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Perforated Appendix

Martin Dübbers, Elena Nikolaou, Hans Fuchs, Janina Fischer, Hakan Alakus, Jessica Leers, Christiane Bruns, Grigore Cernaianu
BACKGROUND: Transumbilical laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy (TULAA) is fast and cost-effective since no endoloops, staplers or wound protection devices are used. We analyzed the effects of TULAA as first approach for perforated (PA) and non-perforated (NPA) appendicitis in children. PATIENTS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 181 children for whom TULAA was the first approach for appendicitis between October 2010 and March 2016. METHODS: Morbidity, additional laparoscopic instrument insertion (AI), conversions to open extraumbilical appendectomy (OC), and complications were evaluated...
March 15, 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
Tishara Wijayanayaka, Jacob Davidson, Andreana Bütter
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether children with a positive ultrasound (US) for acute appendicitis but a negative clinical picture developed appendicitis requiring definitive management. METHODS: After obtaining IRB approval, we conducted a retrospective review of patients ≤17years who presented with possible acute appendicitis between April 1st, 2014, and December 31st, 2015. We included patients with a US suggestive of acute appendicitis based on size criteria but without concerning clinical features...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Natalie Hutchings, Wendy Wood, Isabel Reading, Erin Walker, Jane M Blazeby, William Van't Hoff, Bridget Young, Esther M Crawley, Simon Eaton, Maria Chorozoglou, Frances C Sherratt, Lucy Beasant, Harriet Corbett, Michael P Stanton, Simon Grist, Elizabeth Dixon, Nigel J Hall
BACKGROUND: Currently, the routine treatment for acute appendicitis in the United Kingdom is an appendicectomy. However, there is increasing scientific interest and research into non-operative treatment of appendicitis in adults and children. While a number of studies have investigated non-operative treatment of appendicitis in adults, this research cannot be applied to the paediatric population. Ultimately, we aim to perform a UK-based multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) to test the clinical and cost effectiveness of non-operative treatment of acute uncomplicated appendicitis in children, as compared with appendicectomy...
March 2, 2018: Trials
Dae Woon Song, Byung Kwan Park, Suk Won Suh, Seung Eun Lee, Jong Won Kim, Joong-Min Park, Hye Ryoun Kim, Mi-Kyung Lee, Yoo Shin Choi, Beom Gyu Kim, Yong Gum Park
PURPOSE: Essential treatment of acute appendicitis is surgical resection with the use of appropriate antibiotics. In order to effectively treat acute appendicitis, it is important to identify the microorganism of acute appendicitis and evaluate the effective antibiotics. METHODS: A total of 694 patients who underwent appendectomy for acute appendicitis and had positive microbial result between 2006 and 2015 were recruited. For microbial assessment, luminal contents of the appendix were swabbed after appendectomy...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Q B Tran, R Mizumoto, S Ratnayake, B Strekozov
INTRODUCTION: Silent metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma presenting as appendicitis is very rare. Rare pathologies may be encountered during common operations such as appendicectomy and an awareness of possible alternative pathological entities would be helpful in a surgeon's wealth of knowledge. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 63-year-old man presented with a three-day history of acute abdominal pain suggestive of appendicitis. Intra-operatively, a macroscopically inflamed and perforated appendix was found...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Gayathri Naganathan, Nalin Kumar Amin
INTRODUCTION: Raoultella Planticola is a gram negative, aerobic, rod bacteria found in water and soil and is rarely reported to cause infections in humans. This case study is the first of its kind in reporting R. planticola appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a woman presenting with a two-day history of increased weakness, fatigue and anorexia, localized pain to the right lower quadrant, and elevated white blood cell count. CT results demonstrated acute uncomplicated appendicitis which was managed via laparoscopic appendectomy...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Belén Aneiros Castro, Indalecio Cano Novillo, Araceli García Vázquez, Pedro Yuste García, Eduardo Ferrero Herrero, Andrés Gómez Fraile
INTRODUCTION: Subhepatic appendicitis in children is an unusual condition that can be challenging for the pediatric surgeons to treat. The aim of our study was to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomies based on the position of the appendix. METHODS: The data of 1736 patients who had undergone laparoscopic appendectomy in our tertiary center were retrospectively reviewed. We compared two groups: subhepatic location (n = 56) and non-subhepatic location (n = 1680)...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
William Kromka, Aline S Rau, Charles J Fox
INTRODUCTION: An Amyand's hernia is a heterogeneous clinical condition defined by the presence of the vermiform appendix within an inguinal hernia sac, which may or may not contain other abdominal contents or pathologic inflammatory changes. Herein we present an exceptionally rare case of an Amyand's hernia containing acute appendicitis and a perforated cecum. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 46-year-old male with a right inguinal hernia of 2-3 year duration presented to our Emergency Department complaining of acute onset abdominal and groin pain...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Harun Arslan, Zülküf Akdemir, Alpaslan Yavuz, Fahri Gökçal, Cemal Parlakgümüş, Necat İslamoglu, Hüseyin Akdeniz
BACKGROUND In the present study, the role and efficiency of strain elastography (SE) were evaluated in diagnosis and staging of acute appendicitis in pediatric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 225 pediatric patients with suspected clinical and laboratory findings of acute appendicitis. Gray-scale sonographic findings were recorded and staging was made by the colorization method of SE imaging. Appendectomy was performed in all patients and the results of the surgical pathology were compared with the imaging findings...
