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Table 6 The classification criteria of China staging system

From: Optimal staging system for predicting the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in China: a retrospective study

Stage Tumor size (cm) and location Thrombosis N M Child-Pugh score
Ia single, ≤ 3 absent absent absent A
Ib unilobar, ≤ 5 absent absent absent A
IIa unilobar, ≤ 10; or bilobar, ≤ 5 absent absent absent A
IIb unilobar, >10; or bilobar, > 5; any absent; portal vein, or inferior vena cava, or biliary duct branches absent absent  
absent absent A or B
IIIa any; portal vein, or inferior vena cava, or biliary duct stem; any any A or B
any; any; present any
any any any present
IIIb any any any any C
  1. N lymph node metastasis, M distant metastasis