Acute Appendicitis among Saudi and Non-Saudi Patients: A Cross-Sectional Based Study

Saeed Abdullah Alshahrani, Mohammed S. Alqahtani, Muhannad A. Asiri, Dlaim H. AlQahtani, Mohammed S. Alahmari, Faisal Abdullah Al Malwi, Mudassir M. Wani, asper C. Pilongo, Ali M. Alahmary


Objective: We conduct this study to discuss the differences between Saudi and non- Saudi patients with acute appendicitis.Background: Acute appendicitis is one of emergency surgeries in developing and developed countries. Its symptoms are vomiting, lower abdominal pain and decreased appetite. Appendicitis needs urgent surgical prouder to avoid its perforation and associated complications which may lead to death. Method: We conduct cross-sectional based study in one of khamis Mushayt, Saudi Araba. 136 patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis were included and their medical records were reviewed after getting their informed consent.Results: We included 136 patients, 90 were non-Saudi and 46 were Saudi. There were no statistically differences in their diagnosis but the distribution of the diagnosis was different.Conclusion: Acute appendicitis was more prevalent among non-Saudi patients, the diagnosis between both was with no significant differences.

Keywords: acute appendicitis, Saudi, non-Saudi, diagnosis, cross-sectional, Saudi Arabia and khamis Mushayt .

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