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Table 1 Summary of the clinical characteristics of patients involved in this study (N = 694; all female)

From: Risk factors for lower limb lymphedema after lymph node dissection in patients with ovarian and uterine carcinoma

  Clinical characteristics Ovarian cancer Cervical cancer Endometrial cancer
Total no. patients   135 258 301
Age (years)    Median 51 49 57
     Range 15–79 23–80 19–80
FIGO stage (N; %)    I 64 (47.4) 171 (66.3) 196 (65.1)
     II 11 (8.2) 76 (29.5) 27 (9.0)
     III-IV 60 (44.4) 11 (4.3) 75 (24.9)
     Unknown - - - - 3 (1.0)
Surgical procedure (N; %) Retroperitoneal       
     Closing 80 (59.3) 184 (71.3) 205 (68.1)
     Opening 32 (23.7) 16 (6.2) 33 (11.0)
     - 23 (17.0) 58 (22.5) 63 (20.9)
  Omentectomy       
     + 87 (64.4) 0 (0.0) 25 (8.3)
     - 48 (35.6) 258 (100.0) 276 (91.7)
  Enterectomy       
     + 9 (6.7) 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0)
     - 126 (93.3) 257 (99.6) 301 (100.0)
  Salpingo-oophorectomy       
     Unilateral 18 (13.3) 34 (13.2) 38 (12.6)
     Bilateral 108 (80.0) 133 (51.6) 203 (67.4)
     - 9 (6.7) 91 (35.3) 60 (19.9)
  Pelvic lymph node dissection       
     + 133 (98.5) 252 (97.7) 295 (98.0)
     - 2 (1.5) 6 (2.3) 6 (2.0)
  Para-aortic lymph node dissection       
     + 71 (52.6) 28 (10.9) 66 (21.9)
     - 64 (47.4) 230 (89.1) 235 (78.1)
  Hysterectomy       
     Total 93 (68.9) 6 (2.3) 112 (37.2)
     Modified radical 31 (23.0) 18 (7.0) 150 (49.8)
     Radical 3 (2.2) 230 (89.1) 39 (13.0)
     - 8 (5.9) 4 (1.6) 0 (0.0)
Chemotherapy (N; %)    Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy       
  + 9 (6.7) 20 (7.8) 6 (2.0)
  - 126 (93.3) 238 (92.2) 295 (98.0)
     Adjuvant chemotherapy       
  + 111 (82.2) 62 (24.0) 119 (39.5)
  - 24 (17.8) 196 (76.0) 182 (60.5)
Radiotherapy (N; %)    Pre-operative radiation       
  + 0 (0.0) 6 (2.3) 0 (0.0)
  - 135 (100.0) 252 (97.7) 301 (100.0)
     Post-operative radiation       
  + 1 (0.7) 107 (41.5) 29 (9.6)
  - 134 (99.3) 151 (58.5) 272 (90.4)