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Table 4 Relationship between Cx43 expression and recurrence location in patients with HBV-HCC and serum AFP of <400 μg/l

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

  Cx43 χ2 PValue
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No recurrence 329(20.1%) 37(23.3%) 1.017 0.313
Recurrence 49(30.8%) 41(25.8%)
No recurrence 32(23.9%) 37(27.6%) 0.042 0.838
Intra-hepatic recurrence 29(21.6%) 36(26.9%)
No recurrence 32(34.0%) 37(39.4%) 8.393 0.004
Extra-hepatic metastasis 20(21.3%) 5(5.3%)
Intra-hepatic recurrence 29(32.2%) 36(40%) 9.115 0.003
Extra-hepatic metastasis 20(22.2%) 5(5.6%)