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Table 5 Rating questions: Sagittal placement

From: Improved access and visibility during stapling of the ultra-low rectum: a comparative human cadaver study between two curved staplers

Rating Stapler used Excellent Adequate Poor P Value
Ease of placement in the pelvis RR 39 (81%) 5 (10%) 4 (8%) < .0001
CC 13 (27%) 21 (44%) 14 (29%)
Ease of placement around the colon and rectum RR 29 (60%) 19 (40%) 0 NS
CC 27 (56%) 8 (17%) 13 (27%)
Ability to hold and retain tissue without slippage RR 28 (62%) 10 (22%) 7 (16%) NS
CC 32 (68%) 2 (4%) 13 (28%)
Visibility RR 38 (79%) 6 (13%) 4 (8%) 0.0003
CC 21 (44%) 14 (29%) 13 (27%)
Pelvic access RR 44 (92%) 1 (2%) 3 (6%) < .0001
  CC 15 (31%) 20 (42%) 13 (27%)