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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343153/de-garengeot-s-hernia-an-unusual-case-on-call
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Madeline Moore, Bassem Amr
De Garengeot's hernia is defined as a femoral hernia that contains the appendix. Owing to the extreme rarity of de Garengeot's hernia, it could represent a diagnostic challenge; however, it should remain in the differential diagnosis, particularly in this patient demographic. A female patient aged 96 years, who presented as an emergency with acute right iliac fossa pain, was found to have de Garengeot's hernia. The diagnosis was made intraoperatively, where she was treated with an appendicectomy and repair of the hernia defect...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338596/operation-versus-antibiotics-the-appendicitis-conundrum-continues-a-meta-analysis
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Joseph V Sakran, Konstantinos S Mylonas, Alexandros Gryparis, Stanislaw P Stawicki, Christopher J Burns, Maher M Matar, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis continues to constitute a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of this study was to synthesize evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing nonoperative versus surgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adult patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search of the PubMed, Cochrane and Scopus databases was performed with respect to the PRISMA statement (end-of-search date: January 29, 2017). Data on the study design, interventions, participants, and outcomes were extracted by two independent reviewers...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329922/recurrent-abdominal-pain-after-laparoscopic-appendectomy
#3
Kwang Il Seo, Sung Eun Kim, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park, Won Moon, Jae Hyun Kim, Kyoungwon Jung, Jung Gu Park
Laparoscopic surgical approaches, compared with open surgical approaches, provide comparable clinical outcomes, but lower complications. Unfortunately, a rare complication-portomesenteric vein thrombosis-had been reported after laparoscopic surgery. A 42-year-old woman was referred our hospital for recurrent abdominal pain after laparoscopic appendectomy from acute appendicitis. It was determined that abdominal pain was due to postoperative superior mesenteric vein thrombus. A six-month anticoagulation therapy is an excellent treatment for superior mesenteric vein thrombus ...
March 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302361/unexpected-findings-after-surgery-for-suspected-appendicitis-rarely-change-treatment-in-pediatric-patients-results-from-a-cohort-study
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Ramon R Gorter, Paul van Amstel, Johanna H van der Lee, Patick van der Voorn, Roel Bakx, Hugo A Heij
BACKGROUND: To determine if non-operative treatment is safe in children with acute appendicitis, we evaluated the incidence of unexpected findings after an appendectomy in children, and the influence they have on subsequent treatment. METHODS: A historical cohort study (January 2004-December 2014) was performed including children, aged 0-17 years, who underwent an appendectomy for the suspicion of acute appendicitis. Patients were divided based upon histopathological examination...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302233/an-unusual-case-of-caecal-volvulus-due-to-appendicitis-successfully-managed-by-caecopexy
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Samiullah Bhatti, Mahmood Ayyaz Khan, Waris Farooka, Usman Ismat Butt, Usman Ali Rehman, Awais Amjad Malik
Caecal volvulus is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Caecal volvulus precipitated by acute appendicitis is even rarer. We report an unusual case of caecal volvulus with acute appendicitis as a cause. A 55-year female presented in surgical emergency with 3 days history of abdominal pain, distension and absolute constipation; and 2 days history of vomiting. Her past surgical history was significant for hysterectomy 5 years back. On examination, abdomen was distended and bowel sounds exaggerated. X-ray abdomen erect showed a single large air fluid level in the right hemiabdomen...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301395/increased-anatomic-severity-in-appendicitis-is-associated-with-outcomes-in-a-south-african-population
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Matthew C Hernandez, Victor Y Kong, Johnathon M Aho, John L Bruce, Stephanie F Polites, Grant L Laing, Martin D Zielinski, Damian L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Severity of emergency general surgery diseases (EGS) has not been standardized until recently. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) proposed an anatomic severity grading system for EGS diseases to facilitate communication and quality comparisons between providers and hospitals. Previous work has demonstrated validity of the system for appendicitis in the United States. In order to demonstrate generalizability, we aim to externally validate this grading system in South African patients with appendicitis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301209/comparison-of-low-and-standard-dose-ct-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-a-meta-analysis
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Seong Jong Yun, Chang-Woo Ryu, Na Young Choi, Hyun Cheol Kim, Ji Young Oh, Dal Mo Yang
OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis was performed to compare low-dose CT and standard-dose CT in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis with an emphasis on diagnostic value. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search for articles published through June 2016 was performed to identify studies that compared low-dose CT with standard-dose CT for the evaluation of patients suspected of having acute appendicitis. Summary estimates of sensitivity and specificity with 95% CIs were calculated using a bivariate random-effects model...
