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Cirugía paraguaya

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CHAVEZ-RIVALDI, Cristhian; GODOY-RUIZ DIAZ, Rosana Edith; AMARILLA-LARRIEUR, Rodrigo  and  ACOSTA-FERNANDEZ, Rafael. Relationship of leukocyte count with left deviation and surgical finding in acute appendicitis in the adult emergency department of the Hospital of Clinics in the period 2015 to 2019. Cir. parag. [online]. 2020, vol.44, n.3, pp.22-24. ISSN 2307-0420.

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the ileocecal appendi.

Patients and methods:

892 cases of Acute Appendicitis undergoing surgery in the Adult Emergency Service of the Hospital de Clínicas San Lorenzo between the years 2015 and 2019, retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional work that aims to investigate the relationship of the leukocyte count with deviation on the left and the surgical finding.


A 77.6% was found in terms of the white blood cell count equal to or greater than 11,000, with an average percentage of neutrophils of 79,77?8,42. The uncompromised base was found in 96% of the cases. The most frequent surgical finding was gangrenous with 37.7%.


We evidenced the presence of leukocytosis in 77% related to acute appendicitis.

Keywords : appendicitis; right iliac fossa pain; leukocytosis.

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