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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the included patients

From: Multiband mucosectomy versus endoscopic submucosal dissection and endoscopic submucosal excavation for GI submucosal tumors: short and long term follow-up

  ESD group (39) MBM group (60) ESE (36) P value
Gender     0.431
 Male 22 (56.4%) 38 (63.3%) 18 (50%)  
 Female 17 (43.6%) 22 (36.7%) 18 (50%)  
 Median age 57.6 58.2 59.1 > 0.05
Tumor site     0.584
 Esophagus 16 (41.0%) 29 (48.3%) 19 (52.8%)  
 Stomach 23 (58.9%) 31 (51.7%) 17 (47.2%)  
Layer of origin     0.184
 MM 15 (38.5%) 28 (46.7%) 10 (27.8%)  
 SM 24 (61.5%) 32 (53.3%) 26 (72.2%)  
Histologic diagnosis     0.08
 GIST 14 (35.9%) 13 (21.7%) 16 (44.4%)  
 Leiomyoma 23 (58.9%) 39 (65%) 19 (52.7%)  
 others 2 (5.1%) 8 (13.3%) 1 (2.7%)  
Tumor size     0.001
 Tumor < 15 mm 14 (35.9%) 42 (70%) 14 (38.9%)  
 15 mm ≤ Tumor< 30 mm 25 (64.1%) 18 (30%) 22 (61.1%)