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Despite the fact that acute appendicitis is a common surgical problem, still a negative appendectomy rate of 20-40% and perforation rate of 10-30% exists in many parts of the world7.
The technique of appendectomy may vary from surgeon to surgeon or from centre to centre, starting from skin incision to ligation and invagination of appendiceal stump.
The arguments against a nonoperative approach include the risk of recurrent appendicitis, including the anxiety associated with any recurrences of abdominal pain, the risk of antibiotic-related complications, the potential for increased duration of hospitalization, and the relatively low morbidity of appendectomy in children.
Nowadays, physicians have low awareness of SA in presence of the right lower quadrant abdominal pain and a history of appendectomy (3).
First reported by Semm in 19831, laparoscopic appendectomy is a popular treatment modality for acute appendicitis because of the ease of appendix identification, less scarring, and better postoperative pain relief compared to open surgery.
The epidemiology of appendicitis and appendectomy in the United States.
In 2004, a prospective study of mucinous appendiceal tumors with peritoneal seeding (N=501) challenged this view, as it did not observe a benefit for right hemicolectomy beyond that of an appendectomy.
Patients treated with conservative management (use of antibiotics with or without ultrasound-guided percutaneous drainage) were defined as the "conservative treatment group" (Group 2; n = 32), which was subdivided into the interval surgery group whose patients underwent surgery at a certain time after the initial treatments (Group 2A), the ambulatory follow-up observation group whose patients underwent ambulatory follow-up observation continuously (Group 2B) and the those patients of follow-up who underwent appendectomy for recurrent appendicitis (Group 2C).
When hospital leaders embarked in early 2012 on an assessment of our clinical programs to determine the most likely areas for quality and cost improvement, appendectomy quickly became a target.
Methods: The randomised controlled trial was conducted at Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan, from November 11, 2012, to May 30, 2014, and comprised patients of emergency appendectomy for non-perforated appendicitis who were divided into groups A and B.
Reassuringly, patients who eventually did have an appendectomy after trying antibiotics first, didn't face any more complications than those who had surgery immediately.