vascularization


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vascularization

[‚vas·kyə·lə·rə′zā·shən]
(medicine)
Abnormal or excessive formation of blood vessels.
(physiology)
The formation of new blood vessels within tissue.
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Although further studies are needed to define their usefulness, the mean gray index, vascularization index, flow index, and vascularization flow index may be useful indices for characterizing ovarian tumors in birds.
Renal angiography demonstrating the abnormal pattern of vascularization.
Across the cornea OS, fibrotic, irregular, diffuse granulation tissue and dense superficial, and anterior stromal corneal vascularization were present, extending to the axial cornea.
Another problem encountered during graft is vascularization.
The fluorangiography showed an improvement of retinal vascularization and a reduced endothelial permeability and leakage in the Pycnogenol, but not in the placebo-treated, patients.
assemble 28 chapters by neuroradiologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, and neuropathologists from North America and Europe that detail imaging techniques for the spine that also address the paraspinal soft tissues, the normal anatomy of the spinal column and cord, age-related changes, degenerative disorders, normal vascularization, spinal ischemia and vascular malformations, trauma, tumors and cysts, metabolic disorders, inflammation and infection, preoperative mapping of pathology, intraoperative monitoring of physiology, vertebroplasty-kyphoplasty, and complications of surgery for decompressing spinal stenosis and disc disease.
Mao and colleagues demonstrated that when human mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells were seeded in micropores of 3D calcium phosphate scaffolds, followed by infusion of gel-suspended CD34+ hematopoietic cells, greater vascularization was seen in mice than when mesenchymal cells were used alone.
But one of the most successful recent approaches to cancer therapy has been limiting vascularization and blood flow within and around tumors so that the cancer starves.
Target vessel failure is defined as cardiac death, myocardial infarction or repeat vascularization of a treated vessel.
Obtaining a biopsy can be complicated by severe bleeding secondary to the extensive vascularization of these tumors.
All the leiomyosarcomas showed marked peripheral vascularization on power flow Doppler, compared with 53% of other myomas.
In Caucasian skin, age-related vascularization levels lead to redness.