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26 January 2023: Clinical Research

Comparison of Postoperative Outcomes of Hand-Sewn Versus Stapled Esophago-jejunal Anastomosis During Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer in 72 Patients: A Retrospective, Single-Center Study in Poland

Karolina Majewska 1ABCDEF* , Patryk Zemła 1ABCDEF , Beata Jabłońska 2ACDEF , Sławomir Mrowiec 2ADE

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938759

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e938759

Table 3 Early surgical complications.

ComplicationsHand-sewn groupStapler groupp
6/28 (21.4%)8/44 (18.2%)0.48
 Anastomotic leakage2/28 (7.1%)2/44 (4.5%)0.8
 Abdominal abscess2/28 (3.6%)3/44 (6.8%)0.7
 Eventeration2/28 (7.1%)0.1
 Cardiopulmonary insufficiency2/28 (7.1%)3/44 (6.8%)0.7
 Pulmonary embolism1/28 (3.6%)0.4
 Clostridium difficile infection1/28 (3.6%)0.4
 Sepsis1/44 (2.6%)0.8
 Intraperitoneal haemorrhage1/28 (3.6%)0.4
 Intraabdominal fluid collection1/28 (3.6%)2/44 (4.5%)0.7
 Suppuration of a wound1/44 (2.6%)0.8
 Perforation of the duodenum1/28 (3.6%)0.4
In-hospital death1/28 (3.6%)0.4
ICU admissions3/28 (10.7%)4/44 (9.1%)1.0
ICU LOS8, IQR 02, IQR 2.5 (1–4)0.2
Rehospitalization2/28 (7.1%)1/44 (2.3%)0.5
Reoperation2/44 (4.5%)0.1
 I1/44 (2.3%)
 II1/28 (3.6%)1/44 (2.3%)
 III2/28 (7.1%)2/44 (4.5%)
 IV2/28 (7.1%)4/44 (9.1%)
 V1/28 (3.6%)
ICU Intensive Care Unit; LOS length of stay; IQR interquartile range.

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