Background Appendicectomy is one of the commonest operations in most developed countries, especially in children and young adults.
We used routine abstracts of hospital inpatient records to study the demographic and temporal profiles of emergency appendicectomy for acute appendicitis and appendicectomy in other circumstances, Methods Records held in the Oxford record linkage study (ORLS) from 1970-1986 inclusive were analysed.
Age- and sex-specific admission rates were studied, subdividing appendicectomy into three main categories: emergency appendicectomy for acute appendicitis, emergency appendicectomy as the main operation without appendicitis recorded as a diagnosis, and prophylactic or incidental appendicectomy with other operations but without appendicitis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appendicite, Appendicectomie, Chirurgie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Surgery, Epidemiology, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Code Inist : 002B25G02. Création : 199406.