Table 3 Surgical approach and tumour distance from the anal verge (n=34)

From: A phase II study of capecitabine and irinotecan in combination with concurrent pelvic radiotherapy (CapIri-RT) as neoadjuvant treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer

  Surgical approach (no. of patients)
Tumour distance from anal verge Deep anterior resection Abdomino-perineal resection Hartmann resection Total
0–5 cm 13 6 2 21
>5–10 cm 7 0 1 8
>10 cm 5 0 0 5
All tumours 25 6 3 34
  1. Note: The tumor distance could not be calculated in one patient with local relapsed rectal cancer, and one patient refused surgery.