Table 2

Association between pathological and clinical status of mammary carcinomas in mixed tumours in female dogs
Parameters All (n = 49) Group 1 (n = 25) Group 2 (n = 24) P value
Lymph node metastasis 6/49 3/25 3/24 -
Pulmonary metastasis 1/49 0/25 1/24 -
Size
< 3 cm 28/49 13/25 15/24
3 < x < 5 11/49 6/25 5/24 0.3735
≥ 5 cm 10/49 6/25 4/24
Clinical staging
I 24/49 12/25 12/24
II 11/49 6/25 5/24
III 7/49 4/25 3/24 0.9657
IV 6/49 3/25 3/24
V 1/49 0/25 1/24
Histological grade 0.714
I 44/49 21/25 23/24
II 5/49 4/25 1/24
III 0/49 0/25 0/24

Group 1, represented by cases with low versican expression; and Group 2, represented by cases with versican overexpression.

Student’s t- test was used for parametric data (size).

Fisher’s exact test used for categorical variables (clinical staging and histological grade).

Damasceno et al.

Damasceno et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:195   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-195

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