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Table 3 Clinical initial staging and surgery in patients who developed systemic or local relapse

From: Analysis of long-term oncological results of clinical versus pathological responses after neoadjuvant treatment in locally advanced rectal cancer

Group Distance from AV T N CMR EMVI LPLN Induction Adjuvant Relapse Rescue
CT CT Surgery
1cCR 3 3 0 Free No No No No Local APR
1cCR 3 3 1 Free No No No Yes Local APR
1cCR 2 4b 0 Involved No No No No Systemic
2pCR 2 4b 0 Involved No No No No Local No
2pCR 10 3b 1 Free Present Present No Yes Systemic
2pCR 3 3c 2a Free No No No Yes Systemic
2pCR 3 4b 0 Involved No No Recived no Systemic
  1. cCR clinical complete response, pCR pathological complete response, AV anal verge, CRM circumferential resection margin, EMVI extramural vascular invasion, LPLN lateral pelvic lymph nodes, CT chemotherapy, APR abdominoperineal resection