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Table 3 Differences in the extent of tumor spreading in the pelvic side wall between patients who underwent a modified posterior exenteration with pelvic side wall resection in the PDS group and those in the IDS group

From: Histopathologic tumor spreading in primary ovarian cancer with modified posterior exenteration

Characteristics PDS (n = 12) IDS (n = 5) P value
Pelvic side wall involvement    0.354
 Positive 8 2  
  Extent of tumor spread    0.435
   Parametrium and/or paracolpium 8 2  
   Cardinal ligament and/or deep retroperitoneal space 3 1  
   Ureter 1 0  
   Internal iliac vessels 0 0  
   Levator ani muscle 1 0  
 Negative 4 3  
Pelvic lymph node involvement    1.000
 Positive 5 2  
 Negative 7 3