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Table 2 Comparison of the clinical outcomes

From: A randomized comparison of gasless laparoscopic appendectomy and conventional laparoscopic appendectomy

  GLA (50 patients) LA (50 patients) P value
Operative time (mins) 70.6 ± 30.8 62.6 ± 22.0 0.138
Conversion (patients)    0.117*
Conversion to LA 3 -  
Conversion to OA 1 0  
Pathologic type (patients)    0.829*
Simple 6 5  
Suppurative 31 34  
Gangrenous or perforated 12 9  
Normal 1 2  
Fentanyl consumption (mg) 0.314 ± 0.218 0.568 ± 0.284 0.019†
Complications (patients)    0.400
Intraabdominal abscess 1 1  
Wound infection 1 2  
Abscess and ileus   1  
Total hospital stay (days) 4.36 ± 1.74 5.68 ± 4.43 0.053
Hospital cost (Yuan) 6659 ± 1782 9056 ± 2680 <0.001
  1. *Fisher’s exact test.
  2. †PCA with intravenous fentanyl was administered to 14 patients in GLA group and 15 patients in LA group as required.