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Table 2 Differences in pathological characteristics according to Lauren’s classification

From: Differences in TGF-β1 signaling and clinicopathologic characteristics of histologic subtypes of gastric cancer

   Intestinal-type Diffuse-type P-value
(n = 204) (n = 161)
Size <30 mm 134 88 0.021*
  >30 mm 70 73  
Differentiation Differentiated 188 4 <0.001*
  Poorly differentiated 16 157  
LVI (−) 140 97 0.099
  (+) 64 64  
T stage T1 126 70 <0.001*
  T2 17 13  
  T3 33 19  
  T4 28 59  
N stage N0 146 92 0.004*
  N1 22 14  
  N2 11 17  
  N3 25 38  
  1. *P <0.05, calculated using; N.S. not significant, LVI lymphovascular invasion
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