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Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part F (2020)

Acute appendicitis as the cause of non-traumatic acute abdomen in a tertiary care hospital: A retrospective study

Author(s): Dr. TK Sowmya, Dr. K Rajachidambaram, Dr. SK Manoj, Dr. P Karthick and Dr. Sai Thaejesvi G
Abstract:
Background: In our era of improved care at primary and secondary health care centres, we wanted to study the epidemology and clinicoradilogical presentation of acute appendicitis in our tertiary care centre.
Materials and Method: The age and sex incidence, position of appendix, radiological corelation with clinical diagnosis were analysed retrospectively of 132 cases of acute appendicitis out of 200 cases of acute abdomen which were treated surgically in department of general surgery Trichy SRM medical college, from October 2018 to October 2019.
Results: Highest incidence of appendicitis was 61 cases (46.21 %) were in the 21-30years age group, among 32 cases 88 cases (66.67%) were male and 44 cases (34.09%) were female, Retrocaecal position was 68.18% and 95% of times radiological corelation was positive or acute appendicitis.
Conclusion: Our study showed highest incidence of acute appendicitis in the age group of 21-30 yrs with male preponderance. Most common position of tip of appendix was retrocaecal and radiological corelation of diagnosis of acute appendicitis was 95%.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. TK Sowmya, Dr. K Rajachidambaram, Dr. SK Manoj, Dr. P Karthick, Dr. Sai Thaejesvi G. Acute appendicitis as the cause of non-traumatic acute abdomen in a tertiary care hospital: A retrospective study. Int J Surg Sci 2020;4(1):295-298. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2020.v4.i1f.352
International Journal of Surgery Science