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Table 2 Postoperative outcomes

From: Staging lymphadenectomy in patients with localized high risk prostate cancer: comparison of the laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) technique with conventional multiport laparoscopy

  LESSPL (LESS pelvic lymphadenectomy) n = 20 MLPL (Multiport pelvic lymphadenectomy) n = 97 P value
Total operating time (min) 172.1 (±34.1) 116.6 (±40.1) < .001*
No. retrieved lymph nodes per patient 12.5 (±5.1) 12.2 (±6.2) .87
No. patients with positive nodes 7/20 (35%) 29/97 (30%) .79
Hospital stay (days) 2.3 (±0.7) 3.1 (±1.2) .01*
Pain score (NAS) postop. day 1 2.5a (±2.0) 3.2a (±1.7) .12
No. patients with full recovery of normal physical activity by postop. day 2 16/19b (84%) 24/75b (32%) < .001*
No. patients with complications 0/19b (0%) 23/75b (31%) .01*
No. patients fully satisfied with cosmetic result 19/19b (100%) 71/75b (95%) .58
  1. anumerical analog scale (NAS): 0 = no pain; 10 = most severe pain.
  2. bmissing data: n =1 patient (LESSPL); n =22 patients (MLPL).
  3. *statistically significant.