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Table 2 Postoperative outcomes

From: Is the rate of postoperative complications following laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy higher in elderly patients than in younger patients?

  Group 1 (n = 672) Group 2 (n = 285) Group 3 (n = 98) P value
Operative time (minutes)* 204.0 ± 55.5 204.8 ± 60.4 193.1 ± 62.1 0.183
Hospital stay (days)*     
with complication 7.9 ± 6.9 7.7 ± 5.4 9.2 ± 9.5 0.133
without complication 7.2 ± 2.1 7.0 ± 1.5 7.2 ± 1.3 0.474
Type of gastrectomy     0.693
Total 48 24 6  
Subtotal 624 261 92  
Reconstruction     0.458
Billroth-I 369 173 55  
Billroth-II 246 87 36  
Roux-en-Y 57 25 7  
Lymph node dissection     0.461
D1+ 33 19 4  
D2 639 266 94  
Retrieved lymph node (number) * 37.5 ± 13.9 34.7 ± 14.2 33.5 ± 12.3 0.002
First flatus time (days) * 2.8 ± 1.1 3.0 ± 1.1 2.9 ± 1.1 0.209
Post-operative transfusion 20 8 6 0.231
Median follow-up duration (months, range) 52.1 (1.5–136.0) 52.3 (0.7–135.3) 42.7 (4.7–117.4) 0.033
  1. *All values are the means and standard deviations.
  2. Group 1: <65 years, young age; Group 2: 65–74 years, elderly age; Group 3: ≥75 years, very elderly age.