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Table 4 Prevalence of patients with PF cells stained positively by immunocytochemistry for 7 different cell markers among 32 patients with (endo, n = 19) or without (control, n = 13) endometriosis

From: Quantity and quality of retrograde menstruation: a case control study

Marker Endometrial epithelial/glandular cells Endometrial stromal cells Mesothelial cells Macrophages/Monocytes
  Endo Contr Endo Contr Endo Contr Endo Contr
Ber Ep4         
Total 2/19 0/13 0/19 0/13 0/19 0/13 0/19 0/13
Menstrual 2/5 0/2 0/5 0/2 0/5 0/2 0/5 0/2
Follicular 0/4 0/1 0/4 0/1 0/4 0/1 0/4 0/1
Luteal 0/10 0/10 0/10 0/10 0/10 0/10 0/10 0/10
Vimentin         
Total 0/19 0/13 17/19 11/13 17/19 11/13 0/19 0/13
Menstrual 0/5 0/2 5/5 2/2 5/5 2/2 0/5 0/2
Follicular 0/4 0/1 4/4 1/1 4/4 1/1 0/4 0/1
Luteal 0/10 0/10 8/10 8/10 8/10 8/10 0/10 0/10
Calretinin         
Total 0/19 0/13 11/19 9/13 11/19 9/13 0/19 0/13
Menstrual 0/5 0/2 4/5 1/2 4/5 1/2 0/5 0/2
Follicular 0/4 0/1 2/4 1/1 2/4 1/1 0/4 0/1
Luteal 0/10 0/10 5/10 7/13 5/10 7/10 0/10 0/10
Cytokeratin7         
Total 10/19 6/13 0/19 0/13 10/19 6/13 0/19 0/13
Menstrual 3/5 2/2 0/5 0/2 3/5 2/2 0/5 0/2
Follicular 3/4 1/1 0/4 0/1 3/4 1/1 0/4 0/1
Luteal 4/10 3/10 0/10 0/10 4/10 3/10 0/10 0/10
Cytokeratin8         
Total 4/19 3/13 0/19 0/13 4/19 3/13 0/19 0/13
Menstrual 1/5 0/2 0/5 0/2 1/5 0/2 0/5 0/2
Follicular 1/4 0/1 0/4 0/1 1/4 0/1 0/4 0/1
Luteal 2/10 3/10 0/10 0/10 2/10 3/10 0/10 0/10
Cytokeratin18         
Total 4/19 3/13 0/19 0/13 4/19 3/13 0/19 0/13
Menstrual 1/5 0/2 0/5 0/2 1/5 0/2 0/5 0/2
Follicular 1/4 0/1 0/4 0/1 1/4 0/1 0/4 0/1
Luteal 2/10 3/10 0/10 0/10 2/10 3/10 0/10 0/10
CD68         
Total 0/19 0/13 0/19 0/13 0/19 0/13 17/19 11/13
Menstrual 0/5 0/2 0/5 0/2 0/5 0/2 5/5 2/2
Follicular 0/4 0/1 0/4 0/1 0/4 0/1 4/4 1/1
Luteal 0/10 0/10 0/10 0/10 0/10 0/10 8/10 8/10
  1. Endo = patients with endometriosis
  2. Contr = patients with a normal pelvis