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Table 3 Lesion sizes of surgically and conservatively treated tumors

From: Outcome of conservative and surgical treatment of enchondromas and atypical cartilaginous tumors of the long bones: retrospective analysis of 228 patients

  surgery group initial tumor size mean in cm (±SD) non-surgery group initial tumor size mean in cm (±SD) significance (p-value)
all (n = 228) 5.2 (±2.6) 4.0 (±2.8) p = 0.002
localization
 upper limb (n = 87) 5.2 (±2.5) 4.7 (±3.1) p = 0.4
 hip region (n = 31) 5.6 (±2.8) 4.0 (±2.4) p = 0.2
 knee region (n = 105) 5.2 (±2.7) 3.6 (±2.6) p = 0.01
 ankle region (n = 5) 4.9 (±3.4) 4.0 (±0.0) p = 0.8