Table 3

Number of patients with postoperative complications in the two groups

Variable (%)

OP (n = 40 patients)

YP (n = 40 patients)


Overall

12 (30.%)

10 (25%)


Infectious a

8(20.%)

5 (12.5%)


Noninfectious a

3(7,5.%)

4(10%)


Anastomotic leak a

1 (2.5%)

1(2,5%)


LPS = laparoscopic.

aNumbers of single type of complication do not add up to the number of overall complications within the two groups because of the possible occurrence of more than one type of complication in some patients.

Bottino et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S8   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-S1-S8

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