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appendicitis management

David Santos, Yi-Ju Chiang, Brian Badgwell
Appendectomy is standard of care for uncomplicated appendicitis, but cancer patients may not be optimal surgical candidates. Interval appendectomy is controversial, and appendiceal malignancy is rare. Study objectives were to review the role of surgery, observation, and interventional radiology (IR)-guided drainage in patients with appendicitis and advanced malignancy. Retrospective review was performed on cancer patients presenting to a tertiary academic cancer center from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2014...
October 2016: American Surgeon
J E Slotta, U Kopsch, M Ghadimi, O Kollmar
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is a common disease which requires immediate surgical treatment of the focus of inflammation. So far there are no reliable data on how much time can pass between hospitalization, indications for surgery and initiating surgery without an increased risk of morbidity and mortality for the patient. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate how much time can lapse between admission and initiation of surgery for acute appendicitis while still providing patient safety and no increase in complication rates...
October 21, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
Joey Chan Yiing Beh, Anandswaroop Srinivas Uppaluri, Beatrice Fang Ju Koh, Peng-Chung Cheow
Ingested foreign bodies tend to pass through the gastrointestinal tract without incidence, and vast majority of cases do not need intervention. Rarely, these foreign bodies drop into the appendix and not likely to re-enter the normal digestive tract. We describe a case of a 72-year-old male patient who presented with right iliac fossa pain of 3-day duration. Clinical examination suggested classic acute appendicitis. Blood test results revealed leukocytosis. Computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis showed evidence of acute appendicitis and a linear hyperdensity (foreign body) perforating the appendix...
July 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Holly Depinet, Karen Copeland, Joseph Gogain, Halim Hennes, Norman A Paradis, Rebecca Andrews-Dickert, Cheryl W Vance, David S Huckins
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of pediatric acute appendicitis can be difficult. Although scoring systems such as the Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) are helpful, they lack adequate sensitivity and specificity as standalone diagnostics. When used for risk stratification, they often result in large percentages of moderate-risk patients requiring further diagnostic evaluation. METHODS: We applied a biomarker panel (the APPY1 Test) that has high sensitivity and negative predictive value (NPV) to patients with PAS in the moderate-risk range (3-7) and reclassified those patients with a negative result to the low-risk group...
August 10, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Vlad V Simianu, Anna Shamitoff, Daniel S Hippe, Benjamin D Godwin, Jabi E Shriki, Frederick T Drake, Ryan B O Malley, Suresh Maximin, Sarah Bastawrous, Mariam Moshiri, Jean H Lee, Carlos Cuevas, Manjiri Dighe, David Flum, Puneet Bhargava
PURPOSE: Computed tomography (CT) is a fast and ubiquitous tool to evaluate intra-abdominal organs and diagnose appendicitis. However, traditional CT reporting does not necessarily capture the degree of uncertainty and indeterminate findings are still common. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility of a standardized CT reporting system for appendicitis across a large population and the system's impact on radiologists' certainty in diagnosing appendicitis. METHODS: Using a previously described standardized reporting system, eight radiologists retrospectively evaluated CT scans, blinded to all clinical information, in a stratified random sample of 237 patients from a larger cohort of patients imaged for possible appendicitis (2010-2014)...
August 2, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Rebecca M Rentea, Shawn D St Peter, Charles L Snyder
Appendicitis is a common cause of abdominal pain in children. The diagnosis and treatment of the disease have undergone major changes in the past two decades, primarily as a result of the application of an evidence-based approach. Data from several randomized controlled trials, large database studies, and meta-analyses have fundamentally affected patient care. The best diagnostic approach is a standardized clinical pathway with a scoring system and selective imaging. Non-operative management of simple appendicitis is a reasonable option in selected cases, with the caveat that data in children remain limited...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
G Cocorullo, N Falco, R Tutino, T Fontana, G Scerrino, G Salamone, L Licari, G Gulotta
AIM: To evaluate the role of laparoscopy in the treatment of surgical emergency in old population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Over-70 years-old patients submitted to emergency abdominal surgery from January 2013 to December 2014 were collected and grouped according to admission diagnoses. These accounted small bowel obstruction, colonic acute disease, appendicitis, ventral hernia, gastro-duodenal perforation, biliary disease. In each group it was analyzed the operation time (OT), the morbidity rate and the mortality rate comparing open and laparoscopic management using T-test and Chi-square test...
