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Eugenio L C Miller, Luiz F F Miller, Jorge G Carvalho, Alexandre Marsillac, Lucas Pires, Marcio A Babinski, Mauro Monteiro
INTRODUCTION: Psoas abscess is a rare clinical entity with vague symptomatology. We report a psoas abscess that simulated symptoms of acute appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A twenty-five year old male presented pain irradiating to the right iliac fossa and lumbar region associated with thigh flexion. Laboratorial exams revealed leukocytosis with a neutrophil shift to the left. Abdominal Ultrasound showed significant intestinal distension and a small quantity of free fluid at the right iliac fossa...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
A Dhillon, S G Farid, S Dixon, J Evans
INTRODUCTION: Pericaecal hernias are a rare subgroup of internal abdominal hernias that present with abdominal pain and occasionally with features of bowel obstruction. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 72 year old female presented with a 24-h history of sharp, localised right iliac fossa pain, and no other symptoms. Clinical examination confirmed localised peritonism in the right iliac fossa. A tentative diagnosis of acute appendicitis was considered but in view of age a CT scan was performed...
2013: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
O Engin, A Muratli, A D Ucar, V Tekin, B Calik, A Tosun
AIM: Fecaliths, lymphoid hyperplasia, parasites, undigested plant residues and foreign bodies are considered as part of the aetiology of acute appendicitis. In our article we discussed about fecaliths, fecalith formation, and its aetiological value. METHODS: Patients which have been operated on for acute appendicitis between 2009-2010 are analysed retrospectively. RESULTS: The average age was 29,3. The number of cases with fecalith was 261 (36,1%)...
November 2012: Chirurgia
Sanjot B Kurane, M S Sangolli, A S Gogate
OBJECTIVES: To compare and evaluate diagnostic accuracy of modified Alvarado score and ultrasonography in co-relation to histopathology report for diagnosis of acute appendicitis. METHODOLOGY: A prospective study of the patients who underwent appendectomy for suspected acute appendicitis at K.L.E.S. Hospital and M.R.C. Belgaum. The clinical, radiological and ultrasonogrpahic data of 60 patients with suspected appendicits was collected. These patients were evaluated by modified Alvarado here and ultrasonographically, which was correlated with histopatholocial finding...
June 2008: Indian Journal of Surgery
C Brănescu, D Şerban, C Şavlovschi, A M Dascălu, A Kraft
LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE BINDING PROTEIN (LBP) is an important mediator of the inflammatory reaction. A multitude of factors can determine the genic transcription activation and the increase of the LBP in the blood and the human body humours: Il1, Il 6, lipopolysaccharides, Gram-negative bacteria, as well as non-infectious agents. This paper is a prospective study performed on 147 patients admitted for acute appendicitis in 2010-2012 and evaluates the dynamics of LBP in acute appendicitis, by identifying the correlations between the pre- and post-operatory levels of LBP (up to 72 hours after surgery) and the anatomopathological type (i...
September 15, 2012: Journal of Medicine and Life
M Cerná, R Sulc, D Kacerovská
Acute appendicitis is the commonest cause of acute abdomen. Early indication for surgery -- appendectomy, plays the key role in its therapy. The rate of incisional hernias (of all operated hernias) is high and they are, to a certain extent, caused by technical, mechanical factors and the patient himself. The authors present a case review of a female patient, presenting with atypical urgent abdomen, who was hospitalized with a diagnosis of advanced absces of the abdominal wall, resp. strangulated incisional hernia...
September 2011: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
F B Gurd
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April 1923: Canadian Medical Association Journal
B Blanc, M Pocard
The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published, doi:10.1016/j.jchir.2009.09.002. The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn.
October 15, 2009: Journal de Chirurgie
P Farthouat, O Fall, M Ogougbemy, A Sow, A Millon, D Dieng, M B Diouf
Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical indication in Africa. It is associated with higher mortality and morbidity than in industrialized countries. The purpose of this prospective 100 case study was to evaluate diagnostic, clinical and paraclinical features as well as surgical modalities especially with regard to approach and postoperative recovery in patients that underwent surgical treatment for appendicitic syndromes over a 9-month period at our institution. Analysis of study data confirmed that surgical indications could be established based on clinical examination alone and that adjuvant investigations only delayed therapy while providing little specific, useful information...
November 2005: Médecine Tropicale: Revue du Corps de Santé Colonial
Lorraine Ash, Stephen Hatem, Gaspar Alberto Motta Ramirez, Joseph Veniero
The diagnosis of Amyand's hernia, the development of acute appendicits within an inguinal hernia, is rarely made preoperatively and is often confused clinically with an incarcerated right inguinal hernia. The use of CT to prospectively diagnose Amyand's hernia and corresponding imaging findings are not well described in the literature. We report a case of Amyand's hernia, which was correctly diagnosed by CT in a female patient presented to the emergency department with right lower quadrant pain and clinical suspicion of a strangulated omentocele...
June 2005: Emergency Radiology
Ahmed M Al-Hashemy, Mohamed I Seleem
OBJECTIVE: Decision making in cases of acute appendicitis may be difficult specially for junior surgeons. Radiological investigations do not appear to be helpful. In some studies, the Modified Alvarado Scoring System (MASS) was helpful in minimizing unnecessary appendicectomies. The aim this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of MASS in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in adults. METHODS: All adult patients aged 16-years and above who were admitted with a provisional diagnosis of acute appendicitis between January 2001 and January 2002, into the Armed Forces Hospitals, Southern Region, Khamis Mushayt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were prospectively entered into this study...
September 2004: Saudi Medical Journal
A Liapis, E Michailidis, P Bakas, A Kondi-Pafiti, G Creatasas
Primary tumors of the appendix are rare and most of them are unrecognized preoperatively, presenting as appendicits, pelvic masses or with no typical abdominal pain. Two cases of mucinous tumors of the appendix presenting as primary ovarian tumors are described. It is important for the gynecologist-oncologist to include mucinous tumors of the appendix into the differential diagnosis of any case of mucinous ovarian tumor and peritoneal pseudomyxoma, especially when these tumors are associated with extraovarian disease...
2004: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1951: Archives des Maladies de L'appareil Digestif et des Maladies de la Nutrition
Rajesh Kumar Paudel, Bhupendra Kumar Jain, Sudha Rani, Satyendra Kumar Gupta, Surya Raj Niraula
The parameters that indicate the quality of patient care in acute appendicits (AA) were evaluated. One hundred sixty-four patients, who underwent emergency appendectomy (EA) at the B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal were studied prospectively. The mean duration of the symptoms was 42.2 +/- 69.5 hours (range 2-720 hours, median 24 hours). The mean waiting period in the hospital was as 12.7 +/- 21.8 hours (range 1-188 hours, median 7 hours). Special investigations' such ultrasonography, computed tomography or laparoscopy, were not used for diagnosis...
April 2003: Tropical Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 1961: Das Deutsche Gesundheitswesen
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February 8, 1962: Praxis
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February 1961: Gyermekgyógyászat, Pediatriia
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March 1961: Sovetskaia Meditsina
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July 1, 1953: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
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April 3, 1953: Nordisk Medicin
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