Table 2

Patient characteristics and surgical techniques and procedures followed

Patients characteristics (n = 300)

Values


Age (years)

69

35-88


Sex


Female

152

51.5


Male

143

48.5


Preoperative stay (days)

0.82

1.93


Surgical risk: ASA


I

30

10.2


II

148

50.2


III

117

39.7


Surgical technique


Laparoscopy

171

63.6


Conventional

98

36.4


Surgical procedure


Right hemicolectomy

98

35.6


Sigmoidectomy

74

26.9


Anterior resection

67

24.4


Left hemicolectomy

27

9.8


Transverse resection

5

1.8


Subtotal colectomy

4

1.5


Quantitative variables are expressed as medians plus minimum and maximum values; qualitative variables are expressed as absolute numbers and percentages. Preoperative stay is expressed as mean and standard deviation.

Ramírez et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-9

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