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Table 2 Postoperative complications between RTME and LTME

From: Comparison of the operative outcomes and learning curves between laparoscopic and “Micro Hand S” robot-assisted total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: a retrospective study

  RTME (n = 40) LTME (n = 65) p value
Overall complication 12 (30.0) 23 (35.4) 0.570
Wound complication 2 (5.0) 5 (7.7) 0.706
Fluid collection 3 (7.5) 3 (4.6) 0.672
Ileus 1 (2.5) 4 (6.2) 0.647
Urinary retention 2 (1.9) 3 (4.6) 1.000
Pneumonia 0 2 (3.1) 0.524
Pulmonary failure 0 1 (1.5) 1.000
Anastomotic bleeding 2 (1.9) 3 (4.6) 1.000
Anastomotic leakage 1 (2.5) 1 (1.5) 1.000
Intraabdominal abscess 0 1 (1.5) 1.000
Anterior resection syndrome 1 (2.5) 0 0.381
C–D grade (III–V) 3 (7.5) 4 (6.2) 1.000
  1. C–D Clavien–Dindo. Values are presented as n (%)