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Table 4 Reasons for not primarily using the DS-Clip or for using additional closure methods

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

DS-Clip not primarily applied n %
Base of appendix too large 44 8.76
Caecum inflamed 41 8.17
Conversion to open surgery 9 1.79
No appendicitis 5 1.00
Lack of clips/applicator in the OR 5 1.00
Total 104 20.72
Additional closure method necessary n %
Base of appendix to large 6 1.20
Caecum inflamed 2 0.40
Total 8 1.59
  1. OR operation room