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Rosalia Ricco, Pantaleo Bufo & Vittorio Pesce Delfino

Analytic morphometry in diagnostic pathology: upper degree polynomials and Fourier harmonic analysis in infertility

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Abstract

The shape of the seminiferous tubuli in maturation arrest is investigated by harmonic Fourier analysis and upper degree polynomials. The epithelial boundary line of the lumen is considered as a curve in a reference system after the points of the curve have been defined by coordinates: an automatic procedure (TV-camera interfaced with a computer) is utilized and the software expresses the profile as a Kth-order equation and submits real and calculated periodic function to Fourier analysis. Fourier analysis is very useful in shape trend investigations and its modifications are not dependent on perpendicular cross-sections. The method helps us to distinguish different types of maturation arrest.

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Rosalia Ricco, Pantaleo Bufo & Vittorio Pesce Delfino, «Analytic morphometry in diagnostic pathology: upper degree polynomials and Fourier harmonic analysis in infertility», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 2 (1983), Number 2 - Proceedings of the second symposium on morphometry in morphological diagnoses, september 7-9, 1983, Kuopio, Finland - Dec. 1983, 452-457 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=4296.

About: Rosalia Ricco

Istituto di Zoologia e Anatomia Comparata, Universita - 70124 - Bari, Italy

About: Pantaleo Bufo

Istituto di Zoologia e Anatomia Comparata, Universita - 70124 - Bari, Italy

About: Vittorio Pesce Delfino

Istituto di Anatomia Patologica, Antropologia, Universita - 70124 - Bari, Italy