Dr Kh. Raees ur Rehman, Dr Muhammad Faheem, Dr Aaiz Hassan
Aim: A prospective, randomized study was carried out to determine the results in 416 consecutive cases of appendix, with simple ligation of the stump in half of the cases, and the rest with invagination of the stump. Place and Duration: In the Surgical Unit II of Jinnah Hospital Lahore for one year duration from January 2019 to January 2020. Methods: The two groups were combined with age, gender, personal hygiene and nutrition. The incidence of wound infections and early and late postoperative complications remained similar in both groups. However, the average surgery time was much shorter with simple ligation. Results and Conclusion: In cases of suspected cecum cancer in postoperative cases, barium enema did not show any stool deformation in a simple ligation group, thus avoiding mixing the deformed cecum due to the tested logs as neoplasia. Therefore, simple ligation of the appendix stump is recommended during surgery for appendicitis. Key Words: appendix, simple ligation, invagination of the stump.