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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 249-251

A retrospective study of histopathological features of appendectomy specimens at Amreli district-Gujarat

Department of Pathology, Shantabaa Medical College and General Hospital, Amreli, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Abhishek R Godhani
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DOI: 10.4103/jdrntruhs.jdrntruhs_15_21

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Background and Objective: Acute appendicitis is the most common general surgical emergency. Appendicectomy for acute appendicitis is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate histological diagnosis, geographical data, and the rate of different appendicitis. Methods: This study was retrospective, conducted at Shantabaa Medical College & General Hospital, Amreli during the period of 7 months from July 2020 to January 2021. All emergency appendectomies and planned appendectomies performed on clinically suspected appendicitis were included. Total 101 cases were included. Patients' age, gender, sign and symptoms, and operative findings were noted. Results: Out of these 101 specimens, 100 (99.0%) cases were appendicitis histologically, and 1 (0.99%) case was normal appendix. There were 44 (43.56%) male and 57 (56.43%) female, with the male:female ratio of 0.77:1. Maximum numbers of female and male both were from 21 to 30 age. Conclusion: The present study showed maximum cases in the second and third decades. The study suggests routine histological examination of all the appendicectomy specimens to avoid missing any clinically important and treatable condition.

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