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Table 5 Univariate analysis of predictive factors of malignant pancreatic cystic neoplasms

From: Surgical resection and outcome of pancreatic cystic neoplasms in China: analysis of a 16-year experience from a single high-volume academic institution

  Malignant (n = 9) Benign (n = 28) P value
Age, years, median (range) 64 (50-77) 49 (24-81) 0.051
Gender (n)    0.036
Male 6 6  
Female 3 22  
Symptoms    0.446
Yes 7 17  
No 2 11  
Tumor location (n)    0.573
Head and/or uncinate process 4 8  
Neck 1 2  
Body and/or tail 4 18  
PCN classification    0.251
IPMN (intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm) 6 11  
MCN (mucinous cystic neoplasm) 3 17  
Elevated serum carbohydrate antigen (CA19-9) or carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)    0.014
Yes 7 5  
No 2 15  
Tumor size (cm)    0.403
>3 cm 8 20  
≤3 cm 1 8