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Table 1 Demographical characteristics

From: Functional outcomes after resections for low rectal tumors: comparison of Transanal with laparoscopic Total Mesorectal excision

  LaTME TaTME p value
Number of patients 23 23
Age (median, IQR) 64 [58–67] 60 [51–67] 0.41
Sex (women) 10 (31%) 10 (31%) 0.37
BMI (kg/m2; median, IQR) 26.5 [23.8–30.6] 26 [22.8–29.7] 0.43
Distance of the tumor from the anal verge (cm; median, IQR) 4 [3–5] 3[2–4] 0.01
ASA I/II/III 2/16/5 3/15/6 0.60
Preoperative neoadjuvant treatment (yes/no) 19/4 18/5 0.71
Adjuvant treatment (yes/no) 15/8 13/10 0.54
Type of anastomosis
(stapled/hand-sewn)
21/2 21/2 1.00
Clinical TNM before neoadjuvant treatment
 cT1/2/3/4 3/6/12/2 2/3/15/3 0.24
 cN 13/23 14/23 0.76
Postoperative LARS incidence
 No LARS 2 (9%) 3 (13%) 0.63
 Minor LARS 9 (39%) 12 (52%) 0.37
 Major LARS 12 (52%) 8 (35%) 0.23
 Preoperative LARS Score (median, IQR) 0 [0–5] 5 [0–21] 0.10
 Postoperative LARS score (median, IQR) 30 [21–34] 29 [24–34] 0.76
 Preoperative Wexner (median, IQR) 0 [0–1] 0 [0–2] 0.20
 Postoperative Wexner (median, IQR) 7 [3–11] 8 [4–12] 0.83