Table 1

Prognostic clinicopathological variables as predictors for disease-specific survival, metastasis and local recurrence in patients with resected Extremitiy & Trunk and Visceral & Retroperitoneal soft-tissue sarcomas (univariate analyses, log rank test, n = 115 and 66 respectively)
Extremity & trunk Visceral & retroperitoneal
Disease-specific survival Metastasis-free survival Recurrence-free survival Disease-specific survival Metastasis-free survival Recurrence-free survival
Characteristics Patients (n) 5-Year survival (%) P 5-Year survival (%) P 5-Year survival (%) P Patients (n) 5-Year survival (%) P 5-Year survival (%) P 5-Year survival (%) P
Age
≤ 20 years 12 42 0.431 42 0.129 73 0.690 1 0 <0.001 100 0.112 100 0.786
21-60 years 48 61 63 69 36 71 67 71
> 60 years 55 55 69 64 29 43 44 62
Gender
Male 57 56 0.298 66 0.368 66 0.759 15 79 0.039 86 0.022 66 0.799
Female 58 54 61 67 51 51 48 68
Patient nationality
Norwegian 67 65 0.004 74 0.008 71 0.249 54 62 0.051 59 0.122 66 0.892
Russian 48 42 48 57 12 36 46 59
Histological entity
Pleomorphic sarcoma 48 42 0.004 61 0.001 56 0.664 6 50 0.917 67 0.264 40 0.274
Leiomyosarcoma 9 100 78 78 39 55 46 77
Liposarcoma 18 83 94 89 13 62 81 54
Fibrosarcoma 12 57 67 55 0
Angiosarcoma 5 40 20 67 2 50 50 50
Rhabdomyosarcoma 5 60 60 60 1 100 100
MPNST 5 53 60 60 4 67 100 100
Synovial sarcoma 10 13 30 64 1 100 0 0
Sarcoma NOS 3 100 67 67 0
Tumor size
< 5 cm 38 70 0.048 81 0.053 74 0.085 11 82 0.107 73 0.259 89 0.006
5-10 cm 45 48 53 61 24 62 62 70
> 10 cm 30 49 58 62 31 45 45 49
Missing 2
Malignancy grade
1 29 89 <0.001 89 0.001 85 0.054 23 78 0.005 77 0.051 86 0.046
2 41 56 65 60 29 46 42 58
3 45 35 43 57 14 46 47 49
Vascular invasion
Absent 64 70 <0.001 85 <0.001 79 <0.001 43 59 0.656 60 0.847 66 0.675
Present 50 35 33 43 20 51 54 78
Missing 1 3
Tumor depth
Superficial 12 91 0.010 100 0.012 91 0.041 32
Deep 103 51 59 63 34
Resection margins
Wide 61 66 0.004 72 0.045 82 <0.001 50 65 0.021 59 0.654 90 <0.001
Non-wide 54 44 54 46 16 50 53 44

Abbreviations: MPNST Malingnant peripheral nerve sheat tumor, NOS Not otherwise specified.

Kilvaer et al.

Kilvaer et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2014 14:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-14-5

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