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Table 2 Correlation between telomere dysregulation and clinicopathological features

From: TERT promoter mutations are a rare event in gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Parameters Telomere dysregulation
+ p value
Age    0.712
 Median (range) 61.0 (49.5−65.5) 62.0 (51.0−68.0)  
Sex    0.372
 F 10 28  
 M 10 44  
Location    0.015
 Stomach 10 56  
 Others 10 16  
Size (cm)    0.966
 Median (range) 4.0 (2.8−7.0) 4.4 (3.0−7.0)  
Mitosis/50HPF    0.514
 ≤5 13 49  
 6−10 5 11  
 >10 2 12  
Risk classification    0.854
 Very low 4 10  
 Low 6 25  
 Intermediate 2 11  
 High 8 26  
Necrosis    0.705
 + 7 22  
 – 13 50  
Metastasis or recurrencea    0.315
 + 5 11  
 – 14 60  
Total 20 72  
  1. aBecause two cases (cases 24 and 28) had residual tumor at the initial operation, these cases were excluded for analysis