Table 3.

Lymph node metastases detected by histologic examination and real-time RT-PCR assay according to anatomic location

GroupABC
No. patients61222
No. positive lymph nodes detected by histologic examination
    External iliac region1200
    Obturator fossa1700
No. positive lymph nodes detected by real-time RT-PCR assay
    External iliac region19250
    Obturator fossa25350