chronic appendicitis


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chronic appendicitis

[′krän·ik ə‚pen·də′sīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the vermiform appendix characterized by recurring attacks of right-sided abdominal pain over an extended period of time.
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Bonferroni test showed a significant difference in the mast cell count between acute appendicitis and chronic appendicitis; there was a significant difference in the mast cell count between chronic appendicitis and appendix not showing features of inflammation.
"Chronic appendicitis, although rare, must not be forgotten," Dr.
Unlike acute appendicitis, no clinical characteristics that might aid in a diagnosis of chronic appendicitis (other than recurrent abdominal pain) have been identified.
The margins of the appendix were thickened concerning for a possible acute on chronic appendicitis with periappendiceal abscess or mucocele.
The present study showed that frequency of histopathological diagnosis was acute appendicitis (52.%) followed by acute suppurative (28%), acute gangrenous appendicitis (12.5%), acute perforated appendicitis (2%), resolving or chronic appendicitis (2.5%) similar results were also showed in other studies done by Shrestha R and Zulfikar et al.12,13 The perforation rate of appendix in this study was low (2%) similar to that shown by other studies.15
Mahfouz.[9], diagnostic laparoscopy was done in 56 patients presenting with CAP, out of which females (71.3%) were more than males, the diagnosis being adhesions, TB and chronic appendicitis.
(3.) Chronic appendicitis and recurrent appendicitis, BJS, 137; 355; 1979.
Other findings included pelvic inflammatory disease (25%), abdominal tuberculosis (12%), chronic appendicitis (8%), mesenteric lymphadenitis (5%) and diverticulosis.
Ileal strictures, fibrinous tubercular peritonitis, adhesions due to previous surgery, chronic appendicitis, Carcinoma of ilio-caecal junction, Mal-rotation of small gut and volvulus were the causes respectively.

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