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Table 2 Comparison of surgical outcomes between LADG and TLDG

From: Short-term surgical outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted versus totally laparoscopic Billroth-II gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a matched-cohort study

  LADG (n = 60) TLDG (n = 60) P value
Operative time (min) 205.0 ± 22.4 197.3 ± 40.1 0.381
Open conversion 0 0 1.000
Intraoperative complications 0 0 1.000
Estimated blood loss (mL) 117.2 ± 81.6 100.5 ± 36.8 0.056
Retrieved lymph nodes 38.3 ± 11.4 39.4 ± 9.8 0.736
Laparotomy wound length 5.4 ± 1.3 3.5 ± 0.9 0.030
Time to first flatus (POD) 2.4 ± 1.2 2.1 ± 0.8 0.088
Time to starting soft diet (POD) 3.3 ± 1.8 3.1 ± 1.0 0.212
Postoperative hospital stay (days) 12.0 ± 3.5 9.4 ± 5.0 0.038
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. POD postoperative day