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Table 2 Radiological data of cases with eosinophilic abscesses and malignant nodules

From: Clinical characteristics that distinguish eosinophilic organ infiltration from metastatic nodule development in cancer patients with eosinophilia

Characteristics Eosinophilic abscess group (n = 33) Malignant nodule group (n = 5) P-value
Organ that was involved    0.599
 Liver only 85 (28/33) 80 (4/5)  
 Lung only 6 (2/33) 20 (1/5)
 Liver and lung 9 (3/33) 0 (0/5)
Nodules in the organs involved, number 3.9 ± 3.6 14.2 ± 8.6 0.017
Diameter of the largest nodule, cm 1.6 ± 0.6 6.2 ± 3.4 0.013
Duration of the nodules, months 10.0 ± 8.9   
Status of the nodule(s) in a follow-up study,    < 0.001
 Totally disappeared 91 (30/33) 20 (1/5)*  
 Decreased 9 (3/33) 0 (0/5)
 Increased 0 (0/33) 80 (4/5)  
  1. *Operative resection was performed in the case where the malignant nodule disappeared.
  2. The data are presented as means ± SD or percentages (number of patients).
  3. The P-values were determined by the Mann-Whitney U-test, chi-square or Fisher’s test.