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Table 3 Factors which might predict tumor resectability:

From: Preoperative gemcitabine based chemo-radiotherapy in locally advanced non metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma

  Resected cases Unresected cases  
Variable No % No % P value
1-Age at diagnosis:      
   • 40–49 years 5 20 9 36 P > 0.05*
   • 50–59 years 3 12 8 32  
2-Sex:      
   • Male 5 20 10 40 P > 0.05*
   • Female 3 12 7 28  
3-Performance status:      
   • Score 0 3 12 2 8  
   • Score 1 4 16 11 44 P > 0.05*
   • Score 2 1 4 4 16  
4-Tumour size:      
   • <2 cm 3 12 0 0 P = 0.024**
   • ≥ 2 cm 5 20 17 68  
5-LN status:      
   • LN negative 5 20 10 40 P > 0.05*
   • LN positive 3 12 7 28  
  1. • *Insignificant difference p > 0.05
  2. • ** Significant difference p < 0.05