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Table 3 main surgical and pathology features in 47 operated patients

From: Preoperative bi-fractionated accelerated radiation therapy for combined treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer in a consectutive series of unselected patients

Parameter No. %
Low anterior resection 33 70.2
Abdomino-perineal resection 14 29.8
En-bloc resection of other organs 5 10.6
R-0 operation Circumferential free margin < 1 mm 47 9 100 19.1
Circumferential free margin < 1 mm 9 19.1
Patients having blood peroperative transfusions (mean: 2 PRBC; r: 0–5) 9 19.1
Downstaging (ypT1-2 ypN0) 3 6.3
ypT1 – ypT2 8 17.0
ypT3 – ypT4 39 83.0
Mean length of hospital stay (days; r) 15 (8–35)