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Table 1 Patient characteristics and operative parameters of the intracorporeal and extracorporeal anastomosis groups

From: Comparison of short-term and medium-term outcomes between intracorporeal anastomosis and extracorporeal anastomosis for laparoscopic left hemicolectomy

  IAa (n = 40) EAb (n = 77) p-value
Age (years) 61.45 ± 11.9 62.65 ± 13.5 0.637
Sex, n (%)
 Male 23 (57.5) 45 (58.4) 0.923
 Female 17 (42.5) 32 (41.6)  
BMIc (kg/m2) 23.92 ± 3.1 23.94 ± 4.6 0.977
Comorbidity, n (%)
 Hypertension 16 (40.0) 23 (29.9) 0.27
 Cardiac disease 5 (12.5) 2 (2.6) 0.032
 CVAd 0 (0) 4 (5.2) 0.142
 Diabetes mellitus 10 (25) 9 (11.7) 0.064
 Cirrhosis 1 (2.5) 1 (1.3) 0.634
ASAe classification, n (%)    0.424
 2 15 (37.5) 34 (44.2)  
 3 25 (62.5) 41 (53.2)  
 4 0 (0) 2 (2.6)  
Previous abdominal surgery, n (%) 6 (15.0) 18 (23.4) 0.287
Location, n (%)
 Transverse colon 10 (25) 29 (37.7) 0.387
 Splenic flexure 5 (12.5) 8 (10.4)  
 Descending colon 25 (62.5) 40 (51.9)  
Preoperative albumin 4.29 ± 0.3 4.19 ± 0.4 0.231
Operative time (mins) 240 ± 61.0 241 ± 68.9 0.906
Blood loss (mL) 33.7 ± 31.2 66.1 ± 201.9 0.397
  1. Abbreviations: aIntracorporeal anastomosis, bExtracorporeal anastomosis, cBody mass index, dCerebrovascular accident, eAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists