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Table 4 Univariate analysis of the demographic and pathological variables related to near-compete necrosis

From: Radiological appearance of hepatocellular carcinoma predicts the response to trans-arterial chemoembolization in patients undergoing liver transplantation

Variables Tumor necrosis < 90% Tumor necrosis ≥90% Chi-square
Sex
 Male 24 24 P = 0.105
 Female 5 13
Age
 ≤ 60 years 11 19 P = 0.277
 > 60 years 18 18
Etiology
 HCV positive 14 25 P = 0.114
 HCV negative 15 12
AFP
 ≤ 200 ng/dL 23 33 P = 0.444
 > 200 ng/dL 6 4
Child-Pugh class
 A 18 31 P = 0.045
 B 11 6
Milan criteria
 Within 20 19 P = 0.149
 Beyond 9 18
Waiting time
 0–6 months 26 31 P = 0.743
 > 6 months 3 6
Time between first TACE and LT
 < 3 months 15 20 P = 0.744
 3–6 months 9 13
 > 6 months 5 4
Total number of TACE by lesion
 ≤ 1 25 35 P = 0.456
 > 1 4 2
TACE procedure
 DEB-TACE 13 14 P = 0.566
 Lipiodol-TACE 16 23
Tumor number
 1 16 18 P = 0.219
 2 8 6
 ≥ 3 5 13
Tumor diameter
 ≤ 3 cm 15 17 P = 0.641
 > 3 cm 14 20
Tumor location
 right 18 22 P = 0.748
 left 8 6
 both 5 9
Vascular invasion
 Presence 8 6 P = 0.262
 Absence 21 31
Tumor differentiation
 Well/Mod 27 35 P = 1.000
 Poor 2 2
  1. Abbreviation: HCV hepatitis C virus, AFP α-fetoprotein, TACE transarterial chemoembolisation, LT liver transplantation, DEB drug-eluting bead