capsular invasion

Tumour capsule

A tumour capsule is a thin layer of tissue that separates a tumour from the surrounding, normal tissue. Both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumours may have a capsule. Tumours surrounded by a capsule are something described as being encapsulated. Tumours that do not have a capsule are described as non-encapsulated. What does capsule invasion …
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