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Evaluation of the prevalence of true acute appendicitis in patients suspected to have acute appendicitis referring to Be’sat hospital in 2004
SH Bahrami, AR Takzare, MH Lashkari
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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of pathologic appendicitis in patients undergoing appendectomy with a clinical and laboratory diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
Materials and methods: 200 patients including 128 males (64%) and 72 females (36%) who underwent surgery in 1383 in Be’sat Nehaja hospital were studied.
Results: The average age was 23.8 years (from 6 to 57 years old). Average oral temperature was 37.2 and average length of stay was 4.3 days (from 2-16 days). 133 cases (66.05%) had pathologic appendicitis. 94 cases (47%) were acute simple appendicitis and 39 cases (19.5%) had complicated appendicitis. In 67 cases (33%) the appendix was normal. Among the 128 males studied 99 (77.3%) had appendicitis This number was 34 (47.2%) for the 72 females.
Conclusion: In our study leukocytosis, PMN percentage, abdominal tenderness, rebound tenderness and shifting pain were valuable parameters (P. value < 0.01). Nausea and vomiting, anorexia, pyuria and hematuria were not valuable for diagnosis. (P. value < 0.05).
Keywords: Acute appendicitis, Diagnosis, Para clinical v
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Received: 2012/03/8 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3
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Bahrami S, Takzare A, Lashkari M. Evaluation of the prevalence of true acute appendicitis in patients suspected to have acute appendicitis referring to Be’sat hospital in 2004. EBNESINA. 2006; 9 (2) :1-4
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