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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Vascular resection for locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: analysis of long-term outcomes from a single-centre series

  Overall (n=173) VR− group (n=132) VR+ group (n=41) P-value
Age (years), mean 68.7±10.8 68.6±11.1 69±10.0 0.850
Male/female 84/89 67/65 17/24 0.298
BMI (kg/m2), mean 25.9±3.9 26.6±3.9 23±3.8 0.063
ASA class
 I–II (%) 85 (49.1) 61 (46.2) 24 (58.5) 0.168
 III (%) 88 (50.9) 71 (53.8) 17 (41.5) 0.168
Comorbidities
 Diabetes (%) 24 (13.9) 16 (12.1) 8 (19.5) 0.232
 Cardiovascular disease (%) 25 (14.5) 20 (15.2) 5 (12.2) 0.638
 COPD (%) 2 (1.2) 2 (1.5) 0 0.428
 Obstructive jaundice (%) 43 (24.9) 25 (18.9) 18 (43.9) 0.001
Preoperative biliary drainage (%) 20 (11.6) 10 (7.6) 10 (24.4) 0.003
Tumour stage
 I (%) 47 (27.2) 39 (29.5) 8 (19.5) 0.207
 II (%) 70 (40.5) 55 (41.7) 15 (36.6) 0.563
 III (%) 47 (27.2) 32 (24.2) 15 (36.6) 0.121
 IV (%) 9 (5.2) 6 (4.5) 3 (7.3) 0.485
Degree of tumour contact at CT
 < 180° (%) 31 (17.9) 31 (75.6)  
 > 180° (%) 10 (5.8) 10 (24.4)  
  1. BMI body mass index, ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, CT computed tomography