The influence of delay on perforation in childhood appendicitis - A retrospective analysis of 58 cases


OZGUNER I., BUYUKYAVUZ B. İ. , Savas M. Ç.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.25, no.9, pp.1232-1236, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1232-1236

Abstract

Objective: Appendicitis is the most common non-traumatic surgical abdominal disorder in children aged 2-years or older. It is generally believed that delay in diagnosis and surgery of acute appendicitis is associated with a more advanced stage of disease and a higher morbidity. The aim of this retrospective study was to document the clinical features of acute appendicitis (AA), and to describe the factors associated with appendiceal perforation (AP) among children.