Management of appendicitis and its complications at teaching hospital brims, Bidar
Author(s): Dr. Rajesh Kamtikar and Dr. Arun Kumar Shirshety
Abstract:Introduction: General surgeons, even in this era of antibiotic abuse, encounter appendicitis as one of the most common abdominal emergencies, in delayed presentations, with confusing presentation. Our aim of study is to study the current state of management of appendicitis in patients coming to BRIMS medical college from three states.
Materials and methods: A retrospective study was carried out in BRIMS, cases from 01st July 2014 to 31st December 2014.
Results: The commonest presentation was acute appendicitis. Open appendectomy was routinely performed for the same in BRIMS. 56.00% of patients with appendicitis had some complication and 84.00% of the total number of patients required surgery. 92.00% were taken up on emergency basis. There was no mortality in the studied cases.
Conclusion: The most commonly encountered complication was appendicular mass.