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Table 1 Clinical and pathologic characteristics of patients by treatment group

From: Postoperative external beam irradiation with and without brachytherapy in pelvic node-positive IB1-IIA2 cervical cancer patients: a retrospective clinical study

  3D-CRT without brachytherapy (n = 55) 3D-CRT with brachytherapy (n = 58) P value
Age (years, median) 49 (26–73) 50 (27–76) 0.313
FIGO stage    0.947
IB1 11 (20.0 %) 9 (15.5 %)  
IB2 13 (24.6 %) 15 (25.9 %)  
IIA1 19 (34.5 %) 24 (41.4 %  
IIA2 12 (21.8 %) 10 (17.2 %)  
Histology    0.785
Squamous cell carcinoma 47 (85.5 %) 51 (87.9 %)  
Adenocarcinoma 8 (14.5 %) 7 (12.1 %)  
Grade    0.719
1 8 (14.5 %) 9 (15.5 %)  
2 30 (54.4 %) 33 (56.9 %)  
3 17 (30.9 %) 16 (27.6 %)  
Number of retrieved lymph nodes 24.9 ± 4.2 24.7 ± 3.7 0.825
Number of positive lymph nodes    1
≤3 51 (92.7 %) 53 (96.4 %)  
>3 4 (7.3 %) 5 (3.6 %)