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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics of 234 patients with HBV-related HCC

From: Connexin-43 can delay early recurrence and metastasis in patients with hepatitis B-related hepatocellular carcinoma and low serum alpha-fetoprotein after radical hepatectomy

Characteristics Result
All cases Cx43+Group Cx43-Group
Gender (male/female) 199/35 90/9 109/26
Mean age (range), years 54.2(15–82) 55.1(24–82) 55.5(15–74)
Preoperative serum AFP (<400/≥400 ng/mL) 159/75 78/21 81/54
Tumor size (≤ 5/>5 cm) 116/118 52/47 64/71
Edmondson-Steiner classification (I/II/III/ςςς) 25/134/11/64 15/64/4/16 10/70/7/48
Foci number (1/>1) 203/31 79/20 124/11
Liver capsule invasion (yes/no) 163/71 62/37 101/34
Satellite foci (yes/no) 31/203 13/86 18/117
TNM stage (I/II/III/ςςς) 137/30/63/4 58/17/23/1 79/13/40/3
Cirrhosis (yes/no) 213/21 88/11 125/10
Vascular tumor thrombosis (yes/no) 26/208 9/90 17/118
Child-Pugh class (A/B) 228/6 98/1 130/5
ALB (>35/≤35 g/L) 215/19 92/7 123/12
Tbil () 193/41 85/14 108/27
ALT (≤60/>60 U/L) 165/69 78/21 87/48
AST (≤42/>42 U/L) 157/77 74/25 83/52
1-year recurrence (yes/no) 80/154 24/75 56/79