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acute appendecitis

Suhail Aslam Khan, Haseeb Anwar Khokhar, A R H Nasr, Eleanor Carton
INTRODUCTION: Non-appendiceal tumors can mimic and present with clinical features of acute appendicitis in patients of age 40 years or above. The aim of this prospective study is to investigate the incidence of right-sided (non-appendiceal) colonic tumors in patients presenting with clinical features of acute appendicitis. METHODS: A prospective data analysis of 1662 patients using appendectomy database was performed from 2005 to 2011. Patients above age 40 years or older were included...
2013: International Journal of Surgery
Vitali Gorenoi, Charalabos-Markos Dintsios, Matthias P Schönermark, Anja Hagen
SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix of the blind intestine. Appendicitis remains the most frequent cause for an acute abdomen. Both interventions, the open surgical (through opening of the abdominal cavity) as well as the laparoscopic approach (via insertion of an optic system and instruments into the abdominal cavity through three small incisions), are used for the excision of the inflamed appendix (appendectomy). RESEARCH QUESTIONS: The performed evaluation addresses questions on the medical effectiveness of the use of laparoscopic appendectomy in comparison with the classical open appendix excision as well as on its cost-effectiveness based on the German health system...
2007: GMS Health Technology Assessment
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