Incidence of negative appendicectomy, our experience of 100 patients at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore
AbstractBackground: Despite recent advances in diagnostic medicine, the diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis is still doubtful in a number of cases. Majority of the Clinicians rely on their clinical examination, strengthened by the laboratory tests. This study was done to see the incidence of negative appendicectomy in Patients, who presented in surgical emergency with pain in Rt. Iliac fossa. These patients were assessed and evaluated by clinical examination as well as with the help of Modified Alvarado Scoring system and surgery was decided accordingly. Aims and Objective: To see the incidence of Negative appendicectomies at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore and comparing the rate with the rate of other international Studies. Study Design: It was a prospective clinical and Pathological study, consisting of 100 patients, presenting in the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore, with history of right iliac fossa pain. Material and Method: One hundred patients were included in the study, and diagnosis of acute appendicitis was bas ed on Clinical Examination and Modified Alvarado Score. The patients selected for this study were of all age groups and both sexes. Out of hundred, 56 patients were operated after being assessed by clinical Examination and Modified Alvarado Scoring System. Results: The incidence of negative appendicitis was about 7% in male, 20% in female and about-10% in children. Conclusion: Over all the rate of negative appendicectomies was 15%, which is with in lower limit of the other international studies.
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