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Table 7 Comparison of postoperative gastrointestinal function recovery and discharge time between the two groups

From: Comparison of prolonged postoperative ileus between laparoscopic right and left colectomy under enhanced recovery after surgery: a propensity score matching analysis

Group LC (n=247) RC (n=247) t/χ2 p value
PPOI    6.814 0.009
 No 215 193   
 Yes 32 54   
First flatus (days) 2.8±1.7 3.7±2.4 − 4.721 0.000
First semi-liquid diet (days) 4.3±1.7 5.3±2.4 − 5.067 0.000
Postoperative length of stay (days) 6.3±1.5 7.4±2.2 − 6.147 0.000
  1. LC left colectomy, RC right colectomy, PPOI prolonged postoperative ileus