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Table 1 Patient characteristics and surgical outcomes

From: Semi-embedded valve anastomosis a new anti-reflux anastomotic method after proximal gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagogastric junction

Variable Result
Age, years, mean ± SD 58.9 ± 9.1
Sex, n, male/female 24/4
BMI, kg/m2, mean ± SD 23.3 ± 2.7
UCII stage, IA/IB/IIA/IIB/IIIA 1/1/6/6/14
Diameter of tumour, cm, mean ± SD 3.3 ± 1.3
Operative duration, min, mean ± SD 164.3 ± 19.0
Estimated blood loss, ml, median (range) 65 (20–200)
Number of harvested lymph nodes, n, mean ± SD 23.0 ± 2.6
Time to first flatus, days, median (range) 3 (2–5)
Postoperative hospital stay, days, median (range) 12 (9–21)
Time required for valve construction, min, mean ± SD 15.8 ± 3.2
Total time required for anastomotic reconstruction, min, mean ± SD 35.4 ± 4.8
Anastomotic complications
Anastomotic leakage 0
Anastomotic stenosis 1
Other complications
Internal hernia 1
Bowel obstruction 1
Pancreatic fistula 0
Incisional infection 0
Peritoneal abscess 0
Pneumonia 1
Los Angeles grade of gastroesophageal reflux, n, A/B/C/D 1/1/0/0
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