Sara Ijaz Gilani, Sana Ali, Omar Hyder, Aftab Iqbal, Tooba Mazhar, Sarah Tahir Mir, Sofia Tariq, Imtiaz Qureshi.
Clinico-pathological correlation in 1016 appendicectomies performed at two tertiary care hospitals.
Rawal Med J Jan ;34(1):11-3.

Objective To explore the specificity and sensitivity of clinical and intraoperative findings in comparison with histopathology of specimens in cases diagnosed as acute appendicitis and under going appendicectomy Method This retrospective cross sectional observational study was based on a review of the histopathological reports of appendicectomy specimens submitted for histopathology examination in Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi from May 2006 to April 2007. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 13. Results A total of 1016 specimens were received. Fifty-one percent specimens came from females and 49 % from males. The median age was 22 years. Fifty-six percent specimens showed acute appendicitis, 27 % were normal appendices, 6 % had fecolith and 4 % showed oxyuriasis. In total, 26.8% patients had normal appendix with 18.4% males and 34.6% females (p<0.001; OR 2.35). Conclusions Overall negative appendicectomy (NA) rate was 27% and was significantly higher in females as compared to male patients. (Rawal Med J 2009; 34: 11-13).

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