Table 3

Associations of membranous expression of β-catenin with cytoplasmic and nuclear expression of β-catenin

Dysplastic ACFaAdenomas and carcinomasb
TotalMembranous expressionTotalMembranous expression
NormalReducedNormalReduced
Total4640622913
Cytoplasmic normal21210431
Cytoplasmic increased2519618612
Nuclear normal403821091
Nuclear increased62412012
  • a Membranous expression of β-catenin is associated with cytoplasmic (P = 0.0247) and nuclear (P = 0.0013) expression of β-catenin in dysplastic ACF.

  • b Membranous expression of β-catenin is associated only with nuclear (P < 0.0001) and not with cytoplasmic (P = 0.2643) expression of β-catenin in adenomas and carcinomas.