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Table 4 Recurrence types in four groups of locally advanced HCC

From: Application of tumor-node-metastasis staging 2002 version in locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: is it predictive of surgical outcome?

    Recurrence time* No. of recurrence
Group Variables Cases Early(%) Late(%) P Single(%) Multiple(%) P
Gp1 Major vascular invasion only 21 19 (90.5) 2 (9.5)   3 (14.3) 18 (85.7)  
Gp2 Multiple tumors more than 5 cm only 108 54 (58.7) 38 (41.3) 0.006 32 (34.8) 60 (65.2) 0.067
Gp3 Invasion of adjacent organs only 32 19 (65.5) 10 (34.5) 0.041 12 (41.4) 17 (58.6) 0.039
Gp4 Perforation of visceral peritoneum only 57 34 (64.2) 19 (35.8) 0.024 21 (39.6) 32 (60.4) 0.036
  1. * Early recurrence, recurrence ≤ 12 months; late recurrence, recurrence > 12 months.