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Descriptor English: Aberrant Crypt Foci
Descriptor Spanish: Focos de Criptas Aberrantes
Descriptor Portuguese: Focos de Criptas Aberrantes
Descriptor French: Foyers de cryptes aberrantes
Entry term(s): Crypt Foci, Aberrant
Foci, Aberrant Crypt
Tree number(s): C04.834.020
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058739
Scope note: Clusters of colonic crypts that appear different from the surrounding mucosa when visualized after staining. They are of interest as putative precursors to colorectal adenomas and potential biomarkers for colorectal carcinoma.
Annotation: coordinate IM with COLORECTAL NEOPLASMS or specifics (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
BS blood supply
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SC secondary
SU surgery
TH therapy
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Colonic Neoplasms (1991-2010)
Precancerous Conditions (1991-2010)
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
DeCS ID: 53945
Unique ID: D058739
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Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Aberrant Crypt Foci - Preferred
Concept UI M0544342
Scope note Clusters of colonic crypts that appear different from the surrounding mucosa when visualized after staining. They are of interest as putative precursors to colorectal adenomas and potential biomarkers for colorectal carcinoma.
Preferred term Aberrant Crypt Foci
Entry term(s) Crypt Foci, Aberrant
Foci, Aberrant Crypt



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