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Table 3 Variables of postoperative recovery for needlescopic and laparoscopic appendectomy groups

From: Mini-laparoscopic versus laparoscopic approach to appendectomy

  Needlescopic Appendectomy n = 15 Laparoscopic Appendectomy n = 21 P-Value
Mean length of hospital stay (days) 1.3 (range, 1–4) 3.2 (range, 1–7) P = 0.04 *
Mean days to return to work or normal activities 8 (range, 5–14) 17 (range, 7–21) P = 0.03 *
  1. *P-value < 0.05 considered statistically significant