Table 1 Patient and histopathological characteristics of the 16 samples selected for analysis
SampleMarginAge (years)GenderSiteT stageGradeHLREMVINodal yield
1Infiltrative79MTransverse colon4PoorAbsentPresent14
2Infiltrative73MRectum4WellAbsentAbsent12
3Infiltrative64MRectum3WellAbsentAbsent13
4Infiltrative58FSplenic flexure4WellAbsentPresent19
5Infiltrative58MSigmoid colon3WellPresentAbsent15
6Infiltrative75MSigmoid colon4WellAbsentPresent15
7Infiltrative77MDescending colon4WellAbsentPresent23
8Infiltrative71MRectum4WellAbsentAbsent35
9Pushing61FSplenic flexure4WellPresentPresent27
10Pushing62MRectum3WellAbsentPresent39
11Pushing75MHepatic flexure3WellAbsentAbsent26
12Pushing82FHepatic flexure3WellAbsentAbsent15
13Pushing74MCaecum3WellAbsentAbsent10
14Pushing70MRectum3WellPresentAbsent12
15Pushing65MDescending colon3WellPresentPresent15
16Pushing72MRectum3WellPresentAbsent20
  • EMVI, extra-mural vascular invasion; HLR, host lymphocytic response.