March 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288326/a-hybrid-approach-to-appendicitis-with-right-external-iliac-artery-pseudo-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Benjamin T Chandler, Evan J Ryer, Benjamin M Keyser, James R Elmore
INTRODUCTION: While acute appendicitis is a common surgical problem, the simultaneous occurrence of appendicitis and an infected iliac artery pseudoaneurysm is exceedingly rare. We report the successful treatment of an infected right external iliac artery pseudo aneurysm in the 1setting of acute appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is an 83-year-old male who presents with severe sepsis, right lower quadrant and right leg pain. Additional past medical history is significant for rectal cancer status post resection and radiation therapy in 1997...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286829/the-accuracy-of-emergency-physicians-in-ultrasonographic-screening-of-acute-appendicitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ebrahim Karimi, Mohammad Aminianfar, Keivan Zarafshani, Arash Safaie
INTRODUCTION: Diagnostic values reported for ultrasonographic screening of acute appendicitis vary widely and are dependent on the operator's skill, patient's gender, weight, etc. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of operator skill on the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography in detection of appendicitis by comparing the results of ultrasonography done by radiologists and emergency physicians. METHODS: This prospective diagnostic accuracy was carried out on patients suspected to acute appendicitis presenting to EDs of 2 hospitals...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286827/doing-pre-operative-investigations-in-emergency-department-a-clinical-audit
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Muhammad Salman Rafiq, Maria Rafiq, Muhammad Imran Rafiq, Seema Gul Salman, Sania Hafeez
INTRODUCTION: Pre-operative investigations for emergency surgical patients differ between centers. Following established guidelines can reduce unnecessary investigation, cost of treatment and hospital stay. The present audit was carried out to evaluate the condition of doing pre-operative investigations for three common surgical emergencies compared to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and local criteria. METHODS: A retrospective clinical audit of acute-appendicitis, abscess and hernia patients admitted to the emergency department was carried out over a one-year period from July 2014 to July 2015...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286544/acute-appendicitis-inflammatory-appendiceal-mass-and-the-risk-of-a-hidden-malignant-tumor-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Frederico José Ribeiro Teixeira, Sérgio Dias do Couto Netto, Eduardo Hiroshi Akaishi, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama, Carlos Augusto Metidieri Menegozzo, Marcelo Cristiano Rocha
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is significantly common. Despite the increased use of computed tomography, the number of perforated cases has been stable in the past three decades. Between 2% and 6% of patients with acute appendicitis present appendiceal mass, often described as inflammatory phlegmon or abscess. Malignant tumors are confirmed by pathological analysis in 0.9-1.4% of all appendectomies performed to treat acute appendicitis. However, recent series demonstrate an elevated incidence of malignancies, ranging from 5...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286022/first-report-of-human-infection-by-christensenella-minuta-a-gram-negative-strickly-anaerobic-rod-that-inhabits-the-human-intestine
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Beatriz Lopez Alonso, Alvaro Irigoyen von Sierakowski, Juan Antonio Sáez Nieto, Antonio Beltran Rosel
Christensenella minuta is a Gram-negative strictly anaerobic short rod that inhabits the human gut. This bacterium was isolated in a mixed infection with Desulfovibrio desulfuricansfrom the blood of a patient with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis. The strain was identified by 16S rRNA sequence analysis. As far as we know, this is the first time C.minuta has been isolated from a human clinical specimen.
March 7, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285058/conversion-to-open-in-laparoscopic-appendectomy-a-cohort-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Brendan M Finnerty, Xian Wu, Gregory P Giambrone, Licia K Gaber-Baylis, Ramin Zabih, Akshay Bhat, Rasa Zarnegar, Alfons Pomp, Peter Fleischut, Cheguevara Afaneh
BACKGROUND: Identifying risk factors for conversion from laparoscopic to open appendectomy could select patients who may benefit from primary open appendectomy. We aimed to develop a predictive scoring model for conversion from laparoscopic to open based on pre-operative patient characteristics. METHODS: A retrospective review of the State Inpatient Database (2007-2011) was performed using derivation (N = 71,617) and validation (N = 143,235) cohorts of adults ≥ 18 years with acute appendicitis treated by laparoscopic-only (LA), conversion from laparoscopic to open (CA), or primary open (OA) appendectomy...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284517/antibiotics-first-strategy-for-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-in-adults-is-associated-with-increased-rates-of-peritonitis-at-surgery-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-comparing-appendectomy-and-non-operative-management
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REVIEW
Mauro Podda, Nicola Cillara, Salomone Di Saverio, Antonio Lai, Francesco Feroci, Gianluigi Luridiana, Ferdinando Agresta, Nereo Vettoretto
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical diagnosis in young patients, with lifetime prevalence of about 7%. Debate remains on whether uncomplicated AA should be operated or not. Aim of this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was to assess current evidence on antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated AA compared to standard surgical treatment. METHODS: Systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Medline, Google Scholar and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases for randomized controlled trials comparing antibiotic therapy (AT) and surgical therapy-appendectomy (ST) for uncomplicated AA...
