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Table 4 Complication in PTR compared with elective surgery for stages 0 to III in our hospital

From: Up-front systemic chemotherapy is a feasible option compared to primary tumor resection followed by chemotherapy for colorectal cancer with unresectable synchronous metastases

  PTR ( N= 42) Control ( N= 352) P value
Mortality   0% 0% N.A.
Morbidity Overall 18 (42.9%) 98 (28.7%) 0.0498
  >Grade 3 6 (14.3%) 38 (10.7%) 0.445
Postoperative ileus 6 (14.3%) 29 (8.2%) 0.244
  Leakage 3 (7.1%) 20 (5.7%) 0.731
  Surgical site infection 5 (11.9%) 32 (9.1%) 0.574
  1. PTR: primary tumor resection group. Control: groups in which elective surgery for stages 0 to III CRC were performed between 2010 and 2012 in our hospital. N.A.: not available. Variables were statistically analyzed by Fisher’s exact test.