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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Defect in the enhancing appendiceal wall allows excellent sensitivity We conducted a retrospective, descriptive study of 27 patients treated for appendicular plastron from January to 31 December A prospective, comparative trial. Immediate appendectomy may be technically demanding. J Indian Med Assoc. MRI is more useful than US in obese patients and in patients with a retrocecal appendix, which is difficult to visualize on US. We have assessed the following parameters: Three cases still await operation.

Making the diagnosis of acute appendicitis: Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The examination itself takes longer to perform and may be degraded by motion artifact.

Imaging is needed when cecal malignancy is possible. After successful nonsurgical treatment, no interval appendectomy is indicated in some cases, but the patient should be informed about the risk of recurrence especially in the presence of appendicolith.

As in other intra-abdominal infections, such as salpingitis, diverticulitis and enterocolitis, which are often treated only with antibiotics, the infectious etiology of acute appendicitis is advocated by some scholars.

Is interval appendectomy necessary after rupture of an appendiceal mass? Although the etiology of acute appendicitis is poorly understood, it is probably caused by luminal obstruction in the majority of cases. Delayed appendectomy[ 89 – 93 ] is associated with morbidity in Nonoperative management of perforated appendicitis without periappendiceal mass. Abstract At present, the treatment of choice for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adults continues to be surgical.


The appendix on CT. Jenny Tannoury and Bassam Abboud. In those cases of conservative treatment, do we always have to carry out a delayed appendectomy? Nonsurgical treatment of appendiceal abscess or phlegmon: Management of appendiceal masses in a peripheral hospital in Nigeria: Carcinoma of the cecum, presenting as acute appendicitis: Magnetic resonance imaging MRI has had little role in the evaluation of acute abdominal pain.

Based on these findings, CT scans seem to have significant benefit in the evaluation of patients with suspected acute appendicitis, to exclude other pathology, in selected patients such as elderly people[ 5270 ]. Appendicular malignancy is rare and may be missed if appendicectomy is not performed; however, it is likely that such patients will have either a nonresolving mass or early recurrence.

Online since 15 th August ‘ The appendix is significantly larger in diameter in perforated appendicitis than in appendicitis with no perforation 15 mm vs 11 mm. Conservative treatment is most effective when administered within 12 h of symptom onset, ideally within the first 6 h[ 16 – 2129 – 33 ]. Moreover, if appendicectomy is not performed, consideration needs to be given to what investigations should be undertaken and in which patients.

Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdomen and can be classified into uncomplicated and complicated.


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 ]. 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.

This is in contrast to nonperforated appendicitis, which apdndicular operation as early as possible in order to reduce morbidity. Eriksson S, Styrud J. This difference was statistically significant. Surg Infect Larchmt ; Computed tomography in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis: At present, the treatment of choice for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adults continues to be surgical.

Forty-eight 48 patients were confirmed to have appendicular mass intraoperatively and were included in the analysis.

[Evolutive particularities of appendicular plastron in children].

In two cases we had to carry out an initial surgical operation to drain the abscess. How to cite this article: Is there a role for interval appendectomy in the management of acute appendicitis?

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 – ]. MRI apendicula operator independent and the results are highly reproducible. J Am Coll Surg.

Laparoscopic management of appendicular mass.