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Table 4 Operative and postoperative results

From: Transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: preliminary experience and comparison to conventional multi-port laparoscopic surgery

  SILS (n =14) Conventional (n = 7) P
Operating time, mean ± SD, min 166.4 ± 57.4 202.1 ± 122.5 0.15
Estimated blood loss,mean ± SD, ml 157.1 ± 162.4 168.6 ± 157.4 0.66
Scale of pain, mean ± SD 0.7 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.7 0.90
Conversion to open surgery, % 1/14 1/7 0.61
Complications, % 1/14 0/7 0.48
Length of hospital stay, mean ± SD, d 7.6 ± 1.4 9.0 ± 3.0 0.17