microvessel density


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microvessel density

The concentration of small blood vessels in a malignant tumor. It reflects the amount of angiogenesis within the tumor and has been correlated with the ability of tumors to grow and metastasize.
See also: density
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Role of microvessel density in predicting recurrence in pathologic stage T3 prostatic adenocarcinoma.
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Highest microvessel density value in three hot spots.
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