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Table 4 Operative and postoperative data

From: Laparoscopic and open surgery for pheochromocytoma

  Laparoscopic Open P-
  surgery surgery value
  N = 7 N = 9  
Tumor size (histology), (cm) 6 (3–11) 6 (2,7–8) ns
Operative time (min)    
1. Adrenalectomy (all procedures) 110 (90–165) 125 (105–195) ns
   Left side 125 (90–165) 125 (110–135) ns
   Right side 90 155 (105–195) ns
2. Paraganglioma 235 210 -
Converted procedures 0 -  
Blood loss (ml) 200 (50–400) 300 (100–400) ns
Patients requiring blood transfusions 0 0 -
Peroperative complications 0 0 -
Postoperative hospital stay 3 (2–4) 6 (5–15) 0.001
Postoperative complications 0 3* ns
Patients requiring opoids 1 9 0.001
  1. * 1 – pneumonia; 1 – bowel paralysis; – pain, damage to the ileoinguinal nerve Values expressed as median (range) ns – not significant.