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Table 2 Operative details

From: Long term outcome of anastomotic leakage in patients undergoing low anterior resection for rectal cancer

N (%) Overall Population Symptomatic AL (SAL) Asymptomatic AL (AAL) Without AL AL) P
200 (100) 29 (14.5) 10 (5.0) 161 (80.5)
Laparoscopic, n (%) 188 (94.0) 27 (93.1) 10 (100.0) 151 (93.8) 0.707
 Conversion to laparotomy 45 (22.5) 6 (20.7) 3 (30.0) 36 (22.3) 0.827
Complete TME, n (%) 149 (74.5) 22 (75.9) 8 (80.0) 119 (73.9) 0.438
PME, n (%) 51 (25.5) 7 (24.1) 2 (20.0) 42 (26.1)  
Rectal anastomosis technique, n (%)      0.310
 Latero - terminal 93 (46.5) 13 (44.8) 7 (70.0) 73 (45.3)  
 Termino - terminal 107 (53.5) 16 (55.2) 3 (30.0) 88 (54.7)  
Colo anal manual anastomosis, n (%) 29 (14.5) 5 (17.2) 0 24 (14.9) 0.296
Intersphincteric resection (ISR), n (%)
 Total ISR 1 (0.5) 0 0 1 (0.6) 0.885
 Partial ISR 8 (4) 1 (3.4) 0 7 (4.3)  
Diverting stoma, n (%) 179 (89.5) 25 (86.2) 10 (100.0) 144 (89.4) 0.735
  1. AL Anastomotic leak, SAL symptomatic AL, AAL asymptomatic AL and WAL without AL, TME Total mesorectal excision; PME Partial mesorectal excision