American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Histopathological Feature of Acute Appendicitis in Kerman-Iran from 1997 to 2003

Fatemeh Nabipour

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2005.130.132

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 2

Pages 130-132


Acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical conditions that affect about seven percent of the population. The histopathologic stages of appendicitis are important to regarding prognosis. To evaluate pathologic features of appendix after operation, this study was designed. 2753 appendices specimen that had been received to department of pathology of two major hospitals in Kerman-Iran during five years periods were reviewed by two pathologist and classification was performed by followed: Normal, early acute, acute, suppurative or purulent, gangrenous and perforated appendicitis. There were 54.6% males, the average age of patients was 24.9+/-13.3 (mean+/-SD), that 76.6% was under 30 years old. 34.2% of reports were normal histopathologically. The accuracy rate of acute appendicitis was 65.8%. Perforation observed to 0.8%. There was significant difference between sex and stage of development of appendicitis. Seasonal incidence was difference in various histopathology views, significantly. Finally, acute appendicitis was more frequent in men than women and was increase by age specially 19-30 years. Our results showed appendicitis was more frequent and higher in stage at winter.


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