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Table 3 Residual tumor characteristics

From: Laparoscopic and open postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with advanced testicular cancer – a single center analysis

Variable L-PCLND O-PCLND p-value
N = 46 N = 21
Residual tumor localisation; n (%)    
paraaortal 34 (73.9) 13 (61.9) 0.392 *1
paracaval 6 (13.0) 4 (19.0) 0.713 *1
interaortocaval 10 (21.7) 5 (23.8) 1.000 *1
iliacal 5 (10.8) 1 (4.7) 0.654 *1
Residual tumor histology; n (%) *3    
fibrous scar 28 (60.9) 10 (47.6) 0.426 *1
mature teratoma 12 (26.1) 5 (23.8) 1.000 *1
vital carcinoma 10 (21.7) 5 (23.8) 1.000 *1
missing 1 (2.2) 1 (4.8) 0.532 *1
Maximal residual tumor diameter    
Median in cm (IQR) 2.2 (1.5 – 3.9) 6.8 (2.5 – 7.6) 0.002 *2
  1. Abbreviations
  2. L-PCLND – laparoscopic postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection; O-PCLND – open postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection; IQR – interquartile range; *1 – fishers exact test; *2 – Mann–Whitney U test; *3 – proportion of histologic subtype, multiple proportions in L-PCLND cohort possible.