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Table 1 Correlations of LVD with clinicopathological parameters and VEGFs expressions

From: Different significance between intratumoral and peritumoral lymphatic vessel density in gastric cancer: a retrospective study of 123 cases

Factors N I-LVD P-LVD
   mean ± SD P mean ± SD P
Tumor differentiation    0.802   0.739
   High differentiated 11 8.18 ± 2.44   12.07 ± 4.49  
   Mederately/poor differentiated 112 8.00 ± 2.27   12.46 ± 3.60  
Tumor size    <0.001   <0.001
   <3.2 cm 57 8.93 ± 2.34   11.18 ± 3.80  
   ≥ 3.2 cm 66 7.23 ± 1.91   13.50 ± 3.21  
Depth of invasion    0.433   0.026
   pT1-2 69 8.16 ± 2.51   11.78 ± 3.52  
   pT3-4 54 7.83 ± 1.96   13.26 ± 3.71  
Lymph node metastasis    0.056*   <0.001
   Negative 57 8.47 ± 2.27   10.50 ± 3.42  
   Positive 66 7.65 ± 2.24   13.98 ± 3.10  
LVI    0.700   <0.001
   Negative 83 8.08 ± 2.33   11.23 ± 3.29  
   Positive 40 7.91 ± 2.22   14.36 ± 3.44  
VI    0.905   <0.001
   Negative 86 8.00 ± 2.38   11.65 ± 3.81  
   Positive 37 8.05 ± 2.67   14.24 ± 2.53  
TNM stage    0.067   <0.001
   I - II 71 8.34 ± 2.42   11.33 ± 3.29  
   III - IV 52 7.58 ± 2.01   13.92 ± 3.66  
VEGF-A expression    0.527   0.091
   Low 44 7.84 ± 2.51   11.68 ± 3.54  
   High 79 8.26 ± 2.21   12.84 ± 3.69  
VEGF-C expression    0.092*   0.003
   Low 42 7.55 ± 2.37   11.06 ± 3.26  
   High 81 8.00 ± 2.34   13.13 ± 3.69  
VEGF-D expression    0.514   0.005
   Low 72 7.90 ± 2.47   11.65 ± 3.44  
   High 51 8.18 ± 1.99   13.53 ± 3.73  
  1. P, t test; P*, Mann-Whitney U Test. Abbreviation: LVD: lymphatic vessel density; LVI: lymphatic vessel invasion. VI: venous invasion.