Table 3

Comparison of histologic type between mucosa and deeper parts (submucosa or deeper) of cancer lesion

UC-associated

(n = 15)

Sporadic

(n = 75)

P value


Mucosa area

Deeper area

Well

Well

2

25

Well

Moderately

5

18

Well

Poorly

2

0

Moderately

Moderately

1

20

Moderately

Poorly

3

7

Poorly

Poorly

2

5

0.0062*


Poorer differentiation in deep parts**

10 (66.7%)

25 (33.3%)

0.033*


UC - ulcerative colitis; n - number of cases.

* χ2 test,

** Cases which were shown to be well differentiated at the mucosa and moderately to poorly differentiated at the deep areas, and showed moderately differentiated at mucosa and poorly differentiated at the deep areas.

Mikami et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:30   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-30

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