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Table 1 Demographic data of the patients in this study

From: A gasless laparoscopic technique of wide excision for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor versus open method

  GL group OS group  
  (number = 30) (number = 32) P value
Age (years) 62 ± 12.5 62 ± 11.8 0.97
Sex ratio (M:F) 8:22 12:20 0.28
BMI (kg/m2) 24.7 ± 2.5 24.3 ± 2.9 0.59
ASA score 2.3 ± 0.5 2.1 ± 0.3 0.06
Tumor sizea (cm) 5.84 ± 1.92 7.0 ± 2.3 0.645
Location: cardiac: fundus: body: antrum 7:6:10:7 9:7:9:7  
  1. aTumors were measured after resection as A × B × C cm (for example, A = 8 cm, B = 4 cm, C = 3 cm), and tumor size was recorded as the longer length (A: 8 cm). It was, therefore, possible that, on occasion, the tumor was larger than the incision wound. Values are mean ± standard deviation. ASA American society of anesthesiology; GL gasless laparoscopy; OS traditional open surgery.