Table 3: Intraoperative and postoperative data and complications.

ParameterLSPDP
N=48
OSPDP
N=40
t/X2p

Operative time (mins)145.3±55.9184.7±33.52.250.03
Blood loss (ml)150.6±180.8253.5±76.22.310.03
Post-operative first flatus time (d)2.2±1.43.1±1.92.570.01
Post-operative diet intake time (d)2.3±1.83.4±2.02.530.01
Complications(n)
Chyle leakage10-1.0
Intra-abdominal abscess43-1.0
Pulmonary infection23-0.656
Pancreatic fistula
n. (%)]
30(62.5%)28(70%)0.5460.640
 A27250.3530.553
 B33-1.0
 C00--
Total patients with 1 or more complications [n (%)]31(64.5%)28(70%)0.2900.590
Post-operative hospital stay(d)6.2±7.28.8±9.32.130.04
In-hospital mortality [n (%)]00--

a: Fisher exact probability.