We found that CRP levels were similar in children with simple AA and negative appendicectomies
From the remaining eight studies, there were a total 33 deaths from 2 280 appendicectomies
2% of all appendicectomies
and only 6% of all malignant tumour of the appendix.
Percentages for positive and negative appendicectomies
in males were 77 and 23, while in females 45 and 55 respectively.
The 30 patients who had appendicectomies
comprised 14 males and 16 females, with a mean age of 27 years for males (range 7 - 49) and 23 years for females (8 - 42).
So traditionally, surgeons have accepted a higher incidence of unnecessary appendicectomies
in order to decrease the incidence of perforation.
Although the role of preoperative and postoperative antibiotic therapy has proven to and intra-abdominal septic complications after selected potentially contaminated operations, the role of such prolong prophylactic antibiotic therapy has not been adequately established to be beneficial in patients undergoing appendicectomies
for acute non-perforated appendicitis10,11.
We carried out a descriptive study of 242 appendicectomies
carried out at our institution during the 5 years starting from January 2004.
So many appendicectomies
are performed for non-appendiceal pathologies, so-called unnecessary or negative appendectomies because of similarities in the clinical presentation, especially in young women.
were performed under general anesthesia using the standard technique.
We undertook a retrospective study of appendicectomies
, believing it to be an excellent means of evaluating the surgical service as a whole in this region.
5) Multiple scoring systems have been developed in order to identify those patients who need emergency appendicectomy thus avoiding the risk of delay as well as identifying patients unlikely to need surgery, thus decreasing the burden of negative appendicectomies
Analysis of early appendicectomies
for suspected acute appendicitis.
For a surgeon confronting a patient with suspected acute appendicitis, the decision to operate or not is not always straightforward, because one has to keep in mind the complications associated with negative appendicectomies
and at the same time to prevent missed appendicitis leading to complications.
The number of negative appendicectomies
can be reduced by using MAS in clinical practice.