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Table 3 Operative findings and postoperative clinical courses

From: Laparoscopic versus open wedge resection for gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach: a single-center 8-year retrospective cohort study of 156 patients with long-term follow-up

Variable LWR(n = 90) OWR(n = 66) Pvalue
Operation time (min) 106.6 ± 40.1 119.9 ± 59.9 0.12
Blood loss (ml) 67.3 ± 80.5 142.7 ± 102.0 0.000
Intraoperative endoscopy 21(23.3) 0(0.0)  
Time to first flatus (days) 2.3 ± 0.9 3.2 ± 0.8 0.000
Time to oral intake (days) 3.2 ± 1.0 4.1 ± 0.9 0.000
Postoperative hospital stay (days) 6.0 ± 2.1 8.0 ± 5.1 0.001
Postoperative complications 4(4.4) 8(12.1) 0.08
 Anastomotic hemorrhage 0 2  
 Abdominal abscess 0 1  
 Delayed gastric emptying 3 3  
 Wound infection 0 2  
 Pulmonary infection 1 0