[Clinical aspects of appendicitis].

@article{Horntrich1991ClinicalAO,
  title={[Clinical aspects of appendicitis].},
  author={J Horntrich and Michael Hinkel and Karen M Koehler and Wolfgang K{\"o}hler},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  year={1991},
  volume={116 4},
  pages={243-52}
}
When evaluating 4232 appendectomies between 1977-1986 there were 12.5% perforations and in 19.3% the diagnosis was not justified. In 5.1% surgical intervention was done without acute appendicitis. The overall lethality was 0.5%, the cases of perforation 2.3%. The diagnosis of lethality was cardiopulmonary disease. In this follow up study we discuss… CONTINUE READING