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Table 1 Basic clinic characteristics of the patients

From: Continuous suturing with two anterior layers reduces post-operative complications and hospitalization time in pancreaticoenterostomy

Characteristics Interrupt suturing (N = 29) Continuous suturing (N = 16) P
Gender (M/F) 18/11 11/5 0.752
Age (y) 67.3 ± 7.4 61.2 ± 6.2 0.482
Location    0.676
   Jejunum 14a 5b  
  Lower bile duct 4 4  
   Ampulla 8 5  
   Head of pancreas 3 2  
Anemia 86.3 ± 17.5 83.9 ± 18.3 0.793
ASA stage    0.901
   I 5 2  
   II 13 8  
   III 11 6  
Pancreas texture    0.868
   Hard 7 5  
   Firm 17 7  
   Soft 5 4  
  1. aIncluding two cases of duodenal interstitialomas. One presented with melena, and the other was discovered via an upper digestive tract endoscopy examination for a non-specific abdominal distension syndrome
  2. bIncluding a duodenal carcinoid that was discovered via an upper digestive tract endoscopy examination for abdominal distension and interrupted melena