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A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO KNOW THE ACUTE APPENDICITIS, PATIENTS APPROACH OF PRESENTATION, OPERATION TIME AND RESULTS

Dr. Aiman Shirin, Dr. Amir Abbas, Dr. Sana Riaz

Abstract :

Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to appraise the operation time, presentation and results of patients with acute appendicitis. Study Design: This is a description-based study. Configuration and Duration: In the West Surgical ward of Mayo Hospital, Lahore for one Year period from September 2017 to September 2018. Methodology: A total of 630 patients having symptoms of appendicitis were selected for our study. The age of the patients was 13 to 72 years who were involved in our study. Results: A total of 630 patients having appendicitis were operated during the study, for both acute and persistent appendicitis. The average age of the patients was 30.5 years and the ratio of males and females was 2:1. In 526 patients, acute appendicitis was found and it is (83.5%) of the total selected patients. 104 patients were detected with recurrent appendicitis and it is 16.5% of the patients. Appendectomy was performed within 6-8 hours time. Mortality rate was zero during this study. Post operation complications were detected in total of 54 patients i.e (8.5%) with sepsis and 12 patients i.e (1.9%) with pelvic abscess. Mean follow-up of the patients was 1 month. Conclusion: Senior Surgeons must be involved in the decision-making process, Early appendectomy should be the preferred treatment modality in patients with acute appendicitis. Key words: Appendectomy, Acute Appendicitis, Recurrent Appendicitis And Abdominal Emergency.

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