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Table 3 Surgical outcomes and complications (spleen preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy)

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

Variables splenectomy (n = 17) spleen-preserving (n = 5) p-value
Operative time (min) 180.9 ± 57.0 211.0 ± 23.8 0.306
Blood loss(g) 170.1 ± 181.3 226.0 ± 213.8 0.476
Postoperative hospital stay (days) 14.5 ± 7.1 22.2 ± 15.0 0.157
Postoperative complication(%)C-D Grade IIIa (%) 2 (11.8) 2 (40.0) 0.150
Pancreatic fistula(%) Grade Bb (%) 2 (11.8) 2 (40.0) 0.150
30-day mortality 0 0
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD
  2. aClavien-Dindo Classification
  3. bInternational Study Group of Pancreatic Fistula (ISGPF) classification