Table 1

The association of COX-2 expression with the histological findings

COX-2 C:NaPb
Histological typec
Intestinal (n = 17)3.7 ± 3.3NSd
Diffuse (n = 25)2.9 ± 3.2
Depth of invasione
T1, T2 (n = 24)2.7 ± 2.4NS
T3, T4 (n = 18)4.1 ± 4.0
Lymph node involvement
Negative (n = 13)1.9 ± 1.4<0.05
Positive (n = 29)3.9 ± 3.7
  • a The values are expressed as the mean ± SD.

  • b According to Welch’s t test.

  • c According to Lauren’s classification.

  • d NS, not significant.

  • e According to the tumor-node-metastasis classification.