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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with liver-only recurrence

From: Time interval-based indication for liver resection of metastasis from pancreatic cancer

   Liver resection Non-liver resection P value
(n = 9) (n = 8)  
Age (years) 66 (41–74) 65 (43–74) 0.97
Primary operation
 Pancreaticoduodenectomy   6 4  
 Distal pancreatectomy   3 4  
Albumin (g/dL) 3.9 (3.5–4.3) 4.05 (2.4–4.5) 0.59
Serum bilirubin (μmol/L) 0.52 (0.25–4.23) 1.78 (0.33–3.04) 0.05
Prothrombin time (INR)   0.965 (0.92–1.14) 0.965 (0.88–1.03) 0.51
Carcinoembryonic antigen (IU/L) 5.1 (1.7–15.2) 7.8 (2.8–14.5) 0.21
Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (IU/L) 148.8 (15.2–13,820) 869 (0.1–5210) 0.99
Disease-free interval from pancreatectomy (months) 21 (3–44) 3 (2–7) 0.02
Number of liver metastases   1 (1–3) 7 (4–15) < 0.001
Adjuvant chemotherapy after pancreatectomy (%) 4 (44.4) 2 (25.0) 0.49
Operation time (min) 302 (53–413) N/A  
Intraoperative blood loss (mL) 186 (53–508) N/A  
Morbidity (Clavien-Dindo clasification > IIIb) (%) 1 (11.1) N/A  
Mortality (%) 0 N/A  
  1. Values represent median with range
  2. DFI Disease-free interval, N/A Not applicable