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Table 3 Morphometric and chromatin texture characteristics

From: Nuclear morphometry and chromatin texture changes in hepatocellular carcinoma samples may predict outcomes of liver transplanted patients

Characteristic Tumor—mean (Standard deviation) Adjacent—mean (Standard deviation) p*
Nuclear shape descriptors    
Area (µm2) 48.65 ± 14.90 53.51 ± 7.13 0.066
Perimeter (µm) 26.08 ± 4.06 24.07 ± 2.22 0.025
Circularity 0.833 ± 0.04 0.955 ± 0.01 < 0.001
Feret (µm) 85.33 ± 14.78 89.80 ± 5.69 0.094
ncMGV (µm) 22.64 ± 9.83 25.18 ± 6.33 0.206
Solidity 0.982 ± 0.009 0.995 ± 0.002 < 0.001
AR 1.28 ± 0.08 1.15 ± 0.06 < 0.001
Chromatin texture descriptor    
Fractal dimension 1.16 ± 0.03 1.19 ± 0.02 0.001
  1. *p, statistical significance; µm micrometer, ncMGV normalized corrected mean grey value, AR aspect ratio