CURRENT APPROACH TO ACUTE APENDICITIS: A CASE REPORT
Abstract: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies. It may have complications such as abscess, rupture, phlegmon. It affects more men. The diagnosis is eminently clinical and complementary exams may be used for doubtful or complicated cases. Abdominal computed tomography is the main complementary exam. As for treatment, there are three approaches, the first conservative with antibiotics; the second, which consists of appendectomy; and the third, which consists of initial conservative treatment, the second with interval appendectomy. Laparoscopic appendectomy has stood out with greater emphasis on treating complicated appendicitis due to better postoperative outcomes and lower complication rate.
Keywords: 1. Appendicitis; 2. Laparoscopy; 3.Interval Appendicectomy 4. Phlegmon.
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