Journal article

Prospective evaluation of the Sunshine Appendicitis Grading System score

Fiona Reid, Julian Choi, Marli Williams, Steven Chan

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although there is a wealth of information predicting risk of post-operative intra-abdominal collection and guiding antibiotic therapy following appendicectomy, confusion remains because of lack of consensus on the clinical severity and definition of 'complicated' appendicitis. This study aimed to develop a standardized intra-operative grading system: Sunshine Appendicitis Grading System (SAGS) for acute appendicitis that correlates independently with the risk of intra-abdominal collections. METHODS: Two-hundred and forty-six patients undergoing emergency laparoscopy for suspected appendicitis were prospectively scored according to the severity of appendicitis and followed up for ..

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