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Table 2 Results of the randomized clinical trials comparing the efficacy of gastrectomy with and without splenectomy

From: Recent trends from the results of clinical trials on gastric cancer surgery

Author Year Number of patients Country Morbidity Mortality Survival difference
Splenectomy (%) Non-splenectomy (%) Splenectomy (%) Non-splenectomy (%)
Cuschieri et al. [7, 25] 1999 400 UK 54.0a 28.0a 16.0a 4.0a NS
Csendes et al. [34] 2002 187 Chile 50.0a 39.0a 4.4 3.1 NS
Yu et al. [26] 2006 207 Korea 15.4 8.7 1.9 1.0 NS
Sano et al. [29] 2017 505 Japan 30.3a 16.7a 0.4 0.8 NS
  1. NS, not significant
  2. aDemonstrated statistical significance between the respective comparative groups