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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics and pathologic and operative details

From: Anastomosis technique for pancreatojejunostomy and early removal of drainage tubes may reduce postoperative pancreatic fistula

  Conventional (n = 67) Modified (n = 56) p value
Male/female 44/23 36/20 0.874
Age (range) 70 (14–86) 71 (31–87) 0.8
BMI (kg/m2) 21.8 ± 0.3 23.0 ± 0.5 0.06
Albumin (g/dL) 4.6 ± 0.6 4.0 ± 0.1 0.384
HbA1c (%) 5.8 ± 0.1 5.8 ± 0.1 0.959
Preoperative CRP (mg/dL) 0.4 ± 0.1 0.4 ± 0.1 0.684
Preoperative biliary drainage (yes/no) 27/40 26/30 0.498
Disease
 CBD cancer 24 (35.8%) 20 (35.7%)  
 Ampullary tumor 12 (17.9%) 9 (16.1%)  
 Duodenal tumor 5 (7.5%) 1 (1.8%)  
 Pancreatic cancer 5 (7.5%) 12 (21.4%)  
 PNEN 10 (14.9%) 2 (3.6%)  
 IPMN 7 (10.4%) 6 (10.7%)  
 SPN 2 (3.0%) 3 (5.4%)  
 SCN 1 (1.5%) 0  
 Metastatic cancer 1 (1.5%) 0  
 Other disease 0 3 (5.4%)  
Operative time (min) 450 ± 9 497 ± 14 0.004
Blood loss (ml) 772 ± 64 642 ± 72 0.181
Hospital stays 33.5 ± 1.8 28.4 ± 1.0 0.023
  1. BMI Body mass index, HbA1c Hemoglobin A1c, CBD Common bile duct, PNEN Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm, IPMN Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, SPN Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm, SCN Serous cystic neoplasm, BTF Blood transfusion