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Table 1

Patient characteristics in the study group (n = 155) and the control group (n = 78).

Characteristic Study group Control group
(n = 155)
(n = 78)
N (%)
Sex
 Male 65 (42.0) 32 (41.0)
 Female 90 (58.0) 46 (59.0)
Age at time of examination
 <18 years 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 18–50 years 61 (39.3) 8 (10.2)
 51–60 years 30 (19.3) 26 (33.3)
 61–70 years 27 (17.4) 28 (35.9)
 >70 years 37 (23.8) 16 (20.5)
Pharmacotherapy
 No treatment 49 (31.6)
 ≤35 days 21 (13.5)
 >35 days 65 (41.9)
 Treatment and interruption
20 (12.9)

Mean ± SD
Min – Max
HU value (unit) 21.8 ± 17.6 2.9 ± 4.5
−16.4 – 76.9 −9.9 – 10.8
Age at examination (years) 54.5 ± 17.4 62.2 ± 8.7
18 – 87 38 – 76
Size of the space-occupying lesion (mm) 79.3 ± 48.1 30.9 ± 16.6
8 – 210 13 – 100

HU = Hounsfield unit; SD = standard deviation; max = maximum; min = minimum.

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