Volume 56, Issue 3 (1 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(3): 37-40 | Back to browse issues page

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Fallahi G. Study of 150 cases of acute appendicitis in children. Tehran Univ Med J. 1998; 56 (3) :37-40
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Acute appendicitis is the most common condidition, requiring emergency operation in children. Late appendicitis is still a major sours of morbidity and potential mortality. The charts of all pediatric appendectomy patients (150 cases) treated between 1367-1373 (Iranian calender) in Amir Kabir Medical Center were reviewed. Mean hospital stay was 4.7 days. Mean ages of patients was 8.5 years. Male to female ratio was 1.2/1. Most common symptom was abdominal pain (100%) and deep tenderness in right lower quadrant in 94.6%. Mean temprature was 37.2 and leucocytosis (more than 10000) were in the 76.3%. 14 patients had perforated appendicitis and most common pathology was acut supporative appendicitis. Accuracy of diagnosis was 96.6% and post operative pelvic abccess was 2%. Mortality occurred in one case (0.6%)
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