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Table 8 Correlation between ECM1 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

  ECM1 staining   
Tissue type - + U P
Cancer tissues 7.50 ± 1.63(10) 15.17 ± 2.14(31) 85.50 0.045*
Lymph nodes 2.71 ± 0.62(28) 11.46 ± 2.77(13) 48.00 0.000***
  1. "+", "++" and "+++" for ECM1 immunochemistry staining was all grouped together as "+".
  2. * P < 0.05 and *** P < 0.001 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