Table 10

Correlation between VEGF-C staining and LMVD (LMV per 200× field of vision)

VEGF-C staining


Tissue type

-

+

U

P


Cancer tissues

8.88 ± 2.57(8)

13.94 ± 2.04(33)

93.50

0.211

Lymph nodes

3.15 ± 1.19(26)

11.88 ± 2.32(25)

75.00

< 0.001***


"+", "++" and "+++" for VEGF-C immunochemistry staining was all grouped together as "+"

*** P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant

Within parenthesis: number of eligible cases. Abbreviation: LMVD: lymphatic microvessel density; LMV per 200× field of vision: lymphatic microvessel 200× field of vision

Wu et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-47

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