Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Comparison of oncologic outcomes in the two groups of patients with mid-low rectal cancer

From: Effect of preoperative injection of carbon nanoparticle suspension on the outcomes of selected patients with mid-low rectal cancer

Outcome Experimental group (n = 35) Control group (n = 52) P value
Number of removed LNsa 27 (28.2 ± 9.4) 22 (22.7 ± 7.3) 0.003
Number of LNs with diameter <5 mma 10 (10.1 ± 7.5) 5 (4.5 ± 3.7) <0.001
Completeness of mesorectum (cases)    0.342
 Yes 34 48  
 No 1 4  
Distance between tumor and the CRM (mm)a 6.5 (5.8 ± 1.4) 4.0 (4.8 ± 1.1) 0.001
  1. LN lymph node, CRM circumferential resection margin
  2. a Values are presented as median (mean ± standard deviation)