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Table 3 Lack of association between expression of E-Cadherin or β-Catenin and lymphovascular invasion, frequency of lymph node involvement or histologic grade

From: E-cadherin and β-catenin expression in early stage cervical carcinoma: a tissue microarray study of 147 cases

Preserved Impaired  
   Reduced Staining Exclusively Cytoplasmic Staining Negative Staining Nuclear Staining p value (impaired versus preserved expression)
1) Lymphovascular invasion
β-Catenin expression
Absent (n = 83) 20 7 2 54 0 0.4
Present (n = 60) 20 12 3 25 0  
E-Cadherin expression
Absent (n = 83) 6 11 3 63 0 0.4
Present (n = 60) 7 13 5 35 0  
2) Histological grade*
β-Catenin expression
1 (n = 31) 8 3 1 19 0 >0.05 for all comparisons
2 (n = 53) 20 7 1 25 0  
3 (n = 59) 12 9 3 35 0  
E-Cadherin expression
1 (n = 31) 1 5 2 23 0 >0.05 for all comparisons
2 (n = 53) 4 13 3 33 0  
3 (n = 59) 8 6 3 42 0  
3) Lymph node Involvement
β-Catenin expression
Absent (n = 125) 33 15 5 72 0 0.3
Present (n = 18) 7 4 0 7 0  
E-Cadherin expression
Absent (n = 125) 9 21 7 88 0 0.06
Present (n = 18) 4 3 1 10 0  
  1. ¶ membranous staining with 200 score or higher
  2. less than 200 score