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Comparison of inflammatory markers in the differentiation of uncomplicated appendicitis and complicated appendicitis
Aim: Appendicitis is the common emergency surgery performed in the pediatric age group. In our study, it was aimed to compare the pre-operative inflammatory markers with the pathology results of the patients who were operated for appendicitis in our clinic and to reveal their success in the distinction between uncomplicated appendicitis and complicated appendicitis. Material and Method: The data of 98 patients who were operated with a pre-diagnosis of appendicitis in the pediatric surgery clinic of our hospital between 2019 and 2021 were retrospectively analyzed. Uncomplicated appendicitis and complicated appendicitis grouping was made according to pathological diagnoses. The inflammatory markers were evaluated. Results: According to the pathological grouping, 51 (56.7%) patients are in the uncomplicated appendicitis group. It was observed that only the change in the C-reactive protein (CRP) value in the binary regression evaluation created for the parameters whose difference was significant evaluation increased the complicated appendicitis probability 1.028 times. It was seen that the CRP value of 34.65 was a parameter that could distinguish between uncomplicated appendicitis and complicated append with 79.5% sensitivity and 78.4% specificity. Conclusion: The treatment of appendicitis in children is a subject that is still being studied and has many points that have not been clarified. Among the markers that can be used in treatment planning, CRP gives usable results.

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Volume 2, Issue 4, 2022
Page : 100-103