Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134--137

Clinical presentation of appendicitis in children


R Chatterjee, UK Roy, B Debnath, H Konar, S Das 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery NRS Medical College, Calcutta 700014

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R Chatterjee
Department of Pediatric Surgery NRS Medical College, Calcutta 700014

ABSTRACT: A study of clinical presentation of appendicitis in children was carried out over a period of four and a half year. A total of 39 patients under 7 years of age was studied. It was found that 7 out of 8 patients below 4 years presented with features of peritonitis(4 patients)or intestinal obstruction(3 patients) whereas 27 of 31 patients above 4 years of age presented with features of uncomplicated appendicitis. All the patients underwent surgery and the clinical findings were coroborated. There was no mortality. It was evident from the study that infants and young children usually presented with complications of acute appendicitis because of a delay in the diagnosis due to the difficulties in verbal communication with them.


How to cite this article:
Chatterjee R, Roy U K, Debnath B, Konar H, Das S. Clinical presentation of appendicitis in children.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 1999;4:134-137


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Chatterjee R, Roy U K, Debnath B, Konar H, Das S. Clinical presentation of appendicitis in children. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 1999 [cited 2022 Jul 6 ];4:134-137
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