Incidence of Negative Appendicectomy: Correlation Between Clinical, Peroperative and Histopathological Findings

Appendicitis is one of the most difficult diagnostic problems to confront the emergency physician and it is the most common intra-abdominal condition requiring emergency surgery. The term “Negative appendicectomy” used for operation done for suspected appendicitis, in which the appendix is found to be normal on histological evaluation. The study aimed to find out the incidence of negative appendicectomy evaluating the correlation between clinical, per-operative and histopathological findings. It was a prospective study of 100 cases clinically diagnosed as acute appendicitis selected over a period of one year (July 2006 to June 2007) from different surgical ward of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.


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