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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics of the non-Bursectomy group and the bursectomy group

From: Bursectomy and non-bursectomy D2 gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer, initial experience from a single institution in China

Characteristics Non-bursectomy group Bursectomy group p value
N = 247 (%) N = 159 (%)
Age (years) 58.3 ± 12.2 57.3 ± 11.5 0.385
Gender    0.513
 Male 160 (64.8) 108 (67.9)  
 Female 87 (35.2 51 (32.1)  
Cross-sectional location    0.008
 Lesser 124 (50.2) 101 (63.5)  
 Greater 15 (6.1) 11 (6.9)  
 Anterior 34 (13.8) 8 (5.0)  
 Posterior 40 (16.2) 15 (9.4)  
 Circumferential involvement 34 (13.8) 24 (15.1)  
Longitudinal location    <0.001
 U 28 (11.2) 62 (39.0)  
 M 45 (18.2) 22 (13.8)  
 L 174 (70.4) 75 (47.2)  
Differentiation grade    0.328
 Well-moderate 29 (11.7) 24 (15.1)  
 Poor-undifferentiated 218 (88.3) 135 (84.9)  
Macroscopic type    0.307
 Type 1 14 (5.7) 4 (2.5)  
 Type 2 99 (40.1) 75 (47.2)  
 Type 3 118 (47.8) 71 (44.7)  
 Type 4 16 (6.5) 9 (5.7)  
Tumor size (cm) 5.7 ± 2.4 5.6 ± 2.3 0.537
Surgical duration (min) 227.9 ± 48.6 260.1 ± 43.4 <0.001
Blood loss (ml) 201.1 ± 53.7 198.9 ± 63.5 0.729
Resection patterns    <0.001
 DG 184 (74.5) 73 (45.9)  
 TG 63 (25.5) 86 (54.1)  
  1. Abbreviations: U upper, M middle, L lower, DG distal gastrectomy, TG total gastrectomy