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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics of patients who received intersphincteric resection (n = 30)

From: Analysis of the clinical factors associated with anal function after intersphincteric resection for very low rectal cancer

Characteristic Value
Age, yearsa 60.5 ± 9.9
Histopathological gradeb  
  G1 12
  G2 16
  Muc 2
Tumor location  
  Anterior wall 14
  Posterior wall 12
  Left wall 1
  Right wall 2
  Circ 1
Tumor size, cma 3.8 ± 1.5
  <4 cm 18
  ≥4 cm 12
pT stage  
  Tis 1 (3.3%)
  T1 8 (26.7%)
  T2 10 (33.3%)
  T3 11 (36.7%)
TNM stage  
  0 1
  I 16
  IIA 5
  IIIA 2
  IIIB 5
  IVA 1
  1. aValues denote mean ± SD.
  2. bDifferentiation of adenocarcinoma: G1 = well differentiated; G2 = moderately differentiated; Muc = mucinous carcinoma. Circ = circumferential tumor.