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Table 2 Surgical and medical complications between patients (≥80 years) and controls (<80 years)

From: Rectal cancer surgery in older people does not increase postoperative complications - a retrospective analysis

  Group 1 Group 2 P- value
Age <80 years Age ≥80 years
n (%) n (%)
Surgical complications 167 (29) 18 (33) 0.583
 Anastomotic leakage 26 (5) 2 (4)  
 Wound infection 45 (8) 6 (11)  
 Bleeding 6 (1) 0  
 Paralytic ileus 33 (6) 2 (4)  
 Mechanical obstruction 4 (1) 0  
 Blood transfusion 7 (1) 1 (2)  
 Intraabdominal abscess 6 (1) 0  
 Urological complications 26 (5) 4 (7)  
 Others 14 (3) 3 (6)  
Medical complications 53 (9) 6 (11) 0.690
 Fever 16 (3) 0  
 Thrombosis 3 (1) 0  
 Pulmonary embolism 5 (1) 0  
 Cardiovascular complications 17 (3) 2 (4)  
 Pneumonia 2 (0) 1 (2)  
 Others 10 (2) 3 (6)  
  1. Values are given as numbers and absolute frequencies (%).