Background: The present study was conducted to determine the outcome of cases of complicated and non complicated appendicitis appendectomy. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in 120 cases of appendicitis in the department of general surgery. Group I had cases of uncomplicated appendicitis and group II had complicated appendicitis. Factors such as symptom, surgical findings and length of hospital stay were noted. Results: Out of 120 patients, group I had 70 cases and group II had 50 cases. There were 30 males and 40 females in group I and 28 males and 22 females in group II. The mean age was 31.4± 2.1 years and 35.8± 1.8 years in both groups respectively. Pre hospital time in group I was 1232.8± 13.42 minutes and 2846.5± 20.6 minutes in group II. In hospital time was 432.2± 110.6 minutes and 430.3± 124.5 minutes in both groups respectively. Overall time (hours) was 30.2 and 52.6 in both groups. Duration of operation (hours) was 24.6 and 36.4 in both groups. Duration of hospital stay (days) was 3.6± 1 and 4.8± 0.8 in both group respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that complicated appendicitis has more pre hospital time, hospital stays, duration of operation as compared to uncomplicated appendicitis.
Key words: Appendicitis, Complicated Appendicitis, Uncomplicated appendicitis