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Table 1 Demographic features of patients and operative data according to the types and distribution of 131 adrenalectomies

From: Experience of an endocrine surgeon in laparoscopic transperitoneal adrenalectomy

  Unilateral laparoscopic    Bilateral laparoscopic Conversion Open
  Left Right    
Adrenalectomies (n) 85 49 36 22 9 15
Mean age, years, (range) 50.6 (27–72) 52 (28–72) 48.8 (27–68) 39.9 (23–54) 48.9 (26–70) 45.5 (24–64)
Female/Male (n) 60/25 34/15 26/10 18/4 5/4 8/7
ASA scores, I/II/III/IV (n) 20/56/9/0 10/33/6/0 10/23/3/0 10/11/1/0 1/6/2/0 1/11/3/0
Duration of operation, min (mean, range) 60.4 (40–95) 60.9 (50–95) 59.7 (40–85) 130 (90–210) 110.6 (80–135) 94.6 (70–135)
Estimated blood loss (ml) 32.7 (0–200) 28.9 (0–150) 37.9 (0–200) 69.1 (0–450) 117 (50–250) 76 (20–200)
Tumor size a , cm (mean, range) 3.7 (1–8) 3.4 (1–8) 4 (1.2–7.2) 4.7 (3.2–6.2) 4.8 (3–9.3) 7.6 (4–11)
Complications (n, %) 2 (2.4) 2 (5.6) 2 (9.1) 1 (6.7)
Postoperative oral intake, days (mean, range) 1.02 (1–2) 1 (1–1) 1.06 (1–2) 1 (1–1) 1 (1–1) 1.5 (1–7)
Postoperative hospital stay, days (mean, range) 1.4 (1–4) 1.3 (1–4) 1.4 (1–4) 3 (1–5) 4.3 (2–10) 5.9 (4–14)
  1. aIn bilateral cases, the largest tumor size was considered