Volume : V, Issue : IX, September - 2015

A clinicopathological study of appendicectomy cases in a tertiary care hospital in South India

Dr. Priyatham Kamath, Dr. Rakesh Rai, Dr. Lovely George, Dr. Ramprakash Kalgujjikar

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Acute appendicitis is one of the commonest causes of acute abdomen encountered in surgical practice requiring emergency surgery. The gold standard treatment for appendicitis is open appendicectomy. If untreated, it may lead to many clinical complications which may be even fatal. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathological spectrum and clinical profile of appendicectomy cases in a tertiary care hospital in South India. A total of 110 cases were included in the study. Most patients presented in second–third decade of life. A slight female predominance was observed in the study and the most common presenting symptom was pain abdomen (99.1%), which was followed by fever (76.4%) and vomiting (56.4%) (p <0.001 ,significant). The frequency of histopathological variety of appendicitis showed higher incidence of acute appendicitis (42.7%) followed by resolving appendicitis (27.27%) and lymphoid hyperplasia (26.36%).

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Dr. Priyatham Kamath, Dr. Rakesh Rai, Dr. Lovely George, Dr. Ramprakash Kalgujjikar A clinicopathological study of appendicectomy cases in a tertiary care hospital in South India Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 9 September 2015


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