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Table 3 The patients’ intraoperative and postoperative parameters and comparisons of them between the two groups

From: Prognostic significance of the total number of harvested lymph nodes for lymph node-negative gastric cancer patients

Intraoperative and postoperative parameters Group A (HLNs <22; N = 157) Group B (HLNs ≥22; N = 242) P-value
Operation duration, min, median (IQR) 200 (175–250) 200 (165–240) 0.430
Blood loss volume, mL, median (IQR) 100 (100–200) 100 (100–200) 0.096
Postoperative hospital stay, days, median (IQR) 12 (10–17) 12 (10–15) 0.142
Complication rate, n (%) 20 (12.7) 26 (10.8) 0.552
Reoperation, n (%) 4 (2.5) 6 (2.5) 0.966
Mortality rate, n (%) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000
  1. HLNs harvested lymph nodes, IQR interquartile range (25th and 75th percentiles)