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Table 1 Characteristics of patients undergoing gastrectomy with and without splenectomy (n = 214) a

From: Is concomitant splenectomy beneficial for the long-term survival of patients with gastric cancer undergoing curative gastrectomy? A single-institution study

Characteristic G + S (n = 100) G-A (n = 114) P-value
Age, years    0.836
  ≤ 55 32 (32) 38 (33)
  > 55 68 (68) 76 (67)
Sex    0.190
 Men 82 (82) 85 (75)
 Women 18 (18) 29 (25)
Tumor size, cm    0.393
  ≤ 4 23 (23) 27 (24)
 5 to 6 26 (26) 21 (18)
  > 6 51 (51) 66 (58)
Pathological tumor stage    0.600
 T1 5 (9) 8 (9)
 T2 28 (49) 45 (53)
 T3 16 (28) 26 (31)
 T4 8 (14) 6 (7)
Pathological nodal stage    0.153
 N0 10 (15) 24 (28)
 N1 20 (31) 29 (34)
 N2 23 (35) 23 (27)
 N3 12 (19) 9 (11)
TNM stage    0.355
 IA 2 (2) 5 (4)
 IB 19 (19) 23 (20)
 II 18 (18) 30 (26)
 IIIA 29 (29) 31 (27)
 IIIB 14 (14) 14 (12)
 IV 18 (18) 11 (10)
Gross type (Borrman)    0.154
 I 3 (3) 2 (2)
 II 20 (20) 12 (11)
 III 59 (60) 66 (61)
 IV 17 (17) 29 (27)
Type of gastrectomy    0.958
 Total 60 (60) 68 (60)
 Sub-total 40 (40) 46 (40)
Complications 24 (24) 11 (10) 0.005c
Adjunctive therapy 12 (12) 14 (12) 0.903
  1. Abbreviations: G + S gastrectomy plus splenectomy, G-A gastrectomy alone, TMN tumor, node, metastasis.
  2. aData are given as n (%).
  3. cSignificant.