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Table 2 Patient characteristics and perioperative results after DG

From: Influence of age on postoperative complications especially pneumonia after gastrectomy for gastric cancer

  Elderly (N = 25) Control (N = 109) Overall (N = 134)
Age (Years)* 82 ± 2 66 ± 8 69 ± 10
Male:Female* 11:14 75:34 86:48
Disease Stage
 I 12 (48%) 62 (57%) 74 (55%)
 II 6 (24%) 16 (15%) 22 (17%)
 III 7 (28%) 31 (28%) 38 (28%)
Reconstruction*
 B-I 9 (36%) 72 (66%) 81 (60%)
 RY 16 (64%) 29 (27%) 45 (34%)
 B-II 0 8 (7%) 8 (6%)
LN Dissection*
 D1 3 (12%) 1 (1%) 4 (3%)
 D1+ 10 (40%) 37 (34%) 47 (35%)
 D2 12 (48%) 71 (65%) 83 (62%)
Number of retrieved LNs 27 ± 11 29 ± 15 28 ± 14
Operation Time (min) 228 ± 47 243 ± 49 240 ± 49
Blood Loss (mL) 231 ± 182 289 ± 201 278 ± 200
Postoperative Hospital Stay (day)* 28 ± 26 20 ± 11 22 ± 15
Mortality 0 1 1
Postoperative Complications 8/25 (32%) 17/109 (16%) 25/134 (19%)
Infectious Complications 3/25 (12%) 8/109 (7%) 11/134 (8%)
Pneumonia* 2/25 (8%) 1/109 (1%) 3/134 (2%)
  1. B-I Billroth-I, RY Roux-en-Y, B-II Billroth-II, LN lymph node
  2. *P < 0.05 between elderly and control groups