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Table 2 Perioperative 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

Variable Previous technique (Group 1) Modified technique (Group 2) P value
Total cases (n) 60 40  
Operative time (minutes) 59.5 ± 20.0 39.5 ± 17.5 <0.001
Evaluated blood loss (ml) 147 ± 35 100 ± 25 <0.001
Hospital stay (days) 5.2 ± 1.2 4.6 ± 1.0 0.015
Conversion rate (%) 0 0 1.000
Complication rate (%) 3.3 (2/60) 2.5 (1/40) 0.649
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation unless stated otherwise.