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Table 2 Comparison between totally laparoscopic operation and extracorporeal anastomosis

From: Laparoscopic colonic resection for splenic flexure cancer: our experience

  Intracorporeal anastomosis Extracorporeal anastomosis
Patients (n.) 7 16
Mean operative time (min) 250 ± 50 182 ± 43
Lenght of the minilaparotomy (cm) 5 ± 1 8 ± 2
Hospital stay (days) 8.0 ± 1.8 8.7 ± 7.5