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Table 1 Clinicopathological features of patients

From: The effect of preoperative chemoradiotherapy on lymph nodes harvested in TME for rectal cancer

Parameters Surgery only (n = 61) Neoadjuvant (n = 50) P
Age (years):    0.44
<60 11 12  
>60 50 38  
Sex:    0.53
Male 33 30  
Female 28 20  
Tumor site:    0.04
Middle 30 15  
Lower 31 35  
Tumor grade:    0.006
G1 3 2  
G2 44 32  
G3 9 1  
Gx 5 15  
Stage:    0.06
0 3 4  
I 20 11  
II 13 19  
III 23 6  
X 2 10  
Type of surgery:    0.36
Low anterior resection 44 32  
Abdominalperineal resection 17 18 0.36
Surgical approach:    0.0009
Open 29 9  
Laparoscopy 32 41  
Surgeons:    0.03
1 18 5  
2 9 7  
3 12 14  
4 12 6  
5 10 18  
Pathologists:    0.66
1 31 29  
2 20 11  
3 5 5  
4 5 5