Articles Related to Appendicitis
Non-Operative Management of Acute Appendicitis – Evidence versus Practice in Eastern Health, Victoria, Australia
There has been an increasing body of literature on conservative management of acute appendicitis recently. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current practice of non-operative management of acute appendicitis in Eastern Health, a Melbourne metropolitan health network.
Acute appendicitis is a prevalent emergency surgical pathology and without prompt intervention may lead to gangrene, perforation and death. Increased mortality and morbidity will increase the hospital stay and the costs. We aimed to see the association between surgical treatment and perforation.
Appendicectomy is one of the commonest emergency surgery performed across the globe. Long term complication post appendicectomy are rare. Chronic pain post operatively can be a debilitating problem, often without identifiable underlying cause.
Appendicitis is a rare pregnancy associated surgical emergency, with appendectomy as the most frequent non obstetrical surgical procedure performed in pregnancy. Diagnostic delay increases maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality thereby highlighting the need for a prompt diagnosis and surgery. Two cases of appendicitis with pregnancy are being reported with abdominal pain as common presenting feature.