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Table 4 Patient characteristics and perioperative results after TG

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

  Elderly (N = 12) Control (N = 65) Overall (N = 77)
Age (Years)* 84 ± 3 66 ± 10 69 ± 11
Male:Female* 5:7 48:17 53:24
Disease Stage
 I 7 (58%) 26 (40%) 33 (43%)
 II 0 13 (20%) 13 (17%)
 III 5 (42%) 26 (40%) 31 (40%)
Reconstruction
 RY 12 (100%) 63 (97%) 75 (97%)
 Pouch 0 2 (3%) 2 (3%)
LN Dissection
 D1 0 2 (3%) 2 (3%)
 D1+ 10 (83%) 48 (74%) 58 (75%)
 D2 2 (17%) 15 (23%) 17 (22%)
Number of retrieved LNs 23 ± 15 28 ± 13 27 ± 13
Operation Time (min) 241 ± 15 261 ± 54 258 ± 53
Blood Loss (mL) 367 ± 399 346 ± 248 349 ± 273
Postoperative Hospital Stay (day) 24 ± 20 26 ± 34 26 ± 32
Mortality* 1 0 1
Postoperative Complications 2/12 (17%) 14/65 (22%) 16/77 (21%)
Infectious Complications 2/12 (17%) 12/65 (18%) 14/77 (18%)**
Pneumonia 2/12 (17%) 3/65 (5%) 5/77 (6%)
  1. RY Roux-en-Y, LN lymph node
  2. * P < 0.05 between elderly and control groups, ** P < 0.05 compared to DG