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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Endoscopic stenting for hilar cholangiocarcinoma: efficacy of unilateral and bilateral placement of plastic and metal stents in a retrospective review of 480 patients

  Plastic stent Metal stent Pvalue
Group 1 N = 115 N = 99  
Sex (%) 60 M (52.2), 55 F (47.8) 50 M (50.5), 49 F (49.5) 0.8081
Age (years) 73.9 (45–88) 74.3 (50–91) 0.7462
Group 2 N = 67 N = 78  
Sex (%) 30 M (44.8), 37 F (55.2) 39 M (50), 39 F (50) 0.5301
Age (years) 74.9 (49–93) 74.7 (51–95) 0.8912
Group 3 N = 49 N = 72  
Sex (%) 30 M (61.2), 19 F (38.8) 40 M (55.6), 32 F (44.4) 0.5351
Age (years) 75.4 (58–94) 75.1 (56–90) 0.8402
Total N = 231 N = 249  
Sex (%) 120 M (51.9), 111 F (48.1) 129 H (51.8), 120 M (48.2) 0.9751
Age (years) 74.5 (45–94) 74.7 (50–95) 0.8262
  1. M, male; F, female; Group 1, patients with Bismuth type I malignant strictures; Group 2, patients with Bismuth type II malignant strictures, Group 3, patients with Bismuth type III and IV malignant strictures; Age in mean (range).