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Table 4 Clinicopathological outcomes

From: Comparative study between colonic metallic stent and anal tube decompression for Japanese patients with left-sided malignant large bowel obstruction

  TDT group (n = 33) CMS group (n = 26) p value
Tumor size, cm (range)* 4.5 (3.0–9.0) 5.5 (3.5–11.0) 0.008
Histological type (%) 0.470
 Tub 1 11 (33.3) 7 (26.9)  
 Tub 2 20 (60.7) 16 (61.6)  
 Por 1 (3.0) 1 (3.8)  
 Muc 0 (0) 2 (7.7)  
 Sci 1 (3.0) 0 (0)  
Stage (%) 0.441
 II 11 (33.3) 11 (42.3)  
 III 11 (33.3) 6 (23.1)  
 IV 11 (33.3) 9 (34.6)  
Lymph nodes, n (range)* 9 (1–23) 19 (6–40) < 0.01
Resection status (%) < 0.01
 D1 3 (9.1) 0 (0)  
 D2 12 (36.4) 1 (3.8)  
 D3 18 (54.5) 25 (96.2)  
Recurrence (%) 0.424
 Yes 9 (40.9) 4 (23.5)  
 No 13 (59.1) 13 (76.5)  
Observation period, days (range)* 1516 (17–4773) 608 (52–1601)  
  1. *median, TDT = trans-anal decompression tube, CMS = colonic metallic stent