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Table 5 Palliative resection vs no resection; patient characteristics

From: Gastric carcinoma: review of the results of treatment in a community teaching hospital

  Palliative resection (R1/R2) No resection (GE/exploration)
no. of patients 51 66
median age (yr) 70 68
comorbidity (%) 63 47
complications (%) 39 21
adjuvant therapy (%) 31 18
no. of patients: male 34 43
no. of patients: female 17 23
admission days   
median (range) 12 (1–66) 8 (0–45)
30 day mortality (%) 16 20
6 months survival % 67 27
1 yr survival % 43 3
2 yr survival % 18 1
stage 1a (No. Of patients) 0 0
stage 1b (No. Of patients) 0 0
stage 2 (No. Of patients) 3 1
stage 3a (No. Of patients) 17 6
stage 3b (No. Of patients) 4 3
stage 4 (No. Of patients) 27 53
unknown stage 0 3