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Table 4 Comparison of recurrence patterns according to stage III GC patients with or without venous invasion

From: Venous invasion as a risk factor for recurrence after gastrectomy followed by chemotherapy for stage III gastric cancer

  Venous invasion Univariatea
  N Present Absent P-value
Total 97 49 (51%) 48 (49%) 0.615
Hematogenous recurrence 12 10 (10%) 2 (2%) 0.022
  Liver 8 7 (7%) 1 (1%) 0.021
Lung 2 2 (2%) 0 (0%) 0.096
Bone 2 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 0.988
Lymphatic recurrence 12 7 (7%) 5 (5%) 0.562
Peritoneal recurrence 34 18 (19%) 16 (16%) 0.726
Local recurrence 4 1 (1%) 3 (3%) 0.287
  1. aKaplan-Meier method: significance was determined by the Wilcoxon test
  2. Significant values are in bold