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Table 2 Comparison of left and right sided lymph nodes

From: Determination of standard number, size and weight of mediastinal lymph nodes in postmortem examinations: reflection on lung cancer surgery

Total Group N Median (min-max) Mean Std. Deviation P
Weight R 179 0,41 (0,02-2,36) 0,90 1,39 n.s.
  L 277 0,35 (0,01-35) 0,66 2,15  
Length R 179 13 (4–44) 14,16 7,41 0,045
  L 277 12 (2–32) 12,85 5,68  
Number R 179 2 (1–10) 2,92 1,95 0,010
  L 277 2 (1–11) 2,48 1,56  
  1. Left and right sided nodes are compared. Stations 3A, 3P and 7 are excluded and stations 5 and 6 nodes are included in the left sided nodes. Lymph nodes were equal in weight, however, right sided nodes are demonstrated to be larger in diameter and higher in number (Independent samples T test).
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