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Appendicitis as a rare cause of mechanical small-bowel obstruction: A literature review of case reports

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ABSTRACT

Appendicitis as a cause of small-bowel obstruction is an extremely rare.

Our study confirmed that this complication is difficult to diagnose preoperatively.

A conclusive diagnosis typically has to wait until visualization during the surgery.

Surgical management varies from appendectomy up to right-sided hemicolectomy.

Surgical management varies from appendectomy up to right-sided hemicolectomy.

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Bimodal age distribution of acute appendicitis incidence rates.
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fig0020: Bimodal age distribution of acute appendicitis incidence rates.

Mentions: An acute appendicitis is not exclusively a disease of young people; it is the second most common acute abdomen in patients ≥50 years of age, giving the disease a typical bimodal incidence distribution (Fig. 4) with a maximum peak in adolescence and a second, smaller peak in the elderly [7]. In the elderly, delayed treatment is the primary aggravating factor that impacts treatment outcome. Delayed diagnosis is caused by delayed patient admittance to the Emergency Department and stems from variable perceptions of pain in the elderly, difficulties in obtaining a complete patient history, or atypical symptoms.


Appendicitis as a rare cause of mechanical small-bowel obstruction: A literature review of case reports
Bimodal age distribution of acute appendicitis incidence rates.
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC5120268&req=5

fig0020: Bimodal age distribution of acute appendicitis incidence rates.
Mentions: An acute appendicitis is not exclusively a disease of young people; it is the second most common acute abdomen in patients ≥50 years of age, giving the disease a typical bimodal incidence distribution (Fig. 4) with a maximum peak in adolescence and a second, smaller peak in the elderly [7]. In the elderly, delayed treatment is the primary aggravating factor that impacts treatment outcome. Delayed diagnosis is caused by delayed patient admittance to the Emergency Department and stems from variable perceptions of pain in the elderly, difficulties in obtaining a complete patient history, or atypical symptoms.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Appendicitis as a cause of small-bowel obstruction is an extremely rare.

Our study confirmed that this complication is difficult to diagnose preoperatively.

A conclusive diagnosis typically has to wait until visualization during the surgery.

Surgical management varies from appendectomy up to right-sided hemicolectomy.

Surgical management varies from appendectomy up to right-sided hemicolectomy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus