Appendicectomy; non-invaginaton vs. invagination of Appendicular stump


  • Mahzar Rafi
  • Leem Arshad M Saleem
  • Sarfraz Ahmad
  • Riaz Ul Haq



Appendectomy. Appendicitis. Digestive System Surgical Procedures. Amputation Stumps. Extremities. Appendix. Acute Disease. Cecal Diseases. Laparoscopy.


Objective: To find out the benefits of invagination of stump during appendicetomy. Acute appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency requiring emergency surgery. Design: A prospective randomized clinical trail. Period: From June 2003 - May 2005. Setting: Mayo Hospital & Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore. Patients & methods: A prospective randomized study including 200 patients undergoing appendicectomy was carried out to see any advantage of invagination of appendicular stump. Results: A total of 200 operated cases of appendicitis divided in two groups of 100 cases each. In Group, a there were 59 males and to 2nd and 3rd decade. I Group there were 63 males and females. The youngest patient was 5 year old while the eldest was 57 year old. Maximum patients belonged to 2nd and 3rd decade. Conclusion: It was that there was no added benefit of invagination of appendicular stump, rather it took more operative time, and times, it was hazardous to do so



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Rafi, M., Saleem, L. A. M., Ahmad, S., & Haq, R. U. (2016). Appendicectomy; non-invaginaton vs. invagination of Appendicular stump. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 12(1).




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