Forest plots of the comparison between TACE and hepatic resection or TACI. A random effects model was used for HCC with PVTT. (A) Subgroup analysis between TACE and hepatic resection for 1-year OS based on MPV invasion. (B) Comparison between TACE and TACI for 6-month OS. Each line represents an individual study result with the width of the horizontal line indicating 95% CI, the position of the box representing the point estimate, and the size of the box being proportional to the weight of the study.