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Table 4 Correlations with clinicopathological factors, recurrence, and locoregional recurrence in the patients who underwent curative distal gastrectomy

From: Prognostic value of the distance of proximal resection margin in patients who have undergone curative gastric cancer surgery

Parameter Recurrence P value Locoregional recurrence P value
  Negative Positive   Negative Positive  
Gender    0.348    0.172
Male 319 55   33 22  
Female 137 18   14 4  
Age (years)    0.302    0.100
≤60 217 30   16 14  
>60 239 43   31 12  
T-stage    <0.001    0.599
T1 301 6   3 3  
T2 111 24   14 10  
T3 42 42   29 13  
T4 2 1   1 0  
N-stage    <0.001    0.555
N0 326 4   2 2  
N1 95 21   14 7  
N2 26 23   17 6  
N3 9 25   14 11  
Vascular invasion    <0.001    0.957
Absent 426 39   25 14  
Present 30 34   22 12  
Lymphatic invasion    <0.001    0.682
Absent 256 7   5 2  
Present 200 66   42 24  
Neural invasion    <0.001    0.975
Absent 306 17   11 6  
Present 150 56   36 20  
Histology    0.118    0.520
Differentiated 207 26   18 8  
Undifferentiated 249 47   29 18  
Lauren’s classification    0.356    0.275
Intestinal 192 25   18 7  
Diffuse 167 28   19 9  
Mixed 97 20   10 10  
Proximal resection margin (cm)    0.054    0.275
≤3 55 16   10 6  
3 - 6 161 26   14 12  
≥6 240 31   23 8  
Tumor size (cm)    <0.001    0.862
≤3 240 4   3 1  
3 - 5 102 18   12 6  
≥5 114 51   32 19  
Location    0.003    0.108
Lower third 279 58   40 18  
Middle third 177 15   7 8