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Table 3 The comparison results of potential factors related to PALN recurrence above left renal vein

From: Mapping patterns of para-aortic lymph node recurrence in cervical cancer: a retrospective cohort analysis

Variables PALN recurrence above left renal vein P value
  Yes (N = 6) No (N = 29)  
Tumor size    0.664
 < 5 cm 3 18  
 ≥ 5 cm 3 11  
Number of involved PALN    0.602
 ≥ 4 2 6  
 < 4 4 23  
Age    0.187
 ≥ 50 1 15  
< 50 5 14  
Pathology    1.000
Squamous cell carcinoma 5 23  
Other 1 6  
Stage    0.546
III or higher 1 3  
II or lower 5 26  
HPV    0.640
Positive 5 19  
Negative 1 10  
Radiotherapy for initial treatment    0.128
Included 4 27  
Not included 2 2  
Chemotherapy for initial treatment    0.322
Included 3 22  
Not included 3 7  
Time to PALN recurrence    1.000
 ≥ 1 year 2 12  
 < 1 year 4 17  
Concurrent DM    0.639
Positive 1 10  
Negative 5 19  
Concurrent LR    0.602
Positive 2 6  
Negative 4 23  
Initial pelvic lymph node involvement    0.191
Positive 2 19  
Negative 4 10  
Initial PALN involvement    0.043
Positive 4 6  
Negative 2 23  
  1. PALN, para-aortic lymph node; HPV, human papilloma virus; DM, distant metastasis; LR, local recurrence