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Risk Factors for Colonic Resections in Patients With Suspected Acute Appendicitis

This study is currently Recruiting

May 2009 By Cirujanos la Serena

First Recieved on April 27, 2009

Last Updated on May 4, 2009

Sponsor: Cirujanos la Serena
Information provided by: Cirujanos la Serena
Identifier: NCT00888888


Although many reports have been published on colonic resections in patients with suspected appendicitis and the diseases that cause the decision to resect the colon have been identified and their proper treatments have been established, there is no report on the risk factors present in converting a simple appendectomy into a major colonic resection. The investigators aimed to identify the risk factors that lead the surgeon to perform a colonic resection in patients undergoing surgery for initially suspected acute appendicitis.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective


Ages Eligible for Study:15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients older than 15 years of age - Male or female - Suspected of having acute appendicitis - Converted to right hemicolectomy Exclusion Criteria: - Patients in whom a right hemicolectomy was planned initially - Right hemicolectomy for causes other than suspected acute appendicitis


  • Investigator: MARCELO A BELTRAN, M.D. - Principal Investigator - HOSPITAL DE LA SERENA


  • Hospital de La Serena

    La Serena, Iv Region IV REGION Chile

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