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Table 5 Survival of the pulmonary metastasectomy from CRC in multivariate analysis

From: Prognostic factors in pulmonary metastasectomy and efficacy of repeat pulmonary metastasectomy from colorectal cancer

Prognostic factors p value Risk ratio 95% confidence interval
Gender (male/female) 0.60 1.324 0.484–4.381
Past history of extra thoracic metastasis (presence/absence) 0.67 1.205 0.511–2.922
Preoperative CEA level (elevated/normal) 0.89 1.083 0.356–3.547
Maximum tumor size ( 20 mm/< 20 mm) 0.74 1.203 0.401–3.646
Mediastinal lymph node metastasis (positive/negative) 0.02* 8.206 1.566–34.962
Repeat pulmonary metastasectomy for the pulmonary recurrence (yes/no) < 0.001*** 0.054 0.010–0.202
  1. CRC colorectal cancer, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen level, normal upper limit at 5 ng/ml
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001