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Table 2 Clinical outcome

From: Endoscopic retrograde appendicitis therapy versus laparoscopic appendectomy versus open appendectomy for acute appendicitis: a pilot study

  ERAT group
(n = 33)
LA group
(n = 33)
OA group
(n = 33)
P value ERAT-LA ERAT-OA LA-OA
Treatment Success, n (%) 29 (87.88) 32 (96.97) 33 (100) 0.123    
Definite acute uncomplicated appendicitis, n (%) 33 (100) 33 (100) 33 (100)     
Appendicoliths removal, n (%) 8 (66.67) NA NA     
Stent d rainage, n(%) 29 (87.88) NA NA     
Failed cannulation, n (%) 4 (12.12) NA NA     
Transferred to surgery, n (%) 4 (12.12) NA NA     
Normalization of WBC count, days     0.351    
0–1 16 12 17     
1–3 5 12 9     
> 3 2 0 2     
Normalization neutrophil percentages, days     0.607    
0–1 15 11 7     
1–3 11 14 19     
> 3 4 2 2     
Normalization of CRP, days     0.147    
0–1 3 1 3     
1–3 5 10 2     
> 3 7 2 3     
Normalization of temperature, median (25th, 75th percentile), days 2 (1, 3) 1 (1, 2) 2 (1, 3) 0.194    
LOS, median (25th, 75th percentile), days 5 (4, 6) 4 (3, 5) 4 (3, 5) 0.054    
Total cost, median (25th, 75th percentile), RMB 10,983.25 (10,210.26, 13,028.25) 14,517.22 (12,991.05, 15,528.25) 8246.82 (6819.71, 9530.22)  < 0.001 0.001  < 0.001  < 0.001
  1. ERAT, endoscopic retrograde appendicitis therapy; LA, laparoscopic appendectomy; OA, open appendectomy; NA, not applicable; WBC, white blood cell; CRP, C-reactive protein; LOS, length of hospital stay