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Table 2 Difference between distribution of SLM and 1-3 positive nodes in gastric cancer

From: A novel insight of sentinel lymph node concept based on 1-3 positive nodes in patients with pT1-2 gastric cancer

  Lower third (%)   Middle third (%)   Upper third (%)  
station SLM 1-3 x p SLM 1-3 x p SLM 1-3 x p
no.1 6.2 3.9 0.96 0.328 5.9 10.7 0.31 0.581 33.3 44.4 0.92 0.337
no.2 - - - - 5.9 3.6 0.13 0.715 18.5 16.7 0.04 0.835
no.3 27.9 30 0.16 0.688 41.2 46.4 0.12 0.731 29.6 27.8 0.03 0.862
no.4d 15.5 17.9 0.32 0.573 17.6 21.4 0.10 0.758 7.4 7.4 0.00 1.000
no.5 6.9 14 3.92 0.048* 11.8 17.9 0.30 0.585 0 0.0 - -
no.6 25.6 36.2 4.13 0.042* 0 7.1 1.27 0.260 0 0.0 - -
no.7 7.8 5.8 0.50 0.481 11.8 10.7 0.01 0.913 7.4 11.1 0.28 0.598
no.8a 6.9 6.3 0.06 0.802 5.9 3.6 0.13 0.715 3.7 7.4 0.43 0.514
no.9 2.3 1.4 0.35 0.555 0 0.0 - - 0 3.7 1.03 0.311
compartment             
N1 76.0 82.1 1.87 0.172 82.4 85.7 0.09 0.763 88.9 79.6 1.91 0.167
N2 24.0 17.9    17.6 14.3    11.1 20.4   
  1. note: SLM refers to solitary lymph node metastasis; 1-3 refers to 1-3 positive nodes.
  2. * indicates the difference is significant.