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Table 1 Clinical and histological characteristics of patients according to the extent of positive surgical margin (PSM)

From: Extent of positive surgical margins following radical prostatectomy: impact on biochemical recurrence with long-term follow-up

  Total cohort n (%) fPSM n (%) ePSM n (%) p
Patients (n) 189 115 (60.9) 74 (39.1)  
Mean age (standard deviation) 71.8 (+/−6.3) 70.3 (+/−7.5) 74.1 (+/−8.3) 0.006
Mean PSA (standard deviation) 8.8 (+/−4.3) 8.1 (+/−3.6) 10.0 (+/−4.9) 0.003
Gleason Score (pG)     0.14
 ≤ 6 63 (33.3) 43 (37.4) 20 (27)
 7 119 (63) 68 (59.1) 51 (68.9)
 3 + 4 96 (49.2) 57 (49.6) 36 (48.6)
 4 + 3 23 (13.8) 11 (9.6) 15 (20.3)
 ≥8 7 (3.7) 4 (3.5) 3 (4)
pT Stage     0.61
 T2a 15 (7.9) 9 (7.8) 6 (8.1)
 T2b 24 (12.7) 16 (13.9) 8 (10.8)
 T2c 101 (53.4) 64 (55.6) 37 (50)
 T3a 49 (25.9) 26 (22.6) 23 (31.1)
Median follow-up (months) 101.1 95.3 110.3 0.08
  1. fPSM focal positive surgical margin, ePSM extensive positive surgical margin, PSA prostate-specific antigen