Table 2

Comparison between 2 groups of HCC patients: positive and negative SCCA immunostaining

Variable

Positive SCAA

Negative SCCA

p value


Age (years)

63.3 ± 10.8

62.4 ± 9.84

NS

HBV infection (positive, %)

27.45

30.00

NS

HCV infection (positive, %)

50.98

40.00

NS

Alcohol (positive, %)

5.88

10.00

NS

Other CLD (positive, %)

74.51

80.00

NS

Serum AFP level (ng/mL)

4853.41 ± 11432.3

736.24 ± 1072.51

0.027

Mean tumor size (cm)

5.13 ± 4.09

6.12 ± 2.71

NS

Tumor number (> 1, %)

84.62

87.88

NS

Tumor differentiation (%)

0.022

Well

37.25

30

Moderate

52.94

20

Poor

3.92

30

TUNEL score

0.24 ± 0.25

0.41 ± 0.30

0.08

Ki67 score

0.10 ± 0.11

0.319 ± 0.22

> 0.0001

AFP immunostaining (negative, %)

60.0

70.7

NS

Liver transplantation (%)

31.37

10.0

NS

Hepatic resection (%)

60.0

54.9

NS

Chemoembolization (%)

60.0

52.94

NS

Survival (months)

39.78 ± 34.78

19.13 ± 20.88

0.026


Abbreviations: HBV = hepatitis B virus; HCV = hepatitis C virus; CLD = chronic liver disease; AFP = alpha feto protein; TUNEL = Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase dUTP Nick End Labeling

Schmilovitz-Weiss et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:121   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-121

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