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Table 3 Acute appendicitis management and outcomes among patients treated with operative management

From: Appendicitis during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learnt from a district general hospital

Operative management 2019 (N = 135) 2020 (N = 94)
Laparoscopic Surgery, n (%) 125 (92.6) 65 (69.1)
Open 10 (7.4)± 28 (29.7)
Unknown 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1)*
Intraoperative findings, n (%)
 Grade 0 5 (3.7) 3 (3.2)
 Grade 1 72 (53.3) 55 (58.5)
 Grade 2a 9 (6.7) 7 (7.4)
 Grade 2b 2 (1.5) 3 (3.2)
 Grade 3a 10 (7.4) 5 (5.3)
 Grade 3b 18 (13.3) 7 (7.4)
 Grade 3c 2 (1.5) 1 (1.1)
 Grade 4 17 (12.6) 10 (10.7)
Histology, n (%)
 Acute inflammation 122 (90.4) 88 (93.4)
 Tumour 1 (0.7) adenocarcinoma
3 (2.2) mucinous neoplasm
1 (0.7) neuroendocrine
0
 Other 5 (3.7) normal appendix
1 (2.1) chronic inflammation
3 (3.2) normal appendix
  1. ±Two began as laparoscopic and were converted to open
  2. Four began as laparoscopic and were converted to open
  3. *Operation note unrecoverable in electronic medical records