Table 3.

Association of Nestin Expression in the Keratinocytes of OSCC Samples with Clinical and Pathological Factors (Chi-square Test).

Factor No. of Patients Nestin n (%) P Value

Negative (28) Positive (2)
Age
 <60 y 17 16 (94.1) 1 (5.9) 0.844
 ≥60 y 13 12 (92.3) 1 (7.7)

Gender
 Male 16 15 (93.8) 1 (6.2) 0.922
 Female 14 13 (92.9) 1 (7.1)

Site
 Tongue 1 1 (100) 0 (0) 0.651
 Buccal mucosa 17 15 (88.2) 2 (11.8)
 Palate 4 4 (100) 0 (0)
 Floor of the mouth 8 8 (100) 0 (0)

Tumor Grade
 Well differentiated 10 8 (80) 2 (20) 0.117
 Moderately differentiated 10 10 (100) 0 (0)
 Poorly differentiated 10 10 (100) 0 (0)

Tumor Invasion Pattern
 Pattern 1 2 2 (100) 0 (0) 0.388
 Pattern 2 4 3 (75) 1 (25)
 Pattern 3 14 13 (92.9) 1 (7.1)
 Pattern 4 10 10 (100) (0.0)

Negative includes categories 0 and 1+, and positive includes categories 2+ and 3+.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2019 October; 10(4): e0024. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2019 October 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10378.