International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | General Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10 | Rate this Article


A Clinical Study on Complications of Acute Appendicitis in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Dr. Swati Sharma [4] | Dr. Ranjan Chandra Baruah


Abstract: Background: Acute Appendicitis is a disease which can progress to multiple complications if and when left alone. Even though the gold standard of treatment is surgery but in few cases we might go for conservative as well. It is estimated that as much as 6% to 7% of the general population will develop appendicitis during their lifetime, with the incidence peaking in the second decade of life, out of which 2 - 6% may develop appendiceal mass. Methods: In this hospital based observational prospective study, all 50 inpatients over the age of 12 years with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis and its complications were admitted in Assam Medical College and Hospital between June 1st 2021 to May 31st 2022. A detailed history and clinical examination combined with relevant investigation in diagnosis, choice of treatment and prognosis of the condition were chosen. Results: 46 cases were found to be of appendicular abscess, 2 cases of appendicular perforation with abscess 2 cases of gangrenous appendicitis. In this study out of 50 cases, 35 cases were treated conservatively, 11 cases underwent abscess drainage only, 2 cases underwent operative surgery appendicectomy and another 2 underwent appendicectomy with peritoneal lavage. Conclusion: In many cases of complicated acute appendicitis, conservative therapy was beneficial for the majority of patients which reduced overall hospital stay.


Keywords: Complications, Acute appendicitis, Appendicular abscess, Conservative


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 1654 - 1657


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