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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients

From: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy or primary surgery for stage III/IV ovarian cancer: contribution of diagnostic laparoscopy

Characteristic Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
(n = 26)
Primary surgery
(n = 26)
P
Median age (y, range) 62 (21 – 88) 60 (26 – 81) NS
Median parity (range) 1 (0 – 7) 1 (0 – 4) NS
Median BMI * (range) 24 (19 – 31) 22 (16 – 30) 0.048
BMI ≥ 30 (%) 2 (8) 2 (8) NS
Post-menopausal (%) 21 (81) 22 (85) NS
Cancer history ** (%)    
   Familial 6 (23) 10 (38) NS
   Personal 0 2 (8)  
   Familial and personal 2 (8) 1 (4)  
   None 18 (69) 13 (50)  
Stage (%)    
   IIIB 1 (4) 3 (12) 0.045
   IIIC 20 (77) 23 (88)  
   IV 5 (19) 0  
Histology (%)    
   Serous 16 (61) 14 (54) NS
   Mucinous 1 (4) 0  
   Endometrioid 6 (23) 7 (27)  
   Clear cells 0 4 (15)  
   Undifferentiated 2 (8) 1 (4)  
   Other 1 (4) 0  
Grade (%)    
   1 2 (8) 4 (16) NS
   2 13 (50) 11 (42)  
   3 9 (34) 11 (42)  
   Unknown 2 (8) 0  
Emboli (%) 6 (23) 7 (27) NS
Pleural effusion (%) 3 (12) 0 NS
Pre-operative CA125 (%)    
≤ 500 U/ml 8 (31) 16 (61) 0.026
> 500 U/ml 18 (69) 10 (39)  
  1. * BMI: Body mass index; ** Only breast, uterus, ovarian and colon cancer were considered.