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Table 4 Postoperative complications in the drain and no drain groups in the matched cohort

From: Laparoscopic gastrectomy with and without prophylactic drains in gastric cancer: a propensity score-matched analysis

  Drain (n = 145) No drain (n = 145)
Grade II*
 Anastomotic leakage 2 1
 Pancreatic fistula 6 1
 Intra-abdominal abscess 2 3
 Intra-abdominal bleeding 1 0
 Ileus 1 0
 Chylous ascites 1 1
 Pneumonia 2 2
 Delayed gastric emptying 0 1
 Liver injury 2 1
 Fever of unknown origin 1 2
 Pseudomembranous colitis 0 1
 Wound infection 1 0
 Catheter-related infection 1 0
Grade III*
 Anastomotic leakage 3 0
 Pancreatic fistula 2 1
 Ileus 1 1
 Pleural effusion 0 1
 Anastomotic stenosis 1 0
 Hepatorenal insufficiency 1 0
30-day mortality 0 0
Reoperation 3 1
  1. *Clavien–Dindo classification