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Table 3 Mean operating time spent during laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated grades of acute appendicitis from four similar studies (n = 118)

From: Appendiceal stump closure by metal endoclip in the management of complicated acute appendicitis

Mean operating time in complicated laparoscopic appendectomy
Study or subgroup Mean* SD# n§
Katsuno et al., 2009 ( 17 ) 116.7 45 141
Lin et al., 2006 ( 18 ) 96.1 43.1 99
So et al., 2002 ( 19 ) 73 25 85
Khalili et al., 1999 ( 20 ) 86 29 122
μ Gomes et al., 2012 67.4 28.1 131
  1. Note:* Mean operating time in minutes. # Standard deviation.§ Sample of each series. μ (Author’s series).
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