Table 2

Clinicopathological features of the colon carcinoma patients
Variable Number of patients
Biopsy Resection
Sex
  Male 22 25
  Female 16 14
Age at diagnosis
  Median age (range, years) 70 (39–85) 67 (39–84)
Site of tumor
  Sigmoid 20 14
  Colon descendens 2 2
  Colon transversum 1 4
  Hepatic flexure 1 3
  Colon ascendens 5 5
  Caecum and valve of Bauhin 8 7
  Not specified 1 4
Tumor grade
  Low 4 5
  Moderate 18 24
  High 9 7
  Unknown 7 3
Dukes classification
  Dukes’ A 3 8
  Dukes’ B 15 12
  Dukes’ C 6 12
  Dukes’ D 13 5
  Unknown 1 2
T category
  T1-T2 3 8
  T3-T4 26 29
  Tx 9 2
Lymphatic spread
  N0 18 21
  N+ 10 16
  Nx 10 2
Metastasis
  M0 20 32
  M+ 13 5
  Mx 5 2

Pringels et al.

Pringels et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:515   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-515

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