Why is the rate of perforated appendicitis higher in girls in eastern Turkey, unlike the literature?


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Avci V., Ayengin K.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.54, no.1, pp.47-50, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/turkpediatriars.2019.82956
  • Journal Name: TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-50

Abstract

Aim: Appendicitis is the most common cause of surgical abdominal pain in children. The incidence of appendicitis is higher in boys than girls. Delay in diagnosis may result in perforation of the appendix. Aim of this study is, to examine the terms of gender distribution of perforated appendicitis cases in eastern Turkey.