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Table 1 Characteristics of the eight selected studies included in the meta-analysis

From: Robotic versus laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal cancer: a meta-analysis

Study Country Group Patients Mean Mean Sex CRT Study Anastomosis
Age BMI M/F (%) Type Technique
Park (2015) [11] Korea RCC 133 59.2 23.1 86:47 11.3 R Hybrid
LRC 84 63.5 22.9 60:24 11.9
Pigazzi (2006) [12] USA RCC 6 60.0 31.0 2:4 33.0 PNR Total/hybrid
LRC 6 70.0 27.0 4:2 33.0
Baik (2008) [13] Korea RCC 18 57.3 22.8 14:4 NS RCT Hybrid
LRC 18 62.0 24.0 14:4 NS
Baik (2009) [14] Korea RCC 56 60.3 23.4 37:19 8.9 PNR Hybrid
LRC 57 63.2 23.2 34:23 12.3
Annibale (2013) [15] Italy RCC 50 66.0 NS 30:20 68.0 PNR Total
LRC 50 65.7 NS 30:20 56.0
Erguner (2013) [16] Turkey RCC 27 54.0 28.3 14:13 14.8 R Total
LRC 37 61.5 26.7 20:17 8.0
Marecik (2011) [17] USA RCC 34 60.0 28.5 20:14 58.8 PNR Hybrid
LRC 24 64.0 25.9 14:10 41.7
Shin (2012) [18] Korea RCC 30 58.1 22.0 18:12 NS PNR Total/hybrid
LRC 30 63.3 20.0 18:12 NS