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Table 5 Comparison between laparoscopic and laparotomic management of small bowel obstructions.

From: Feasibility of laparoscopy for small bowel obstruction

  Laparoscopic management Laparotomic management
  Wullstein[19] Khaikin[29] Wullstein[19] Khaikin[29]
Surgical operating time 103 min 78 min 84 min 70 min
Hospital stay (postoperative) 11,3 days 5 days 18,1 days 9 days
First bowel movement ** 3 days ** 6 days
Oral re-intake 5,1 days   6,4 days  
Morbidity 19% 16% 40,4% 45%
Bowel obstruction recurrence 0–14,2%   0–4,6%  
  1. ** Not indicated by the Authors