A STUDY TO ASSESS THE PROPORTION AND ASSOCIATION OF APPENDICITIS WITH POSITIONAL VARIATION IN A SOUTH INDIAN RURAL TERTIARY CARE CENTER
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Sandeep Kumar David S, Easwara Pillai B.K, Raveendran Raveendran, Sinnet P.R
2016 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
CONTEXT The commonest position of appendix vermiformis according to the literature is retrocaecal. While during surgery there was found to have variation. Several studies done to assess the position of appendix vermiformis in patients with acute appendicitis has given a conflicting results. Depending on the position the symptom complex also changes, producing different problems and differential diagnosis. AIM This study assess the position of appendix vermiformis in patients with inflamed
more » ... with inflamed appendix in the patients undergoing surgery for acute appendicitis at Dr. SM CSI Medical College, Karakonam. DESIGN METHOD AND ANALYSIS The study is a retrospective study done over 2 years in 109 patients who underwent appendicectomy at Dr. SMCSI Medical College. The prevalence of appendicitis among different age groups, and the different position were studied. RESULTS Of the 109 patients 71 were females and 38 males. In the study population 21-40 years age group had the highest frequency of appendicitis. Subcaecal position was seen in 49.5 % of the patients followed by 28.4%. In both the sex group sub caecal position is the commonest position with 57.9% and 45.1% respectively in male and female patients. CONCLUSION Among the patients with acute appendicitis subcaecal position was the commonest position. HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: David SSK, Pillai BKE, Raveendran, et al. A study to assess the proportion and association of appendicitis with positional variation in a south Indian rural tertiary care center.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2016/176 fatcat:gcyayn6blva7dnn7pf6ujlgn74