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Table 1 Demographic and baseline characteristics of 120 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

From: Proliferative ductular reactions correlate with hepatic progenitor cell and predict recurrence in HCC patients after curative resection

Factors Value Percent
Demographic characteristics   
Age 50.1 ± 11.9  
Gender (male/female) 108/12 90.0/10.0
Tumor characteristics   
Maximum tumor diameter 6.9 ± 4.2  
Tumor encapsulation 33 27.5
Tumor number (multiple)* 15 12.5
Microvascular invasion 65 54.2
Major vascular invasion 6 5.0
Edmondson grade   
Low (I/II) 90 75.0
High (III/IV) 30 25.0
TNM stage   
I/II 92 76.7
III 28 23.3
Histology of chronic liver disease   
Necroinflammation grade (score)   
No (0) 0 0.0
Minimal (1–4) 6 5.0
Mild (5–8) 38 31.7
Moderate (9–12) 57 47.5
Marked (13–18) 19 15.8
Fibrosis stage   
0 4 3.3
1-4 67 55.8
5-6 49 40.9
Laboratory values   
AFP (ng/mL) 351.0 ± 414.1 (1.7-1000.0)  
CEA (ng/mL) 4.3 ± 7.1 (0.0-58.2)  
CA19-9 (U/mL) 15.8 ± 14.4 (0.0-120.8)  
ALT (U/L) 54.6 ± 37.2 (9.8-234.9)  
AST (IU/L) 39.5 ± 19.4 (2.0-108.3)  
  1. Abbreviations: AFP alpha-fetoprotein; CEA carcinoembryonic antigen; CA19-9 carbohydrate antigen 19–9; ALT alanine aminotransferase; AST aspartate aminotransferase; TNM tumor-node-metastasis.
  2. *Multifocal tumors diagnosed by preoperative image finding.