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Table 1 Comparison of LMVD between the metastasis and non-metastasis groups

From: Expression and clinical significance of extracellular matrix protein 1 and vascular endothelial growth factor-C in lymphatic metastasis of human breast cancer

  LMVD (LMV per 200× field of vision)   
Tissue type Metastasis group Non-metastasis group U P
Cancer tissues 15.16 ± 2.94 11.05 ± 1.97 177.0 0.409
Normal tissues 2.42 ± 0.27 2.09 ± 0.24 176.0 0.377
Lymph nodes 9.32 ± 2.16 2.18 ± 0.32 97.5 0.003*
  1. * P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant
  2. Abbreviation: LMVD lymphatic microvessel density; LMV per 200× field of vision: lymphatic microvessel 200× field of vision