COMPARISON OF RIPASA AND ALVARADO SCORING SYSTEM IN DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS IN TERTIARY CARE
- Postgraduate, Department of General Surgery, Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College Attached to Basaweshwar Hospital Kalaburagi, India.
- Senior Resident, Department of General Surgery, Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College Attached to Basweshwar Hospital Kalaburagi, India.
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Introduction: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies, with a lifetime prevalence rate of approximately one in seven. Different techniques have been devised to assist in equivocal cases in attempts to decrease negative appendectomy rates. RIPASA and ALVARADO scores are new diagnostic scoring systems for diagnosis of acute appendicitis . RIPASA scoring system has more sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy than ALVARADO score in diagnosis of acute appendicitis in Asian population. Hence this study conducted to compare RIPASA AND ALVARADO score in diagnosis of acute appendicitis in tertiary care hospital. RIPASA score includes more parameters than ALVARADO score such as age, gender, duration of symptoms prior to presentation
Aims and objectives: To compare RIPASA and Alvarado score in diagnosing acute appendicitis using histopathology as gold standard
Materials and Methods:
Source of Data: Basaveshwar teaching and general hospital from august 1st to 30th september 2022
Study Design: Prospective observational study.
Study Population: 74 patients Inclusion criteria All patients who presented with right lower quadrant abdomen pain and diagnosed as acute appendicitis.
Exclusion Criteria: Patients under 18 years of age. Patients with right iliac fossa mass. Patients with features of peritonitis All these patients were scored as per RIPASA and Alvarado scoring system after taking history , clinical examination and laboratory investigations. RIPASA includes 18 parameters and Alvarado 8 parameters. A score of 7.5 taken as high probability of acute appendicitis as per RIPASA and score of 7 for Alvarado scoring system. The decision of appendicectomy solely based on surgeonÂ’s own clinical judgement After the surgery, histopathological reports of operated cases correlated with scoring systems.
[Shivani C. Rampure and Prachi M. Pujari (2023); COMPARISON OF RIPASA AND ALVARADO SCORING SYSTEM IN DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS IN TERTIARY CARE Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Oct). 598-603] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
general surgery 3rd year resident (postgraduate)
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/17746
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/17746
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