Table 3: Surgical treatment, length of postoperative hospital stay, and chemotherapy.

Parameter <50 years
(20)
≥50 years
(112)

Gastric resection
 Total gastrectomy by necessity 7 (35.0%)39 (34.8%)0.513
 Total gastrectomy as scheduled procedure 3 (15.0%)7 (6.3%)0.359
 Subtotal gastrectomy as scheduled procedure 10 (50.0%)66 (58.9%)0.618
Lymphadenectomy
 <D23 (15.0%)11 (9.8%)0.765
 ≥D217 (85.0%)101 (90.2%)
Combined resection
 Distal esophagectomy 6 (5.3%)0.682
 Distal pancreatectomy 1 (0.9%)
 Cholecystectomy 7 (35.0%)35 (31.2%)
 Appendectomy 1 (0.9%)
 Splenectomy 1 (0.9%)
 Liver resection for angioma 2 (1.8%)
 Left adrenalectomy for adenoma1 (0.9%)
Postoperative hospital stay (days) ± SD
 Overall 0.606
 Range10–32 10–38
 Median 17170.435
 Total gastrectomy
 Median 19180.734
 Subtotal gastrectomy
 Median1716
Chemotherapy
 Yes 5 (25.0%)24 (21.4%)
 No15 (75.0%)88 (78.6%)0.950
 Neoadjuvant1 (5.0%)0.329
 Adjuvant4 (20.0%)24 (21.4%)0.878

SD: standard deviation; values are bilateral.