Table 5

 MVD in B-HCC and C-HCC in relation to Child’s class and tumour diameter

VariableMean (SD) MVDp Value
B-HCCC-HCC
B-HCC, hepatitis B virus related hepatocellular carcinoma; C-HCC, hepatitis C virus related hepatocellular carcinoma; MVD, microvessel density.
Child class
    A35 (6.9)47 (8.2)<0.03
    B48 (8.4)59 (9.8)<0.01
Tumour diameter
    ⩽2 cm30 (4.1)44 (7.2)<0.04
    2,1–5 cm45 (9.3)62 (11.2)<0.001
    >5 cm41 (8.2)54 (9.8)<0.001