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A Collection of Essays from Around the World

This book is a collection of essays and papers from around the world, written by surgeons who look after patients of all ages with abdominal pain, many of whom have appendicitis. All general surgeons maintain a fascination with this important condition because it is so common and yet so easy to miss. All surgeons have a view on the literature and any gathering of surgeons embraces a spectrum of opinion on management options. Many aspects of the disease and its presentation and management remain controversial. This book does not answer those controversies, but should prove food for thought. The reflections of these surgeons are presented in many cases with novel data. The chapters encourage us to consider new epidemiological views and explore clinical scoring systems and the literature on imaging. Appendicitis is discussed in patients of all ages and in all manner of presentations.

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AppendicitisA Collection of Essays from Around the WorldEdited by Anthony Lander

Published: January 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1552

ISBN: 978-953-307-814-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6628-3

Copyright year: 2012

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84265 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Epidemiologic Features of Appendicitis

By Robert B. Sanda


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2. Diagnostic Challenges in Acute Appendicitis

By Sanjay Harrison and Harrison Benziger


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3. Imaging in Suspected Appendicitis

By Nadim M. Muallem, Antoine N. Wadih and Maurice C. Haddad


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4. Clinical Scoring Systems in the Management of Suspected Appendicitis in Children

By Graham Thompson


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5. Recent Trends in the Treatment of the Appendicular Mass

By Arshad M. Malik and Noshad Ahmad Shaikh


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6. What Is the Role of Conservative Antibiotic Treatment in Early Appendicitis?

By Inchien Chamisa


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7. Appendicitis in the Elderly

By Stephen Garba and Adamu Ahmed


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8. Appendicitis in Children

By Ngozi Joy Nwokoma


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9. Demographic and Epidemiologic Features of Acute Appendicitis

By Barlas Sulu


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10. Current Evidence and Recommendations for Laparoscopic Appendectomy

By Hurng-Sheng Wu, James Wall, Hung-Wen Lai and Jacques Marescaux


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11. Laparoscopic Appendicectomy

By Maheswaran Pitchaimuthu


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12. An Animal Model of Sepsis in Appendicitis: Assessment of the Microcirculation

By Eduardo Ryoiti Tatebe, Priscila Aikawa, José Jukemura, Paulina Sannomiya and Naomi Kondo Nakagawa


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13. Parasitic Appendicitis

By Omer Engin, Bulent Calik and Sebnem Calik


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