World J Surg 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.
The Endoscope Center, The First Afilliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, No.20, Chazhong road, Taijiang District, Fuzhou, 350005, China.
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of endoscopic appendix intubation and irrigation (EAI) on acute uncomplicated appendicitis.
Methods: This prospective non-randomized study examined 169 patients with suspected acute uncomplicated appendicitis at The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University from October 2015 to 2017. Patients were divided into three groups: endoscopic appendix intubation and irrigation (EAI, n = 18), laparoscopic appendectomy (LA, n = 87), and antibiotic alone (A, n = 64). Read More