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Table 1 Patients' and Tumour Characteristics (N = 50)

From: Results of emergency Hartmann's operation for obstructive or perforated left-sided colorectal cancer

Parameter  
Gender  
   Male 24
   Female 26
Age, median (range) 75 (22–95)
Tumour location  
   Colon 35
   Rectum 15
Tumour stage  
   II 13
   III 21
   IV 16
Adjuvant treatment  
   None 31
   Radiation therapy 3
   Chemotherapy 16
Restoration of intestinal continuity  
   No 39
   Yes 11
Cause of death (N = 29)  
   Cancer 23 (local recurrence = 6)
   Postoperative 4
   Non cancer-related 2