Table 3 Relationship between PLK1 expression and clinicopathlogical parameters other than tumour size of papillary carcinoma excluding incidental carcinoma

From: Polo-like kinase 1 overexpression is an early event in the progression of papillary carcinoma

  Low High Total
Age (years) (mean±s.d.) 56.4±11.4 53.3±14.6  
   NS
Gender   
 Male 5 3 8
 Female 40 27 67
   NS
Lymph node metastasis    
 Absent 19 12 31
 Present 26 18 44
   NS
Multiple tumour formation    
 Absent 24 20 44
 Present 21 10 31
   NS
UICC stage   
 I 13 18 31
 II 14 5 19
 III or IV 18 7 25
  P=0.0093 (stage I vs stage II)
Extrathyroidal invasion    
 Absent 29 26 55
 Present 16 4 20
Solid, scirrhous, or trabecular growth patterns
 Absent 21 26 47
 Present 24 4 28
Ki-67 LI    
 Low 35 23 58
 High 10 7 17
   NS
Total 45 30 75