Table 3
Univariate and multivariate analysis of clinicopathologic factors potentially associated with the pattern of hepatic metastases after radical gastrectomy
Cases of hepatic metastases after surgery
FactornH1H2H3Univariate P valueMultivariate P valueOdds ratio
Age
≤ 50 yr132740.2210.0982.034
51-69 yr5591531---
≥ 70 yr19199---
Gender
Male771130360.1260.1680.202
Female10118---
Gastric carcinoma
Size
≤ 5 cm391013160.0140.6180.758
> 5 cm4821828---
Location
Proximal2535170.1800.9851.006
Middle17188---
Distal4381817---
Diffuse2002---
Histologic differentiation
Poorly undifferentiated42412260.1180.6210.763
Well, moderately4581918---
Vascular invasion
Absent701228300.0110.1904.267
Present170314---
Neural invasion
Absent741228340.0870.8441.235
Present130310---
Depth of invasion1
T14310< 0.0010.0372.078
T2266137---
T34831332---
T49045---
Lymph node metastases1
N131713110.0730.1941.634
N23751319---
N3190514---
No. 12 lymph node group metastases
Absent751225380.2560.2240.277
Present12066---
No. 8 lymph node group metastases
Absent721126350.6030.6771.483
Present15159---
Lauren classification
Intestinal36101790.0010.0052.552
Diffuse290821---
Mixed222614---
Surgical procedure
Esophago-proximal2338120.8070.6981.122
Proximal subtotal8125---
Distal subtotal4581621---
Total11056---
Ascites
Absent57921270.6440.9841.012
Present3031017---
Soft Tissue Invasion
Absent47622190.0570.7651.179
Present406925---
1According to pTNM classification of UICC; Esophago-proximal, resection of the distal esophagus and proximal stomach; total, resection of the whole stomach.

World J Gastroenterol. 2008 April 21; 14(15): 2440–2447.
Published online 2008 April 21. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2440.