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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients enrolled. (n = 43)

From: Effect of microwave ablation treatment of hepatic malignancies on serum cytokine levels

Characteristic
Sex
 male 28
 female 15
Age 62.81 ± 8.14
Pathogenesis
 primary 6
 secondary 37
Primary site (For metastatic hepatic malignances)
 Colon & rectal 18
 Pancreas 7
 Stomache 3
 Breast 3
 Others 9
Maximum tumor length (mm) 33.58 ± 13.29
Ablation probe used
 1 31
 2 12
Ablation time (min) 27.09 ± 14.36
Average power per probe (W) 51.98 ± 5.13
Average energy (time 1 × power 1 + time 2 × power 2) 1426 ± 806
  1. , Time 1/2 and power 1/2 indicate the time and power, respectively, of different probes used during the operation