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Table 1 Preoperative data for patients who underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomies using the standard and modified techniques

From: Fast access and early ligation of the renal pedicle significantly facilitates retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy procedures: modified laparoscopic radical nephrectomy

  Previous technique (Group 1) Modified technique (Group 2) P value
Sex    0.734
 Male 38 26  
 Female 26 14  
Mean age (years) 51.5 ± 4.6 53.0 ± 3.6 0.097
Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 25.5 ± 4.9 25.0 ± 4.8 0.633
Tumor location    0.550
 Left 34 23  
 Right 26 17  
Tumor size (cm) 5.0 ± 0.8 4.8 ± 0.8 0.256
  1. Data presented as n or mean ± standard deviation.