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Table 4 Wexner scores at 3, 6, and 12 months in patients who underwent intersphincteric resection (ISR) followed by stoma closure

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

Procedure/findings 3 months 6 months 12 months
Surgical procedure    
  Partial ISR (n = 9) 13.3 ± 3.1 12.1 ± 3.0* 11.8 ± 2.6
  Subtotal or total ISR (n = 10) 13.0 ± 3.8 11.5 ± 4.9 9.1 ± 5.6
Anastomotic stricture    
  Yes (n = 5) 15.4 ± 2.9 13.4 ± 4.5 13.6 ± 3.9
  No (n =14) 12.4 ± 3.3 11.2 ± 3.9* 9.0 ± 4.5*
  1. Data are shown as mean ± SD. Data at 6 and 12 months were statistically compared with those at 3 months using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test.
  2. *P <0.05.