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Table 4 Appendectomy data

From: Non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy – an eleven-year retrospective analysis

Variable Total cohort appendectomy (n = 48), n (%), median (IQR) Open AE (n = 42) Lap. AE (n = 6) Two-sided p-value
Age (years) 29 (25–33) 29 (25–33) 32 (27–35) 0.35
OP time (minutes) 42 (35–57) 42 (35–53) 50 (38–87) 0.32
Gestational week at surgery (weeks) 18 (12–21) 19 (15–23) 12 (10–18) 0.05
Gestational week at birth 40 (38–41) 40 (38–40) 39 (39–41) 0.47
Birth weight (g) 3330 (2918–3618) 3270 (2902–3560) 3400 (3214–3586) 0.12
Tocolysis 10 (21%) 10 (24%) 0 0.32
Antibiotic therapy 11 (24%) 11 (28%) 0 0.31
Glucocorticoids 2 (4%) 2 (5%) 0 1
Preterm birtha (13/48 Birth not at the Clinic) 4 (8%) 4 (10%) 0 0.35
Maternal perioperative morbidity 2 (4%) 2 (5%) 0 1
Miscarriage 3 (6%) 3 (7%) 0 1
Hospital stay (days) 4.5 (4–6) 4 (3.75–5) 5.5 (4.5–6) 0.238
  1. * 13/48 birth not at the clinic