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RMJ. 2005; 30(2): 53-56

Histopathological features of acute appendicitis in Kerman-Iran.

Fatemeh Nabipour, Mohammad Bagher Daneshtalab.


Objective: To evaluate histopathologic features of appendix after appendectomy.
Methods: A total of 2753 appendices specimen that had been received in the department of pathology of two major hospitals in Kerman-Iran were reviewed by two pathologists and classified as follows: Normal, early acute, acute, suppurative or purulent, gangrenous, and perforated appendicitis.
Results: There were 54.6% males with average age of 24.913.3 years and 76.6% were under 30 years of age. Of all specimens, 34.2% were histopathologically normal while 65.8% showed inflammation. Perforation was observed to 0.8%. There were significant differences between sex and stage of development of appendicitis. Seasonal differences were found in incidence.
Conclusion: Acute appendicitis was more frequent in men than women, and increased specially in ages19-30 years. It was more frequent and higher in stage in winter season. (Rawal Med J 2005;30:53-55).

Key words: Acute appendicitis, pathology, Kerman.

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