ANATOMICAL POSITION OF APPENDIX IN EMERGENCY CARE PATIENTS

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Usman Ali
Ashab Noor
Waqar Alam Jan
Muhammad Islam
Abdus Samad Khan
Mumtaz Khan

Abstract

Objective:

 

Material and Methods:

 

Results:

 

Conclusion:

 

Retrocaecal appendix was the commonest in patients presenting to emergency with acute

 

appendicitis. Less symptoms/signs lead to delay in diagnosis and complications.

100 patients were admitted and examined. 68% were male and 32% were female. During surgery

 

retrocaecal position was the most common (78%) followed by pelvic position in 16% of patients.

Perforated appendix was observed in 06% (all retrocaecal appendixes).

This descriptive study was conducted in surgical 'A' Unit, Lady Reading

 

Hospital, Peshawar from January to June 2008. Patients coming to emergency surgical ward were

examined after detailed history and investigation; and then operated. Position of appendix along with

other findings was noted.

To identify the anatomical position of the appendix in patients presenting at the emergency

 

surgical ward, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.

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Ali U, Noor A, Jan WA, Islam M, Khan AS, Khan M. ANATOMICAL POSITION OF APPENDIX IN EMERGENCY CARE PATIENTS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 13 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];24(3). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1080
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