8 Acute Appendicitis – Propedeutics and Diagnosis

  title={8 Acute Appendicitis – Propedeutics and Diagnosis},
  author={Lorenzo Heister and Claudius Amyand},
  • Lorenzo Heister, Claudius Amyand
  • Published 2012
Appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency. The lifetime risk of developing appendicitis is approximately 7% and it is the most common acute abdominal emergency that requires surgical treatment. The overall incidence of this condition is approximately 11 cases per 10,000 population per year. Acute appendicitis may occur at any age, although it is relatively rare at the extremes of age. There is an increased incidence in patients between the ages of 15 and 30 years during which time the… CONTINUE READING

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