May 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
L Segev, Y Segev, S Rayman, A Nissan, E Sadot
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common nonobstetric indication for surgical intervention during pregnancy. However, the current literature is scarce and composed of relatively small case series. We aimed to compare the presentation, management, and surgical outcomes of presumed acute appendicitis between a contemporary cohort of pregnant women and nonpregnant women of reproductive age. METHODS: The study group included 92 pregnant patients who underwent appendectomy for presumed acute appendicitis at a single tertiary medical center in 2000-2014...
October 11, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
O O Ayandipo, O O Afuwape, D O Irabor, A I Abdurrazzaaq, N A Nwafulume
BACKGROUND: Peritonitis is a life-threatening condition and requires urgent surgical management. Despite improvements in the care of patients with peritonitis, its management is still challenging and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine factors influencing the outcome in patients managed for peritonitis in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria. METHOD: A retrospective study involving 302 patients managed for peritonitis over a 3- year period...
June 2016: Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine
Leonard Ndayizeye, Christian Ngarambe, Blair Smart, Robert Riviello, Jean Paul Majyambere, Jennifer Rickard
BACKGROUND: Few studies discuss causes and outcomes of peritonitis in low-income settings. This study describes epidemiology of patients with peritonitis at a Rwandan referral hospital. Identification of risk factors associated with mortality and unplanned reoperation could improve management of peritonitis. METHODS: Data were collected on demographics, clinical presentation, operative findings, and outcomes for all patients with peritonitis. Multivariate regression analysis identified factors associated with in-hospital mortality and unplanned reoperation...
October 3, 2016: Surgery
Yangyang R Yu, Paulette I Abbas, Carolyn M Smith, Kathleen E Carberry, Hui Ren, Binita Patel, Jed G Nuchtern, Monica E Lopez
PURPOSE: As reimbursement programs shift to value-based payment models emphasizing quality and efficient healthcare delivery, there exists a need to better understand process management to unearth true costs of patient care. We sought to identify cost-reduction opportunities in simple appendicitis management by applying a time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) methodology to this high-volume surgical condition. METHODS: Process maps were created using medical record time stamps...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Keisuke Jimbo, Masahiro Takeda, Eri Miyata, Hiroshi Murakami, Reiko Kyodo, Hideki Orikasa, Geoffrey J Lane, Toshiaki Shimizu, Atsuyuki Yamataka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether acute non-perforated appendicitis (ANPA) can be safely triaged by a pediatrician for conservative management (CM) using gray-scale ultrasonography with power Doppler (GSPD). METHOD: Seventy five cases of ANPA assessed by a pediatrician with GSPD (2013-2015) were reviewed. GSPD grading for ANPA was: I: slightly irregular wall/normal blood flow; II: irregular wall/increased blood flow; III: irregular wall/decreased blood flow; and IV: absence of wall/blood flow...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Omar E Aly, Douglas H Black, Haroon Rehman, Irfan Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Appendicectomy is a well-established surgical procedure used in the management of acute appendicitis. The operation can be performed with minimally invasive surgery or as an open procedure. A further development in the minimally invasive appendicectomy technique has been the introduction of single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILA). AIM: To ascertain any differences in outcomes from available trials comparing SILA with conventional multi-incision laparoscopic appendicectomy (CLA)...
October 2, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Piriyankan Ananthavarathan, Kamlesh Patel, Catherine Doran, Nigel Suggett
INTRODUCTION: Atraumatic splenic rupture is a rare surgical emergency that is often attributed to neoplastic or infectious causes. Rarely, it has been identified to also occur in the setting of an acute severe sepsis and in cases of pelvic or splenic abscess formation post-appendicectomy. However, to our knowledge, the co-presentation of acute appendiceal abscess and splenic rupture has not been previously described. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 67-year old male with decompensating haemorrhagic shock secondary to atraumatic splenic rupture on a background of an inadequately treated complicated appendicitis originally managed as diverticulitis with antibiotics in the community...
