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Table 3 Short-term outcomes 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

  Non-bursectomy group Bursectomy group p value
N = 247 (%) N = 159 (%)
Postoperative hospital stay (days) 11.4 ± 4.4 11.4 ± 4.4 0.850
Overall morbidity 44 (17.8) 37 (23.3) 0.179
 PPCs 19 (43.18) 15 (40.5)  
 Pancreatic fistula 4 (9.1) 5 (13.5)  
 Gastroparesis 5 (11.4) 3 (8.1)  
 Intraperitoneal hemorrhage 3 (6.8) 5 (13.5)  
 Anastomotic leakage 1 (2.3) 1 (2.7)  
 SSIs 3 (6.8) 1 (2.7)  
 Intraperitoneal infection 5 (11.4) 6 (16.2)  
 Postoperative ileus 3 (6.8) 1 (2.7)  
 Acute myocardial infarction 1 (2.3) 0 (0)  
 Postoperative mortality    
Classification of complicationsa   0.759
 Grade I 21 (47.7) 16 (43.2)  
 Grade II 19 (43.2) 16 (43.2)  
 Grade III 2 (4.5) 3 (8.1)  
 Grade IV 1 (2.3) 2 (5.4)  
 Grade V 1 (2.3) 0 (0)  
  1. Abbreviations: PPCs postoperative pulmonary complications, SSIs, surgical site infections
  2. aThe Clavien–Dindo classification of surgical complications