Is Abdominal Drainage after Open Emergency Appendectomy for Complicated Appendicitis Beneficial or Waste of Money? A single Centre Retrospective Cohort Study

Publication date: Available online 9 November 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Mr.Ahmed Kamel Abdulhamid, Dr. Shah-Jalal SarkerAbstractBackgroundAppendicitis is a medical condition that causes painful inflammation of the appendix. For acute appendicitis, appendectomy is immediately required as any delay may lead to serious complications such as gangrenous or perforated appendicitis with or without localized abscess formation. Patients who had appendectomy for complicated appendicitis are more prone to develop post-operative complications such as peritoneal abscess or wound infection. Sometimes, abdominal drainage is used to reduce these complications. However, the advantage of the abdominal drainage to minimize post-operative complications is not clear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether the use of abdominal drainage after open emergency appendectomy for complicated appendicitis (perforated appendicitis with localized abscess formation only) can prevent or significantly reduce post-operative complications such as intra-peritoneal abscess formation or wound infection.MethodsIn this retrospective cohort study, files and notes were reviewed retrospectively for patients who had open emergency appendectomy for complicated appendicitis (perforated appendicitis with localized abscess formation only) and who had already been admitted and discharged from the surgical wards of Kerbala medical university/Imam Hussein medical city hospital/Ker...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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