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Diagnosing acute appendicitis (appendicitis) based on clinical evaluation, blood testing, and urinalysis can be difficult. Therefore, in persons with suspected appendicitis, abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) is often used as an add-on test following the initial evaluation to reduce remaining diagnostic uncertainty. The aim of using CT is to assist the clinician in discriminating between persons who need surgery with appendicectomy and persons who do not.
Based on the epidemiological and clinical data, acute appendicitis can present either as uncomplicated or complicated. The aetiology of these different appendicitis forms remains unknown. Antibiotic therapy has been shown to be safe, efficient and cost-effective for CT-confirmed uncomplicated acute appendicitis. Despite appendicitis being one of the most common surgical emergencies, there are very few reports on appendicitis aetiology and pathophysiology focusing on the differences between uncomplicated and...
Acute appendicitis is a common general surgical condition where diagnosis is predominantly clinical, with the aid of adjunct investigations. This study reviews the relationship between normal and elevated biochemical inflammatory markers, duration of symptoms and proven appendicitis.
The authors present a case of acute appendicitis during a first trimester pregnancy. Appendicitis in pregnancy is especially dangerous because perforation of the appendix increases the likelihood of maternal and fetal morbidity significantly. For this reason, it is important to diagnose and treat suspected appendicitis in pregnancy as soon as possible. The patient was diagnosed with appendicitis via a transabdominal ultrasound. She was provided antibiotics and underwent a laparoscopic appendectomy and recov...
Enterobius vermicularis is one of the commonest parasitic infestations worldwide but its association with acute appendicitis remains controversial. It is very rarely encountered during appendectomy. The aim of this paper is to report a case of acute appendicitis caused by Enterobius vermicularis. A 23-year-old housewife presented with a right lower abdominal pain for the past 8 h. Clinical examination revealed right iliac fossa tenderness upon palpation and rebound tenderness upon release. The patient was...
Appendicitis is the most common condition in children requiring emergency abdominal surgery. Delayed or missed diagnosis in young children is common and is associated with increased rates of perforation. Although several scoring systems have been developed, there is still no consensus on clinical, laboratory, and imaging criteria for diagnosing appendicitis. This issue reviews key age-based historical and physical examination findings, as well as clinical scoring systems, that can help guide the workup of a...
Non-operative management of acute uncomplicated appendicitis has shown promising results but might carry the risk of delayed diagnosis of premalignant or malignant appendiceal tumors found by chance in 0.7-2.5% of appendiceal specimen after appendectomy. Purpose of this study was to analyze whether appendiceal tumors are associated with a complicated appendicitis and to determine risk factors for appendiceal neoplasm and malignancy in patients with acute appendicitis.
The aim of this study is the evaluation of clinical signs and outcomes of treatment in children under five years of age who underwent appendectomy because of acute appendicitis. From January 2009 until December 2018, 90 patients (54 boys and 36 girls) younger than five years of age, treated with appendectomy because of acute appendicitis, were included in this study. Patients were divided into two groups, depending on the intra-operative finding of non-perforated (Group I; n = 32) or perforated (Group ...
Acute appendicitis, the most common cause of acute surgical abdomen, is associated with intra-abdominal complications, such as perforation, that increase morbidity and mortality. Early and accurate preoperative diagnosis of complicated appendicitis mandates the identification of new diagnostic markers. This systematic review summarizes current literature on the adoption of hyponatremia as an early diagnostic and predictive marker of complicated appendicitis.
The efficacy and safety of antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis has been established at long-term follow-up with the majority of recurrences shown to occur within the first year. Overall costs of antibiotics are significantly lower compared with appendectomy at short-term follow-up, but long-term durability of these cost savings is unclear. The study objective was to compare the long-term overall costs of antibiotic therapy versus appendectomy in the treatment of uncomplicated acute app...
Delayed presentation of acute appendicitis is associated with increased complications. We hypothesized that the outcomes of appendectomy in delayed presentations of acute appendicitis (>72 hours of pain) were dependent on radiologic findings rather than late presentation. We reviewed records from 2009 to 2015 and analyzed delayed presentations of acute appendicitis. We divided patients into three groups based on specific CT findings: uncomplicated appendicitis (UA), phlegmon or abscess (PA), and other perfo...
Acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies globally. Its incidence is increasing in low- and middle-Human Development Index countries (LMHDICs). Although a proportion of patients can be treated successfully with non-operative management consisting of antibiotics, supportive therapy, and close observation, current diagnostic algorithms lack the granularity to identify these patients accurately. We reviewed published literature describing practice patterns and clinical outcomes for app...
Long-term results support antibiotics for uncomplicated acute appendicitis as an alternative to appendectomy. To our knowledge, treatment-related long-term patient satisfaction and quality of life (QOL) are not known.
Acute appendicitis is one of the major causes for emergency surgery in childhood and adolescence. Appendectomy is still the therapy of choice, but conservative strategies are increasingly being studied for uncomplicated inflammation. Diagnosis of acute appendicitis remains challenging, especially due to the frequently unspecific clinical picture. Inflammatory blood markers and imaging methods like ultrasound are limited as they have to be interpreted by experts and still do not offer sufficient diagnostic c...
Evaluation of the diagnostic performance of a decision tree model in suspected acute appendicitis with equivocal preoperative computed tomography findings compared with Alvarado, Eskelinen, and adult appendicitis scores: A STARD compliant article: Erratum.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of nonoperative treatment of acute nonperforated appendicitis in children during 5 years of follow-up.
Evaluation of the diagnostic performance of a decision tree model in suspected acute appendicitis with equivocal preoperative computed tomography findings compared with Alvarado, Eskelinen, and adult appendicitis scores: A STARD compliant article.
This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of a new clinical approach based on decision tree (DT) analysis in adult patients with equivocal computed tomography (CT) findings of acute appendicitis (AA) compared with previous scoring systems.This retrospective study of 244 adult patients with equivocal CT findings included appendicitis (AG, n = 80) and non-appendicitis (NAG, n = 164) groups. The chi-squared automatic interaction detection algorithm was for AA prediction. A receiver operating char...
Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in children. Nonoperative treatment of nonperforated acute appendicitis in children is an alternative to appendectomy. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the outcomes of nonoperative treatment of nonperforated acute appendicitis in children in the literature. Databases were searched to identify abstracts, using predefined search terms. The abstracts were reviewed by two independent reviewers and articles were sele...
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been postulated as an inflammatory marker in several abdominal pathologies such as acute appendicitis (AA). However, there are few studies that determine its association with the degree of severity of AA. This is the first study that analyzes the usefulness of NLR as a predictor of peritonitis in children with AA.
Cases of imperforate hymen with leaking hematosalpinx into the peritoneum are rare. We present a case of imperforate hymen mimicking acute appendicitis creating diagnostic challenges with a near miss diagnosis.
Appendiceal endometriosis, endosalpingiosis, and decidual lesions have received little attention in the pathology literature, meaning their clinicopathologic features remain unclear. We identified 72 cases of appendiceal gynecologic proliferations with available slides. Clinical presentation was recorded when available, and histologic findings were correlated with clinical data. Cases included conventional endometriosis (51), endosalpingiosis (14), and decidual lesions (7). The patients with endosalpingiosi...
Antimicrobial stewardship interventions to curtail the use of third-generation cephalosporins and antipseudomonal penicillins for the treatment of complicated appendicitis in children are challenging given the tendency to treat complicated disease with broad-spectrum antimicrobials. Reasons for this are unclear, but there is a paucity of contemporary microbiologic data associated with the child presenting with either acute perforated or gangrenous appendicitis. This study aimed to justify the appropriatenes...
The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) clinical policy regarding diagnosis of suspected appendicitis on changing practice in the pediatric emergency department (ED) in the absence of a formal departmental protocol.
We aim to evaluate the diagnostic value and time course response of the triple inflammatory markers: white blood cell count (WBC), neutrophil percentage (Neu), and C-reactive protein (CRP) in pediatric acute appendicitis.
Primary epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is a rare cause of acute abdomen caused by spontaneous torsion or venous thrombosis of epiploic appendices, it commonly manifests with acute lower quadrant pain, thus may mimic acute diverticulitis, appendicitis, or mesenteric infarction.