Table 2

Distribution of the number and size of tumor and total tumor volume

No. of tumors and patients, and total tumor volume (cm3)

Maximal tumor diameter (cm)

p


<3

3-6

>6


One nodule

No. of patients

238

148

114

Total tumor volume

5 ± 4

44 ± 29

730 ± 692

<0.001a

(median)

(4)

(34)

(524)

Two nodules

No. of patients

73

45

32

Total tumor volume

7 ± 5d

53 ± 29

720 ± 746

<0.001b

(median)

(6)

(51)

(372)

Three nodules

No. of patients

34

22

10

Total tumor volume

7 ± 5e

45 ± 29

472 ± 429

<0.001c

(median)

(6)

(33)

(278)

Four or more nodules

No. of patients

34

21

15

Total tumor volume

10 ± 6f

59 ± 41

937 ± 719

(median)

(11)

(66)

(703)

p

<0.001

0.054

0.177


Kruskal-Wallis test with post-test: a, b and c: p values all <0.05 for pairwise comparison between the 3 groups; d vs e, d vs f and e vs f: p values all >0.05.

Huo et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:146   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-10-146

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