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Table 2 Surgical outcomes a

From: Surgical results of pelvic exenteration in the treatment of gynecologic cancer

  Overall APE PPE TPE NTE P-value
Number of patients 28 7 7 14 14
Mean operating time (min) 269 310 232 367 271 0.023
Blood transfusion required, n (%) 22 (78.6%) 5 (71.4%) 4 (57.1%) 13 (92.8%) 9 (64.3%) 0.082
Mean blood transfusion (units) 2.2 3.1 0.8 2.6 1.9 0.456
Mean stay ICU (days) 3.2 2.1 2.1 4.3 2.1 0.138
Mean total hospital stay (days) 9.3 6.3 8.7 11.1 7.5 0.129
Surgical site infection, n (%) 7 (25%) 1 (14.3%) 0 6 (42.8%) 1 (7.1%) 0.038
Need for reoperation, n (%) 7 (25%) 2 (28.6%) 0 5 (35.7%) 2 (14.2%) 0.192
Perioperative mortality, n (%) 4 (14.3%) 1 (14.3%) 0 3 (21.4%) 1 (7.1%) 0.297
  1. aAPE, Anterior pelvic exenteration; NTE, Nontotal exenteration; PPE, Posterior pelvic exenteration; TPE, Total pelvic exenteration. P-value is for comparison between TPE and NTE, and P < 0.05 was set as the level of significance.