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Table 3 CD44 expression in normal mammary gland, benign and malignant tumours.

From: Lymphatic vessels assessment in feline mammary tumours

Groups CD44 score index (mean ± st. err; median) Spearman Test
Normal mammary gland   
intramammary 720.8 ± 148.9; 1000a avsb NS
extramammary 227.1 ± 130.1; 37b  
Benign tumours   
intratumoral 889.1 ± 110.9; 1000c cvsd **
extratumoral 379.9 ± 122.5; 181.1d  
Malignant tumours   
intratumoral 762.8 ± 65.8; 1000e evsf **
extratumoral 438.1 ± 62.6; 320.5f  
   avscvse NS
bvsdvsf *
  1. Descriptive statistical data of CD44 score index in the compared groups. Spearman test: * = P < 0.05; ** = P < 0.01; NS = non-significant.