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Stains
Cytokeratin 6 (CK6, K6)

Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 October 2013, last major update June 2005
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
PubMed Search: CK6

General
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Uses by pathologists
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Positive staining - normal
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Positive staining - disease
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Micro images
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Breast carcinoma-basal subtype in BRCA1 patient

Gallbladder adenosquamous carcinoma

Keratoconus (fig A), normal cornea (fig D)

Mesothelioma-deciduoid (fig 5)

Ovarian serous carcinoma (fig b)

Pancreas-adenosquamous carcinoma


Skin-various images

Squamous cell carcinoma-oral (fig a)

Benign epithelial inclusions of axillary lymph nodes - fig 1: CK5/6+; 2: p63+

Various images #1 (squamous cell-fig 1A, urothelial-fig 1C, thymoma-fig 1E, salivary gland adenoid cystic-fig 1G)

#2 (ovary-fig 2A, endometrioid adenocarcinoma of uterus-fig 2C, infiltrating ductal carcinoma of breast-fig 2E)

Additional references
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End of Stains > Cytokeratin 6 (CK6, K6)


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