Increased angiogenesis in papillary thyroid carcinoma but lack of prognostic importance.

@article{Akslen2000IncreasedAI,
  title={Increased angiogenesis in papillary thyroid carcinoma but lack of prognostic importance.},
  author={Lars Andreas Akslen and Virginia A. Livolsi},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={439-42}
}
Angiogenesis is important for tumor growth and progress, and the intratumor density of microvessels is a significant prognostic factor in many tumor types. The role in thyroid cancer has not been well studied, and we therefore examined a series of 128 papillary carcinomas with respect to microvessel density (MVD) and patient survival. Follow-up was obtained for all cases (median, 145 months). We found a mean MVD of 216 per mm2 (range, 35-751), and there was an average of 3.14 times more vessels… CONTINUE READING

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