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Table 1 Characteristics of all patients

From: 18F-FDG PET/CT may be a suitable method for preoperative diagnosis and evaluation of Chinese older patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma

Characteristics Patients (n = 53)
Demographic information
 Age 68 (66–77)
 Male 36(67.9%)
 BMI 22.7(19.0–25.6)
Clinical symptoms
 Jaundice 36(67.9)
 Stomachache 24(45.3)
 Skin itch 22(41.5)
 Nausea 27(50.9)
TNM stages
 Type I 11(20.8%)
 Type II 14(26.4%)
 Type III 5(9.4)
 Type IVa 6(11.3)
 Type IVb 17(32.1)
Operative pathology
 Lymph node metastases 28(52.8)
 Distant metastases 17(32.1)
 Unresectable tumors 23(43.4)
  1. BMI Body mass index