Angiogenesis and macrophage infiltration in Borrmann type IV gastric cancer

J. Koga, Y. Kakeji, Y. Sumiyoshi, Y. Kimura, K. Shibahara, Y. Emi, Y. Maehara, K. Sugimachi

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Abstract

The clinical significance of angiogenesis was investigated in Borrmann type IV gastric cancer. Tumors with high microvessel density (MVD) often metastasized to the liver and lymph nodes. A significant correlation was recognized between macrophage infiltration and MVD. However, MVD was not a prognostic factor. Peritoneal dissemination was a prognostic factor in Borrmann type IV gastric cancer. Thus, angiogenesis plays an important role in the metastasis, but not prognosis in Borrmann type IV gastric cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-339
Number of pages6
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Volume92
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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