Table 1: Clinical characteristics of the 2 groups.

Patients (25)Controls (50)
Mean age 62 (45–70)Mean age 63 (48–72)
N%N%

Sex
 Male16663162
 Female9341938
Performance status
 021844182
 1416714
 224
Tumor site
 Right colon9361530
 Transverse colon312612
 Left colon13522958
Pt
 pT319764080
 pT4a1412
 pT4b520918
Nodal status
 N016663672
 N1-29341428
Grading
 G217683764
 G38321326
Histology
 Mucinous23924590
 Signet ring cell1448
 Adc nos1*41*2

*Perforated patients.