Collagen - type II

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 December 2015, last major update October 2013

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Definition / general
  • Specific marker of normal and neoplastic chondrocytes
  • Specific and sensitive for mesenchymal chondrosarcomas vs. other small cell sarcomas except chondroblastic small cell osteosarcomas (Mod Pathol 2005;18:1088)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma - a1-c1: H&E; a2-c2: vimentin; a3-c3: S100; a4-c4: collagen type II