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Material and Methods:
Retrocaecal appendix was the commonest in patients presenting to emergency with acute
appendicitis. Less symptoms/signs lead to delay in diagnosis and complications.
100 patients were admitted and examined. 68% were male and 32% were female. During surgery
retrocaecal position was the most common (78%) followed by pelvic position in 16% of patients.
Perforated appendix was observed in 06% (all retrocaecal appendixes).
This descriptive study was conducted in surgical 'A' Unit, Lady Reading
Hospital, Peshawar from January to June 2008. Patients coming to emergency surgical ward were
examined after detailed history and investigation; and then operated. Position of appendix along with
other findings was noted.
To identify the anatomical position of the appendix in patients presenting at the emergency
surgical ward, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.
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