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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Feasibility of totally laparoscopic pylorus-preserving gastrectomy with intracorporeal gastro-gastrostomy for early gastric cancer: a retrospective cohort study

  TLPPG, n = 22 LAPPG, n = 43 p value
Age (years)a 57.8 ± 10.5 60.4 ± 12.7 0.409
Sex    0.804
 Male 8 17  
 Female 14 26  
BMI (kg/m2)a 21.3 ± 1.8 22.4 ± 3.2 0.064
ASA score    0.090
 1 11 11  
 2 11 29  
 3 0 3  
Clinical T stageb    0.700
 T1a 8 13  
 T1b 14 29  
 T2 0 1  
Pathological T stageb    0.814
 T1a 10 22  
 T1b 10 15  
 T2 1 2  
 T3 1 4  
Pathological N stageb    0.171
 N0 17 40  
 N1 4 2  
 N2 1 1  
Pathological stageb    0.331
 IA 15 34  
 IB 5 4  
 IIA 2 5  
History of abdominal operation    0.503
 Yes 4 11  
 No 18 32  
ESD preoperatively    0.638
 Yes 4 10  
 No 18 33  
  1. BMI body mass index, ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists, ESD endoscopic submucosal resection
  2. aMean ± standard deviation
  3. bAccording to the Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma, 15th edition