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Table 2 Perioperative details comparing patients who underwent radical resections following NACT (n = 126) from group 1 with patients who underwent upfront surgery (n = 62) from group 2

From: D2 lymphadenectomy is not only safe but necessary in the era of neoadjuvant chemotherapy

  Resected patients from group 1 (n = 126) Resected patients from group 2 (n = 62)  
Median age in years (range) 53 (22 to 77) 58 (28 to 82) P <0.02
Sex (M:F) 87:39 (69%:31%) 48:14 (77%:23%) P <0.33
Surgeries    
Total gastrectomy 17 6 P <0.015
Proximal gastrectomy 30 5  
Subtotal gastrectomy 79 51  
Median blood loss in ml (range) 500 (150 to 1700) 400 (50 to 900) P <0.24
Median units of blood transfused (range) 0 (0 to 2) 0 (0 to 2) 0.88 P <0.88
Median lymph nodes (range) 16 (1 to 53) 18 (3 to 39) P <0.25
Morbidity rate 12% (15) 22.6% (14) P <0.056
Mortality rate 0% (0) 0% (0) -
Median duration of hospital stay in days (range) 9 (6 to 28) 11 (6 to 43) P <0.001