Appendicitis Research Today is a free monthly online journal that collates and summarizes the latest research about Appendicitis, including details on symptoms, surgery, causes, treatment.
Acute renal artery aneurysm rupture - a rare differential diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
von Ahnen T, von Ahnen M, Landinger M, Schopf SK, Schardey HM, Barone M
Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Agatharied Academic Teaching Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Hausham, Germany, email@example.com.
A 50-year-old patient with symptoms of an acute appendicitis turns out to be suffering of a life threatening rupture of a renal artery aneurysm. We performed an emergency operation with the resection of this aneurysm. An imminent hemorrhagic shock made a targeted intensive medical therapy necessary.
Published 21 October 2011 in Wien Med Wochenschr, 161(17): 445-447.
Articles on Appendicitis published 21 October 2011:
Resolution of cyclic vomiting after appendectomy in a girl. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol, 35(10): 678-81.
Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a disorder characterized by recurrent, discrete, stereotypical episodes of nausea and vomiting. Although chronic or recurrent appendicitis may be a cause of recurrent abdominal pain, it rarely meets the diagnostic criteria for cyclic vomiting syndrome. Furthermore, mast cell counts are histologically high in chronic appendicitis. We report a 10-year-old Japanese girl with a cyclic pattern of vomiting that met the stringent diagnostic criteria for cyclic vomiting ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Appendicitis published 19 October 2011:
An estimated 15% or more of the cancer burden worldwide is attributable to known infectious agents. We screened colorectal carcinoma and matched normal tissue specimens using RNA-seq followed by host sequence subtraction and found marked over-representation of Fusobacterium nucleatum sequences in tumors relative to control specimens. F. nucleatum is an invasive anaerobe that has been linked previously to periodontitis and appendicitis, but not to cancer. Fusobacteria are rare constituents of ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency in clinical surgery. This study was designed to compare the diagnostic value of the Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) with that of the Alvarado score based on different time points in children with right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain. METHODS: This prospective cohort study comprised 1,395 children (aged 3-18 years) with RLQ abdominal ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
OBJECTIVE:: To describe the discharge diagnoses of children receiving surgical consultation for acute abdominal pain according to age and gender . METHODS:: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS:: 941 children were included. Appendicitis was confirmed in 31% of young boys (<12 years), 42% of teenage boys (≥12 years), 38% of young girls and only 18% of teenage girls. The low percentage of teenage girls with appendicitis was caused by a large number of teenage girls that were diagnosed with ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
INTRODUCTION:: A case of fasciitis and septic shock complicating retrocecal appendicitis is presented. CASE REPORT:: A 52-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department with lumbar pain, fever of recent onset and subsequently developed septic shock attributed to fasciitis of abdominal, flank and groin region. On intensive care unit, he was managed with broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics and surgical debridement. An abdominal computed tomography scan confirmed the findings of fasciitis ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Comparison of bipolar electrosurgical devices with ligatures and endoclips in the rat appendicitis model. J Pediatr Surg, 46(10): 1923-9.
Context and significance of emergency department visits and readmissions after pediatric appendectomy. J Pediatr Surg, 46(10): 1918-22.
Articles on Appendicitis published 18 October 2011:
Acute abdomen in a diabetic child may cause diagnostic dilemma. Acalculous emphysematous cholecystitis (EC), although reported among critically ill or diabetic adults, is an uncommon occurrence in the children. It may complicate the presentation due to its varied manifestations; especially when associated with other concomitant intra-abdominal inflammatory pathologies. We encountered a rare concurrence of acute EC complicated with pericholecystic fluid collection and secondary appendicitis ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
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