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January 1923

END-RESULTS OF FIVE HUNDRED CASES OF CHRONIC APPENDICITISA STATISTICAL STUDY

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Surg. 1923;6(1_PART_I):31-40. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1923.01110160041002

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Abstract

The material presented in this paper is derived from a statistical and follow-up study of 500 cases of chronic appendicitis in which operation was performed by the surgical staff of the University Hospital. The cases presented are those of patients operated on during the years from 1913 to 1920. Only data which we felt were wholly reliable and complete were used, but there was no selection of cases. In order to see whether we could find any relationship between chronic appendicitis and upper abdominal disease, we have also presented some statistics from seventy-six cases of gallbladder disease and eighteen cases of gastric and duodenal ulcer. We have endeavored to approach the data with minds unprejudiced by any previous opinions.

SEX AND AGE INCIDENCE  The series includes 260 males and 240 females. The difference between the number of males and females can be accounted for by the fact that there are

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