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Table 2 Surgical and pathological outcomes of patients

From: The feasibility and safety of complete laparoscopic extended right hemicolectomy with preservation of the ileocecal junction in right-transverse colon cancer

  Ileocecal junction-preserved group (n = 23) Control group (n = 34) P value
Operation time, min, median (IQR) 120.0 (110.0–123.0) 132.0 (110.0–155.0) 0.048
Intraoperative blood loss, ml, median (IQR) 20.0 (10.0–60.0) 20.0 (10.0–60.0) 0.655
Removal method of the specimen, n (%)    0.858
 Natural orifice 1 (4.3) 2 (5.9)  
 Abdominal scar 3 (13.0) 3 (8.8)  
 Pfannenstiel incision 19 (82.6) 29 (85.3)  
The length of tumor, cm, median (IQR) 3.0 (3.0–4.0) 3.3(3.0–4.3) 0.664
Proximal resection margin, cm, median (IQR) 11.3 (10.0–13.8) 24.0 (23.0–24.6) < 0.001
Distal resection margin, cm, median (IQR) 11.0 (10.0–12.0) 11.0 (10.0–13.3) 0.345
Number of lymph nodes retrieved, median (IQR) 27.0 (23.0–34.0) 32.5 (25.0–44.0) 0.083
Number of metastatic lymph nodes, median (IQR) 0 (0–1.0) 0 (0-1.0) 0.905
Rate of metastatic lymph nodes (%) 9 (39.1) 14 (41.2) 0.877
pTNM stage, n (%)    0.674
 I 1 (4.3) 4 (11.8)  
 II 13 (56.5) 16 (47.1)  
 III 19 (39.1) 14 (41.2)