Table 2

Histopathologic severity of appendicitis from surgical resection specimens

Pre-pandemicRelative risk (95% CI)*P value
2017 (N=60)2018 (N=60)2019 (N=76)2020 (N=60)
Severity score—no (%)
 0: histologically unremarkable7 (12)5 (8)5 (7)1 (2)5.2 (0.71 to 38)0.10
 1: suppurative appendicitis34 (57)39 (65)44 (58)36 (60)0.99 (0.78 to 1.2)0.97
 2: gangrenous appendicitis13 (22)8 (13)14 (18)6 (10)1.8 (0.79 to 4.0)0.16
 3: perforated appendicitis5 (8)7 (12)11 (14)15 (25)0.47 (0.26 to 0.84)0.01
 Other histologic pathological findings1 (1)1 (2)2 (3)2 (3)0.61 (0.11 to 3.3)0.56
  • *Pre-pandemic’ (2017–2019) versus pandemic (2020)