Aim: The outcome of 536 patients who underwent LAC during 1993-2007 were compared with that of 1140 patients of OC. Methods: We evaluated patient outcome in two phases; phase 1 (1993-2004) and phase 2 (2005-2007). Results: Operation time was significantly longer in LAC patients ( 254 min. v.s. 234 min.). Bleeding, postoperative hospital stay and the rate of postoperative complication were significantly less in LAC patients. These differences, however, had a tendency to becoming less significant in phase 2 compared to phase 1.
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