dr Alpana Prasad
Pediatric Surgeon

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  • Age <5 years
  • Delay in presentation or diagnosis
  • Duration of pain more than 36 hours
  • Elevated temperature
  • Lab - Leucocytosis, elevated CRP, Hyponatremia,
  • Hyponatremia is a novel marker assocaited with complicated appendicitis and may be more predictive than WBC count or age.
  • Imaging - On USG Clearly visible appendix or free fluid, presence of a fecolith, extra-luminal air and diameter of the appendix, and periappendiceal inflammatory stranding on ultrasound or CT.

Posted On: 04/07/2018

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