Niger Delta Medial Journal

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MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS: A REVIEW

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Author
Alexander A. Dimoko
Department of Surgery, Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa, Nigeria
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ABSTRACT
The diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis is a rapidly changing landscape. This review article takes a panoramic look at the appendix and appendicitis along with the various treatment approaches which have been utilized. Non operative management is discussed and the challenges and pitfalls inherent in this approach in a resource challenged environment are examined. Appendicitis in special populations is highlighted and newer surgical options for appendectomy are outlined.