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Table 2.

Results of hemoglobin saturation (sO2) and total hemoglobin content (THb) measurements for all tissues, stratified by tissue type

nHemoglobin saturation (%)
Total hemoglobin (μmol/L)
MeanPMedianPMeanPMedianP
Malignant 20 44.5  38.9  17  10.3  
All nonmalignant 56 81.9 <5e−7 86.5 <0.0001 13.5 n.s. 9.3 n.s. 
    Benign 23 83.7 <0.0001 84.9 <0.005 13.6 n.s. 8.5 n.s. 
    Adipose 33 80.6 <0.0001 87.4 <0.005 13.4 n.s. 10.2 n.s. 
nHemoglobin saturation (%)
Total hemoglobin (μmol/L)
MeanPMedianPMeanPMedianP
Malignant 20 44.5  38.9  17  10.3  
All nonmalignant 56 81.9 <5e−7 86.5 <0.0001 13.5 n.s. 9.3 n.s. 
    Benign 23 83.7 <0.0001 84.9 <0.005 13.6 n.s. 8.5 n.s. 
    Adipose 33 80.6 <0.0001 87.4 <0.005 13.4 n.s. 10.2 n.s. 

NOTE: The P values for the mean (unpaired Student's t test) and median (Wilcoxon rank-sum) are given to indicate which tissue types were significantly different from malignant.

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