Appendectomy: A Contemporary Appraisal
Keywords:Acute appendicitis, Seasonal variation, Appendicectomy
AbstractA study of 1014 patients who underwent Appendicectomy from January 1997 to December 1998 was carried out. The diagnosis was mainly based on clinical findings.' The disease had definite seasonal variation. Incidence was higher in March to October. Majority (65%) of the patients belong to younger age groups (15-30 years).Histopathological diagnosis of normal appendix was made in 6.9%. The commonest complication (3.5%) was wound infection. There was no death in the series. The mean hospital stay was 4.3 days.
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