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Table 1 Baseline clinical characteristics of the 202 patients

From: Clinical research of intraperitoneal implantation of sustained-release 5-fluorouracil in advanced colorectal cancer

Parameter Group 1 Group 2 P value
Age (years) 57.4 ± 3.1 59.3 ± 2.3  
Sex
 Males 50 56  
 Females 48 48 0.69
Localization of tumor
 Rectum 58 58  
 Colon 40 46 0.62
TNM stages
 II 32 36  
 III 48 52  
 IV 18 16 0.95
Histological type
 Tubular 58 52  
 Papillary 32 43  
 Mucinous 8 9 0.40
Differentiation grade
 High 28 33  
 Intermediate 48 47  
 Low 22 24 0.85
Operation methods
 Right hemicolectomy 24 28  
 Left hemicolectomy 10 14  
 Dixon operation 38 41  
 Miles operation 18 12  
 Combined liver metastasis resection 4 6  
 Other 4 3 0.75
  1. The patients’ characteristics in group 1 and 2 are listed. No significant difference was found in age, sex, pathological type, clinical stages, and operation method between the two groups (P > 0.05). The background data for all patients was relatively similar