RECEIVER OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC ANALYSIS AND DISCRIMINATIVE EFFECT OF NEUTROPHIL-TO-LYMPHOCYTE RATIO IN PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED APPENDICITIS


Ozturk S., Unver M., Yoldas O., Dizen H., Erol V., BOZBIYIK O. , ...Daha Fazla

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, cilt.32, ss.799-804, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.19193/0393-6384_2016_3_93
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.799-804

Özet

Introduction: Acute appendicitis (AA) is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain and emergent abdominal surgery. The incidence is approximately 10% during the lifetime. Although appendectomy is a most common surgical procedure worldwide, it's complication rate is 5-28% A delay in diagnosis of AA is associated with prolonged hospitalization, an increased rate of perforation (34%-75%), wound infection (0%-11%), pelvic abscess (1%-5%) and late intro-abdominal adhesions. Appendectomy is first described by McBurney in 1894 and still remains the standart procedure for AA. Although patients with AA often present with a characteristic symptom complex and physical findings, atypical presentations are common. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients who were operated for suspected acute appendicitis and to assess the discriminative effect of this ratio between wzinflamed, uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis.