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Table 3 Intraoperative and histological findings of patients treated with DS-Clip (n = 390)

From: The TICAP-Study (titanium clips for appendicular stump closure): A prospective multicentre observational study on appendicular stump closure with an innovative titanium clip

  n %
Macroscopic state of appendix   
 Acute appendicitis 312 80.00
  Not perforated 280 71.79
  Perforated 32 8.21
 No appendicitis 78 20.00
  No other pathology 63 16.15
  Other pathology 15 3.85
Inflammation of appendix base   
  None 198 50.77
  Slight 129 33.08
  Moderate 51 13.08
  Severe 12 3.08
Histological assessment of appendix   
 Appendicitis 347 89
 No appendicitis 43 11
Size of appendix base   
  Mean ± SD, mm 8.16 ± 2.43  
  range, mm 3.00 - 20.00  
  1. Inflammation of the appendix base as judged by the surgeon, scale 0–3: 0 none, 1 slight, 2 moderate 3 severe
  2. SD standard deviation