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Prognostic value of measurement of elastosis in breast carcinoma.
  1. A J Robertson,
  2. R A Brown,
  3. I A Cree,
  4. J B MacGillivray,
  5. W Slidders,
  6. J S Beck

    Abstract

    The extent of elastosis in the stroma within the anatomical "tumour" in 80 patients with breast carcinoma was assessed by observational microscopy using a 4-point grading system, and measured by semiautomated histometry as an area percentage with a Quantimet 720 image-analysing computer. In this retrospective study, measurement of elastosis in tissue removed at time of initial diagnosis was shown to have little value for prediction of duration of survival.

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