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Table 4 Pathological outcomes

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

  LaTME TaTME p value
pT1/2/3/4 5/8/10/0 6/8/9/0 0.72
pN1/2 5/2 4/3 0.66
Quality of mesorectal excision: Complete/Nearly complete/Incomplete 19/4/0 20/3/0 0.52
Positive CRM 0 (0%) 1 (4.5%) 0.31
Positive DRM 1 (4.5%) 0 (0%) 0.31
  1. Abbreviations: CRM, Circumferential resection margin; DRM, Distal resection margin