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Table 3 Initial detection site for recurrence after surgical resection

From: C-reactive protein may be a prognostic factor in hepatocellular carcinoma with malignant portal vein invasion

  Recurrence  
Sites HCC with PV invasion (n=67) HCC without PV invasion (n=410) P value
Liver 18 (26.9%) 254 (62.0%) <0.001
Lung 34 (50.7%) 95 (23.2%) <0.001
Bone 7 (10.4%) 22 (5.4%) 0.161
Brain 0 (0%) 5 (1.2%) 0.364
Peritoneum 8 (11.9%) 34 (8.3%) 0.351