Dr Thokchom Bishwajit Singh, Dr Raj Ratan


Acute Appendicitis is the most common acute surgical condition of the abdomen. Many studies have observed variations in incidence as per age
group, sex and seasons. To describe and find possible differences in the incidences in different age group, gender and seasonal variations of acute
appendicitis south western part of India, we carried out a retrospective observational study of all patients with acute appendicitis admitted to
Command Hospital Pune.
Material & Methods: By using hospital discharge summary of patients who were admitted with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis from 01 Jan
2016 to 31 Dec 2017, we studied demographic features particularly date of admission, age, sex final diagnosis and histopathological reports of
these patients. All those patients with negative appendectomy were excluded from this study.
Results: During the observation period from Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2017, 191 admitted with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Of these, 144 were
male and 47 were female. The age specific incidence of cute appendicitis has similar pattern in males and female. The incidence was highest in age
group 20-29 years in both genders. The youngest case recorded was 6 years of age and oldest 85 years of age. Significant seasonal effect was
observed and the occurrence was peak in pre-monsoon season and rainy season with minimal incidence in winter.
Conclusion: Acute appendicitis could occur in wide range of age with peak incidence in 20 to 40 years. The occurrence was peak in pre-monsoon
& Monsoon season.


Acute Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Seasons (winter, Pre-monsoon, Monsoon & Post Monsoon),, Indian Mateorological Department (imd)

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