Dr Muhammad Ali, Dr Zara Munawar, Dr Muhammad Abubakar
Objective: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common emergency conditions in gastroenterology presenting to health care centers with about 250,000 cases in US and 40,000 in England per year. Aim of the study was to determine the frequency of perforated appendicitis among patients subjected to appendectomy for acute appendicitis. Study Design: Cross sectional / descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Department of Surgery, Mayo Hospital Lahore from January 2020 to July 2020. Materials and Methods: In this study a total of 195 patients were observed. All patients were subjected to detailed history and examination. Standard pre-operative procedures were adopted. All the surgeries were conducted by single experienced general surgeon fellow of CPSP who was detected presence or absence of perforated appendix. All the above mentioned information including name, age, gender, height, weight, BMI were recorded in the proforma. Exclusion criteria were strictly followed to control effect modifiers and bias in study results. Results: In this study mean age was 30 years with SD± 12.54. Sixty two percent patients were male and 38% patients were female. Nine percent patients had perforated appendicitis while 91% patients didn’t had perforated appendicitis. Conclusion: Our study concludes that the frequency of perforated appendicitis was 9% among patients subjected to appendectomy for acute appendicitis. Key Words: Perforated appendicitis, acute, appendicitis.