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Table 4 Local recurrences in patients with primary surgery and patients with local excision followed by radical surgery separated for conventional and TME-surgery (pT1–pT3 cancer of the rectum). The differences within conventional surgery (p = 0.2) and TME surgery (p = 0.7) were not significant

From: Local excision followed by early radical surgery in rectal cancer: long-term outcome

  Conventional surgery TME-surgery
  Primary surgery LE followed by RS Primary TME-surgery LE followed by TME
Number LR (n) Percent Number LR (n) Percent Number LR (n) Percent Number LR (n) Percent
pT1N0 39 1 2.3 11 1 9.1 33 0 0 4 0 0
pT1N+ 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
pT2N0 96 11 19.5 7 0 0 97 2 1.9 12 0 0
pT2N+ 30 6 2 0 9 0 2 0
pT1/2 N0 135 12 10.7 18 1 5.0 130 2 1.4 16 0 0
pT1/2 N+ 34 6 2 0 11 0 3 0
pT3N0 103 22 22.6 50.0 78 10 14.2 3 0 20
pT3N+ 56 14 2 1 35 6 2 1
  1. LE Local excision, TME Total mesorectal excision, RS Radical surgery, LR Local recurrence