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Table 1 Patient and tumor characteristics

From: Value of artificial ascites to assist thermal ablation of liver cancer adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract in patients with previous abdominal surgery

Characteristics Total number
Gender (Male/Female) 36/3
Age (mean ± SD) 53 ± 10.9 (25 ~ 74)
Liver cirrhosis (Yes/No) 30/9
Child-Pugh class (A/B) 38/1
No. of tumors (solitary/multifocal) 38/1
Treatment history:Hepatectomy/Cholecystectomy/Splenectomy/ Hepatectomy + Cholecystectomy/ Cholecystectomy + Splenectomy/ Hepatectomy+ Cholecystectomy + Splenectomy/ Transplantation/ Intestinal surgery 11/2/3/17/1/1/1/3
Diagnosis (HCC/ICC/ Metastasis) 32/4/4
Tumor diameter (median, range) 18,10–50
Tumor diameter (> 30 mm/<=30 mm) 7/33
Segment (I/II/III/IV/V/VI/VIII) 1/9/5/4/11/9/1
Index tumor located at the same side of the Hepatectomya (Yes/No) 16/13
Ablation method (RFA/WMA) 36/4
  1. Index tumor located at the same side of the hepatectomya was defined as the liver resection site located in the left or right lobe of the liver, and the index tumor on the same side of the lobe as the resection site
  2. HCC Hepatocellular carcinoma, ICC Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, RFA Radiofrequency ablation, MWA Microwave ablation