Appendicectomy in Consolata Hospital, Nyeri: analysis of operative and histological findings
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An account is given of 348 patients with suspected appendicitis treated with appendicectomy between September 1982 and December 1988. The operative findings in 276 cases and the findings on histology in 306 appendices are presented. An "operational error" of 18.3% (normal appendices) was made. Appendicitis was diagnosed in 41.2% of the organs while in 41.0%, the only findings were the faecoliths with or without attenuation of the mucosa. There was one case each of amoebic, schistosomal and tuberculous appendicitis. The findings are analysed and compared with those from elsewhere.
CitationEast Afr Med J. 1990 Aug;67(8):573-7
University of NairobiSchool of medicine,University of NairobiDepartment of Surgery, Makerere University