Title: Study of Anderson Score Evaluation in the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis
Authors: Vijay Kumar Gupta, Dr Sahjanand Prasad Singh
Introduction: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergency making up to 10%of all emergency abdominal surgeries. It is difficult to diagnose acute appendicitis in young, elderly patients and female of reproductive age group because they have atypical presentation. No investigation is fool proof combination of clinical history, physical examination and laboratory studies lead to development of several scoring systems.
Material and Methods: 60 subjects of both age and sex presenting with pain in right iliac fossa and suspected to have acute appendicitis enrolled for the study.
Result: These ﬁndings were statistically signiﬁcant. (p value <0.05) Sensitivity of the ANDERSON scoring system in the study was 76.6%, speciﬁcity came out to be 100%. The positive and negative values were 100% and 21.43% respectively.. Apart from ALVARDO and modiﬁed ALVARDO score Anderson score (appendicitis inﬂammatory response score ) was developed with better sensitivity and speciﬁcity for diagnosis of appendicitis
Conclusion: Anderson score (appendicitis inflammatory response score) was developed with better sensitivity and specificity for diagnosis of appendicitis.
Keywords: Acute Appendicitis, Anderson Score, Alvardo and modified ALVARDO score