April 13, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ramon R Gorter, Hasan H Eker, Marguerite A W Gorter-Stam, Gabor S A Abis, Amish Acharya, Marjolein Ankersmit, Stavros A Antoniou, Simone Arolfo, Benjamin Babic, Luigi Boni, Marlieke Bruntink, Dieuwertje A van Dam, Barbara Defoort, Charlotte L Deijen, F Borja DeLacy, Peter Mnyh Go, Annelieke M K Harmsen, Rick S van den Helder, Florin Iordache, Johannes C F Ket, Filip E Muysoms, M Mahir Ozmen, Michail Papoulas, Michael Rhodes, Jennifer Straatman, Mark Tenhagen, Victor Turrado, Andras Vereczkei, Ramon Vilallonga, Jort D Deelder, Jaap Bonjer
Unequivocal international guidelines regarding the diagnosis and management of patients with acute appendicitis are lacking. The aim of the consensus meeting 2015 of the EAES was to generate a European guideline based on best available evidence and expert opinions of a panel of EAES members. After a systematic review of the literature by an international group of surgical research fellows, an expert panel with extensive clinical experience in the management of appendicitis discussed statements and recommendations...
September 22, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Kishore Rajaguru, Daniel Tan Ee Lee
BACKGROUND: The incarceration of an appendix within an inguinal hernia sac is known as Amyand's hernia. Appendicitis in Amyand's hernia accounts for 0.1 % of the cases. An aggressive necrotizing infection of the genitalia and perineum, called Fournier's gangrene, can rapidly progress to sepsis and death. We describe a rare case of Fournier's gangrene complicating Amyand's inguinal hernia which has rarely been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report describes the presentation and management of a 47-year-old Chinese man who presented with pus discharge from his right inguinoscrotal region and lower abdominal pain with clinical signs of Fournier's gangrene...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Hock Chin Chong, Feng Yih Chai, Dhayal Balakrishnan, Siti Mohd Desa Asilah, Irene Nur Ibrahim Adila, Khuzaimah Zahid Syibrah
Subhepatically located caecum and appendix is a very rare entity. It occurs due to the anomaly in fetal gut rotation that results in an incomplete rotation and fixation of the intestine. Appendicitis, which is a common surgical emergency, in combination with the abnormal subhepatic location, presents a great challenge in its diagnosis and management. Here, we describe a 42-year-old male with chronic dyspepsia who presented with sepsis and severe pain at his right hypochondriac and epigastric region. The final diagnosis was acute appendicitis of the subhepatic appendix...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
G Podevin, P De Vries, H Lardy, C Garignon, T Petit, O Azzis, J MCheik, J C Roze
GOAL: To evaluate physician compliance with use of a diagnostic algorithm for appendicitis in children. Our secondary objective was to determine the impact of the algorithm on diagnostic accuracy and morbidity. METHODS: We conducted a clustered randomized trial in eight centers. A total of 866 patients were included and, depending on the period of randomization at particular centers, 543 patients were managed before the formal institution of the diagnostic algorithm; their diagnostic management was compared to that of the subsequent 323 patients...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Muhsin Nuh Aybay, Seyit Erol, Hasan Emin Kaya, Ibrahim Guler
BACKGROUND: Appendix invagination is a rare cause of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Clinical findings are not specific and can mimic a wide range of diseases. CASE REPORT: An 8-year-old girl was admitted with abdominal pain lasting for 2 weeks. Clinical and radiologic findings suggested ileocecal intussusception initially. A failed hydrostatic reduction attempt and subsequent abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography studies showed that the underlying pathology was invagination of the vermiform appendix...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Margarita V Revzin, Mahan Mathur, Haatal B Dave, Matthew L Macer, Michael Spektor
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a common medical problem, with almost 1 million cases diagnosed annually. Historically, PID has been a clinical diagnosis supplemented with the findings from ultrasonography (US) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. However, the diagnosis of PID can be challenging because the clinical manifestations may mimic those of other pelvic and abdominal processes. Given the nonspecific clinical manifestations, computed tomography (CT) is commonly the first imaging examination performed...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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