Table 2

Characteristics of 59 patients who experienced disease recurrence according to the TLS status

CharacteristicsAll patients
n=59
TLS negative
n=33
TLS positive
n=26
P value
Interval between operation and disease reccurence
Mean, mo27.833.316.3
95% CI27.4 to 49.229.9 to 63.314.2 to 41.5
Localization of distant metastasis, no (%)
Lung36 (61)19 (58)17 (65)0.541
Liver8 (14)5 (15)3 (12)0.687
Brain4 (7)1 (3)3 (12)0.197
Bone17 (29)9 (27)8 (31)0.768
Lymph node18 (31)9 (27)9 (35)0.543
  • TLS, tertiary lymphoid structure.