Prospective Observational Study on acute Appendicitis Worldwide (POSAW)

Sartelli M., Baiocchi G. L., Di Saverio S., Ferrara F., Labricciosa F. M., Ansaloni L., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.13, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical disease, and appendectomy is the treatment of choice in the majority of cases. A correct diagnosis is key for decreasing the negative appendectomy rate. The management can become difficult in case of complicated appendicitis. The aim of this study is to describe the worldwide clinical and diagnostic work-up and management of AA in surgical departments.