Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2017)
The study on clinical profile of acute appendicitis
Author(s): Dr. Arvind Kumar Singh, Dr. Sahjanand Prasad Singh
Abstract: Aim of the Study was to study the clinical profile of patients admitted with acute appendicitis. Thirty cases of acute appendicitis were studied in detail and were compared with the previous data from literature. All the thirty cases were brought to our hospital as a case of acute abdomen. Cases of the age more than 14 years were included in the study. Ultrasonography was the key diagnostic investigation in these cases. Acute appendicitis is more common in males. Maximum number of cases is seen in third and second decade. Females of fourth and fifth decade are vulnerable for acute appendicitis. Pain abdomen, nausea, vomiting are the commonest symptoms. Tenderness over McBurney’s point and rebound tenderness were the commonest sign. Leukocytosis was commonest finding in complete blood count. Thickening of the wall of the appendix was commonest ultrasonography finding. Appendicular mass formation was the commonest complication. Surgical appendectomy was the mode of treatment in maximum patients. All the patients’ recovered. There was no mortality.
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