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Table 2 Pathologic parameters and outcome

From: Pulmonary mucinous adenocarcinomas: a clinicopathologic series with emphasis on the prognostic significance of spread through alveolar spaces, and presence of solid growth component

Pathologic parameter
Tumor size 0.6 cm- 8.2 cm
% Invasion 0–100%, average 46%
Tumors with solid growth N = 5; range 18–50%
Tumors with solid growth (cribriform pattern) N = 12; range 5–80%
Tumors with papillary growth N = 5; range 5–80%
Tumors with acinar growth N = 19; range 10–100%
Tumors with colloid areas N = 9; range 20–100% (2–100%)
STAS, all types, n 22 (73%)
STAS, single cells, solid nests, clusters, n 14 (47%)
STAS, micropapillary type, n 8 (27%)
STAS, grade 1: STAS, grade 2 n 11:11
Outcome N (%)
Distant metastasis 7 (23%)
Lymph node metastasis 3 (10%)
Lung spread beyond lobe 7 (23%)
Deceased 11 (37%)
Dead of disease 5 (17%)