Skip to main content

Table 5 Correlation between sentinel lymph node (SLN) status and microvascular density (MVD), lymphovascular density (LVD) and intensity of VEGF-A

From: Immunostaining with D2–40 improves evaluation of lymphovascular invasion, but may not predict sentinel lymph node status in early breast cancer

Marker   All patients SLN + SLN - pvalues*
VEGF-A a Negative and weakly positive 37 13 24 0.32
  Moderately positive 25 12 13  
  Strongly positive 30 6 24  
MVD (CD34) b   79 (24–162) 79 (30–160) 81(24–162) 0.78
LVD (D2–40) b   7 (0–22) 8 (0–22) 7 (1–20) 0.73
  1. * adjusted for tumor size and age; a: values correspond to the number of patients in each group; b: values correspond to median vessel count; range is in parenthesis.