Pan Afr Med J. Jan 8; doi: /pamj eCollection [Appendicular plastron: emergency or deferred surgery: a series of. After successful nonsurgical treatment of an appendiceal mass, the true diagnosis is uncertain in some cases and an underlying diagnosis of cancer or Crohn’s. mechanisms and form an inflammatory phlegmon Complicated appendicitis was used to describe a palpable appendiceal mass, phlegmon.

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The diagnosis of enclosed inflammation is made by finding a palpable mass at clinical examination before or after anesthesia, or by finding an inflammatory mass or a circumscribed abscess plaatron CT, US or at surgical exploration of the abdomen.

Low-dose abdominal CT for evaluating suspected appendicitis. We have assessed the following parameters: Perforation increases the mortality rate of acute appendicitis from 0.

[Evolutive particularities of appendicular plastron in children].

Luminal obstruction can be caused by fecaliths, lymphoid hyperplasia, foreign bodies, parasites and both primary carcinoid, adenocarcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma and lymphoma and metastatic breast and colon tumors. The return to work takes longer for patients treated with interval appendectomy, mainly because the patients want to have the planned interval appendectomy done before they are willing to return to work.

Moreover, if appendicectomy is not performed, consideration needs to be given to what investigations should be undertaken and in which patients. Early laparoscopic appendectomy for appendicular mass. The concern of failing to diagnose a rare case of appendiceal malignancy without interval appendicectomy may persist even with colonic investigation, although it is likely that these patients will have recurrent symptoms[ 99 – ].

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. A prospective study of open and laparoscopic appendicectomy for acute appendicitis in 65 patients showed a significantly lower wound infection rate in the laparoscopic group; however, it is not possible to extrapolate directly this finding to interval appendicectomy, even though one would expect a lower wound infection rate.

[Medical and/or surgical treatment of appendicular mass and appendicular abscess in children].

Pitfalls in the CT diagnosis of appendicitis. Is early laparoscopic appendectomy feasible in children with acute appendicitis presenting with an appendiceal mass? Table showing laparoscopy fi ndings, operative diffi culties and complications Click here to view. There is no association between the need for drainage and patient age. Acute appendicitis is inflammation of the vermiform appendix and remains the most common cause of the acute abdomen in young adults.


In those cases of conservative treatment, do we always have to carry out a delayed appendectomy? Perforated appendicitis may be treated first by conservative treatment or percutaneous abscess drainage with great improvement of the clinical symptoms[ 74 – 80 ].

The average age of patients was 33 years, ranging between 19 and 57 years. It is also more common in children than in adults as shown by the trend of 8.

Laparoscopic appendectomy is the preferred approach for appendicitis: Morbidity includes postoperative infectious complications, intestinal fistula, small bowel obstruction, and recurrence after initially successful nonsurgical management[ 27 ].

Clinical signs were dominated by pain in the right iliac fossa and fever in 25 Delayed appendectomy[ 89 – 93 ] is associated with morbidity in The appendix is significantly larger in diameter in perforated appendicitis than in appendicitis with no perforation 15 mm vs 11 mm. We consider that nonsurgical treatment has failed when the patient undergoes appendectomy during the same hospital stay after attempted nonsurgical treatment.

New efficient antibiotics have also given new opportunities for nonsurgical treatment of appendicitis[ 16 – 21 ]. Perforated and nonperforated appendicitis: The age of the included patients had no influence on the results. The use of US is particularly important in children and can be of use in premenopausal women[ 50 – 5258 ].

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. New efficient antibiotics have also given new opportunities for nonsurgical treatment of complicated appendicitis. Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging: This risk was related to age at diagnosis with 0. CT is useful in differentiating between these disorders[ 63 ]. J Gastrointest Surg ; Appendicular mass was defined as a right iliac fossa mass in a case of acute appendicitis, diagnosed spendicular clinical, laboratory and radiological evaluation, and palpation under anaesthesia, the patient being subjected to laparoscopic treatment.


Pregnant patients suspected of having acute appendicitis: A review of a large, prospectively gathered database of general surgical procedures in Washington state has found the negative appendectomy rate to be 9.

Comparative evaluation of conservative management versus early surgical intervention in appendicular mass–a clinical study. Once appendiceal obstruction occurs, the continued secretion of mucus results in elevated intraluminal pressure and luminal distention.

Consensus conference on laparoscopic appendectomy: J Pediatr Surg ; The need for interval appendectomy after successful nonsurgical treatment has recently been questioned because the risk of recurrence is relatively small. In all but three of the studies, the authors have concluded that nonsurgical treatment is to be recommended.

Still a taboo, or time for a change in surgical philosophy? Increased use of pre-operative imaging and laparoscopy has no impact on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing appendicectomy. Deferred appendectomy of appendicular plastron is a safe and efficient surgical procedure.

This report reviews the treatment options of patients with enclosed appendiceal inflammation, with emphasis on the success rate of nonsurgical treatment, the need for drainage of abscesses, the risk of undetected serious disease, and the need for interval appendectomy to prevent recurrence. Patients with hyperbilirubinemia and clinical symptoms of appendicitis should be identified as having a higher probability of appendiceal perforation than those with normal bilirubin levels[ 4849 ].

Magnetic resonance imaging MRI has had little role in the evaluation of acute abdominal pain. Management of appendiceal mass: Computed tomography-based clinical diagnostic pathway for acute appendicitis: Pain after laparoscopic appendectomy: MRI is more useful than US in obese patients and in patients with a retrocecal appendix, which is difficult to visualize on US.

The recurrence rate of appendiceal pathology if appendicectomy is not performed is central to the debate over the use of routine interval appendicectomy. Nonsurgical treatment is associated with lower morbidity and shorter hospital stay compared with immediate appendectomy.

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