Macroscopic images (left) have a square open box centered on the area with most concentrated PTEN-null glands. A curved arc identifies a fragment of tissue containing the greatest concentration of PTEN-null glands which was used for morphometry, and appears in the "bullseye" view, and other photomicrographs.
Dx: Diagnosis, pe=normal proliferative; anov=anovulatory, persistent proliferative; ein= EIN precancer
Morphometry: (yes) if fragment size and condition suited to measurement. (No) if fragmented.
Vol. % stroma: Volume percentage stroma, fraction of sample fragment occupied by stroma.
Null G. Vol. %: Volume percentage null gland,tissue % occupied by PTEN non-expressing glands.
Pos G. Vol. %: Volume percentage positive gland,tissue % occupied by PTEN expressing glands.
Null G, #/mm2: Density of PTEN-null glands, number per mm2 of tissue
Pos G, #/mm2: Density of PTEN-expressing glands, number per mm2 of tissue
mm2 per null: Average size of a single PTEN-null glands, mm2/per gland
mm2 per pos: Average size of a single PTENexpressing gland, mm2/per gland
Age: in years at time of sampling
Hormone: (yes) on hormone replacement, or (no)
Indication: reported reason for sampling
Symptoms: Physical symptoms and/or sign preceding sampling
Menopause: (pre), (peri) or (post) menopausal based upon age, history, and evidence of endogenous hormonal activity
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