Table 1

Frequency of pathologic factors in biopsies from patients with intramucosal carcinomas (IMC) and carcinomas with submucosa invasion (SMiGC)
Histologic features SMiGCs (%) N = 60 IMCs (%) N = 58 P value
WHO histologic grade
  Well 24 (40) 27 (46.5) 0.4472
  Moderate 34 (56.7) 31 (53.5)
  Poor 2 (3.3) 0
Microscopic ulcer 26 (43.3) 17 (29.3) 0.1291
Poorly differentiated tumor 22 (36.7) 3 (5.2) <0.0001
Islands of muscularis mucosa 10 (16.7) 0 0.0013
Cribriform pattern 10 (16.7) 1 (1.7) 0.0084
Papillary features 14 (23.3) 3 (5.2) 0.0074
Desmoplastic reaction 24 (40) 11 (19) 0.0157
Intraglandular eosinophilic necrotic debris 24 (40) 4 (6.9) <0.0001

Lee et al.

Lee et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2014 9:34   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-34

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