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Research Article

Acute Appendicitis in Pregnancy and the Developing World

Table 2

Intraoperative and postoperative data.

Variable Pregnant
()
Nonpregnant
()
value

Time to surgery (hours)36 (12–70)30 (6–70)0.28
Time to surgery (>48 hours)18 (32.1)51 (31.1)0.88
Operative time (minutes)50 (30–80)50 (30–80)0.19
Operative time (>60 minutes)7 (12.5)14 (8.5)0.38
Pathology0.52
 Normal12 (21.4)35 (21.3)
 Inflamed15 (26.8)41 (25.0)
 Suppurative26 (46.4)78 (47.6)
 Gangrenous3 (5.4)10 (6.1)
Perforation
 Yes14 (25.0)39 (23.8)0.85
 No42 (75.0)125 (76.2)
Complications%16 (28.6)44 (26.8)0.80
 SSI8 (14.3)22 (13.4)
 LRTI4 (7.1)7 (4.3)
 UTI2 (3.6)7 (4.3)
 Intraabdominal abscess1 (1.8)4 (2.4)
 Superficial thrombophlebitis1 (1.8)4 (2.4)
Length of hospital stay (days)5 (3–14)4.5 (3–18)0.36

Categorical variables are presented as (%); continuous variables are presented as median (interquartile range); SSI: surgical site infection; LRTI: lower respiratory tract infection; UTI: urinary tract infection; value significant if <0.05.

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