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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics

From: Prognostic value of microvessel density in stage II and III colon cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study

  Stage II: n = 53 (%) Stage III: n = 54 (%)
MVD-low n = 26 (%) MVD-high n = 27 (%) P-value MVD-low n = 15 (%) MVD-high n = 39 (%) P-value
Sex
 Male 14 (53.8) 14 (51.8)   10 (66.7) 25 (64.1)  
 Female 12 (46.2) 13 (48.2) 0.88 5 (33.3) 14 (35.9) 0.86
Age, mean (s.d.) in years 73.7 (11.3) 70.9 (13.3) 0.41 63.6 (9.8) 66.6 (10.1) 0.32
Right sided tumour 9 (34.6) 8 (29.6) 0.70 7 (46.7) 18 (46.2) 0.97
Tumour diameter, mean (s.d.) in mm 39.2 (20.7) 40.80 (19.3) 0.61 36.4 (10.5) 33.9 (13.4) 0.44
Histological grade
 Good 2 (7.7) 3 (11.1)   1 (6.7) 1 (2.6)  
 Average 23 (88.5) 23 (85.2)   12 (80.0) 35 (89.7)  
 Poor 1 (3.8) 1 (3.7) 0.91 2 (13.3) 3 (7.7) 0.61
Tumour stage
 T1    1 (2.6)  
 T2    1 (6.7) 6 (15.4)  
 T3 23 (88.5) 26 (96.3)   10 (66.7) 30 (76.9)  
 T4 3 (11.5) 1 (3.7) 0.28 4 (26.7) 2 (5.1) 0.13
Nodal stage (stage III)
 N1   12 (80.0) 22 (56.4)  
 N2 3 (20.0) 17 (43.6) 0.11
Mucinous differentiation. 8 (30.8) 4 (14.8) 0.17 1 (6.7) 4 (10.3) 0.68
Ulceration 18 (69.2) 23 (85.2) 0.17 10 (66.7) 35 (89.7) 0.042*
Angioinvasion 2 (7.7) 4 (14.8) 0.41 7 (46.7) 14 (35.9) 0.47
Perforation
 No 24 (92.3) 24 (88.9)   14 (93.3) 37 (94.9)  
 Before surgery 1 (3.8) 1 (3.7)   1 (6.7) 1 (2.6)  
 During surgery 1 (3.7)   
 After surgery 1 (3.8) 1 (3.7) 0.81 1 (2.6) 0.64
Tumour spill 1 (3.8) 2 (7.4) 0.58 1 (6.7) 0.10
Adjuvant chemo 0 0 15 (100.0) 39 (100.0)
Recurrence 6 (23.1) 12 (44.4) 0.10 11 (73.3) 14 (35.9) 0.013*
CRC mortality 6 (23.1) 9 (33.3) 0.41 8 (53.3) 12 (30.8) 0.12
Overall mortality 14 (53.8) 16 (59.3) 0.69 9 (60.0) 17 (43.6) 0.28
Follow up, mean (s.d.) in months 70.5 (32.6) 58.1 (35.9) 0.19 52.3 (33.7) 57.7 (27.4) 0.54
  1. Baseline characteristics and clinicopathological data stratified for low and high MVD for both stage II and III colon cancer. P-values were calculated by chi-square test or independent t-testing for continuous data
  2. *Significant p-value < 0.05