Table 4

Histopathological diagnoses after appendicectomy for appendicitis

Total (n=)Indication for HPEa (n=)No indication for HPEa (n=)
Histopathological diagnosisNormal appendixn (% of ‘Total’)nn
Acute inflammationn (% of ‘Total’)nb nc
Chronic inflammation and reactive changesn (% of ‘Total’)nn
Appendiceal neoplasmsNeuro-endocrine neoplasmn (% of ‘Total’)nn
Non-invasive epithelial neoplasmn (% of ‘Total’)nn
Invasive epithelial neoplasmn (% of ‘Total’)nn
Lymphoman (% of ‘Total’)nn
Non-neoplastic aberrant findingsParasitic infectionn (% of ‘Total’)nn
Endometriosisn (% of ‘Total’)nn
Granulomatous diseasen (% of ‘Total’)nn
Othern (% of ‘Total’)nn
  • a. According to the operating surgeon or surgical resident.

  • b. Uncomplicated acute appendicitis (n=), complicated acute appendicitis (n=); as reported in pathology report.

  • c. Uncomplicated acute appendicitis (n=), complicated acute appendicitis (n=); as reported in pathology report.

  • HPE, histopathological examination.