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Table 3 Post-operative complications, commencement of oral intake and duration of admission

From: Clinicopathological review of 156 appendicectomies for acute appendicitis in children in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: a retrospective analysis

  Type of appendicitis Total N p-value
Uncomplicated N (%) Complicated N (%)
*Post-operative complications Over-all rates 1 (1.6) 34 (45.3) 35 (25.2)  
Wound infection 1 (1.6) 29 (38.7) 30 (21.6)
Wound dehiscence 0 (0) 19 (25.3) 19 (13.7)
Intra-peritoneal abscess 0 (0) 3 (4.0) 3 (2.2)
Entero-cutaneous fistula 0 (0) 2 (2.7) 2 (1.4)
Incisional hernia 0 (0) 2 (2.7) 2 (1.4)
Adhesive bowel obstruction 0 (0) 3 (4.0) 3 (2.2)
Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy 0 (0) 1 (1.3) 1 (0.7)
Lobar pneumonia 0 (0) 1 (1.3) 1 (0.7)
Time to oral intake (days) 0-2 59 (92.2) 34 (45.3) 93 (66.9) 0.001
>2 5 (7.8) 41 (54.7) 46 (33.1)  
Duration of admission (days) ≤5 57 (89.1) 18 (24.0) 75 (54.0) 0.001
>5 7 (10.9) 57 (76.0) 64 (46.0)
  1. *Some children had more than one post-operative complication.