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Table 7 Comparison of surgical outcomes, postoperative recovery and postoperative complications in Subgroup analysis for distal gastrectomy

From: Laparoscopic gastrectomy in obese gastric cancer patients: a comparative study with non-obese patients and evaluation of difference in laparoscopic methods

Variable Non-obese Obese
LADG(n = 308) TLDG(n = 561) P value LADG(n = 108) TLDG(n = 228) P value
Operation time (min) 198.5 ± 21.1 198.7 ± 21.0 0.89 227.6 ± 25.2 218.2 ± 17.7 <0.01
Blood loss (mL) 107.2 ± 26.6 110.0 ± 32.8 0.17 141.1 ± 44.8 129.0 ± 30.7 <0.01
Number of RLN 34.7 ± 8.5 35.5 ± 9.7 0.20 33.9 ± 9.7 34.1 ± 8.7 0.88
Time to first flatus (d) 3.2 ± 0.8 3.2 ± 0.8 0.90 3.8 ± 1.0 3.5 ± 0.9 0.02
Time to starting diet (d) 4.2 ± 0.9 4.2 ± 0.9 0.67 4.8 ± 1.0 4.5 ± 1.0 0.01
Postoperative hospital stay (d) 8.7 ± 2.0 8.8 ± 1.9 0.81 9.8 ± 2.6 9.4 ± 1.8 0.13
Overall complications (%) 26 (8.4) 44 (7.8) 0.80 13 (12.0) 18 (7.9) 0.22
Anastomotic leakage (%) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.4)   0 (0.0) 1 (0.4)  
Intracorporeal hemorrhage (%) 3 (1.0) 4 (0.7)   1 (0.9) 1 (0.4)  
Anastomotic bleeding (%) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.4)   0 (0.0) 1 (0.4)  
Abdominal abscess (%) 3 (1.0) 8 (1.4)   2 (1.9) 3 (1.3)  
Stasis (%) 5 (1.6) 9 (1.6)   3 (2.8) 5 (2.2)  
Pancreatic leakage (%) 4 (1.3) 5 (0.9)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Ileus (%) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2)   3 (2.8) 1 (0.4)  
Lymphorrhea (%) 3 (1.0) 6 (1.1)   1 (0.9) 1 (0.4)  
Wound infection (%) 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0)   1 (0.9) 1 (0.4)  
Others (%) 5 (1.6) 7 (1.2)   2 (1.9) 4 (1.8)  
  1. LADG laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy, TLDG totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy, RLN Regional lymph nodes