In an effort to improve the prognostic accuracy of the histologic criteria used for cervical adenocarcinomas, the nuclear DNA ploidy levels, means and standard deviations of nuclear areas and amounts of lumen and neoplastic tissue were quantitated. Useful thresholds in discriminating recurrent disease, as identified by logistic regression analysis, included a DNA ploidy level of 3.0 N, a percent of lumen of 34.6% and nuclear area mean and standard deviation of 53.1 sq micron and 20.1 sq micron, respectively. These parameters should provide useful guidelines in the visual assessment of histologic features that have prognostic significance.
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