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Table 2 Outcomes of Follow-up after MWA Between 3D Planning Group and 2D Planning Group

From: 3D visualization ablation planning system assisted microwave ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (Diameter >3): a precise clinical application

Parameters3D planning group (n = 121)2D planning group (n = 102)P Value
Technique effectiveness  0.492
 Yes119 (98.3)99 (97.1).
 No2 (1.7)3 (2.9) 
Success of first session  0.033*
 Yes115 (95)87 (85.3) 
 No6 (5)15 (14.7) 
Local tumor progression  0.003*
 Yes20 (16.5)42 (41.2) 
 No101 (83.5)60 (58.8) 
Recurrence  0.845
 Yes43 (35.5)50 (49) 
 No78 (64.5)52 (51) 
Death  0.995
 Yes31 (46.4)28 (40.4) 
 No35 (53.7)3(6 59.6) 
Major complications  0.762
 Yes5 (9.1)6 (9.4) 
 No61 (90.9)58 (90.6) 
  1. # Data in parentheses are percentages
  2. * P less than 0.05 was considered as significant difference