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Table 11 LMVD with ECM1 and VEGF-C staining (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

ECM1 staining VEGF-C staining(Cancer tissues)   ECM1 staining VEGF-C staining(Lymph nodes)  
  - + P   - + P
- 3.67 ± 0.88(3) 7.43 ± 1.59(7)   - 2.20 ± 1.24(5) 17.0(1)  
+ 12.0 ± 3.44(5) 15.7 ± 2.45(26) 0.054 + 32.0(1) 9.75 ± 2.37(12) 0.025*
  1. "+", "++" and "+++" for ECM1 or 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