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Table 2 Perioperative data, complications and postoperative variables

From: The role of the laparoscopic approach in the surgical management of acute adhesive small bowel obstruction

  Total
N = 262
Laparoscopy
n = 78
Open
n = 184
p
Advanced laparoscopic skills 70 (26.8) 46 (59) 24 (13.1) < 0.001
Intraoperative findings     0.001
 Single band or internal hernia 129 (49.2) 53 (67.9) 76 (41.3)  
 Complex adhesions 133 (50.8) 25 (32.1) 108 (58.7)  
Operative time 120.75 ± 60.5 103.11 ± 48.2 128.41 ± 63.8 0.004
Intraoperative injury 28 (10.7) 6 (7.7) 22 (12) 0.307
Postoperative complications     < 0.001
 No 103 (39.3) 44 (56.4) 59 (32.1)  
 Yes 159 (60.7) 34 (43.6) 125 (67.9)  
  Clavien-Dindo
   I-II-IIIa 113 (43.1) 28 (35.9) 85 (46.2) 0.102
   IIIb-IV-V 46 (17.6) 6 (7.7) 40 (21.7)  
Mortality 17 (6.5) 1 (1.3) 16 (8.7) 0.026
Reoperation 21 (8) 5 (6.4) 16 (8.7) 0.533
Poor Quality Outcomes 86 (33.1) 13 (16.7) 73 (40.1) < 0.001
Onset of oral intake 5.18 ± 5.4 3.83 ± 4.1 5.85 ± 5.8 < 0.001
Length of hospital stay 9 (5–15) 5 (3–10) 11 (7–17) < 0.001
30-day postoperative readmissions 17 (7) 3 (3.9) 14 (8.4) 0.201
  1. Values are n (%) unless otherwise specified as mean ± SD or median (IQR)