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Table 4 Rates of microvascular invasion with various prognostic variables

From: When to call it off: defining transplant candidacy limits in liver donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma

  Microvascular invasion present Microvascular invasion absent  
Number Percent Number Percent P value
AFP > 600 ng/ml 15 68.1 7 31.9 0.001
Poor grade 38 54.2 32 45.8 < 0.0001
Tumor size > 5 cm 28 63.6 16 36.4 < 0.0001
Tumor size > 6.5 cm 15 75 5 25 < 0.0001
Tumor number > 3 28 56 22 44 0.001
Tumors outside Milan criteria 54 52.9 48 47.1 < 0.0001
Tumors outside UCSF criteria 48 55.8 38 54.2 < 0.0001
MVI with each variables when AFP > 600 ng/ml
 Poor grade 8 88.9 1 11.1 < 0.0001
 Tumor size > 6.5 cm 3 75 1 25 0.1
 Tumor number > 3 5 71.4 2 28.6 0.05
 UCSF out tumors 9 75 3 25 < 0.0001