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Table 9 Correlation between ECM1 staining intensity 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 expression intensity   
Tissue type - + ++ +++ r P
Cancer tissues 7.50 ± 1.63(10) 14.73 ± 2.81(22) 15.57 ± 3.80(7) 1.50 ± 2.50(2) 0.347 0.026*
Lymph nodes 2.71 ± 0.62(28) 10.44 ± 3.06(9) 14.00 ± 9.08(3) 13(1) 0.604 < 0.001*
  1. * P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant
  2. Within parenthesis: number of eligible cases. Abbreviation: LMVD: lymphatic microvessel density; LMV per 200× field of vision: lymphatic microvessel 200× field of vision