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Table 2 Alternatives of appendiceal stump closure in complicated grades of acute appendicitis (n = 131)

From: Appendiceal stump closure by metal endoclip in the management of complicated acute appendicitis

Apendiceal stump closure Laparoscopic grading system Total
Alternatives Grade 3A Grade 3B Grade 4A Grade 4B Grade 5 n %
Clip 45 3 31 21 18 118 90
Laparoscopic knot 0 0 1 1 0 2 1.5
Laparoscopic suture 0 4 0 1 0 5 3.8
Laparotomy 0 5 1 0 0 6 4.7
( n ) * 45 12 33 23 18 131 100
(%) # (34.4) (9.2) (25.2) (17.6) (13.7) 100 (100)
  1. Note: *Absolute number by specified grade. #Relative number by specified grade.
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