Table 1

Patient Characteristics

Laparoscopic n = 10

Open n = 10


Median age in years (range)

55

(34 - 72)

56

(25 - 68)

Gender

Male

5

5

Female

5

5

ASA Grade (I:II:III)

1:5:4

2:6:2

Diagnosis

Malignant

6

4

Benign

4

6


Carswell et al. BMC Surgery 2009 9:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-9-14

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