Angiogenesis plays a key role in tumour progression, and undergoes structural changes associated to tumour biology itself. Although vessel density can be easily evaluated in brain tumours using a traditional immuno-histochemical approach, other parameters of conceptual/biological interest, such as the complex patterns of vascular growth, cannot be fully understood using a traditional bi-dimensional evaluation. We use here surgical specimens derived from oligodendrogliomas as a model for a novel elucidative 3D reconstruction of the grade-dependent vascular arborisation in brain tumours.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)