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Table 3 Physical findings in our patients during digital rectal examination. Statistical analysis: Generalized linear model

From: Presenting symptoms predict local staging of anal cancer: a retrospective analysis of 86 patients

  All T1 T2 T3 T4 χ 2
n = 86 n = 8 n = 32 n = 25 n = 21 significance
Painful palpation 39 % 25 % 30 % 40 % 65 % 0.15
Resistance on palpation 88 % 50 % 90 % 100 % 90 % 0.32
Blood on palpation 31 % 14 % 29 % 36 % 40 % 0.44
No clinical findings (or normal rectal examination) 7 % 37 % 9 % 0 0 0.02
Total number of physical findings 1.60 0.87 1.68 1.76 2.09 0.04