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Table 6 Association between baseline characteristics and adequate lymphadenectomy according to logistic regression models adjusted for potential confounders, in patients affected by cancer undergoing surgical resection of the left or right colon (N = 189)

From: Preoperative endoscopic tattooing to mark the tumour site does not improve lymph node retrieval in colorectal cancer: a retrospective cohort study

  Adequate lymphadenectomy (≥12)
  Unadjusted model Full adjusted model
Characteristics Odds ratio (95% CI) P Odds ratio (95% CI) P
Gender (male) 0.86 (0.41-1.80) 0.680 0.99 (0.28-3.57) 0.997
Age a 0.99 (0.96-1.03) 0.764 0.99 (0.93-1.06) 0.893
BMI a 0.91 (0.79-1.06) 0.214 0.88 (0.75-1.04) 0.142
Pathologists (dedicated) 1.63 (0.76-3.53) 0.213 1.51 (0.31-7.23) 0.607
Surgeons (high-volume) 0.65 (0.18-2.34) 0.513 0.76 (0.07-8.51) 0.824
Type of resection (right colon) b 2.70 (1.21-6.01) 0.015 4.72 (1.09-20.36) 0.038
Surgical technique (laparotomy) 1.68 (0.68-4.15) 0.261 3.85 (0.87-17.10) 0.077
Preoperative colorectal tattooingv 0.78 (0.37-1.64) 0.513 1.09 (0.30-3.95) 0.900
  1. aOdds Ratio for age and BMI refer to increasing age and increasing BMI, respectively.
  2. bReference category was patients with resection of the left colon.