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Table 2 Pathologic findings at the different sites of the cecum layers on day 5 after appendectomy using monopolar electrocoagulation

From: Thermal effects of monopolar electrosurgery detected by real-time infrared thermography: an experimental appendectomy study

Power30 W60 W
Distance from stump1 cm2 cm1 cm2 cm
Cell infiltration
Severity
 Absent
 Moderate
 Marked
2/4 (50%)
1/4 (25%)
1/4 (25%)
0/4
2/4 (50%)
2/4 (50%)
2/4 (50%)
2/4 (50%)
2/4 (50%)
1/4 (25%)
1/4 (25%)
 Minimal: < 10%0/40/40/41/4 (25%)
 Mild: 10–25%;1/4 (25%)0/41/4 (25%)1/4 (25%)
 Moderate: 26–50%2/4 (50%)3/4 (75%)3/4 (75%)2/4 (50%)
 Marked: > 51%1/4 (25%)1/4 (25%)0/40/4
Extent
 Mucosal2/4 (50%)2/4 (50%)2/4 (50%)3/4 (75%)
 Mucosal and submucosal1/4 (25%)1/4 (25%)1/4 (25%)0/4
 Mucosal, submucosal and subserosal1/4 (25%)1/4 (25%)1/4 (25%)1/4 (25%)
Edema
Severity
 Absent
 Moderate
 Marked
2/4 (50%)
1/4 (25%)
1/4 (25%)
0/4
2/4 (50%)
2/4 (50%)
2/4 (50%)
2/4 (50%)
2/4 (50%)
1/4 (25%)
1/4 (25%)
Extent
 Submucosal
 Mucosal and submucosal
 Mucosal, submucosal and subserosal
1/4 (25%)
1/4 (25%)
4/4 (100%)1/4 (25%)
1/4 (25%)
2/4 (50%)