The volume of the adenomatous mucosa (V), the area of the surface epithelium (Ss), the area of the glandular epithelium (Sg), and theSg:Ss ratio were calculated in a series of 14 adenomatous polyps (APs) of a case of multiple polyposis of the colon. The equation of simple allometry was used to study the relative growth of the four series of values.Ss grew isometrically with size;Sg overgrewSs and accounted for most of the increase inV. TheSg:Ss ratio increased withSg andV.
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Pesce, C.M., Colacino, R. Relative growth of adenomatous polyps of the colon. Vichows Archiv A Pathol Anat 412, 151–154 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00716187
- Adenomatous polyps
- Relative Growth