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Research Article

Clinicopathological Study of 25 Cases of Diverticular Disease of the Appendix: Experience from Farwaniya Hospital

Table 1

Summary of clinical presentation of the cases and control.

Demographic and clinical presentationDiverticular disease of appendix ( )Acute appendicitis ( )P

Sex
Male24 (96%)26 (78.2%)0.121
Female1 (4%)7 (21.2%)
Age, years
Mean ± SD 0.027
Median (range)34 (20–56)27 (12–51)
Ethnic group
Arabs14 (56%)16 (48.5%)0.571
Asian11 (44%)17 (51.5%)
Pain
Present25 (100%)33 (100%)
Absent00
Duration of pain, days
Mean ± SD 0.108
Median (range)2 (0.25–10)2 (0–12)
Nausea
Present12 (48.0%)13 (39.4%)0.512
Absent13 (62.0%)20 (60.6%)
Vomiting
Present9 (36.0%)20 (60.6%)0.063
Absent16 (64.0%)13 (39.4%)
Temperature
Mean ± SD37.9 ± 0.7232.8 ± 0.730.012
Median (range)37.9 (36.6–39.6)37.2 (36.3–39.4)
Anorexia
Present7 (28.0%)21 (63.6%)0.007
Absent18 (72.0%)12 (36.4%)
WBC
Mean ± SD 0.041
Median (range) 14.2 (4.5–20.8)16.2 (6.8–36.5)
Hospital stay
Mean ± SD 0.077
Median 4 (3–10) 4.0 (1–10)

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