Appendicitis in Kano, Nigeria: A 5-year review of pattern, morbidity and mortality

@inproceedings{Edino2004AppendicitisIK,
  title={Appendicitis in Kano, Nigeria: A 5-year review of pattern, morbidity and mortality},
  author={St Edino and A Mohammed and Ochicha Ochicha and Mark A Anumah},
  year={2004}
}
Background: Acute appendicitis is a common cause of acute abdomen and clinical morbidity. Method: This retrospective study of 142 cases in 3 centers in Kano metropolis over a 5year period was carried out to determine the pattern and outcome of management. Results: Ninety-five (66.9%) were males and 47(33.1%) were females, with a male to female ratio of 2:1. The peak age incidence was 11 to 20 years, with a mean of 26.5 years. The clinical diagnosis was histologically confirmed in 122 patients… CONTINUE READING
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