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Table 5 Comparison of myo-inositol and alanine peaks on MRS between meningiomas and schwannomas

From: Additional diagnostic role of MRI spectroscopy, diffusion and susceptibility imaging in differentiation of CPA masses: our experience with emphasis on schwannomas and meningiomas

  Diagnosis χ2 MCp
  Schwannoma
(n = 12)
Meningioma
(n = 7)
  No. % No. %
Myo-inositol peak 12 100.0 1 14.3 25.622* <0.001*
Alanine peak 0 0.0 6 85.7 17.925* <0.001*
  1. χ2: chi-square test, MC Monte Carlo
  2. p: p value for association between different categories
  3. *Statistically significant at p ≤ 0.05