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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 5 Issue 1 Jan-March 2019

Original Articles

Assessment of cases of appendectomy performed on 56 cases- A clinical study
Amit Kumar, M. S. Zutshi

Background: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the leading cause of surgical acute abdomen worldwide. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of appendectomy. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 56 cases of appendectomy performed laproscopically. General information such as name, age, gender etc. was recorded. In all patients, variants, clinical features and outcome of treatment was recorded. Results: Out of 56 patients, males were 36 and females were 20. Age group 0-20 years had 10 males and 5 females, 20-40 years had 22 males and 14 females and 40-60 years had 4 males and 1 female. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Cases of appendix with hyperemia and edema was 18, appendix with fibrinous exudates was 22, appendix with necrosis and abscess was 14 and perforated appendix was 2. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Complications were death seen in 1 and wound infection in 5 cases. Conclusion: Most common variant was appendix with fibrinous exudates, appendix with necrosis and abscess, appendix with hyperemia and edema and perforated appendix. Most cases were seen in age group 20-40 years.

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