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Table 4 Long-term results

From: Long-term oncological outcomes of low anterior resection for rectal cancer with and without preservation of the left colic artery: a retrospective cohort study

  HL
(n = 295)
LL
(n = 221)
P value
Follow-up time: month (min–max) 51.2 (8–61) 51.4 (7–61) 0.887
5-year overall survival rate
All stages 69.1% 69.6% 0.942
 Stage I 91.3% 85.7% 0.633
 Stage II 75.9% 75.0% 0.955
 Stage III 56.5% 61.4% 0.657
5-year disease-free survival rate
 All stages 56.2% 59.6% 0.570
 Stage I 77.4% 80.0% 0.796
 Stage II 62.1% 66.7% 0.512
 Stage III 44.6% 49.3% 0.753
Loss of follow-up [n (%)] 32 (10.8) 21 (9.5) 0.618
Local recurrence [n (%)] 25 (8.5) 17 (7.7) 0.748
Tumor metastasis [n (%)] 118 (40.0) 85 (38.5) 0.723
Death [n (%)] 115 (39.0) 88 (39.8) 0.848
  1. Abbreviations: HL High ligation, LL Low ligation