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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Detection of lymph node metastasis in lung cancer patients using a one-step nucleic acid amplification assay: a single-centre prospective study

Variables No. % Variables No. %
Patients 160   Pathological stage 160  
 Male 115 71.88   IA1 5 3.13
 Female 45 28.13   IA2 25 15.63
Age (year)   IA3 20 12.50
 Mean (range) 65.07 (22–85)     IB 31 19.38
 Surgical type of resection 160     IIA 11 6.88
 Bi-lob 7 4.38   IIB 39 24.38
 LID 22 13.75   IIIA 24 15.00
 LII 18 11.25   IIIB 4 2.50
 LSD 63 39.38   IVA 1 0.63
 LSI 46 28.75 Dissected lymph nodes 705  
 BPI 1 0.63   Hilar 72 10.21
 LMD 3 1.88   Interlobar 52 7.38
Histology 160     Paratraqueal 184 26.10
 Adenocarcinoma 94 58.75   Pulmonary ligament 38 5.39
 Squamous cell carcinoma 37 23.13   Peribronchial 39 5.53
 Adenosquamous carcinoma 5 3.13   Subcarinal 225 31.91
 Small cell lung carcinoma 6 3.75   AP window 75 10.64
 Large-cell carcinoma 7 4.38   Other 20 2.84
 Carcinoid 8 5.00 Pathological N status 160  
 Lymphoepithelioma like carcinoma 1 0.63   pN0 118 73.75
 Carcinoma NOS 1 0.63   pN1 25 15.63
 Pleomorphic carcinoma 1 0.63   pN2 17 10.63