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Table. 2 Surgical outcomes and complications (pancreatic stump closure)

From: Preventing clinically relevant pancreatic fistula with combination of linear stapling plus continuous suture of the stump in laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy

Variables LSC/CS (n = 10) LSC (n = 12) p-value
Operative time (min) 187.0 ± 51.4 188.3 ± 55.6 0.947
Blood loss(g) 240.4 ± 220.2 135.0 ± 142.9 0.443
Postoperative hospital stay (days) 11.9 ± 2.9 19.9 ± 11.7 0.037
Postoperative complication(%)C-D Grade IIIa (%) 0 (0) 4 (33.3) 0.043
Pancreatic fistula(%) Grade Bb (%) 0 (0) 4 (33.3) 0.043
30-day mortality 0 0
  1. LSC/CS Linear stapling closure plus continuous suture, LSC Linear stapling closure
  2. Values are presented as mean ± SD
  3. aClavien-Dindo Classification
  4. bInternational Study Group of Pancreatic Fistula (ISGPF) classification