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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: The correlation of SUVmax with pathological characteristics of primary tumor and the value of Tumor/ Lymph node SUVmax ratio for predicting metastasis to lymph nodes in resected NSCLC patients

Characteristic Number of patients (%)
Male/Female 77 male/4 female
Mean age (years) 59.8 ± 8 (range: 38-74)
Type of surgery  
Lobectomy + LND 55 (67.9%)
Pneumonectomy + LND 25 (30.9%)
Wedge resection + LND 1 (1.2%)
Tumor histology  
Adenocarcinoma 32 (39.5%)
Squamous cell carcinoma 43 (53.1%)
Adenosquamous carcinoma 4 (4.9%)
Pleomorphic carcinoma 2 (2.5%)
Adenocarcinoma classification  
Acinar predominant 16 (50%)
Solid predominant 9 (28.1%)
Papillary predominant 3 (9.4%)
Lepidic predominant 2 (6.2%)
Minimally invasive mucinous 2 (6.2%)
Differentiation of squamous cell carcinomas  
Well 26 (60.5%)
Moderate 15 (34.9%)
Poor 2 (4.6%)
T Stage  
1a 1 (1.2%)
1b 10 (12.3%)
2a 28 (34.6%)
2b 15 (18.6%)
3 26 (32.1%)
4 1 (1.2%)
N Stage  
0 47 (58%)
1 22 (27.2%)
2 12 (14.8%)
Stage  
IA 8 (9.9%)
IB 17 (21%)
IIA 17 (21%)
IIB 21 (25.9%)
IIIA 18 (22.2%)