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Table 3 Nodules’ characteristics

From: Balloon occluded TACE (B-TACE) vs DEM-TACE for HCC: a single center retrospective case control study

Nodule characteristics DEM-TACE B-TACE p
Dimension maximum diameter. mm. (median CI 95%) 19.0 (17.0–20.0) 27 (21.6–32.4)  < 0.0001
Mean difference 8.0 mm [CI95% 4.0–12.0])
Range maximum diameter (min–max) 5.0–89.0 8.0–120.0  
Capsulated (number %) 126/191 (66%) 20/35 (57%) 0.32
Adipose degeneration (number %) 4/191 (2.1%) 0/35 (0%) 0.39
Vascular infiltration (number %) 6/191 (3.1%) 0/35 (0%) 0.29
Blurred margin (number %) 57/191 (29.8%) 11/35 (31.4%) 0.85
  1. DEM-TACE: drug eluting embolics trans-arterial chemoembolization; B-TACE: balloon trans-arterial chemoembolization; CI: confidence of interval