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Table 5 TNM relevant tabular data, manual expert TNM classification (subscript P), and ontology-based automatic TNM classification (subscript O)

From: TNM-O: ontology support for staging of malignant tumours

Invasion of rLN tp rLN TD/ Sat. dMT ip dMT TP NP MP TO NO MO
Subserosa 31 0 no 0 no pT3 pN0 M0 pT3 pN0 M0
Muscular layer 13 0 no 0 no pT2 pN0 M0 pT2 pN0 M0
Subserosa 19 0 no 0 no pT3 pN0 M0 pT3 pN0 M0
Submucosa 18 0 no 0 no pT1 pN0 M0 pT1 pN0 M0
Muscular layer 11 0 no 0 no pT2 pN0 M0 pT2 pN0 M0
Visc. peritoneum 19 2 no 0 no pT4a pN1b M0 pT4a pN1b M0
Subserosa 20 0 yes 0 no pT3 pN1c M0 pT3 pN1c M0
Subserosa 14 2 no 0 no pT3 pN1b M0 pT3 pN1b M0
Muscular layer 14 0 no 0 no pT2 pN0 M0 pT2 pN0 M0
Subserosa 24 4 no 0 no pT3 pN2a M0 pT3 pN2a M0
Other 16 6 no 0 no pT4b pN2a M0 pT4b pN2a M0
Subserosa 17 0 no 0 no pT3 pN0 M0 pT3 pN0 M0
Visc. peritoneum 40 29 no 0 no pT4a pN2b M0 pT4a pN2b M0
Subserosa 15 0 no 0 no pT3 pN0 M0 pT3 pN0 M0
Visc. peritoneum 24 15 no 1 no pT4a pN2b M1a pT4a pN2b M1a
  1. rLN: Number of regional lymph nodes inspected; tp rLN: Number of tumour-positive regional lymph nodes, TD/ Sat.: Tumour deposits/ satellites; MT: Number of distant metastases; ip MT: Intra-peritoneal metastases