Table 2

Intra- and post-operative outcomes

Laparoscopic

n = 10

Open

n = 10

p-value


Intra-operative

Operating time (mins) (range)

220

(116-335)

179

(118-229)

p = 0.315

Clamping time (mins)

0

35 (n = 5)

Blood Transfusion (%)

10

20

p = 0.782

Post-operative

In hospital stay (days)

6

9

p = 0.005

Epidural use

1

9

p = 0.003

Opiod use (days)

(range)

2

(1-5)

5

(2-14)

p = 0.005

Level II care stay (%)

80

100

p = 0.282

Weight of specimen (g)

(range)

243.5

(99-577)

439

(213-1480)

p = 0.023

Resection margin (mm)

(range)

15

(3-30)

14.5

(0->20)

p = 0.669


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

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