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Table 3 Complications of acute appendicitis in all patients and in both patient groups

From: Influence of age on clinical presentation, diagnosis delay and outcome in pre-school children with acute appendicitis

 All patients (N = 29)Group 1 (N = 13)Group 2 (N = 16)P
Peritonitis21 (72%)11 (85%)10 (62.5%)0.18
Appendicular abscess12 (41%)7 (54%)5 (31%)0.19
Perforation11 (38%)9 (69%)2 (12.5%)0.003
Post-operative ileus5 (17%)3 (23%)2 (12.5%)0.39
Sepsis4 (14%)1 (8%)3 (18.7%)0.38
Second surgery2 (7%)1 (8%)1 (6%)0.70
  1. Statistical analysis was performed by the χ2-test. Group 1: < 48 months; Group 2: > 48 months