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Table 1 Clinical and pathological characteristics of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

From: HPV DNA in saliva from patients with SCC of the head and neck is specific for p16-positive oropharyngeal tumours

Sex N (%)
 Male 46 (74)
 Female 16 (26)
Tumour location
 Oral cavity 20 (32)
 Base of tongue 7 (11)
 Tonsil 20 (32)
 Larynx 11 (18)
 Nasopharynx 1 (2)
 Unknown 3 (5)
 Positive for HPV by saliva test 29 (47)
 Low-risk HPV 6 (21)
 High-risk HPV 23 (79)
T-stage
 X 4 (6)
 is 1 (2)
 T1 17 (27)
 T2 24 (38)
 T3 12 (19)
 T4 4 (7)
 Lymph node positive 27 (44)
 Metastatic disease 4 (7)
 p16 positive by immunohistochemistrya 22 (36)
  1. ap16 status was only available for 53 patients