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Table 2 Intraoperative details and postoperative course

From: Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in complicated appendicitis in children: a single center study

  Groups Test
OA LA t2 p
N = 30 (%) N = 30 (%)
Gross appearance
 Perforated 12 (40) 11 (36.7) 0.292 0.864
 Suppurative 10 (33.3) 12 (40)
 Gangrenous 8 (26.7) 7 (23.3)
Operative time (min)
 Mean ± SD 61.33 ± 20.08 85.17 ± 27.02 − 3.828 < 0.001**
 Range 25–100 50–150
Drain inserted
 Absent 7 (23.3) 20 (66.7) 11.381 0.001**
 Present 23 (76.6) 10 (33.3)
Regain of fluid intake (days)
 Mean ± SD 2.37 ± 0.85 1.9 ± 0.71 2.305 0.025*
 Range 1–5 1–3
Hospital stay (days)
 Mean ± SD 5.13 ± 1.81 4.23 ± 1.57 2.055 0.044*
 Range 3–10 2–8