Risk factors for additional port insertion in single-port laparoscopic appendectomy.

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

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Authors: Guaitoli E, Gallo G, Cardone E, Conti L, Famularo S, Formisano G, Galli F, Giuliani G, Martino A, Pasculli A, Patini R, Soriero D, Pappalardo V, Casoni Pattacini G, Sparavigna M, Meniconi R, Mazzari A, Barra F, Orsenigo E, Pertile D Abstract Background: Acute appendicitis (AA) is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain requiring surgical intervention. Approximately 20% of AA cases are characterized by complications such as gangrene, abscesses, perforation, or diffuse peritonitis, which increase patients' morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis of AA can be difficult, and evaluation of clinical signs, la...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
ConclusionOur case report illustrates the significance in identifying atypical features of appendicitis, broadening the differential of non-specific abdominal pain in pediatric patients, and depending on the clinical situation, ruling out other potential intra-abdominal infections even in the presence of a true urinary tract infection.
Source: International Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): M.A. Joly, A. Aime, J.-B. Souraud, B. MalgrasSummaryMyxoglobulosis is a particular, rare, form of appendicular mucocele, characterized by the presence of numerous, occasionally calcified, globules that are grouped together like grapes, and look like pearls or fish eggs, in the appendicular lumen. The diagnosis of myxoglobulosis is most often fortuitous, but sometimes, can be made in the face of acute appendicitis or another setting of abdominal pain. Imaging (sonography or computerized tomography (CT)) is highly suggestive when ...
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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
Authors: Altomare M, Cimbanassi S, Chiara O, Salvi PF Abstract OBJECTIVES: Evaluate Alvarado Score's (AS) accuracy related with C-reactive protein (CRP). Evaluate the accuracy rate of ultrasonography (US). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data on 290 patients admitted to Emergency Department (ED) of Sant'Andrea Hospital (Rome - Italy) presenting abdominal pain in lower quadrants between Jan2009-Apr2015. AS, laboratory tests, images and report from CT-scan and US were collected. Histological examination is considered as Gold Standard. We calculated Specificity(Sp), Sensitivity(Se), Accuracy(Ac), positive predi...
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir 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
ConclusionThe diagnosis of TBP had been complicated by the presence of CP in the reported case. The underlying CP not only preclude the diagnosis of TBP, but also produced symptoms that mimicked a condition requiring surgery.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionAcute appendicitis may be caused by a variety of causes including ingested foreign bodies if impacted in its lumen. When the patient has signs of generalized peritonitis it is important to exclude bowel perforation. The surgery can be done by the open surgery or laparoscopically.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionAcute appendicitis may be caused by a variety of causes including ingested foreign bodies if impacted in its lumen. When the patient has signs of generalized peritonitis it is important to exclude bowel perforation. The surgery can be done by the open surgery or laparoscopically. ‘
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Soldo I, Radisic Biljak V, Bakula B, Bakula M, Simundic AM Abstract Introduction: The evaluation of patients with suspected appendicitis strives to identify all patients with presenting symptoms while minimizing negative appendectomy rate. The aim of the study was to identify the optimal combination of clinical and laboratory parameters that should facilitate the emergency department surgeon's definite decision. Materials and methods: The study group comprised 120 patients with suspicion of acute appendicitis (AA). In 60 patients the AA diagnosis was confirmed intraoperatively and by histological analy...
Source: Biochemia Medica - Category: Biochemistry Tags: Biochem Med (Zagreb) Source Type: research
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