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Table 2 Operative and postoperative characteristics

From: Anterior versus posterior approach laparoscopic radical cystectomy: a retrospective analysis

Characteristics PLRC (n = 68) ALRC (n = 79) χ2/t p value
Operation time (min) 321.9 ± 37.5 317.3 ± 40.9 0.702* 0.484
Operation time (min, volume > 160 cm3) 340.8 ± 25.2 (n = 37) 320.7 ± 42.6 (n = 51) 2.626* 0.010
Operation time
(min, volume ≤ 160 cm3)
296.4 ± 36.5 (n = 31) 310.8 ± 37.7 (n = 28) 1.434* 0.157
Cystectomy time (min) 65.6 ± 14.0 64.8 ± 8.7 0.375* 0.708
EBL (ml) 550.4 ± 99.9 477.8 ± 97.4 4.458* < 0.001
Hb (g/L) 98.1 ± 12.5 102.1 ± 11.6 1.993* 0.048
Transfusion needed 21 (25.0%) 13 (27.8%) 4.277 0.039
Time to liquid intake (day) 1.9 ± 0.6 2.0 ± 0.7 1.167 0.245
Time to exsufflation (day) 3.2 ± 0.6 3.4 ± 0.8 1.516 0.131
Hospital stay after surgery (day) 7.7 ± 1.5 7.5 ± 1.7 0.733 0.465
Conversions to open procedure 1 0 1.170 0.279
  1. *t value