Parameters

No. (%)

CD44sol ng/mL
mean (SD)

p value

Site
Supraglottic
Glottic


28 (36.8%)
48 (63.2%)


35.6 (30)
38 (24.9)

0.703

Histological grade
Well differentiated
Moderately differentiated
Poorly differentiated

 
10 (13.1%)
46 (60.5%)
20 (26.4%)


42.5 (29)
37 (22.7)
34.8 (34)

0.763

Tumor size
T1
T2
T3
T4


30 (39.5%)
28 (36.8%)
14 (18.4%)
4 (5.3%)


32.3 (23.3)
39.7 (29)
44.6 (30)
29.9 (22.4)

0.461

Lymph node status
pN0
pN+


54 (71%)
22 (29%)


35.6 (24.5)
40.8 (31.9)

0.446

Clinical stage
Early clinical stage (I–II)
Advanced clinical stage (III–IV)


42 (55.3%)
34 (44.7%)


32.3 (20.5)
43.2 (32.2)

0.09

Table 2: Mean levels of salivary CD44sol according to tumor features.