oa South African Medical Journal - Appendicectomy : a survey of 200 cases
|Article Title||Appendicectomy : a survey of 200 cases|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Croote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, C.P. and Department of Surgery, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Feb 1953|
|Pages||187 - 190|
|Keyword(s)||Acute appendicitis, Appendicectomy and Chronic appendicitis|
Two hundred unselected cases of appendicectomy are analysed with regard to age groups, sex, racial incidence and the preoperative and histological diagnoses. A high percentage of these cases was found to have normal appendices histologically. It is stressed that full investigation in cases of suspected acute or chronic appendicitis is essential before operating, but that even then the correct preoperative diagnosis may be extremely difficult and in many cases the symptomatology remains unexplained.
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