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Table 2 Effects of palliative resection and Lenti-MTSS1 on pulmonary metastasis

From: Elevated MTSS1 expression associated with metastasis and poor prognosis of residual hepatitis B-related hepatocellular carcinoma

Group The total number of solitary pulmonary nodule Lung metastatic extent (Grade)*
  (n) I II III-IV
Palliative Resection 35 12 11 12
Sham Operation 33 19 8 6
Black Control 32 20 7 5
BBS 32 9 10 13
Lenti-GFP 31 8 11 12
Lenti-MTSS1 30 15 10 5
  1. NOTE: All pulmonary metastases were verified via histological examination when mice were sacrificed 2 weeks following palliative resection, or receiving BBS, Lenti-GFP, or Lenti-MTSS1. Lung metastatic extent was graded by number of tumor cells counted in the maximum section of the solitary pulmonary metastatic nodule. *P = 0.039 or 0.041 when Palliative Resection group or Lenti-MTSS1 group was compared among Control groups, respectively