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Table 4 Medium-term outcomes of the intracorporeal and extracorporeal anastomosis groups

From: Comparison of short-term and medium-term outcomes between intracorporeal anastomosis and extracorporeal anastomosis for laparoscopic left hemicolectomy

  IAa (n = 40) EAb (n = 77) p-value
Medium follow-up (months) 35.4 ± 8.9 40.2 ± 16.1 0.068
Recurrence, n (%) 1 (2.5) 7 (9.1) 0.18
Liver 0 (0) 5 (6.5) 0.1
Lung 0 (2) 2 (2.6) 0.304
Carcinomatosis 1 (2.5) 3 (3.9) 0.693
Death, n (%) 2 (5) 5 (6.5) 0.747
2-year disease-free survival (%) 97.5 90.9 0.182
Survival (%) 38 (95) 72 (93.5) 0.747
  1. Abbreviations: aIntracorporeal anastomosis, bExtracorporeal anastomosis