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Magnetic resonance imaging as the first diagnostic imaging modality for pregnant women with suspected acute appendicitis

Kim JH, Shin J, Lee HJ, You KM, Jung JH

  • KMID: 2519738
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2021 Aug;32(4):337-343.
Objective: The sensitivity of ultrasonography is poor in pregnant women with suspected appendicitis. Additional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is usually required, which can delay the diagnosis and surgical intervention. We...
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Acute Eosinophilic Appendicitis: A Rare Cause of Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Ahn SR, Lee JH

Acute eosinophilic appendicitis (AEA) is defined as eosinophilic infiltration of the muscular layer of the appendix instead of neutrophils. The symptoms of this disease are similar to those of acute suppurative...
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De Garengeot’s Hernia Treated With a Hybrid Approach: A Case Report

Alkashty M, Dickinson B, Tebala GD

De Garengeot’s hernia happens when an inflamed or ischemic appendix is located within an incarcerated femoral hernia. We hereby report a case of De Garengeot’s hernia treated with a combined...
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Safety of laparoscopic appendectomy for the management of acute appendicitis during pregnancy

Park YY

Laparoscopic appendectomy during pregnancy is widely accepted as a safe procedure in Korea, where the rate of laparoscopic surgery is high. Although the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons...
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Ileocolic Intussusception Accompanied with Inflamed Appendix: 2 Case Reports

Lee HJ, Hwang SM, Won YJ, Woo JY, Lee KH, Hong ME

Intussusception and acute appendicitis are common emergency conditions in children. They should be promptly differentiated in pediatric patients presenting with suggestive symptoms. However, both diseases may occur simultaneously. Herein, we present...
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Risk factor leading to complicated appendicitis: pelvic position of the appendix

Koh H, Yang H, Cho K, Jung YY, Chang YS, Kim DH, Kim MS

  • KMID: 2515963
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2021 Apr;32(2):134-142.
Objective: Several factors contribute to the progression of complicated appendicitis (CA) in patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis. The goal of this study was to investigate whether the pelvic location of...
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Comparison of Clinical Characteristics According to the Existence of Secondary Appendicitis in Pediatric Acute Enterocolitis: A Single Center Study

Choi SY

Purpose: In patients with acute enterocolitis, radiologic findings are sometimes accompanied by secondary inflammation of the appendix. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical features of acute...
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Impact of COVID-19 on the care of acute appendicitis: a single-center experience in Korea

Kim CW, Lee SH

Purpose: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affects healthcare systems worldwide; however, few studies have assessed the impact of COVID-19 on emergent surgical diseases. This study aimed to investigate the impact of...
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Useful Ultrasound Findings of Pediatric Patients with Equivocal Results of Appendicitis: Analysis Based on a Structured Report Form

Choi J, Kim HJ, Jang SK, Kim HJ, Yeon JW

Purpose: To identify the features that can be used for differentiating appendicitis from non-appendicitis in pediatric patients with equivocal ultrasound (US) results. Materials and Methods: A total of 53 pediatric patients...
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Quarantine and Appendicitis: A Macro-Area Experience

Nicola Z, Virginia M, Mauro C, Amedeo E, Saverio CF

Purpose: Appendicitis is the most frequent urgency in pediatric age; the aim of this study was to investigate the association of quarantine for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 pandemic...
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Magnetic resonance imaging reduces the rate of unnecessary operations in pregnant patients with suspected acute appendicitis: a retrospective study

Lukenaite B, Luksaite-Lukste R, Mikalauskas S, Arturas S, Strupas K, Poškus T

Purpose: This is a retrospective single-institution study performed to compare the rate of unnecessary operations in pregnant women with suspected acute appendicitis with and without the use of MRI. Methods: The...
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Computed Tomography Findings Associated with Treatment Failure after Antibiotic Therapy for Acute Appendicitis

Hong W, Kim MJ, Lee SM, Ha HI, Park HC, Yeo SG

Objective: To identify the CT findings associated with treatment failure after antibiotic therapy for acute appendicitis. Materials and Methods: Altogether, 198 patients who received antibiotic therapy for appendicitis were identified by...
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Imaging Findings of Gastrointestinal Emergency in Infants and Young Children

Kim JY

Acute abdomen is a condition with sudden abdominal pain that may require immediate surgical treatment. The causes of acute abdomen in pediatric patients are diverse, and can be categorized in...
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Routine Intraoperative Bacterial Culture May Be Needed in Complicated Appendicitis

Son JT, Lee GC, Kim HO, Kim T, Lee D, Lee SR, Jung KU, Kim H, Chun HK

Purpose: Choosing the appropriate antibiotic is important for treatment of complicated appendicitis. However, increasing multidrug resistant bacteria have been a serious problem for successful treatment. This study was designed to...
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Non-typical Symptomatic Appendico-Vesical Fistula

Kim WS

Appendico-vesical fistula is rare and occurs secondary to acute or missed acute appendicitis. It was first described in 1898. Since then, over 110 cases have been reported in the literature....
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Irrigation Versus Suction Alone During Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

Lee TG, Nam S, Lee HS, Lee JH, Hong YK, Kang JG

Purpose: To compare the surgical outcomes of peritoneal irrigation versus suction alone during laparoscopic appendectomy and to identify the risk factors of surgical site infection in patients with uncomplicated acute...
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Acute appendicitis after liver transplantation: A single center experience and review of the literature

Jamtani I, Kim S, Lee JM, Lee KW, Hong SK, Hong K, Han ES, Yi NJ, Suh KS

BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common emergent disease in the general population requiring surgical treatment. However, only a few cases of appendicitis after liver transplantation (LT) were...
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Effect of bupivacaine on postoperative pain and analgesics use after single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy: double-blind randomized study

Ha HK, Lee KG, Choi KK, Kim WS, Cho HR

PURPOSE: Local anesthetics can decrease postoperative pain after appendectomy. This study sought to verify the efficacy of bupivacaine on postoperative pain and analgesics use after single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA). METHODS: Between...
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Increased Risk of Neoplasms in Adult Patients Undergoing Interval Appendectomy

Son J, Park YJ, Lee SR, Kim HO, Jung KU

Purpose: The low rate of recurrent appendicitis after initial nonsurgical management of complicated appendicitis supports the recently implemented strategy of omitting routine interval appendectomy. However, several reports have suggested an...
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Using 2-mSv Appendiceal CT in Usual Practice for Adolescents and Young Adults: Willingness Survey of 579 Radiologists, Emergency Physicians, and Surgeons from 20 Hospitals

Kim HJ, Lee KH, Kim M, Park SB, Ko Y, LOCAT Group

OBJECTIVE: To survey care providers' willingness to use 2-mSv computed tomography (CT) in their usual practice for adolescents and young adults with suspected appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An ethical committee approved...
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