CURRENT APPROACH TO ACUTE APENDICITIS: A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • George Wallisson Severo de Sá Cariri Regional Hospital. Juazeiro do Norte
  • Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista UNIFAP Juzeiro do Norte
  • Francisco Felippe Rolim Cariri Regional Hospital. Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brasil.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14295/aimj.v5i9.141

Abstract

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.

 

Author Biographies

George Wallisson Severo de Sá, Cariri Regional Hospital. Juazeiro do Norte

1 Resident in Surgery at Cariri Regional Hospital. Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brasil.

 

Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista, UNIFAP Juzeiro do Norte


2 Doctor from the Federal University of Ceará -UFC. PhD  from the Faculty of Medicine of ABC. Santo André-SP. Professor in UNIFAP Juzeiro do Norte – CE, Brasil. Contact: hermes2710batista@gmail.com.

Francisco Felippe Rolim, Cariri Regional Hospital. Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brasil.

3 Surgeon of the Digestive System at Cariri Regional Hospital. Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brasil.

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Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Sá, G. W. S. de, Batista, H. M. . T., & Rolim, F. F. (2020). CURRENT APPROACH TO ACUTE APENDICITIS: A CASE REPORT. Amadeus International Multidisciplinary Journal, 5(9), 185–195. https://doi.org/10.14295/aimj.v5i9.141

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