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Table 2 Intraoperative and postoperative characteristics

From: Laparoscopy-assisted versus open D2 radical gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer without serosal invasion: a case control study

Variables LAG(n = 224) OG(n = 112) P-value
Operation time(minutes) 207.2 ± 137.3 213.0 ± 54.7 0.667
Blood loss(ml) 82.7 ± 101.3 201.7 ± 235.3 0.0
Transfused patients (n) 4 8 0.029
Time to first ambulation (days1) 2.7 ± 1.2 2.9 ± 1.2 0.099
Time to first flatus (days1) 2.6 ± 1.1 3.2 ± 1.1 0.0
Time to fluid diet (days1) 4.7 ± 1.5 5.1 ± 1.8 0.034
Time to soft diet (days1) 8.7 ± 1.6 10.3 ± 1.6 0.0
Hospital stay (days1) 13.3 ± 5.7 17.4 ± 5.0 0.0
  1. Results are presented as mean ± SD unless stated otherwise1Postoperative days; n, number of patients;P-values are for comparison of the LAG and OG groups.