Elroy Weledji

University of Buea Cameroon

Dr. Elroy Patrick Weledji holds a BSc (Hons) in Physiology, an MSc (Lond) in Neurological Science, an MBBChBAO (Ireland), and an FRCS (Edinburgh). He is currently a Professor of Surgery in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Buea, Cameroon, where his main research interests are gastrointestinal surgery, coloproctology, and surgical oncology. In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Weledji is a member of the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO) and was the first non-European member of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP). He has also received fellowships from both organizations, including an ESCP fellowship in pelvic floor surgery in St Gallen, Switzerland, in 2015, and a BASO Ronald Raven fellowship in the Aintree Hepatobiliary Centre in the UK in 2016. Dr. Weledji has published over 150 papers and a book entitled “Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of Surgery in the Tropics”. In recognition of his contributions to the field of surgical oncology, he was awarded the Ingeborg Hoerhager Award by the European Federation of Rectal Cancer in 2022.

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Acute appendicitis is considered to be the most common surgical emergency, with a lifetime risk of 7%. Appendicitis - Causes and Treatments is a comprehensive collection of works by experts who possess practical experience in the management of appendicitis. This publication is particularly relevant given that, during the Covid-19 pandemic, controversy over the management of appendicitis was highlighted. The book addresses the epidemiology and etiology of appendicitis, laparoscopic versus open appendicectomy, appendicitis in childhood, neglected appendicitis and perioperative nursing care. Furthermore, it discusses the evaluation and indications for surgical or non-surgical management (antibiotherapy) or both. Patient selection is a critical determinant of non-operative management, given the shortcomings of this approach, which requires active close observation to detect any deterioration indicating the need for an appendicectomy.

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