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Table 3 Correlation between the preoperative-clinical features of GC and the P/CY-positive rates

From: The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of peritoneal metastasis during staging laparoscopy for advanced gastric cancer: a retrospective cohort analysis

  P/CY positive P value
Clinical Ta
 T3 (n = 7) 2 (28.6%) 0.31
 T4 (n = 28) 14 (50.0%)  
Clinical Na
 N1 (n = 17) 10 (58.8%) 0.13
 N2 (n = 18) 6 (33.3%)  
Macroscopic tumor type
 Others (n = 11) 2 (18.2%) 0.02
 Type 4 or diffuse type 3 (n = 24) 14 (58.3%)  
Presence of paraaortic lymph node metastasis
 (−) (n = 29) 14 (48.3%) 0.50
 (+) (n = 6) 2 (33.3%)  
  1. Values are in n (%)
  2. a7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) [13]
  3. GC, gastric cancer; P/CY, peritoneal metastasis or cytological malignancy