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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with typical and atypical A-P shunts

From: Clinical characteristics of hepatic Arterioportal shunts associated with hepatocellular carcinoma

Characteristics Number of patients or Mean/Median Atypical A-P Shunt Typical A-P Shunt p
Sex, n (%)     0.945
 Male 124 (90.51) 35 (92.11) 89 (89.90)  
 Female 13 (9.49) 3 (7.89) 10 (10.10)  
Age, mean ± sd 54.91 ± 9.47 56.45 ± 8.0 54.32 ± 9.94 0.241
Etiology, n (%)     0.837
 HBV 127 (92.70) 35 (92.11) 92 (92.93)  
 HCV 2 (1.46) 1 (2.63) 1 (1.01)  
 Others 8 (5.84) 2 (5.26) 6 (6.06)  
Number of tumors, n (%)     0.055
 Multiple 86 (62.77) 19 (50.00) 67 (67.68)  
 Single 51 (37.23) 19 (50.00) 32 (32.32)  
Child-Pugh score, n (%)     0.898
 A 102 (74.45) 28 (73.68) 74 (74.75)  
 B 35 (25.55) 10 (26.32) 25 (25.25)  
AFP(ng/ml), median (quartile) 309.0(13.85, 1210.0) 57.0 (7.2,1210.0) 579 (15.7,1210.0) 0.035
Albumin(g/L), mean ± sd 40.11 ± 5.34 39.59 ± 5.71 40.32 ± 5.21 0.827
Bilirubin (mmol/L), median (quartile) 22.0 (15.5,29.6) 20.95 (14.3,28.5) 22.2 (15.5,30) 0.644
Creatinine (umol/L),median (quartile) 62.0 (54.2, 71.0) 60.65 (53.7,68) 63.1 (54.2,73.1) 0.701
AST(U/L),median(quartile) 41.0 (28.0, 65.0) 32.05 (26.4,58.5) 43.3 (30.0,67.0) 0.025
ALT(U/L),median(quartile) 49.0 (36.0, 74.9) 39.5 (29.3, 74.0) 53 (37.8, 77.0) 0.106
Platelets (109/L) median(quartile) 125 (88, 282) 109 (91, 161) 128 (87, 182) 0.341
Tumor size (cm), median (quartile) 6.5 (3.8, 9.5) 5 (3.3, 7.0) 7.1 (4.5, 10.5) 0.007