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Table 3 The correlation between hydrocephalus improvement and clinical factors

From: Emergency irradiation of 3.4Gy/2f in pineal gland germinoma patients with symptomatic hydrocephalus

  Age at diagnosis Extend of tumor regression Radiographic re-evaluation interval β-HCG
Correlation coefficient P value Correlation coefficient P value Correlation coefficient P valve Correlation coefficient P valve
Improvement of maximum width of FN − 0.192 0.30 0.246 0.18 0.021 0.91 0.223 0.22
Improvement of minimum width of TCC − 0.204 0.27 0.214 0.25 − 0.063 0.74 0.319 0.081
  1. Abbreviations: FN frontal horn, TCC trunk of corpus callosum, β-HC beta-human chorionic gonadotropin