2018
DOI: 10.18203/2349-2902.isj20182488
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Risk factors of acute and perforated appendicitis in a semi-rural population: a retrospective study

Abstract: Background: Acute appendicitis is one of the common conditions observed in the surgery department, which requires an emergency appendectomy with complicated appendicitis including perforated appendicitis is a cause of great concern involving severe morbidity and mortality. To improve our understanding of the sign and symptoms as well as the clinical findings of appendectomy, both in perforated and non-perforated appendicitis, this study was conducted retrospectively on the –patients who attended our hospital.M… Show more

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“…The age distribution was similar to findings of Nadir et al, who conducted a similar study in Rawalpindi. 10 The studies conducted by Paidipelly et al, 11 and Patel et al, 12 revealed male dominance as compared to females which was in concordance to our findings.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 91%
“…The age distribution was similar to findings of Nadir et al, who conducted a similar study in Rawalpindi. 10 The studies conducted by Paidipelly et al, 11 and Patel et al, 12 revealed male dominance as compared to females which was in concordance to our findings.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 91%
“… 17 , Ghag et al . 7 , and Paidipelly et al 15 . The retrocaecal position of the appendix often poses a diagnostic difficulty, both clinically and radiologically, which leads to delayed diagnosis and is thus most commonly associated with appendicular perforation and peritonitis.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…The most common symptom in patients with perforated appendicitis was pain in the abdomen (Table 4 ), seen in all patients (100%) followed by vomiting (64.3%), and fever (38.9%), thus correlating with the findings observed by Paidipelly et al . 15 , Tantarattanapong et al . 16 , and Pramod and Prakashkumar 10 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%