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Table 5 Analysis of relationship between the status of upper mediastinal lymph nodes and the status of cervical lymph nodes

From: Lymph node metastatic patterns and its clinical significance for thoracic superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Lymphatic invasion Tumor location Upper mediastinal LN Cervical LN- Cervical LN Positive predictive value (%) Negative predictive value (%) Auucracy (%)
+
Upper Tx 15 1 25.0 93.8 70.8
+ 6 2
Mid Tx 75 3 6.25 96.2 80.9
+ 15 1
Lower Tx 48 0 0 100 100
+ 0 0
+ Upper Tx 1 2 42.9 33.3 40.0
+ 4 3
Mid Tx 16 2 61.5 88.9 77.4
+ 5 8
Lower Tx 16 1 0 94.1 76.2
+ 4 0
  1. LN lymph node, Tx: Thorax