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Table 2 Pathological characteristics of the included OSCC patients

From: Cathepsin K associates with lymph node metastasis and poor prognosis in oral squamous cell carcinoma

  No. (%)
All cases 83 (100)
Pathological T-Stage
 pT1 17 (20)
 pT2 27 (33)
 pT3 10 (12)
 pT4 29 (35)
Pathological N-Stage
 pN0 38 (46)
 pN1–3 45 (54)
Stage grouping
 I 14 (17)
 II 9 (11)
 III 22 (26)
 IVA-IVB 38 (46)
Infiltration depth
 ≥ 4.0 mm 72 (87)
 < 4.0 mm 11 (13)
Differentiation grade
 Good / Moderate 67 (81)
 Poor / Undifferentiated 16 (19)
Keratinization
 Present 60 (72)
 Absent 20 (24)
 Missing 3 (4)
Vaso-invasion
 Present 18 (22)
 Absent 62 (75)
 Missing 3 (3)
Bone-invasion
 Present 25 (30)
 Absent 58 (70)
Perineural growth
 Present 34 (41)
 Absent 39 (47)
 Missing 10 (12)
Spidery growth
 Present 65 (78)
 Absent 18 (22)
High risk HPV status
 positive 0 (0)
 negative 83 (100)