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Copyright ©The Author(s) 1999.
World J Gastroenterol. Feb 15, 1999; 5(1): 87-89
Published online Feb 15, 1999. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v5.i1.87
Table 1 Results of positive expression of nm23, hyperplasia of lymphatic tissue and metastasis in various types of gastric carcinoma
Type of cancerNumber of casesPositive expression of nm23 cases (%)Enlarged lymph nodes (nodes)Reactive hyperplasia of lymph nodes (nodes)Cancer metastasis of lymph nodes (nodes)
Lymphocytes around cancer (cases)
Papillary adenocarcinoma87(87.5)3 42624201(12.5)3(37.5)3(37.5)1(12.5)
Tubular adenocarcinoma1714(82.4)105384282960(0.0)3(17.6)8(47.1)6(35.3)
Poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma3730(81.1)1639721629194(10.8)7(45.9) 11(29.7)5(13.5)
Mucinous adenocarcinoma2316(69.6)8 93511426133(13.0) 12(52.2)6(26.1)2(8.7)
Signet ring cell carcinoma129(75.0)9 11822432151(12.5)6(50.0)5(41.7)0(0.0)
Table 2 Relationship between stage of gastric cancer and expression of nm23 and hyperplasia of lymphatic tissue
GroupNo. of casesPositive nm23 expression No. (%)Lymphocytes around cancer cases (%)Reactive hyperplasia of lymph nodes (nodes)Metastatic lymph nodes (nodes)
T 166(100.0)6(100.0)480
T 21514(93.3)14(93.3)524
T 32724(85.2)25(92.6)6319
T 44933(67.3)43(97.8)51245