Is early appendectomy in adults diagnosed with acute appendicitis mandatory? A prospective study

Prompt appendectomy has long been the standard of care for acute appendicitis in order to prevent complications such as perforation, abscess formation, and diffuse purulent or fecal peritonitis, all resulting ...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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ConclusionAlthough rare, imperforate hymen with retrograde menstruation that causes dilatation of the vagina and uterus (i.e., hematocolpometra) is an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in premenarchal females with abdominal pain. It is easily diagnosed by physical examination. However, if patient or parents refuse genital exam evaluation, imaging studies can greatly help with diagnosis. Ultrasound will show an echogenic fluid accumulation in the vagina that can extend to uterus.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is a relationship between the non-use of drains and collections and evisceration in post-operative patients with open appendectomy, by complicated acute appendicitis. PMID: 31448803 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cirugia y Cirujanos - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cir Cir Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results demonstrate that urgent laparoscopic surgeries in the third trimester of pregnancy are feasible, and they can be safely performed with minimal risk for the patient and fetus. Larger prospective studies are required to validate these recommendations.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions: The conversion rate to CLA was 15.9%. Serum C-reactive protein level and complicated appendicitis were strong predictive factors for conversion from SPLA in acute appendicitis. PMID: 31118987 [PubMed]
Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
ConclusionPneumococcal peritonitis has a rare occurrence and represents a clinical challenge because of its subtle and non-specific clinical findings. The interest in our case lays in the relatively rare diagnosis of primary peritonitis mimicking acute appendicitis.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsAs bundled payments become more common, hospitals may incur significant losses for acute appendicitis under a model that does not reflect the heterogeneous nature of patients requiring appendectomies. These losses can range up to − 20.2% for complicated cases. Improving clinical outcomes by reducing readmissions may mitigate some of these anticipated losses.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conditions:   Appendicolith;   Appendicitis;   Appendicitis With Perforation;   Appendicitis Peritonitis;   Appendiceal Abscess;   Appendicitis Acute Interventions:   Procedure: 3D Laparoscopic Appendectomy;   Procedure: 2D Laparoscopic Appendectomy Sponsor:   Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Acute Appendicitis;   Acute Appendicitis With Rupture;   Acute Appendicitis With Peritonitis;   Acute Appendicitis Without Peritonitis Intervention:   Procedure: Laparoscopic appendectomy Sponsor:   Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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