February 11, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Emer P O'Connell, Annmarie White, Paul Cromwell, Emma Carroll, Waqar Khan, Ronan Waldron, Iqbal Z Khan, Kevin Barry
BACKGROUND: Appendectomy has for many years been the accepted treatment of appendicitis. In recent years, non-operative management of appendicitis (NOTA) has been reported as an effective treatment option. AIMS: We aimed to assess the perspectives of public hospital attendees regarding the diagnosis and treatment options for appendicitis. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of outpatients over a 10-week period (December 2016-March 2017)...
February 8, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
J Serradilla, A Bueno, C De la Torre, E Domínguez, A Sánchez, B Nava, M Álvarez, M López Santamaría, L Martínez
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most frequent surgical urgency in children. Frequently, it can be complicated with an intraabdominal abscess that will require a longer and expensive treatment. Our aim is to know if it is possible to predict this complication before its beginning. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective case-control study with patients treated between 2011 and 2016, paired according to their own characteristics (age, sex and weight), clinical aspects (symptoms, time of their onset, physical examination) and type of appendicitis (gangrenous)...
February 1, 2018: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
Maria Escolino, Francois Becmeur, Amulya Saxena, Holger Till, George W Holcomb, Ciro Esposito
BACKGROUND: There is a limited and conflicting evidence about the most appropriate method for appendiceal stump closure during laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). We aimed to compare endoloop (EL) versus endostapler (ES) for stump closure during LA for complicated perforated appendicitis in children. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 708 patients (463 boys and 245 girls with an average age of 9.8 years) who underwent LA for complicated appendicitis in 5 international centers of Pediatric Surgery over a 5-years period (January 2011-December 2016)...
February 5, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Katherine J Baxter, Hannah T M H Nguyen, Mark L Wulkan, Mehul V Raval
Importance: The pediatric perforated appendix rate is a quality metric measured by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that reflects access to care. The association of health care utilization prior to presentation with appendicitis is unknown. Objective: To determine whether increased health care utilization prior to presentation with appendicitis is associated with lower perforated appendicitis rates in children. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study of privately insured children drawn from large employer and insurance company administrative data found in the Truven MarketScan national insurance claims database...
January 31, 2018: JAMA Surgery
Su-Ann Lui, Yoke Lin Nyo, V P Mali
Mesenteric lymphatic malformations are rare benign tumors that are most commonly found in children. The presentation of these tumors can be variable. It has been suggested that mesenteric lymphatic malformations are congenital; however, there is evidence that their size may be increased by infection. A 3-year 10-month-old boy presented with rhinorrhea and cough followed by acute abdominal pain. Ultrasonography revealed a lobulated mass in the lower abdomen. Computerized tomography scan of the abdomen diagnosed an inflamed appendix with perforation...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Zheng-Hao Huang, Yu-Chen Chiu, Li-Lu Ho, Hsiu-Lung Fan, Chun-Chi Lu
RATIONALE: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by evanescent salmon-pink rash, spiking fever, arthralgia/ arthritis, and lymphadenopathy. AOSD sometimes was fatal when it is complicated by macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) or hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Nonetheless, the literature provides no recommendations for treatment of AOSD patients with severe sepsis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy 65-year-old man with history of AOSD was referred to our hospital for persistent right lower quadrant abdominal pain for 2 days...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Crystal R Farrell, Adam D Bezinque, Jared M Tucker, Erica A Michiels, Bradford W Betz
INTRODUCTION: We compared the diagnostic accuracy of CT performed without and with oral contrast for suspected appendicitis in children. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we reviewed abdomen/pelvis CT scans with IV contrast performed between 2011 and 2015 for suspected appendicitis. Oral contrast was used routinely before August 2013 and eliminated from the CT protocol thereafter. Diagnostic accuracy of CT was compared with operative/pathology reports, and included a 30-day follow-up period for non-surgical patients...
January 6, 2018: Emergency Radiology
Ville Sallinen, Panu Mentula
Laparoscopic appendectomy has practically replaced open surgery. Appendectomy, i.e. surgical excision of the appendix, is one of the most common procedures of a specializing surgeon, and serves to help learn the basics of laparoscopy - first by following and later independently performing the operation. Properative preparation, precise diagnosis, correct surgical technique and follow-up treatment are the cornerstones of successful care. The anatomy of the patient must be considered in the placement of trocars...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
Lindsey Perea, William H Peranteau, Pablo Laje
AIM OF THE STUDY: The perfect balance between safety, cosmesis, and cost effectiveness in a world with ever growing healthcare costs has yet to be found for nonperforated appendicitis. The aim is to present our data regarding safety and cost effectiveness of the transumbilical extracorporeal laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy technique. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for all laparoscopic appendectomies for acute appendicitis from October 2014 to October 2016...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Roshan Ali, Muhammad Anwar, Jamshed Akhtar
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency. This study was conducted to compare the outcome in terms of duration of surgery, length of hospital stay, and wound infection rate following laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in children with acute appendicitis. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. Patients with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis were randomly assigned to Group A: Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and Group B: Open appendectomy (OA)...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Koki Sato, Masataka Banshodani, Masahiro Nishihara, Junko Nambu, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Fumio Shimamoto, Kiyohiko Dohi, Keizo Sugino, Hideki Ohdan
INTRODUCTION: Although appendicitis is a common disease, appendicitis concurrent with liver abscesses and sessile serrated adenoma/polyp (SSA/P) is rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 69-year-old man presented with symptoms of abdominal pain and fever. Computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple liver abscesses and an enlarged appendix with a pseudotumoral appearance, which suggested acute appendicitis. In the emergency operation, ileocecal resection was performed for the perforated appendicitis with an inflammatory mass in the ileocecum...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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