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Table 4 Intraoperative difficulties requiring conversion of an operator

From: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy - is it safe in hands of residents in training?

Parameter Group 1(residents) Group 2 (specialists) p –value
Total 7 (12.96%) 18 (7.32%) 0.1741
Difficulty to achieve good and sufficient working space 2 (3.70%) 3 (1.22%)  
Intra-abdominal adhesions obstructing performance of the surgery 0 (0.00%) 3 (1.22%)  
Difficulty in preparation 2 (3.70%) 7 (2.85%)  
Difficulty in recognizing the anatomy, the layers 2 (3.70%) 2 (0.81%)  
Difficulty to achieve sufficient hemostasis 1 (1.85%) 3 (1.22%)