Table 4

Comparison of clinicopathological findings between GP within and exceeding the submucosal layer.

Gangliocytic paraganglioma within the submucosal layer

Gangliocytic paraganglioma exceeding the submucosal layer

Statistical analysis


Number of patients

42

66

Age (years)

28 to 84 (mean: 54.1)

15 to 73 (mean: 50.0)

No significant difference was found (Mann-Whitney U test: p = 0.23)

Maximum diameter of the tumor (mm)

5.5 to 65 (mean: 21.7)

10 to 100 (mean: 26.8)

No significant difference was found (Mann-Whitney U test: p = 0.18)

Gender (male to female)

29:13

30:36

Significant difference was found

(Chi-square test: p = 0.02)

Rate of lymph node metastasis

2.4% (1/42)

16.7% (11/66)

Significant difference was found

(Chi-square test: p = 0.03)


Significant differences were found for gender and the rate of lymph node metastasis between patients with GP within the submucosal layer and exceeding the submucosal layer (Chi-square test: p = 0.02, 0.03, respectively).

Okubo et al. BMC Cancer 2011 11:187   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-187

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