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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Utility of the sentinel node concept for detection of lateral pelvic lymph node metastasis in lower rectal cancer

Characteristics   No. (%)
Total no. patients   62
Age (yr) Median (range)
69 (42–85)
 
Sex Female 20 (32.3)
Male 42 (67.7)
Clinical stage I 30 (48.4)
II 14 (22.6)
III 15 (24.2)
IV 3 (4.8)
Clinical T category T1 15 (24.2)
T2 20 (32.3)
T3 25 (40.3)
T4 2 (3.2)
Clinical N category (along IMA and SRA) N0 45 (72.6)
N+ 17 (27.4)
Tumor location upper-middle 27 (43.5)
lower 35 (56.5)
Histopathological grade G1 30 (48.4)
G2 31 (50.0)
G3 1 (1.6)