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Table 1 Clinicopathological features of patients with advanced gastric cancer according to initial treatment

From: Clinical significance of initial treatment for peritoneal lavage cytology-positive gastric cancer: outcomes according to treatment strategy

Variable Surgery first
n = 21
Chemotherapy first
n = 17
p value
Age (years)   62 (32–92) 71.5 (41–80) 0.307
Sex Male 14 11 0.899
Female 7 6  
Main location U 5 8 0.203
M 12 5  
L 4 4  
Macroscopic appearance Type 2 4 1 0.483
Type 3 9 8  
Type 4 8 8  
Histologic type Differentiated 3 5 0.255
Undifferentiated 18 12  
c-Depth of invasion SS 3 4 0.537
SE 16 12  
SI 2 1  
c-Lymph node metastasis N0 7 3 0.616
N1 7 6  
N2 6 7  
N3 1 1  
  1. L lower, M middle, SE invasion of serosa, SI invasion of adjacent structures, SS invasion of subserosa, U upper