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Table 3 Comparison of functional outcomes between RTME and LTME in male patients

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 = 13) LTME (n = 22) p value
IPSS score    
Pre-operation 5.3 ± 3.5 6.2 ± 3.6 0.494
3 Months 9.6 ± 5.0 10.2 ± 5.3 0.759
 p (baseline vs.) 0.019 0.006  
6 months 7.9 ± 4.0 8.4 ± 4.3 0.743
 p (baseline vs.) 0.091 0.072  
12 months 7.0 ± 3.5 7.8 ± 3.9 0.557
 p (baseline vs.) 0.230 0.168  
IIEF-5 score    
Pre-operation 15.8 ± 5.6 15.1 ± 5.3 0.740
3 Month 10.8 ± 4.0 9.9 ± 5.1 0.609
 p (baseline vs.) 0.015 0.002  
6 months 13.0 ± 4.4 12.3 ± 5.3 0.679
 p (baseline vs.) 0.174 0.080  
12 months 14.5 ± 5.4 13.2 ± 5.2 0.483
  p (baseline vs.) 0.575 0.235  
  1. IPSS International Prostate Symptom Score, IIEF International Index of Erectile Function. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation