Table 1.

Number of patients, number of samples, and overall mean number (±SD) of ×100 optical fields counted for MPO-positive cells in colorectal mucosa and in colorectal lesions

Colorectal tissueNo. of patientsNo. of samplesMean no. of optical fields (±SD)
Normal mucosa6510347 (±28)*
ACF92431 (±9)
Hyperplastic polyp141427 (±7)
Adenoma131632 (±13)
Carcinoma656743 (±13)
Total140189
  • * For NM, the mean was calculated for patients and not for samples.