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Table 2 Postoperative recovery parameters for patients, by surgical group

From: Right Kocher’s incision: a feasible and effective incision for right hemicolectomy: a retrospective study

  Midline incision Right Kocher incision
Oral fluids intake 1 (1–9) 2 (1–9)
Solid diet 3 (2–10) 4 (2–10)
Discontinue PCA 3 (2–7) 2 (1–5)
Bowel movement 3 (3–6) 3 (2–8)
Discharge 8 (5–16) 5 (2–8)
  1. 1Values are median numbers of days (range) after operation.
  2. 2There was no significant difference between the two groups, with the exception of median time to discharge.
  3. 3PCA, patient-controlled analgesia.