The appendix stump: should it be invaginated?

Watters, D. A. K., Walker, M. A. and Abernethy, B C. 1984, The appendix stump: should it be invaginated?, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 92-93.

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Title The appendix stump: should it be invaginated?
Author(s) Watters, D. A. K.ORCID iD for Watters, D. A. K.
Walker, M. A.
Abernethy, B C.
Journal name Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Volume number 66
Issue number 2
Start page 92
End page 93
Total pages 2
Publisher Royal College of Surgeons of England
Place of publication Colchester, Eng.
Publication date 1984-03
ISSN 0035-8843
Keyword(s) Adolescent
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Postoperative Period
Prospective Studies
Surgical Wound Infection
appendix stump
Summary In a prospective trial of 103 patients undergoing appendicectomy, one group of patients had the appendix stump treated by ligation alone and the other group underwent ligation and invagination. The two groups of patients were similar with respect to age, sex, incision and degree of inflammation of the appendix. Perforated appendices were excluded and in neither group were drains used or antibiotics given. No significant difference between the two methods of treatment of the appendix stump was noted, either with respect to wound infection or postoperative stay in hospital.
Language eng
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
HERDC Research category CN.1 Other journal article
Copyright notice ©1984, Royal College of Surgeons of England
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