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Doubts, Problems and Certainties about Acute Appendicitis

Edited by Angelo Guttadauro

University of Milano-Bicocca

Acute appendicitis is a common pediatric abdominal emergency, although it can occur in any age group. The debated role of imaging in diagnosis and diagnostic delays make diagnosis particularly challenging in the elderly. Given the heterogeneity of the population that may be affected by this disease, it is not possible to stipulate a universally valid diagnostic process. As such, an individualized approach guided by age, sex, comorbidities, and clinical manifestations is always necessary. This book reviews the current state of the art in acute appendicitis to help surgeons administer proper and timely treatment.

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Doubts, Problems and Certainties about Acute AppendicitisEdited by Angelo Guttadauro

Published: January 12th 2022

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91502

ISBN: 978-1-83968-856-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-855-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-857-7

Copyright year: 2022

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691 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Introductory Chapter: Doubts, Problems, and Certainties about Acute Appendicitis

By Angelo Guttadauro


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2. Management of Appendicitis

By Vishal P. Bhabhor


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3. Faecoliths in Appendicitis: Does It Influence the Course and Treatment of the Disease in the Acute Setting?

By Rossi Adu-Gyamfi


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4. Appendicitis in Children: Fundamentals and Particularities

By Alin Villalobos Castillejos, Carlos Baeza Herrera, Miguel Alejandro Sánchez Durán, Jhonatan Mata Aranda, Miguel Ángel Minero Hibert, Ricardo Cortés García and Jorge Escorcia Dominguez


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5. Mimickers of Acute Appendicitis

By Esam Amer


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6. Complicated Appendicitis: A Surgical Controversy Concerning Risk Factors, Diagnostic Algorithm and Therapeutic Management

By Athanasios Mekakas, Eleni-Aikaterini Nagorni and Theodoros Tablaridis


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7. Acute Appendicitis: After Correct Diagnosis Conservative Treatment or Surgery?

By Anestis Charalampopoulos, Nikolaos Koliakos, George Bagias, Georgia Bompetsi, Nikolaos Zavras, Dimitrios Davris, Frederich Farrugia and Konstantinos Kopanakis


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