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Table 3 Patterns of recurrence

From: Postoperative XELOX therapy for patients with curatively resected high-risk stage II and stage III rectal cancer without preoperative chemoradiation: a prospective, multicenter, open-label, single-arm phase II study

  n (%)
Lung 16 (15%)
Local recurrence 9 (8%)
Anastomosis 3
Pelvis 4
Pelvic lymph nodes 2
Liver 7 (7%)
Peritoneal dissemination 1 (1%)
Paraaortic lymph nodes 1 (1%)
Sigmoid colon 1 (1%)
Ovary 1 (1%)
Totala 33 (31%)
  1. aTwo patients developed recurrence in lung and liver, and one patients developed recurrence in lung and local recurrence