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Table 10 Correlation between VEGF-C staining and LMVD (LMV per 200× field of vision)

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

  VEGF-C staining   
Tissue type - + U P
Cancer tissues 8.88 ± 2.57(8) 13.94 ± 2.04(33) 93.50 0.211
Lymph nodes 3.15 ± 1.19(26) 11.88 ± 2.32(25) 75.00 < 0.001***
  1. "+", "++" and "+++" for VEGF-C immunochemistry staining was all grouped together as "+"
  2. *** P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant
  3. Within parenthesis: number of eligible cases. Abbreviation: LMVD: lymphatic microvessel density; LMV per 200× field of vision: lymphatic microvessel 200× field of vision