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Table 1 Characteristics of 43 patients undergoing gastrojejunostomy or palliative distal gastrectomy

From: Palliative distal gastrectomy offers no survival benefit over gastrojejunostomy for gastric cancer with outlet obstruction: retrospective analysis of an 11-year experience

  Gastrojejunostomy Gastrectomy P value
(n = 25) (n = 18)
Sex    
Male:female 17:8 10:8 0.40
Age    
Median (range) 70 (52–82) 74 (44–88) 0.42
Histology    
Intestinal:diffuse 16:9 6:12 0.05
Staging    
Direct invasion to neighboring organ(s) 22 2 <0.0001
Peritoneal metastasis 19 13 0.78
Liver metastasis 4 3 0.95
Distant lymph node metastasis 6 4 0.89
Stage    
IIIC:IV 4:21 1:17 0.29
ECOG PS    
0:1:2:3 13:10:2:0 11:3:1:3 0.87
Preoperative GOOSS    
0:1:2:3 15:8:1:1 6:5:1:6 0.02
Number of patients with preoperative TPN 16 5 0.02
  1. ECOG, European Clinical Oncology Group; GOOSS, Gastric outlet obstruction scoring system; TPN, Total parenteral nutrition.