Incidence of inguinal hernia post open appendectomy
Author(s): Dr. Likith M Rai
Abstract: The diagnosis of acute appendicitis is predominantly a clinical one; many patients present with a typical history and examination findings. The cause of acute appendicitis is unknown but is probably multifactorial; luminal obstruction and dietary and familial factors have all been suggested. Appendicectomy is the treatment of choice and is increasingly done as a laparoscopic procedure. This article reviews the presentation, investigation, treatment, and complications of acute appendicitis and appendicectomy. In this study we aim to calculate the incidence of inguinal hernia following open appendectomy from a tertiary care prospective.