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Table 3 Characteristics of the recurrent disease

From: Factors predicting recurrence after curative resection for rectal cancer: a 16-year study

  n %
Presenting symptoms/signs
 Pelvic pain 39 73.6
 Alteration of the general condition 31 58.5
 Mass at digital rectal examination 20 37.7
Means of diagnosis of recurrence
 Abdominal and pelvic CT scan 25 47.1
 Digestive endoscopy 21 39,6
 Pelvic MRI 7 13.2
Recurrence location
 Locoregional recurrence
  Pelvic 25 47.1
  Anastomotic 8 15.0
  Pelvic and anastomotic 10 18.8
 Remote metastasis
  Hepatic 15 15.1
  Pulmonary 9 17.0
  Bone 3 5.6
  Brain 1 1.8
  Ovarian 1 1.8