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Table 1. Staging laparoscopy alone (LA) vs. staging laparoscopy with PIPAC (LP): baseline demographics, surgical details

From: Early postoperative outcomes of staging laparoscopy for peritoneal metastases with or without pressurized intra-peritoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC)

  Total n = 49 Laparoscopy alone n = 24 Laparoscopy + PIPAC n = 25 p-value
Demographics     
 Gender (M: F) 32:17 20:4 12:13 0.021
 Mean age (SD) 60.3 (10.7) 60.7 (10.9) 59.8 (10.7) 0.733
 Mean BMI (kg/m2) (SD) 26.2 (5.4) 27.1 (6.1) 25.4 (4.7) 0.512
ASA score     0.873
 1 1 (2%) 1 (4%) -  
 2 37 (76%) 17 (71%) 20 (80%)  
 3 11 (22%) 6 (25%) 5 (20%)  
Median Charlson Comorbidity Index (IQR) 6 (4–7) 4 (4–6) 7 (6 -8) 0.012
Surgical details     
 Median surgical time (min) (IQR) 77 (63–105) 64 (40–75) 99 (87–113) 0.001
 Median n. of trocars (Range) 2 (2–4) 3 (2–4) 2 (2–3) 0.011
 Port-a-Cath as additional procedures (n, %) 17 (71%)
  1. Median (IQR- Interquartile Rang or Range), Mean (SD – Standard Deviation) or number (%) as appropriate. Statistical significance (p < 0 05) is highlighted in bold. ASA: American Association of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system. Charlson Comorbidity Index [13]