Morbidity of appendectomy in patients with acute salpingitis

E. R. Thal, P. C. Guzzetta, W. C. Krupski, R. C. Jones

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Abstract

Diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain in a woman is frequently confusing. The course of 53 patients who had operation with a normal appendix and no other intraabdominal pathology is compared with a group of 50 patients with a normal appendix and acute salpingitis. Appendectomies were performed in all cases and there was a lower mortality and morbidity rate in the group of patients with salpingitis. It is, therefore, concluded thet appendectomy is a safe procedure in patients with acute salpingitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume43
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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