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Table 4 Outcomes characteristics

From: Pancreatic cancer: Surgery is a feasible therapeutic option for elderly patients

  All patients
N = 460
<70 years
N = 294
≥70 years
N = 166
P value
Mean hospital stay (days)     
Overall 18.6 (SE:17.5) 16.8 (SE:12.1) 26.2 (SE:16.4) <0.0001
PD* 23 (SE:18.1) 19.7 (SE:14.8) 28.2 (SE:15.3) <0.0001
Postoperative mortality (30 days)     
Overall 13 (2.8%) 4 (1.4%) 9 (5.4%) 0.05
PD* 11 (3.7%) 4 (2.3%) 7 (5.8%) 0.02
Postoperative (PD*) complications     
Overall 153 (33%) 85 (29%) 68 (41%) 0.01
Septic 115 (25%) 63 (21%) 52(31%) 0.02
Pancreatic fistula 44 (10%) 24 (8%) 20 (12%) 0.12
Bleeding 26 (6%) 15 (5%) 11 (7%) 0.28
Renal failure 18 (6%) 4 (1.5%) 14 (8%) <0.0001
Reoperation 29 (6%) 19 (7%) 10 (6%) 0.3
  1. *The cohort of PD patients included 293 patients; 173 aged <70 years, 120 ≥70 years