Separation and spread of nuclear fragments ("nucleotesimals") in colonic neoplasms

Hans Elias, Dallas M. Hyde

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After multiple fragmentation of neoplastic nuclei into "nucleotesimals", a recently discovered variety of amitosis, some fragments appear to be inflated to full nuclear size; others probably lyse, releasing nucleic acid, which may assist in the synthesis of new cytoplasm around newly formed nuclei. This observation may be useful in elucidating one mechanism of neoplastic growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-639
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Pathology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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