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Table 3 Univariate analyses of postoperative complications associated with RLN count

From: Impact of retrieved lymph node count on short-term complications in patients with gastric cancer

Characteristics All RLN count P value
< 25 ≥ 25
Overall (n) 435 248 187 0.062
Grade I (n) 231 132 99 0.198
 Fever > 37.5 °C 144 85 59  
 Emesis 156 83 73  
 Pain 30 18 12  
 Abdominopelvic collection 1 1 0  
 Pleural effusion 4 4 0  
Grade II (n) 137 78 59 0.366
 Blood transfusions 60 38 22  
 Early postoperative bowel obstruction 2 1 1  
 Gastroparesis 25 14 11  
 Liver function abnormalities 1 1 0  
 Wound infection 8 5 3  
 Pneumonia 27 15 12  
 Intra-abdominal infections 20 12 8  
 Urinary tract infection 4 0 4  
 Enteritis 3 1 2  
 Bacteremia 14 7 7  
Grade III (n) 59 32 27 0.878
 Anastomotic leakage 23 14 9  
 Lymphatic leakage 8 3 5  
 Pancreatic fistula 2 0 2  
 Biliary fistula 1 0 1  
 Bleeding 8 5 3  
 Abdominopelvic collection 1 1 0  
 Pleural effusion 9 5 4  
 Intra-abdominal abscess 2 1 1  
 Wound disruption 3 3 0  
 Delayed wound healing 4 3 1  
 Gastroparesis 1 0 1  
 Early postoperative bowel obstruction 1 0 1  
 Splenic necrosis 1 0 1  
Grade IV (n) 5 4 1 0.452
 Heart failure 1 1 0  
 Kidney failure 1 1 0  
 Brain infarction 1 0 1  
 MODS 2 2 0  
Grade V (n) 3 2 1 1.000
Grade ≥ III (n) 67 38 29 0.562
  1. RLNs retrieved lymph nodes, MODS multiple organ dysfunction syndrome