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Table 3 Low tumors (0–6 cm from anal verge; N = 3445) versus type of operation and age in curatively treated patients (N = 9705).

From: Rectal cancer treatment and outcome in the elderly: an audit based on the Swedish rectal cancer registry 1995–2004

  < 75 years of age Low tumors (N = 2145)/curatively treated (N = 6042) ≥ 75 years of age Low tumors (N = 1114)/Curatively treated (N = 3663) P-value
AR 510/3965 202/1998 0.003
APE 1560/1783 912/1047 0.86
HA 75/294 186/618 0.19
  1. Values are absolute numbers of patients with low tumor for each surgical procedure vs. age group. Chi-square test used for statistical analysis. AR, anterior resection. APE, abdominoperineal excision. HA, Hartmann's procedure.