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Doubts, Problems and Certainties about Acute Appendicitis

Angelo Guttadauro

University of Milano-Bicocca

Dr. Guttadauro is the founder and head of the "Hernia Center" of Monza-Brianza. In 2015 he obtained an international patent for a prosthesis for inguinal hernioplasty and standardized a new surgical technique for the application of the aforementioned method. He has presented his works at around 200 national and international congresses.


Causes of Acute Appendicitis Risk Factors Appendicitis Ultrasound in Appendicitis Alvarado Score Uncomplicated Appendicitis Marker of Acute Appendicitis Appendicectomy Mini-invasive Appendicectomy Perforated Appendicitis Complicated Appendicitis Appendicitis in Elderly Appendicitis in Pregnancy

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Acute appendicitis, that has been studied and treated for hundreds of years, is still the subject of debate today. During life, an adult has about a 10 % - 12 % risk of having acute appendicitis, which remains the most common pediatric abdominal urgency. Its atypical clinical presentation in about 30 % - 35 % of cases, the debated role of imaging in diagnosis and diagnostic delays especially in the elderly make the diagnosis challenging.

Given the great heterogeneity of the population that may be affected by this disease, it is not possible to stipulate a universally valid diagnostic process but an individualized approach is always necessary on the basis of age, sex, comorbidities and clinical manifestations. Guidelines for adults and elderly patients have also recently been published in Italy and Jerusalem. All this stimulated the production of a book which will aim to help, gathering personal experiences, to better define the behaviours to be adopted in this area.

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Angelo Guttadauro

University of Milano-Bicocca

Dr Angelo Guttadauro is a researcher at the University of Milan-Bicocca and first level manager at the U.O.C. of General Surgery at the Zucchi Clinical Institutes of Monza. He is the founder and head of the \"Hernia Center\" of Monza-Brianza. He has participated in research projects of the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research. In 2015 he obtained an international patent for a prosthesis for inguinal hernioplasty and standardized a new surgical technique for the application of the aforementioned method. In 2017 he won the Innovation Grant award of the University of Milan-Bicocca. He is the author of 78 scientific publications, books and abstracts published in national and international journals and book chapters. He has presented his works at around 200 national and international congresses.

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