Acute Appendicitis - A new diagnostic algorithm using RIPASA score

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As a surgeon Acute Appendicitis has always given me a challenge, whether it is in the diagnosis or in the management. The varied presentations and the close proximity to different pathologies make acute appendicitis one of the most challenging acute surgical conditions. This piece of research extensively gives insight about the epidemiological aspects, surgical anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical examinations, investigation protocols and surgical managements. I have also included extensive review of literature of related topics. RIPASA is a newly developed clinicopathological scoring system which can effectively guide us in these clinical scenarios. A new diagnostic pathway centered around RIPASA scoring system has been formulated and presented in this book. I firmly believe that my efforts would be a stepping stone for all acute surgeons.


George Neelankavil Davis


Dr George has obtained Masters in Surgery from National Board of Education, India, with Honours and was conferred MRCS from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the author of several articles published in reputed journals and is a member of different international working groups. His field of interest is Colorectal Oncosurgery.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


ACUTE APPENDICITIS, RIPASA, Non Contrast CT, diagnostic, surgeon

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MEDICAL / General