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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

A retrospective study of age and sex distribution in non-traumatic acute abdomen in a tertiary care hospital

Author(s): Dr. SK Manoj, Dr. K Rajachidamaram, Dr. T Natraj, Dr. A Zahir Hussain and Dr. P Karthick
Abstract: Background: Acute abdominal pain is one of the most frequent causes of admission to emergency departments. Here the difference of outcomes or etiology of acute abdominal pain according to age is an important criteria. The aim is to study the age and sex distribution of these conditions. In Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Irungalur, Trichy.
Methodology of study: This study material consists of 200 cases of Acute Abdomen admitted in Five Surgical units in our Department Of Surgery, Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital And Research Centre, during the period from Oct 2017 to sep 2019.All the patients admitted with acute abdomen pain were thoroughly examined and appropriate investigation taken.
Results: Among 200 patients acute appendicitis is the commonest non traumatic abdominal emergency with male dominance in 3rd decade. Duodenal perforation is common in males of 4th and 5th decade. There is a decrease in the average age of peptic ulcer perforation with an overwhelming majority of male patients. The incidence of intestinal obstruction is equal in both males and females, mostly due to post-operative adhesions. Inguinal hernia is the commonest obstructed hernia with male dominance with a shift towards the younger age group.
Conclusion: Judging from the results of this present study it comes to a firm conclusion that acute abdominal emergencies incidence is more common in males when compared to female and the most common age group is 20-50 years.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. SK Manoj, Dr. K Rajachidamaram, Dr. T Natraj, Dr. A Zahir Hussain and Dr. P Karthick. A retrospective study of age and sex distribution in non-traumatic acute abdomen in a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Surgery Science. 2020; 4(1): 10-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2020.v4.i1a.302