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Table 3 Postoperative complications among the three groups

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
Complications (%) 62 (9.2) 26 (9.1) 18 (18.4) 0.008
Wound infection 6 5 3  
Intra-abdominal abscess 6 (1*) 1 0  
Intra-abdominal bleeding 6 3 0  
Intra-luminal bleeding 12 3 5  
Postoperative ileus 9 2 2  
Bile leakage 0 1 0  
Duodenal stump leakage 5 (4*) 2 (1*, **) 1 (1*)  
Esophagojejunostomy leakage   1   
Acute pancreatitis 2 0 0  
Pulmonary disease 9 4 1  
Urinary complication 2 1 3  
Hepatic complication 0 1 0  
Cardiac disease 0 0 1  
A-loop syndrome 0 0 1  
Multi-organ failure   1 (1**) 0  
Others 5 1 1  
  1. *Reoperation; **Mortality.
  2. Group 1: <65 years, young age; Group 2: 65–74 years, elderly age; Group 3: ≥75 years, very elderly age.