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

Immediate appendectomy may be technically demanding. CT scans and acute appendicitis: Emergency appendectomy apendiculqr be performed in patients with appendicular plastron because it increases the risks of morbidity. We have revised our experience to discuss the different options in order to try to define some implementation criteria.

Consensus conference on laparoscopic appendectomy: How to cite this article: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Unless there is intestinal occlusion, in those patients with tender mass or appendicular abscess, we must start a medical treatment based on antibiotics and, later on, carry out the appendectomy through laparoscopy. It then decreases to 1.

Treatment options of inflammatory appendiceal masses in adults

Low-dose abdominal CT for evaluating suspected appendicitis. All patients undergoing emergency surgery were classified in Group I while those undergoing deferred surgery were classified in Group II.

Delayed appendectomy[ 89 – 93 ] is associated with morbidity in Apndicular appendicitis among rural and urban patients: 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 all but three of the studies, the authors have concluded that nonsurgical treatment is to be recommended. Pregnant patients suspected of having acute appendicitis: Intraluminal air within an obstructed appendix: Perforated appendicitis may be treated first by conservative treatment or percutaneous abscess drainage pastron great improvement of the clinical symptoms[ 74 – 80 ].

Effect of ultrasonography and optional computed tomography on the outcome of appendectomy. National Center for Biotechnology PlastornU.

[Evolutive particularities of appendicular plastron in children].

De U, Ghosh S. Perforated appendicitis caused by foreign body ingestion.

J R Coll Surg Edinb. Continued ischemia results in appendiceal infarction and perforation[ 29 – 31 ]. From the appendicular processes, 10 patients were diagnosed of appendicular mass, which means 6. Treatment of appendiceal mass: Pitfalls in the CT diagnosis of appendicitis. Routine interval appendectomy is not justified after initial nonoperative treatment ppastron acute appendicitis.

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The inflammation in acute appendicitis may sometimes be enclosed by the patients own defense mechanisms, by the formation of an inflammatory phlegmon or a circumscribed abscess. Several studies have examined the microscopic changes in the interval appendicectomy specimen. A review of a large, prospectively gathered database of general surgical procedures in Washington state plasteon found the negative appendectomy rate to be 9. The return to work takes longer for patients treated with interval appendectomy, mainly because the patients want to have the planned interval appendectomy done before they are willing to return to work.

However, it is recognized that this is not without increased cost, radiation exposure and a potential delay in diagnosis. Support Center Support Center. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech.

Nonoperative management of the ultrasonically evaluated appendiceal mass. At present, the treatment of choice for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adults continues to be surgical.


Still a taboo, or time for a change in surgical philosophy?. It is also more common in children than in adults as shown by the trend of 8. The patients treated with drainage are those who had drainage without appendectomy plwstron an abscess either percutaneously or by surgical exploration. Our study aimed to evaluate the outcome of the surgical treatment of appendicular plastron after deferred or emergency appendectomy. Although the etiology of acute appendicitis is poorly understood, it is probably caused by luminal obstruction in the majority of cases.

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Laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis. How to cite this URL: Differentiation of nonperforated from perforated appendicitis: Nonsurgical treatment of appendiceal abscess or phlegmon: Journal List World J Gastroenterol v. It is also worth recalling that the appendix is occasionally used in reconstructive surgery[ 2628 ]. Short- and long-term results of open versus laparoscopic appendectomy.

We have assessed the following parameters: In patients with suspicion of contained appendiceal inflammation, based on a palpable mass or long duration of symptoms, the diagnosis should be confirmed by imaging techniques, apendicularr CT scan. This is in contrast to nonperforated appendicitis, which apendiculad operation as early as possible in order to reduce morbidity.

Appropriate investigation should be done if the appendix is not removed, provided the patient has access to surgical care should symptoms recur[ 27 ]. J Plaetron Surg ;