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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[Evolutive particularities of appendicular plastron in children].

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 ]. Immediate appendectomy may be technically demanding because of the distorted anatomy and the difficulties to close the appendiceal stump because of the inflamed tissues. A prospective, comparative trial.

Although the etiology of acute appendicitis is poorly understood, it is probably caused by luminal obstruction in the majority of cases. In the period between the sharp symptoms plaztron the definitive operation, there have not been any further complications or pathology related to the appendicular mass, despite the fact that the operations have taken place 5. This difference was statistically significant.

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Indications of drainage are absence of generalized peritonitis and presence of percutaneously or surgically drainable abscess[ 75 – 78 ]. Comparison of laparoscopic, open, and converted appendectomy for perforated appendicitis. A comparative study with the open appendectomy–our experience.

Laparoscopy in children with complicated appendicitis. The average of days of evolution until the definitive diagnosis was 5 days between 1 and 10 days. Amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid versus appendicectomy for treatment of acute uncomplicated appendicitis: Three cases still await operation.

In one study, the morbidity rates, particularly for intra-abdominal abscesses and wound infection, were lower for laparoscopic appendectomy in complicated appendicitis than those reported in the literature for open appendectomy, whereas operating times and hospital stays were similar[ 88 ].

Treatment and prognosis Previously it was believed that early surgical intervention increases the mortality in patients with appendicular abscess and hence the well known Ochsner Sherren regime was followed. Early vs interval appendectomy for children with perforated appendicitis. Br J Clin Pract. True surgical complications include wound infection It is also worth recalling that the appendix is occasionally used in reconstructive surgery[ 2628 ].


Is interval appendectomy necessary after rupture of an appendiceal mass? Perforated appendicitis caused by foreign body ingestion. The use of unaltered appendix transfer in ileal continent reservoir: This report aims at reviewing 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.

Still a taboo, or plastrin for a change in surgical philosophy? Morbidity includes postoperative infectious complications, intestinal fistula, small bowel obstruction, and recurrence after initially successful nonsurgical management[ 27 ].

Perforation increases the mortality rate of acute appendicitis from 0. In patients with an appendiceal mass, the authors have concluded that conservative treatment without interval appendicectomy is the best treatment.

It would be reasonable and perhaps safer, as malignancy can be missed at appendicectomy, to replace routine interval appendicectomy with adequate follow-up of symptoms, performing appendicectomy only if symptoms recur or persist. Once appendiceal obstruction occurs, the continued secretion of mucus results in elevated intraluminal pressure and luminal distention.

Those who benefit most from preoperative imaging are those with an atypical presentation and women of childbearing age. Antibiotic therapy versus appendectomy for acute appendicitis: Liu K, Fogg L.

Immediate surgery is associated with morbidity in However, the observation of spontaneous resolution of acute appendicitis cases and some reports of a good outcome in patients treated with antibiotics suggest that not all cases of acute appendicitis are caused by mechanical obstruction and progression to complicated disease.

In these articles, the routine use of imaging has not been shown to decrease the rate of negative appendectomy, and may actually delay the diagnosis and appropriate intervention in cases of acute appendicitis.

Articles Cases Courses Quiz. Appendicular mass was defined as a right iliac fossa mass in a case of acute appendicitis, diagnosed by clinical, laboratory and radiological evaluation, and palpation under anaesthesia, the patient being subjected to laparoscopic treatment. The management of appendiceal mass in children: 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.


Conservative treatment is most effective when administered within 12 h of symptom onset, ideally within the first 6 h[ 16 – 2129 – 33 ]. Classification of surgical complications: 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 – ].

The recurrence rate of appendiceal pathology if appendicectomy is not performed is central to the debate over the use of routine interval appendicectomy. Published online Jul 7. Please review our privacy policy. The patients treated with drainage are those who had drainage without appendectomy of an abscess either percutaneously or by surgical exploration.

Pregnant patients suspected of having acute appendicitis: Perforated and nonperforated appendicitis: However, this may be of little clinical importance in the asymptomatic patient. US has lower sensitivity than CT in the setting of appendiceal perforation. J Pediatr Surg ; However, noncontrast MRI provides detailed images, which usually provide the correct diagnosis.

[Medical and/or surgical treatment of appendicular mass and appendicular abscess in children].

Use appendivular antibiotics alone for treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis: The patient should receive primary nonsurgical treatment with antibiotics and abscess drainage as needed. Conservative management of appendix mass in children. CT has greater potential than US to reveal alternative diagnoses and complications, such as perforation and abscess formation. The debate arises over the importance and level of the complication rate of interval appendicectomy.