Microvessel area of immature vessels is a prognostic factor in renal cell carcinoma.

@article{Sato2014MicrovesselAO,
  title={Microvessel area of immature vessels is a prognostic factor in renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Mototaka Sato and Yasutomo Nakai and Wataru Nakata and Takahiro Yoshida and Kazuo Hatano and Atsunari Kawashima and Kazutoshi Fujita and Motohide Uemura and Hitoshi Takayama and Norio Nonomura},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          130-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze the presence of immature vessels as a predictive factor of prognosis in patients with renal cell carcinoma. METHODS Tissue samples were obtained from 50 renal cell carcinoma patients who underwent radical nephrectomy, and the blood vessels were stained using antibodies to cluster of differentiation 34 and α-smooth muscle actin. Immature vessels were defined as those positive for cluster of differentiation 34, and mature vessels as those positive for both cluster of… CONTINUE READING
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