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Table 4 Comparison of outcome according to cancer type

From: The pilot experience upon surgical ablation of large liver tumor by microwave system with tissue permittivity feedback control mechanism

Variable HCC (N = 10) Metastatic liver cancer (N = 13)
Technique success (%) 7 (70.0) 7 (53.8)
  Laparoscopic approach (%) 2 (100) 2 (66.7)
  Open approach (%) 5 (62.5) 5 (50.0)
 Complete ablation 9 (90.0) 10 (76.9)
  Laparoscopic approach (%) 2 (100) 3 (100)
  Open approach (%) 7 (87.5) 7 (70.0)
 Local recurrence 2 (22.3) 3 (30.0)
  Laparoscopic approach (%) 0 (0) 1 (33.3)
  Open approach (%) 2 (28.6) 2 (28.6)
Hospital stay (d), mean ± SD 5.70 ± 1.49 5.2 ± 1.11
  Laparoscopic approach 3.5 ± 0.71 3.67 ± 0.58
  Open approach 6.25 ± 1.03 5.86 ± 0.63
Complication, n (%)   
  Bile duct dilatation, n (%) 1 (10.0) 1 (7.69)