Volume : IX, Issue : XII, December - 2019

HISTOPATHOLOGICAL SPECTRUM OF APPENDICITIS IN A TERTIARY HEALTH CARE CENTER

Dr. A. R Jaswanthini, Mr. Amitesh Krishna S

Abstract :

INTRODUCTION: Appendix in a finger like projection situated just near the caecum. It is located in the right iliac fossa of the abdomen. The most common pathology which arises is appendicitis and is mostly treated surgically. Although appendix is considered to be a vestigial organ, it accounts for immune function upto some extent. OBJECTIVES: To study and analyse the various histopathological forms of appendicitis MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: A descriptive study was undertaken to analyse the different histopathological forms of appendicitis over a period of one year in the Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Omandurar Government Estate. The acquired data was fed into Microsoft Excel and analysis was done. RESULT: A total of 100 specimens were analysed during the study period. Maximum number of cases (62% of cases) were reported amongst females. The most common age group which was affected was 9 years to 19 years. The most common histopathological form of appendicitis was analysed to be acute appendicitis (76% of cases) The statistical data for various histopathological types of appendicitis are as follows Subacute appendicitis – 10 cases ; Acute appendicitis – 76 cases ; Chronic appendicitis – 13 cases ; Granulomatous appendicitis – 1 case. CONCLUSION: The incidence of appendicitis is higher in the second decade of life and is remarkably high amongst females. Among the pathological types, incidence of acute appendicitis is the highest and that is seen in the second decade of life.

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HISTOPATHOLOGICAL SPECTRUM OF APPENDICITIS IN A TERTIARY HEALTH CARE CENTER, Dr. A.R Jaswanthini, Mr. Amitesh Krishna S INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-12 | December-2019


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