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Table 3 The relationship between clinical pathological features of advanced cervical cancer and CILN and/or PALN metastasis

From: Assessment of retroperitoneal lymph node status in locally advanced cervical cancer

Factors Case Post-operation CILN and/or PALN χ2value P value
Positive Negative
Clinical stages
 IB2 stage 12 5 7   
 IIA2 - IIB stage 51 15 36 0.700 0.705
 IIIA - IIIB stage 33 10 23   
Pathological type
 Squamous cell carcinoma 86 21 65 15.011 0.000
 Non-Squamous cell carcinoma 10 9 1
Tumor diameter (cm)
  ≤ 4 33 11 22 0.102 0.750
 > 4 63 19 44
SCC-Ag (ng/mL)
  ≥ 5.2 39 14 25 3.653 0.056
 < 5.2 31 4 27
CT indicates PLN MAD (cm)a
 < 0.5 7 1 6 1.315 0.518
 0.5–0.9 34 5 29
  ≥ 1.0 36 9 27
CT indicates PLN MAD 0.5–1.0 cm (number) a
 1 24 4 20 1.000
  ≥ 2 10 1 9
CT indicates PLN MAD ≥1.0 cm (number)a
 1 26 3 23 9.046 0.003
  ≥ 2 10 6 4
CT indicates one PLN MAD ≥1.0 cm ± MAD 0.5–1.0 cm CILN and/or PALN
 Yes 3 3 0 _ 0.005
 No 26 3 23
  1. CILN common iliac lymph node, PALN para-aortic lymph node, PLN pelvic lymph node, SCC-Ag squamous cell carcinoma antigen, CT computed tomography, MAD minimum axial diameter. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. a Did not include patients whose CT showed CILN and/or PALN MAD≥0.5 cm