March 8, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281484/laparoscopic-management-of-symptomatic-residual-appendicular-tip-a-rare-case-report
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R Parthsarathi, Samrat V Jankar, Bhushan Chittawadgi, Sandeep C Sabnis, S Sarvana Kumar, S Rajapandian, P Senthilnathan, P Praveen Raj, C Palanivelu
Appendectomy is one of the most common emergency surgical procedures. Stump appendicitis is well-recognised entity has been described in the literature. Still, with recent advance in imaging technique, it remains as a clinical challenge for diagnosis and effective treatment. We present a case of 13-year-old boy who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy 3 months back and presented to us with acute abdomen associated with vomiting and fever. Imaging revealed the presence of a tubular residual inflamed tip of the appendix of size 4 cm laying in paracaecal position with approximately 50cc purulent collection around it...
April 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279749/how-to-diagnose-an-acutely-inflamed-appendix-a-systematic-review-of-the-latest-evidence
#16
REVIEW
S A Kabir, S I Kabir, R Sun, Sadaf Jafferbhoy, Ahmed Karim
Acute appendicitis is the most common condition that presents with an acute abdomen needing emergency surgery. Despite this common presentation, correctly diagnosing appendicitis remains a challenge as clinical signs or positive blood results can be absent in 55% of the patients. The reported proportion of missed diagnoses of appendicitis ranges between 20% and 40%. A delay or mis-diagnosis of appendicitis can result in severe complications such as perforation, abscess formation, sepsis, and intra-abdominal adhesions...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276643/single-incision-versus-conventional-three-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Li-Hui Deng, Jun-Jie Xiong, Qing Xia
BACKGROUND: Conventional three-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (CTLA) is considered the new golden standard for the treatment of acute appendicitis. However, single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) can further reduce the number of abdominal incisions and visible scars. METHODS: Major databases were researched for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing SILA and CTLA for acute appendicitis from January 1983 and to March 2015. The technical feasibility, effectiveness, and safety between SILA and CTLA were compared...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274713/primary-retroperitoneal-fasciitis-a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdominal-pain
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Emre Ünal, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpinar, Musturay Karcaaltincaba
The retroperitoneal fascial planes can be affected by various clinical disorders. In most of the cases retroperitoneal involvement occurs secondary to spread of a distinct underlying etiology. Herein we report two cases of primary retroperitoneal fasciitis diagnosed with imaging findings. The diagnosis of retroperitoneal fasciitis should be made by exclusion since various and more frequently encountered disorders including acute pancreatitis, duodenitis, pyelonephritis, and appendicitis may present with similar imaging findings...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274001/the-role-of-serum-fibrinogen-level-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
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Kuotho T Nyuwi, Ch Gyan Singh, Sridartha Khumukcham, Raju Rangaswamy, Yibenthung S Ezung, Sowdin Reddy Chittvolu, A Barindra Sharma, H Manihar Singh
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is the most common indication for emergent surgery and affects a wide range of patients at any age group. However, inspite of the presence of various imaging modalities, biochemical markers, and scoring systems the negative appendectomy rate remain high. Serum fibrinogen, an acute inflammatory mediator is usually raised in any acute inflammatory condition and the same is expected to rise in acute appendicitis, which may be used as a new inflammatory marker in the diagnosis and more importantly in decision making of management of acute appendicitis...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271679/the-diagnostic-value-of-scube1-in-acute-appendicitis
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E Sonmez, A Dursun, B Gulen, H Metin, O F Ozer
BACKGROUND: SCUBE1 has recently been studied as a diagnostic biomarker for acute coronary syndrome, ischemic stroke, and acute mesenteric ischemia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of SCUBE1 and routine parameters used in patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis. METHODS: Of the 150 patients admitted to the emergency department whose initial diagnosis were acute appendicitis (AA), 103 patients were excluded from the study for various reasons. Forty-seven patients with a definitive diagnose of AA and 43 volunteers were enrolled in the study...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
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