Retrospective Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2018.
World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2018; 24(43): 4950-4958
Published online Nov 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i43.4950
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Figure 1 Patient selection. CRC: Colorectal cancer.
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Figure 2 Typical presentation of ischemic stroke in a colorectal cancer patient without conventional stroke mechanism. A 47-year-old male patient experienced acute ischemic stroke in the first 3 mo after diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed high signal changes in the middle cerebral and anterior cerebral and anterior choroidal arteries. Echocardiography results were normal.
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Figure 3 Receiver operator characteristic curve analysis of the product of D-dimer, carcinoembryonic antigen, and neutrophil count. The area under the curve of the products was 0.889 ± 0.022 (95%CI: 0.847-0.932, P < 0.001). The optimum cut-off point was 252.06. At this cut-off value, the sensitivity was 86.0% and the specificity was 79.8%. CI: Confidence interval; ROC: Receiver operator characteristic.