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Table 3 Recurrence status and the prediction of survival in TME or LE

From: Survival analysis of local excision vs total mesorectal excision for middle and low rectal cancer in pT1/pT2 stage and intermediate pathological risk

VariableTME (n = 134)LE (n = 39)P value
Recurrence (events)  
 Local recurrence3 (2.2%)3 (7.7%)0.104
 Distant metastasis9 (6.7%)3 (7.7%)0.846
Overall survival (OS)  0.456
 1-year98%100% 
 3-year94%97% 
 5-year89%88% 
Disease-free survival (DFS)  0.364
 1-year98%97% 
 3-year91%92% 
 5-year84%83% 
Cumulative recurrence rate (CRR)  0.597
 1-year0%3% 
 3-year5%5% 
 5-year8%12% 
  1. TME total mesorectal excision, LE local excision