Retrospective analysis of the benefit of various acute-phase reactants for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis

Ofer Landau, Shalom Watemberg, Nadir Arber, Abu Abid Subchi, Dina Lev, Samia Hutba, Joseph Klausner, Moshe Aronson, Shlomo Berliner

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Abstract

We examined the effectiveness of a new laboratory tool - the leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test - in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. A total of 63 patients, mean age 32 (range 10-85) years, admitted for right lower quadrant abdominal pain were assessed clinically, and laboratory tests were performed. Forty-one of the 63 patients were operated on. Ten (15.8%) were found intra-operatively to have a normal appendix, and the remainder had appendicitis. White blood count, number of neutrophils and monocytes, and leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation were statistically significant in the 28 patients with frank appendicitis. The aim of this paper is the presentation of the leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test as an important tool for more precise diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-459
Number of pages3
JournalDigestive Surgery
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Acute-phase reactants
  • Leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test

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