(36%)

12(29%)

1(3%)

5(12%)1

10(24%)1

25(61%)1

Non-invasive(16)

13(81%)

1(6%)

1(6%)

1(6%)

none

7(44%)2

6(38%)2

3(18%)2

none

Excision/Resection

Invasive CA(22)

1(5%)

4(18%)

8(36%)

6(23%)

3(14%)

1(5%)

3(14%)

7(31%)

11(50%)

Non-invasive(8)

6(76)

1(12%)

1(12%)

none

none

4(50%)

3(38%)

1(12%)

none


1Two invasive carcinoma case less than 10hpf in size

2One non-invasive carcinoma case less than 10hpf in size.

Said et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2005 5:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-5-1

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