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Copyright ©2005 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc.
World J Gastroenterol. Nov 28, 2005; 11(44): 7024-7027
Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7024
Figure 1
Figure 1 The cumulative incidence of catheter tract implantation metastasis after percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage among 67 patients who underwent resection of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
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Figure 2 Kaplan-Meier estimates of survival after the detection of catheter tract implantation metastasis among nine patients with documented outcomes (Table 1). The median survival time was not reached with a cumulative 1-year survival rate of 80% in patients with isolated implantation metastasis, whereas it was 9 mo with that of 25% in patients with non-isolated metastasis. Patients with isolated implantation metastases survived longer than patients with non-isolated implantation metastases (P = 0.0457).