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Table 6 Association of VEGF expression with hCG levels and vascular density

From: Serum human chorionic gonadotropin is associated with angiogenesis in germ cell testicular tumors

Variable hCG median (mIU/mL) ± SD p Vascular density median ± SD p
VEGF   0.422   0.821
   Absent 1840.7 ± 4444.0   25.44 ± 26.61  
   Present 16581.0 ± 85185.0   27.06 ± 23.72  
VEGF intensity   NS   NS
   Absent 1840.7 ± 4444.7   25.44 ± 26.61  
   Low 19337 ± 91973.8   28.43 ± 25.18  
   Moderate 47.35 ± 71.86   18.83 ± 9.85  
  1. VEGF = Vascular endothelial growth factor; hCG = human chorionic gonadotropin; SD = standard deviation