Endoscopy 2022; 54(08): v28
DOI: 10.1055/a-1745-7847
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Author commentary on Baohong Yang et al.


    Baohong Yang et al. Endoscopic retrograde appendicitis therapy versus laparoscopic appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis

    Endoscopic retrograde appendicitis therapy (ERAT), a novel treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis involving colonoscopy and irrigation and/or stenting of the appendix, was retrospectively compared with laparoscopic appendectomy. Hospital stay and post-procedure pain were lower with ERAT while adverse event rates were similar. However, 7.9% of ERAT patients had recurrent appendicitis or needed surgery by 1 year. Prospective studies, including comparison with antibiotic treatment, are needed.



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