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Table 3 Peri-operative data

From: Single center experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy on a large clinical series

  Learning Curve (30)b Subsequent Procedures (96)
Mean operative time (min) 137.33 (range 100–180) 96.5(range 75–110)*
Mean Intraoperative blood loss (ml) 160.2 (range 60–280) 90.5 (range 50–200)*(p < 0,01)
Hypertensive crises (SBP > 180 mmHg) 4/30 (13.3%) 12/96 (12.5%)
Hypotensive crises (SBP < 90 mmHg) 0/30 (0%) 4/96 (4.1%)
Conversion to open procedure (n) 1/30 (3.3%) 0/96 (0%)
30-day morbiditya (n) 3/30 (10%) 5/96 (5.2%)*(p = 0,025)
Mean Hospital stay (days) 4.5 (3–8 days) 3.4 (range 2–10 days)
  1. Legend: (n) = number; (cm, ml, mmHg) = measurements; (min, days) = time
  2. *statistically significant difference (p < 0,05)
  3. aabdominal wall hematoma, pneumonia, port site hernia, intra-abdominal collection
  4. b30 procedures were considered learning curve, basing on literature [12,13,14]