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Table 3 Child-Pugh grade and serum tumor marker follow-up data

From: Preliminary results of ultrasound-guided laser ablation for unresectable metastases to retroperitoneal and hepatic portal lymph nodes

  Child-Pugh grade AFP (ng/mL) CA19-9 (U/mL)
Case Before treatment 1-month follow-up 3-month follow-up 6-month follow-up Before treatment 1-month follow-up 3-month follow-up 6-month follow-up Before treatment 1-month follow-up 3-month follow-up 6-month follow-up
1 B B B NA      205.1 195.3 105.4 NA
2 B B B B 151.7 65.2 66.8 79.5     
3 B B B B 97.6 17.6 35.3 75.1     
4 B B B B      545.2 236.1 118.7 302.5
5 A A A A 137.3 54.2 28.6 14.4     
6 B B B B      311.2 142.2 147.4 159.9
7 B B B B 84.2 55.9 78.8 153.6     
8 B B B B      346.6 102.4 98.4 105.8
Mean ± SD      117.70 ± 31.97 48.22 ± 20.98* 52.38 ± 24.24 80.65 ± 56.99 352.02 ± 142.13 169.00 ± 58.73 117.48 ± 21.65* 189.40 ± 101.61*
p value       0.015 0.060 0.433   0.066 0.045 0.020
  1. AFP alpha fetoprotein protein, CA19-9 carbohydrate antigen 19-9
  2. *p < 0.05 vs before treatment