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Table 2 Characteristics of the surgical procedures and postoperative short-term outcomes

From: Self-expandable metallic stenting as a bridge to elective surgery versus emergency surgery for acute malignant right-sided colorectal obstruction

  SEMS group (n = 35) Emergency group (n = 72) P
Operation method, no. (%)    0.010
 Laparoscopy 4 (11.4%) 0 (0%)  
 Open 31 (88.6%) 72 (100%)  
Operation findings, no. (%)    
 Ascites 7 (20.0%) 38 (52.8%) 0.001
 Perforation 0 (0%) 4 (5.6%) 0.301
Stoma formation 1 (2.9%) 0 (0%) 0.327
Transfusion, no. (%) 1 (2.9%) 10 (13.9%) 0.098
Blood loss, mean (± SD), ml 70.00 ± 39.92 77.22 ± 50.94 0.414
Operation time, mean (± SD), min 118.14 ± 29.95 147.14 ± 43.77 0.052
Positive margin, no. (%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) /
No. of retrieved LNs, mean (± SD) 21.09 ± 9.89 19.96 ± 9.53 0.766
No. of metastatic LNs, mean (± SD) 1.86 ± 3.91 1.89 ± 2.69 0.573
ICU stay, no. (%) 4 (11.4%) 25 (34.7%) 0.011
ICU stay time, mean (± SD), day 4.25 ± 2.87 3.96 ± 2.81 0.882
Postoperative complication, no. (%) 4 (11.4%) 21 (29.2%) 0.042
 Wound infection 1 (2.9%) 5 (6.9%) 0.661
 Pneumonic infection 2 (5.7%) 11 (15.3%) 0.217
 Anastomotic leakage 0 (0%) 3 (4.2%) 0.549
 Gastric retention 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%) 1.000
 MODS 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%) 1.000
 AHF 1 (2.9%) 0 (0%) 0.327
30-days mortality, no. (%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.8%) 1.000
Hospital stay, mean (± SD), day 8.23 ± 6.50 11.18 ± 6.71 0.033
  1. SEMS self-expandable metal stents, LN lymph node, ICU intensive care unit, MODS multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, AHF acute heart failure