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Table 1 Summary of the clinicopathological characteristics

From: Genetic characterisation of molecular targets in carcinoma of unknown primary

Characteristic Number of cases
All cases 21
Age (years)
 Median (range) 71 (36–91)
Female/male 14/7
Histologic characteristics
 Squamous cell carcinoma 8
 Poorly differentiated carcinoma 6
 Adenocarcinoma 5
 Neuroendocrine carcinoma 2
Anatomical location  
 Bladder 1
 Bone 2
 Brain 1
 Liver 1
 Lymph nodea 8
 Maxillary sinus 1
 Omentum 1
 Parotid 2
 Pleura 1
 Skin 1
 Submandibular gland 1
 Thyroid 1
  1. aAxillary, cervical, inguinal, intraparotid, mesenteric, neck, retroperitoneal