2 .+ At risk for evaluation of recurrence
where 123 of 126 patients who received a curative
D2 resection and left the hospital; 2 patients
died postoperatively in-hospital and one was lost
‡ Splenectomy group served as the reference group.
CI denotes confidence interval.
* The Coxproportional hazard model was applied.
Relative risk less than 1.00 represents an increased
risk of recurrence or death.
§ Hazard ratio was used to calculate P values.
This analysis included 125 patients; one was lost
to follow-up. All deaths irrespective of cause,
including postoperative in-hospital deaths, were