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Table 5 Correlations between the depth of infiltration and the site of recurrence in stage II rectal cancer and colon cancer

From: Left colon as a novel high-risk factor for postoperative recurrence of stage II colon cancer

 Rectal CancerColon Cancer
 T3T4p-ValueT3T4p-Value
n = 332n = 39n = 542n = 77
Liver metastasis
 Negative320 (96.39%)38 (97.44%) 526 (97.05%)74 (96.10%) 
 Positive12 (3.61%)1 (2.56%)0.73516 (2.95%)3 (3.90%)0.651
Lung metastasis
 Negative325 (97.89%)35 (89.74%) 535 (98.71%)74 (96.10%) 
 Positive7 (2.11%)4 (10.26%)0.0047 (1.29%)3 (3.90%)0.089
Local recurrence
 Negative318 (95.78%)34 (87.18%) 534 (98.52%)70 (90.91%) 
 Positive14 (4.22%)5 (12.82%)0.0218 (1.48%)7 (9.09%)<0.001
Peritoneal dissemination
 Negative331 (99.70%)38 (97.44%) 538 (99.26%)74 (96.10%) 
 Positive1 (0.30%)1 (2.56%)0.0674 (0.74%)3 (3.90%)0.014