Table 1

Clinical and operative findings following splenectomy by single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS; n = 10) and conventional (3 portals) laparoscopy (n = 6) in dogs
Experimental groups Operative time (min) Scar length (mm) Spleen
Length (mm) Diameter (mm) Weight (gr)
SILS 29.1 ± 1.65a 51.6 ± 1.34a 28.9 ± 0.80a 10.1 ± 0.82a 275.4 ± 9.09a
Conventional 42.0 ± 2.69b 72.0 ± 1.63b 31.2 ± 0.87a 9.3 ± 1.56a 288.3 ± 6.14a

Khalaj et al.

Khalaj et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:161   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-161

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