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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: Efficacy of transanal tube placement after anterior resection for rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Year No. of patients Type of operation n Anastomotic leakage Reoperation
TT NTT TT NTT TT NTT
Xiao et al. [19] 2011 370 Laparotomy 188 182 7 (3.7) 17 (9.3) 2 (1.1) 14 (7.7)
Nishigori et al. [20] 2014 176 Laparotomy and laparoscopy 36 140 1 (2.8) 22 (15.7) 1 (2.8) 11 (7.9)
Hidaka et al. [21] 2014 205 Laparoscopy 96 109 4 (4.2) 15 (13.8) 0 (0) 10 (9.2)
Zhao et al. [22] 2013 158 Laparotomy 81 77 2 (2.5) 7 (9.1) 2 (2.5) 7 (9.1)
  1. Data are presented as n (%)
  2. TT transanal tube, NTT non-transanal tube