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Table 4 Postoperative pain score

From: Two-port laparoscopic anterior resection through a self-made glove device versus conventional laparoscopic anterior resection for rectal cancer: a comparison of short-term surgical results

  TPLAR (n = 27) CLAR (n = 30) p value
12 h, median (range) 5 (2–9) 6 (3–9) 0.067
24 h, median (range) 4 (1–6) 5 (2–8) 0.045
48 h, median (range) 3 (1–4) 4 (1–8) 0.004
72 h, median (range) 1 (0–3) 2 (1–5) 0.010
96 h, median (range) 0 (0–3) 1 (0–4) 0.091
120 h, median (range) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–3) 0.182
  1. TPLAR two-port laparoscopic anterior resection, CLAR conventional laparoscopic anterior resection