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Table 1 Main characteristics of cases included in the study.

From: Lymphangiosis carcinomatosa in squamous cell carcinomas of larynx and hypopharynx – value of conventional evaluation and additional immunohistochemical staining of D2-40

  Larynx n = 70 Hypopharynx n = 49
Median Age [Years] 62.2 (45–85) 57.2 (38–75)*
Male:Female 66:4 43:6
Median tumor size [cm] 2.5 (0.6–5.2) 3.4 (1.0–6.5)*
Grading (G1/G2/G3) 5/43/22 1/25/23
Median number of investigated lymph nodes 30.4 (4–76) 31.5 (5–82)
N0/N+ 30/40 (43% N+) 35/14 (71% N+)*
Median number of nodal metastases in N+ 2 (1–25) 3 (1–17)
  1. * P < 0.05