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Table 2 Correlation between clinicopathological characteristics and Lgr5 expression in patients with SCCE

From: Primary small cell carcinoma of the esophagus: clinicopathological study of 44 cases

  Lgr5 expression  
Characteristics Low or none No. cases High No. cases Chi-square test P-value
Gender    .601
male 18 15  
female 5 6  
Age    .241
>60 6 9  
<=60 17 12  
Tumor length(39 available)    .256
> = 5 cm 9 12  
<5 cm 11 7  
Tumor location    .721
Upper thoracic segment 3 4  
Middle thoracic segment 11 11  
Lower thoracic segment 9 6  
AJCC stage(43 available)    .003
I/II 15 4  
III/IV 8 16  
T classification(40 available)    .206
T < =2 12 8  
T > 2 8 12  
N classification(42 available)    .003
N0 13 3  
N+ 9 17  
M classification(43 available)    .329
M0 19 14  
M1 4 6  
Chemotherapy response(19 available)    .013
Reached CR/PR 5 1  
Did not reach CR/PR 3 10