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Table 7 Subgroup analysis of residual tumors ≤7 cm

From: Laparoscopic and open postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with advanced testicular cancer – a single center analysis

Variable L-PCLND O-PCLND p Value
N = 40 N = 13
Median residual tumor diameter; cm (IQR) 2.1 (1.3 – 3.0) 6.3 (2.5 – 7.0) 0.014*2
Insertion of drainage tubes; n (%) 9 (22.5) 10 (76.9) 0.001*1
Median time of drainage tube; days (IQR) 0.0 (0.0 – 0.0) 2.5 (0.0 – 4.3) 0.001*2
Intraoperative kidney resection; n (%) 0 (0) 1 (7.6) 0.245*1
Median operative time in min (IQR) 195.0 (140 – 283) 227.5 (181 – 308) 0.292*2
Median time of hospital stay; days (IQR) 5.5 (5.0 – 7.0) 8.5 (5.5 – 13.5) 0.008*2
  1. Abbreviations
  2. L-PCLND – laparoscopic postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection; O-PCLND – open postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection; IQR – interquartile range; *1 – fishers exact test; *2 – Mann–Whitney U test.