Appendectomized Patient and Infections after Surgery


  • Guilan University of Sciences, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Rasht, Iran, Islamic Republic of


Appendicitis is one of the common surgeries all over the world, and its diagnosis is difficult and based on clinical examinations or its symptoms. Moreover, after the surgery is accomplished, it is probable that the patient is faced with certain problems and complications. In this regard, the present study was carried out in order to review the infections caused after appendicitis surgery. The databases like PubMed, Google Scholar, and Science Direct and relevant articles were collected, in which keywords like appendicitis surgery, perforation, laparoscopy, and infection had been used. A total number of 6,000 articles were retrieved, out of which, 74 relevant articles were examined. The results of the present study indicated that perforated appendix can be the biggest cause of infection and abscess after intra-abdominal surgery. An increase in the level of C-reactive protein and leukocytes is accompanied with the risk of postoperative complications including infection and abscess. Numerous studies have reported that formation of infection and abscess after laparoscopic appendectomy is a little more than open appendectomy. It is not necessary to consume antibiotics after a non-perforated appendectomy. It is sufficient to consume antibiotics for 3 to 5 days after a perforated appendectomy to prevent infection and abscess. With the above results now it is evident that the appendicitis and its complications are still a common problem among people all over the world. There is still much to discuss among the surgeons with regards to appendicitis and its complications.


Appendectomy, Infection, Laparoscopic, Perforating

Subject Discipline

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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