acute appendicitis


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acute appendicitis

[ə′kyüt ə‚pen·də′sīd·əs]
(medicine)
A sudden, severe attack of appendicitis characterized by abdominal pain, usually localized in the lower right quadrant, with nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
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The myriad appearances of the appendix can make diagnosis of acute appendicitis challenging.
The cost effectiveness of early management of acute appendicitis underlies the importance of curative surgical services to a primary healthcare programme.
34 of the 64 had a confirmed diagnosis of acute appendicitis of which 33 (97 percent) had worsened pain over speed bumps.
In her thesis, Jeanette Hansson discusses two major clinical studies of adult patients with acute appendicitis.
They chose randomised controlled trials of adult patients presenting with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, diagnosed by haematological and radiological investigations.
Liu pointed out that antibiotics have become progressively more powerful in the last 30 years and that spontaneous resolution of acute appendicitis occurs in 24-48 hours without any treatment in up to 20% of patients in large series.
Clinical presentation of stump appendicitis is the same as acute appendicitis and may include right lower quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting and anorexia with right lower quadrant tenderness, positive peritoneal signs as Rovsing, Markle, obturator and psoas signs.
Among the etiologies leading to laparotomy, in this study acute appendicitis was the commonest and observed in 56.
Dad-of-four Justtin Angus died of acute appendicitis at his Coventry home last month.
Sheila Ryan was diagnosed the day after her 50th birthday with acute appendicitis and underwent an emergency appendectomy.
Of these, four had perforated duodenal ulcer, two had acute appendicitis, one each had acute pancreatitis, twisted ovarian cyst, and obstructed ingniol hernia.

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