Increased risk of malignancy for patients older than 40 years with appendicitis and an appendix wider than 10 mm on computed tomography scan: A post hoc analysis of an EAST multicenter study

Naar L., Kim P., Byerly S., Vasileiou G., Zhang H., Yeh D. D., ...More

SURGERY, vol.168, no.4, pp.701-706, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surg.2020.05.044
  • Journal Name: SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.701-706
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background: The incidence of underlying malignancy in appendicitis ranges between 0.5% and 1.7%. We sought to identify the subset of patients with appendicitis who are at increased risk of appendiceal malignancy.