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Table 2 Operative variables and complications

From: Laparoscopic versus open distal pancreatectomy: a single-institution comparative study

  LDP (n = 20) ODP (n = 23)
Mean operative time (min) 182 ± 66 170 ± 70
Blood loss (mL) 210 ± 84.4 420 ± 91.1*
First flatus time (days) 1.5 ± 1 4 ± 2.5*
Diet start time (days) 2 ± 0.7 6 ± 1.8*
Postoperative hospital stay (days) 8 ± 3.5 14 ± 5.5*
Postoperative complications (%) 25 26
Intra-abdominal abscess (%) 0 0
Delayed gastric emptying (%) 0 0
Pulmonary complications (%) 0 0
Pancreatic fistula 25 26
Grade A 4 4
Grade B 1 2
Mortality 0 0
  1. *P <0.05 compared to LDP group.
  2. ODP, Open distal pancreatectomy; LDP, Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy.