Acute appendicitis in an overweight and obese Mexican population: A retrospective cohort study.

@article{SoteloAnaya2016AcuteAI,
  title={Acute appendicitis in an overweight and obese Mexican population: A retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Eduardo Sotelo-Anaya and Martha Patricia S{\'a}nchez-Mu{\~n}oz and C{\'e}sar Felipe Ploneda-Valencia and Liliana Faviola de la Cerda-Trujillo and Oscar Varela-Mu{\~n}oz and Carlos A. Guti{\'e}rrez-Ch{\'a}vez and Carlos Ren{\'e} L{\'o}pez-Liz{\'a}rraga},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={
          6-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION México is the second place in overweight and obese adults. Acute appendicitis (AA), is the most common indication for an emergency surgery around the world, with an estimated lifetime incidence of 7-14%. Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has been described as a safe and good surgery approach for this group of patients. Nevertheless, in México, there is not any evidence supporting these outcomes in our population. METHODS All the patients that came to the ER from July to December… CONTINUE READING
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