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Table 1 Comparison of demographic and other characteristics between the gastric resection and no-resection groups. There were statistically significant differences in operation time, estimated amount of bleeding, initial oral intake, and complication rate

From: The impact and optimal indication of non-curative gastric resection for stage IV advanced gastric cancer diagnosed during surgery: 10 years of experience at a single institute

Characteristics All (n = 72) Gastric resection group (n = 44) No-resection group (n = 28) p value
Age 68 (22–87) 68 (32–87) 68 (22–87) 0.218
Gender (male to female ratio) 50:22 28:16 22:6 0.180
PS ≥ 2 8 (11.1 %) 5 (11.4 %) 3 (10.8 %) 0.931
ASA-PS ≥2 43 (59.7 %) 26 (59.1 %) 17 (60.8 %) 0.891
Residual stomach cancer 3 (41.7 %) 2/44 (4.5 %) 1/28 (3.6 %) 0.840
Incurable factor (P:CY:LN:H (include overlap)) 38:38:11:4 21:24:7:2 17:14:4:2
Histological classifications(por:sig:tub:others) 36:12:21:3 20:6:16:2 16:6:5:1 0.371
Resection of other organs Liver;4, T/C;3 sp;1, GB;7 Liver;4, T/C;2, spleen;1, GB;6 T/C 2; GB;1
Operation time (min) 225 (49–566) 254 (164–498) 115 (49–566) <0.01
Estimated amount of bleeding (ml) 120 (0–1464) 266 (0–1457) 20 (0–1464) <0.01
Initial oral intake (POD) 5 (1–8) 6 (2–7), impossible 1 4 (1–8) <0.01
Complications rate (Clavian-Dindo ≥ II) 14 (19.4 %) 12 (27.3 %) (II:5, IIIa:6, V:1) 2 (7.1 %) (II:2) 0.036
Postoperative chemotherapy 56 (77.8 %) 35 (79.5 %) 21 (75.0 %) 0.651
Obstruction symptoms 4 (5.6 %) 2 (4.5 %) 2 (7.1 %) 0.639
  1. PS performance status, ASA-PS ASA physical status, por poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, sig signet cell adenocarcinoma, tub tubular adenocarcinoma, POD postoperative days, T/C transverse colon, GB gallbladder