Table 1

Relationship between AI and clinicopathological and biological features in advanced esophageal carcinomas (n = 65)

VariableHigh AI (n = 39)Low AI (n = 26)
Age (yrs)63.46 ± 10.0964.08 ± 7.65
Gender (male:female)34 /524 /2
Tumor size (cm)4.95 ± 1.755.37 ± 1.67
Histological differentiation (well/others)18 /218 /18
pT (pT2/pT3)26 /1312 /14
pN (positive/negative)23 /1620 /6
TNM stage (≤II/≥III)23 /16a8 /18
Fas (strong/weak)20 /19b5 /21
PCNALI32.05 ± 16.6032.54 ± 20.31
  • a P = 0.0197 (Mann-Whitney U test).

  • b P = 0.0093 (χ2 test).