Table 11

LMVD with ECM1 and VEGF-C staining (LMV per 200× field of vision)

ECM1 staining

VEGF-C staining(Cancer tissues)

ECM1 staining

VEGF-C staining(Lymph nodes)



-

+

P

-

+

P


-

3.67 ± 0.88(3)

7.43 ± 1.59(7)

-

2.20 ± 1.24(5)

17.0(1)

+

12.0 ± 3.44(5)

15.7 ± 2.45(26)

0.054

+

32.0(1)

9.75 ± 2.37(12)

0.025*


"+", "++" and "+++" for ECM1 or 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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