Observational Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2019.
World J Gastrointest Oncol. May 15, 2019; 11(5): 424-435
Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i5.424
Figure 2
Figure 2 The relationship between the VWF:Ag/ADAMTS13:AC ratio and tumor-node-metastasis stage. The VWF:Ag/ADAMTS13:AC ratio level was significantly higher in patients with tumor-node-metastasis stage 4 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than those with stage 2 and 3 HCC. ADAMTS13: A disintegrin-like and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type 1 motifs 13; ADAMTS13:AC: ADAMTS13 activity; VWF: Von Willebrand factor; VWF:Ag: VWF antigen; VWF:Ag/ADAMTS13:AC ratio: The ratio of VWF:Ag to ADAMTS13:AC; TNM stage: Tumor-node-metastasis stage.